Diverse Music from across the Continents at Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2011The established world and roots music festival will take place for the 13th year between 26 and 29 May in 2011. Playing in the Galloway hills to accompany the summer will be a host of handpicked roots, dance, electronic, new and traditional fusion acts from across the globe
Knockengorroch have confirmed a number of acts for the 2011 event including dub reggae icon and mellifluous vocalist Horace Andy and Dub Asante. One of hip hop’s uniques DJ Yoda presenting a surreal and humorous take on the genre, Salsa Celtica, fusing salsa music with traditional Scottish instruments. Adrian Edmondson (of the Young Ones) and the Bad Shepherds, playing punk classics in a folk style.
A high-energy jamboree of song and dance, and winners of the Best Live Act at the 2009 BBC Folk Awards, the Demon Barbers.Russian act Russkaja serving up sweat inducing adrenalin fired folk. At the vanguard of Scottish innovation, repeat winners of the BBC Folk
awards, Lau. Bringing together folk, jazz, afrobeat and latin and featuring guru Michael McGoldrick, the Future Trad Collective.
Indie folk country band Aberfeldy, fresh experimental pop band Found and recently signed Hidden Orchestra, playing cinematic hip-hop, strings and samples, join the bill. Also appearing will be Departure Lounge, Bombskare, Mim Suleiman, Gol, The Horndog Brass Band, The Banana Sessions,Bajaly Suso, the mighty Mungo’s Hi Fi Sound System, Northern Exposure, Niteworks and many more artists.
Knockengorroch will also have dancers, authors and workshop leaders which are still to be announced. There will also be real ales, cabaret, children’s events, headset disco, workshops, fire performances, sessions, cinema, good food, global shopping stalls, camping, visual installations and unique ad hoc performances throughout the four days.
Knockengorroch World Ceilidh - 26 and 29 May 2011 - Knockengorroch Farm, Kirkubrightshire