Beginnings: First podcast episode

Beginnings is our first podcast episode, brought to by Katch Holmes, festival producer who grew up at Knockengorroch.

In this first episode Katch talks to festival founders and Knockengorroch residents, Liz and Simon Holmes about why they started Knockengorroch Festival – a tale of social idealism, musical discovery and connection to land and heritage.

She also chats to Jonny Hardie of Old Blind Dogs and Nick Jenkins of Outland Trio who share their memories of the very first festival in 1998.

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Featuring Party Dragon by Holiday Club from the Sounds Like Knockengorroch album, Boondock Skank by Old Blind Dogs from the album Tall Tails and a live recording of Bunker Hill by Old Blind Dogs

Pictured is Simon Holmes working on the longhouse at its very beginnings

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With thanks to Dave House at the Noisefloor, Nick Jenkins, Jonny Hardie, Liz and Simon Holmes and Creative Scotland