Knockengorroch has been a quieter place this year and has given us a chance to reflect and plan as well as rest the land. Katch Holmes brings you a selection of interviews, music and chat with artists and regular characters about the festival, remembering some of the good times and looking forward to more to come!
Second in our artist series, Katch chats to Simon from the Afro Celt Sound System about ‘world’ music, democratising the music industry and positives of the virtual world.
Go Lassie Go by Mungos Hi Fi feat Cian Finn (Dumbarton Rock)
Lockdown Gorroch Reel by Afro Celt Sound System (Sounds Like Knockengorroch compilation album)
Black by Skari feat Int Dub (Scotch Bonnet Records)
Part of a series of 3, this episode was preceded by Episode 2, an interview with Morag Brown from Awry and will be followed by Episode 4, an interview with Doug Paine from Mungos Hi Fi Sound System.
With thanks to Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System, Mungos Hi Fi, Doug Paine, Morag Brown, editor Dave House and Creative Scotland.
Katch chats to Morag Brown, front woman of the progressive traditional band Awry. Now firm festival favourites, Awry deliver the infamous, large and rambunctious Knockengorroch Sunday ceilidh. Morag talks about how it is to lead this much loved festival event, tells us a little about her band and the music and explains how she took the ceilidh virtual at Virtually Knockengorroch festival in 2020.
Part of a series of three, this episode is followed by Episode 3, an interview with Simon Emmerson from Afro Celt Sound System and Episode 4, an interview with Doug Paine from Mungos Hi Fi Sound System.
In this 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.
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
Knockengorroch festival is a much loved event in South West Scotland featuring trad and dance music from across the world. This trailer is an introduction to the Knockengorroch podcast episodes – coming soon!
Music is Ardchattan Bliss by Barnaby Brown and Ben Seal from the album Oran Bagraidh