Knockengorroch Podcast

In 2020 and 2021 Knockengorroch was a quieter place than usual, with our May festivals being cancelled due to the pandemic. It gave us a chance to reflect and plan as well as rest the land. Instead of a festival we released a double compilation album Sounds Like Knockengorroch and Katch Holmes brought a selection of interviews, music and chat with artists and regular characters about the festival, remembering the good times and looking forward to more to come in this exclusive podcast!

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In memory of Soma ft Doug Paine from Mungos

Katch speaks to Doug Paine of Mungos Hi Fi Sound System about the early Knockengorroch days, Sound System culture, departed friends and fascination with cultures past. Featuring: Go Lassie Go by Mungos Hi … LISTEN NOW

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A New World feat Simon Emmerson from Afro Celt Sound System

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. Music featured Go Lassie Go … LISTEN NOW

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Ceilidhs and conga lines

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.

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Beginnings

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.

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Knockengorroch Festival trailer

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!

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2 weeks ago

📣 2024 FESTIVAL THEME! 📣This year’s festival theme is SUSTENANCE. Food and drink give sustenance, as does music… 🎶 🍒 We’re asking all festy goers to GET FRUITY (or vegetably if you prefer)! Cherries, bananas, apples and pears - it’s time to get those creative juices flowing! 🍌🍉 Read more about our theme 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/2024-festival-theme-announcement/ ... See MoreSee Less
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🎶 We are proud to support local young musicians in Soundwaves Music Battle in New Galloway this Saturday 13 April! 🎶 Acts get a chance to win slots at Knockengorroch Festival 2024, YouthBeatz Dumfries DMC We.are stage, Kirkcudbright Fringe, Stranded Cat record label, or a voucher for Circa 16 Sound Recording! 🤩🤘Featuring an incredible line-up including Ben Hunter, Reece Williamson, Benji, Ella Campbell, Alexander and the Greeks, Sonder, and Rhelm 🎤🎸If you are in the area, come on down to CatStrand at 7.30pm to get a sneak peek of some of the freshest talent in the area! 🎵⭐️ Tickets 👉 www.ticketsource.co.uk/CatStrand-Young-Creatives/t-rpgegmv ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy National Unicorn Day! Throwback to our legendary unicorn theme at Knockengorroch Festival 2017 🦄Keep your eyes peeled, we will be announcing our 2024 theme announcement VERY soon! 👀Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/contact/mailing-list/📷 Douglas Robertson/Stevie Powers ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to welcome our first featured Sámi artist at Knockengorroch Festival 2024! ⚡️ Inhabiting the lands of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia (Sápmi) the Sámi are indigenous people of Europe, traditionally known for their semi nomadic reindeer herding. 🦌Kajsa Balto has established herself as one of the central voices within her generation of musicians from Sápmi. Her approach to yoik, the Sámi singing tradition, and her intuitive way of working across genres, has garnered glowing reviews. She merges ancestral knowledge and modernity, leaving listeners eager for more! 💥Her performance will be accompanied by a workshop, an opportunity to hear more about her culture and the yoik tradition. 🎶More info and video on our website 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/artist/kajsa-balto/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Be in a chance to win a pair of tickets to some of this summer's most exciting events! 🎫 🎫We are proud to be part of the Festivals Unite prize draw. Over 60 festivals across the UK and Europe have come together to fundraise for the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza.50% of proceeds from the prize draw will go to War Childs Gaza response work and 50% of proceeds will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) who are doing absolutely vital work supporting the people of Gaza.To learn more and enter the prize draw please follow the link 👉 www.crowdfunder.co.uk/festivals-unite ... See MoreSee Less
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