Music rocks Burns night

The Knockengorroch festivals will bring a feast of great live music in true roots spirit to Dumfries on January 25 as part of the Big Burns Supper.

The Knockengorroch World Ceilidh, which takes place in May, brings great music to a beautiful part of Scotland. The event is created in accord with the landscape and celebrates upland culture both past and present. Now Knockengorroch is bringing this celebration to town, for Robert Burns’s birthday, with a hand-picked selection of top music, creating a vibrant night of visuals and sounds at the Venue in Dumfries.

The mighty Nucleus Roots Sound System with MC Mega Dread will roll into town, accompanied by some of Scotland’s finest Knockengorroch regulars: the Victorian Trout Conspiracy, Scotland’s premier alternative ska funk band; formidable 20-piece Glasgow outfit Sambayabamba with thunderous Brazilian rhythms fused with ska, hip-hop, funk and reggae; and energetic Edinburgh duo Jamie and Shooney with their infectious party mode performance.

Knockengorroch organiser Liz Holmes said: “We’re very pleased to be celebrating the bard’s birthday with a special Knockengorroch event – a great winter warmer and a chance for all to dance away any January blues. Offering a taste of what’s to come at the World Ceilidh in May, the evening will be much more than a gig or another club: it will be a ‘mini winter Knockengorroch’.”