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Welcome! Failte!

If you prefer a bigger festival in a smaller pot you are a Knockengorrocher!
Join us beside the glittering Water of Deugh beneath the broad shoulders of southwest Scotland's great mountain peaks to celebrate some of the finest music from the Celtic diaspora and everywhere in-between.

A wee taste

A short glimpse of the beautiful family vibes at Knockengorroch.

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World Ceilidh 2016 at night (photo Graham Wynne Photography)

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(Photo: Graham Wynne Photography)

A world of music in the hills

The World Ceilidh melds together the most ancient roots music with the latest cutting edge sounds.
This first truly backwoods upland music fest in Scotland hosts some of the best musicians and performers from across the world.

People to the hills, music to the land

All are invited to journey over hill and dale by rock and stream to our natural greenfield auditorium and to our upland stage to experience the biggest little festival this side of anywhere!


Yes - there is an actual ceilidh...

Fancy dress Friday!

Or whenever you want.

Crafts & Culture

All kinds of workshops: stonecarving, hula hooping, drumming, tai chi, capoeira, dance, stargazing... Something for everyone.

Surrounded by jawdropping beauty

In the stunning and accessibly remote setting of the southern upland hills of Dumfries & Galloway

What people are saying

Restore Faith in Humanity..

Recharge your good vibes at the Knock. Be surrounded by beauty.. The hills, music and most importantly people will nurture your head and soul. I hold this gathering in a truly special place inside my heart.

Marky D
April 24, 2018


Love! The most peaceful and happy festival I’ve had the privilege of attending – had an amazing experience and my dog definitely did as well:):) All the love and thank you for putting on such a wonderful event. Looking forward to next year already!

Beta Leonis
June 14, 2017