Springfest 2005- 20,21, 22 May

CEILIDH GALL-GALLOWA' 2005

Welcome to our eighth Mayfest. Join us in celebration of great music and cultural diversity. An unforgettable experience awaits you on greenfield Knockengorroch Meadow. First truly backwoods upland music fest, and still the finest, Knockengorroch festivals are small enough to stay friendly and 'personal', big enough to boast the best musicians and performers from Scotland, and all over the world.

FRIDAY 7 pm to SATURDAY 3 30 am
FUJAM: Music with a mission, London's hybrid funk urban music collective unites peoples & cultures across all ethnic divides
ABDELKADER SAADOUN: Aclaimed UK Algerian 'king of Rai', stunning Berber/Arab riffs light up Gall-Gallowa's starry starry night. More info at
http://www.saadoun.com
PEATBOG FAERIES: 'The future of Celtic dance music': Highland Scotland's fabulous fusion band returns to Knockengorroch
LATENIGHT SHIELING DJS .. HOOVERFISH & SILVER STORIC .. dancefloor party breaks, live electronica , dub & more …

SATURDAY 12 pm to SUNDAY 3 30 am
DAVE GIBB: Dumfriesshire's own singer/songwriter extraordinaire
SWING GUITARS: From Glasgow's vibrant music scene Tam & Tom play jazz, Gypsy medley & every kind of hot club swing
SEIKO SUSSO TRIO: From west Africa the Mandinka music of Gambia is home from home to an ancestral griot bard of high standing
THE MIDDEN: Kate, Meggan & Hazel Reid keep Scottish tradition alive, fresh new talent: 'pure, totally natural &^utterly convincing'
MANGOMAD: Underground music without the pretence: 'smiley-faced-dub-pop' make mellow sound for more than everyone
DAIMH: West Highland music with a cutting edge'Affinity' return us to the skirling pan-Celtic music of the isles of the Albannaich
ERROLL LINTON'S BLUES VIBE: Sheer genius from brassy Brixton - everything from ragtime to rap, jumping blues with street cred.
DHOL FOUNDATION : Prepare to be blown away, too much Punjabi mayhem for our old stage, now extended; to make way for an extravaganza of magnetic musical athleticism! Eleven full-on Sikhs in overdrive offer up a powerful driving irresistable stage show
ALSO.. DRUMMED-UP - big beat sounds: INGE WILLEMSEN - from Rotterdam, immensely talented singer-songwriter, a Knockengorroch discovery BEBE OUALI: African dance performance from the Ivory Coast, (followed by workshop) MARTYN WHEELER - clarsach reflections, FUJAM - percussion workshop, SEIKO SUSSO - kora workshop, COLLABORATORS THEATRE COMPANY - shadow puppets & music, and ALAN WHITTAKER - storyteller extraordinaire! PLUS.. more live acts of course on our popular OPEN MIC': emerging talent……...
LATENIGHT SHIELING DJS .. DJ RED 6 : hip-hop, funk, soul, jazz and rare groove DJ CHEEX: global funky breakbeats, dub 'n' bass……….
SUNDAY 12 pm to MONDAY 2 30 am
JACOB'S PILLOW: traditional music with a twist from one of Edinbugh's best emerging bands
SHE'KOYOKH: 'Authentic and not-so-authentic' Kletzmer & Balkan music - plus energy, plus improvisation - 'an unbeatable mix'
ORKESTRA DEL SOL: musical ambience in abundance, reeds, brass and percussion celebrate Knockengorroch's own Mardi Gras
THE INSTIGATORS: great Reggae-Rock band from Birmingham playing self-penned material with style and attitude.
KAMEL NITRATE push global dance fusion to another level with their own psycho-active breakbeat funk, 'the future of World Music'
ALSO .. RUFFNESS ACOUSTIC: more than ever melodious MEL & MAGNUS: of Tarantism, another stylish acoustic set from the inimitable festival duo WU YAN MEI & WANG QI: Chinese dance & classical 'Zheng' instrumental performance JED MILROY: musical virtuosity ANGIE & MEI LI's Bellydance Demo & Workshop…. And more tall tales from ALAN WHITTAKER,
LATENIGHT SHIELING DJS .. Reggae grooves from MUNGO'S HI-FI SOUND SYSTEM Arabian hopscotch from SHEYKH YER BOOTY
OTHER PERFORMANCES EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

OVER THE WEEKEND
TePOOKA fire spectacular, AL NAHR - Rivers of Fire dancers, PIXIE PICTURES solar powered cinema, SAM'S SAUNA & hot showers, HEALING YURT, Children's TIGTREE marquee - creative workshops for kids of all ages - KID'S PROCESSION Sunday pm.
FREE WORKSHOPS include WOODWORKING, TAI CHI, STONE CARVING, CIRCUS SKILLS, SHADOW PUPPETS & CELTIC BANNERS.
ALSO.. Be sure to visit WAL & CO at AL KHEMA ACOUSTIC VILLAGE where you are invited to join in, or just enjoy impromptu sessions.
AND .. more spontaneous music - in the AULD LANGWHANITY longhouse, around the festival fire and in the Fraoch Bar,
PLUS .. GLOBAL SHOPPING, GOOD FOOD, a stage-side seat in our coffee house CHAIKHANA or friendly FRAOCH BAR - for real Scottish ales !

 

Thanks to everyone who came and took part in the glorious sun drenched Ceilidh Gall Gallowa' 2004...click on the picture to see some photos...

link to photo archive

 

 
 
 


Ticket Prices...

If booking in advance -
Please specify size/number/type of vehicles & tents.
Please provide proof of any concession status (Send to us in advance, or present at the ticket office on arrival).

Please Note: To promote car-sharing, environmentally friendly practice and to reduce car numbers in general there is now a vehicle parking fee of £3 PER VEHICLE for tickets purchased by 30.4.05, £5 PER VEHICLE thereafter. Help us to reduce vehicle numbers, go to this link to find a lift or share your car .

Looking for a lift? Or spare space in your car? visit our ride share link at www.freewheelers.co.uk/ceilidh



Children under 11 get in for free...ask for family rates (ie two adults, two or more Children 11-15yrs).

Credit cards are accepted with a £1 booking fee- Debit cards (Maestro, Switch) also accepted.

We can offer reduced ticket prices for the weekend for all tickets purchased before 1.5.2005.

GATES OPEN 10 AM - FRI-SAT-SUN.

No Admission after midnight FRI & SAT
Weekend
Advance

Book & pay by
30.4.05

Weekend

Book after
30.4.05
(and at gate)

Friday
Only

Leave by
Saturday noon
Saturday Only
Leave by Sunday noon
Sunday

Leave by
Monday
noon
Adult 16+
42.00*
47.00*
20.00*
28.00*
20.00*
Adult Conc.**
37.00*
40.00*
18.00*
25.00*
18.00*
11 to 15
20.00
21.00
10.00
14.00
10.00

*Please Note: To promote car-sharing, environmentally friendly practice and to reduce car numbers in general there is now a vehicle parking fee of £3 PER VEHICLE for tickets purchased by 30.4.05, £5 PER VEHICLE thereafter.

** Concessions: Over 60, unemployed, students.
NB No concessions will be given without appropriate documentation.
When booking in advance, please send copies of appropriate documentation, otherwise you will be charged the full ticket price.

Send payment to-
Knockengorroch farm,
Carsphairn,
Kirkubrightshire
Scotland,UK
DG7 3TJ

For rapid response please enclose a stamped, addressed envelope.


Or contact us by phone or email -

Phone
(UK)-01644 460662
Email
liz@knockengorroch.wanadoo.co.uk

 

All cheques should be made payable to 'GoDUHA'

 
 
             
     

Getting There...

By Car...
Ceilidh Gall Gallowa' is held at Knockengorroch farm, four miles up a single track road, turning off the A713 halfway between Carsphairn and Dalmellington. The single track road is narrow and bumpy, take it slow and be careful. Not suitable for outsized vehicles.

Heading South
On the A713 the turn off is 21 miles south of Ayr, and 5 miles south of Dalmellington.



Heading North
On the A713 the turn off is about five miles north of Carsphairn.


  Map For  Knockengorroch  
     



The Festival will be clearly sign posted from the main road (A713).

 


Ride share...
A ride share link has been set up at www.freewheelers.co.uk/ceilidh.
If you have room in your car please register, as parking space is always in short supply.



 
 
 


Further Information...

Dogs
Please leave your dog at home. If it is ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to do this, they MUST be kept on a leash at ALL times. Dogs running wild can spoil the festival for other festival goers. Only bring your dog if you have no other option.

Fires
Please do not light fires on the meadow. Old wheel hubs are provided if you want to make your own fire. Lighting fires on the meadow damages the it, causing it's degradation and consequently threatens the long term viability of the farm as a festival venue. Use the wheels, digging holes does not work.

Litter
Please take as much rubish as you can home with you and avoid leaving fag butts, bottle tops and old tea bags lying around. After the festival all rubbish is collected up by our hardworking volunteers...a little thought could save us a lot of work and keep the meadow beautiful for next year...

The organisers will do their best to maintain the web site with the most up to date information, however, no responsibility can be accepted for changes due to circumstances beyond the organisers control.

 

   
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