New music from Knockengorroch

Cera Impala by the Deugh river

We will be releasing a brand new single by Ewan McLennan on 6 November.  Roll On was written about Knockengorroch and recorded in lockdown especially for our compilation album Sounds Like Knockengorroch, which will be released in December.

A regular and much-loved face on the Knockengorroch bill, Ewan has come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation.  A troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style, he has absorbed a great deal from the older generation of ‘folk greats’ before carving his own path.

Read on to be transported to Knockengorroch…

ROLL ON by Ewan McLennan

Keep the bottle going round
Let the whisky flow
A tear for the sober and a health for the road
Chalk up the bow
Play a tune that we all know

Once again we’re gathered here
How the year has spun
Shadows have fallen like a shawl around the sun
And every face I look upon is as new as it is old

Roll on

The girl with the gold and the feathers in her hair
Was down by the water coming up for air
As she rose and she wandered
All the valley sang

The tales that we told in the chalk yellow sun
Are fallen from grace now the nights coming on
Deep down in the blue light
The sky’s rolling in

Roll on

Each of us a traveller we’re all just passing through
Soon those shifting winds will see us spinning out of view
Sending us a wandering
Till the next scene unfolds

The marks that these moments lay upon our skin
Wood smoke and the firelight twisting in the rain
We’ll cast them in the river
And watch them as they roll

Roll on…



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We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Benjamin Zephaniah at the age of 65. One of the greatest poets of our time and a resolute campaigner against political injustice, he was a true pioneer and innovator.In 2019 he performed at Knockengorroch Festival with his band The Revolutionary Minds, where he wowed the crowd with his dub-reggae juggernauts strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he called 'street politics’. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this time. 📷 Douglas Robertson ... See MoreSee Less
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📣 2024 FIRST LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT! 📣Here we go! We are proud to present the first amazing artists from near and far who will be playing at Knockengorroch Festival 2024…A.Skillz | Banco de Gaia | Bombskare | The Breath | DJ Rap | Ewan Macintyre Band | Frankie Archer Music | Jemima Thewes & LANES | John Fairhurst | Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening | Mairi Campbell | Malin makes Music | M a r a n t a | Mungo's Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus | N’famady Kouyaté | Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet | Queen Omega | Yoko Pwno | 808 State…all this and many many more acts, including our dance tent line-ups, to be announced in the new year! Find out more and listen to all of these artists 👉 us in the hills from 23 – 26 May 2024… we can’t wait to see you all! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
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🙌 SUPPORT US OR ANOTHER IMPORTANT CAUSE THIS FRIDAY! 🙌 Did you know that Knockengorroch is a community interest company? We exist to support upland regeneration and community benefit. Buy a Knockengorroch Festival 2024 ticket Fri 24 to Sun 26 November and, as a thank you, we will give you a free gift! 🎁 Choose from⭐️ 3% of the value of your total booking towards a gift voucher for Hadeel Fairtrade Palestinian Crafts⭐️ One item of Knockengorroch merchandise up to £15 To receive your gift, buy your ticket on our website between 24-26 November and email your choice to Collect at the info point during the festival (can be sent out before then if you need it for Christmas!) 😎 Thank you! 👉 ... See MoreSee Less
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Fo'k o' the airts 'll a' be thereMakars an’ music-men tae spareSingers an’ dauncers everywhereAn' ane or twa tae play the fi'le (Adam Dahmer ‘Bonnie Cnoch nan Corrach’) ⚡️ FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT COMING! 🔜⚡️ 🔔 Get ready… ... See MoreSee Less
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