No matter where in the world you are travelling from this weekend, it will be an exciting, magical and rewarding journey to the picturesque hills and waters of South West Scotland for this year’s much anticipated World Ceilidh.
We have a hugely diverse range of acts voyaging from all corners of the globe to be with us for our festival of music, art, dance, nature and creativity all in one of the most beautifully scenic settings on earth.
(You can catch Pepperjam on Thursday night in the Fraoch Bar Tent)
Swallows flock to the site at this time each year, migrating the way from South Africa to excite the countryside air with their acrobatic flight just as the people of the land used to travel to these same hills in the summertime to celebrate this coming together of people and nature. The meetings of culture and the migration of people throughout time, mirrored in this special festival celebration for the past 19 years now, has spawned some of the most exciting and memorable music we enjoy today and this weekend at Knockengorroch will be no different.
(See Orkestra Del Sol Friday at the Bo Airigh Stage)
With all these incredible and very different journeys taking place to reach the same special shared space, we’d love to know how you’re travelling to our wee festival in the uplands this 26—29 May 2016. By boat, by bus, plane, bike or indeed spaceship, tweet us your journey photos and stories on your way to the party @Knockengorroch or by using the hashtag #WorldCeilidh.
(Loki Performs Saturday in The Sheiling Tent)
This theme of migration and journeys will be visualised this year in many colourful interpretations through the undoubtedly fabulous dress up of the many guests to the World Ceilidh. Let us know how you’ve prepared for this weekend’s celebration through costume, the Knockengorroch party goers have yet to disappoint!
(Catch Cera Impala Live on The Bo Airigh Stage Sunday)
Expect an unforgettable journey through dance, spoken word, comedy and theatre, arts, music and environmental workshops, visual arts and light installations, sessions areas, open fires, kids area, real ales, global good stalls, delicious local food and drink, fire shows, sauna, healing area and more… All in the magical surroundings of the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh.
A few tickets still available: www.knockengorroch.org.uk/tickets