Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2009

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th May 2009
Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Kirkubrightshire, Scotland, DG7 3TJ, Scotland MAP
£80 for 4 days, £65 for 3 days
last updated: Fri 13th Mar 2009

Galloway's celtic/roots/world music festivals were running twice-yearly in the spectacular hills of Scotland's Southern Uplands since 1998 with the World Ceilidh germinating from the well known Ceilidh Gall Gallowa' Spring festival. This year the festival returns as a four day event from Thursday 21st until Sunday 24th May 2009 and with the September event called Doonhame Hairth.

The festival held at Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Kirkubrightshire, in Scotland will feature musicians from around the world heading for the far flung location, to play Slovenian folk, Afro blues, fresh Scottish reels, Chilean folk, beatboxing, German digital dub-step, instrumental Balkanarama and more.

This year's line-up include The Orb, Roni Size With Mc Jakes, Terrafolk, Shlomo, Daimh, Skilda, Orkestra Del Sol, Erroll Linton's Blues Vibe, Michael Wadada (Suns Of Arqa) Michael Marra, Paul Mckenna, Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, Mungo's Hi Fi Sound System, Phil Kay, and Phil Nichol. For the line-up details as available please click here.

The programme will also include the return of the silent disco; a Celtic fire show spectacular, cabaret, comedy, silent disco, cocktails, real ale, global food, stalls, camping, dance, heritage and arts workshops, a healing area, session villages, open fires, star gazing, showers, and more. There is family and disabled camping also available. For children, the Kids' Marquee runs creative activities, culminating in a childrens' procession.

The main stage, the Bo Airigh, is named after the sacred cattle that were once worshipped in the valley, the Shieling dance tent is another reference to the land¹s prior use and the Celtic longhouse, once a common site in the hills, is revived again with rousing fiddles, sitar and kora.

TICKETS
Adult tickets are priced at £80 for 4 days, £65 for 3 days; Children tickets (11-15 years) are priced at £36 for 4 days, £31 for 3 days. Vehicle passes: (up to 1 tonne) £10, vehicle pass (1-3 Tonnes) £15 (including caravans towed by car/van), vehicle pass (over 3 Tonnes) £20.

To buy tickets, click here.

CAMPING AND FURTHER TICKET INFO
Camping is included in the ticket price but there is an extra charge for vehicles. The site is beside a river with stunning views of the Scottish landscape.
Concessions are available for students, the unemployed and over 60s although evidence will be requested on the gate and you will be charged the difference if you don't have it with you.

There will be more information here once it is available.

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th May 2009
Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Kirkubrightshire, Scotland, DG7 3TJ, Scotland MAP
£80 for 4 days, £65 for 3 days
last updated: Fri 13th Mar 2009


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