PRE-ORDER ONLY. This product will be released on December 4th.
This album features 20 tracks from artists who performed at Virtually Knockengorroch – an interactive Knockengorroch festival livestream held in May 2020.
One of Scotland’s longest running greenfield festivals, Knockengorroch is normally held in the beautifully secluded Carsphairn hills in south west Scotland every May, bringing an exciting array of traditional, electronic and world music acts to the hills of Galloway.
Due to Covid-19, the event’s 2020 edition was cancelled and organisers put on an online festival in its place. Despite being hosted digitally, Virtually Knockengorroch embodied the authentic, participatory nature of the event, with attendees able to interact with the performances via Zoom.
Following its success, organisers decided to pay tribute to the festival’s unique atmosphere, and the feelings of community and connection it evokes, by capturing the sounds of the festival in a specially curated album.
This album includes two tracks written in honour of Knockengorroch, another three recorded for the first time for the album and donated recordings from an inspiring mix of folk, world and electronic music acts who were part of the virtual celebration earlier this year.
The first single release, Roll On, comes from Scottish folk musician and singer songwriter Ewan McLennan, who is a regular and much-loved face on the Knockengorroch bill, with another from banjo player and singer Cera Impala planned for the New Year.
Eilidh Shaw & Ross Martin and Morag Brown & Lewis Powell-Reid have also all recorded songs for the long-standing Scottish festival’s lockdown album, while festival duo Anima’s track Fireside Companion is written about the festival’s Celtic Longhouse venue. Complete with a turf roof, traditional wattle and daub walls and lum over the fireplace the ‘Langwhan’ is an unforgettable, intimate performance space at Knockengorroch.