Singer of some of the best known reggae songs, active and sometimes controversial on the music scene since the 1960s, he is one of the original pioneers of reggae music.
Jamaican singer and legend Max Romeo joins the line-up for the World Ceilidh 2017.
Organiser Katch Holmes said ‘we are very excited to be welcoming one of the foundng fathers of reggae at Knockengorroch. He is a much respected artist, who has contributed to the scene with songs that all will recognise. The acts we have joining him are an excellent mix of musical excellence and cultural diversity both within and outwith Scotland.’
Max will be joined by the multimedia collaborative sounds of Indonesian and Brooklyn duo Filastine; ‘Space Cassette’ featuring Manchester ‘space’ band Age of Glass and Paddy Steer; Edinburgh based club night Samedia Shebeen Sound System; a cocktail of Reggae, Klezmer, Calypso and Latin rhythms from Newcastle band Smokin’ Coconuts; a fusion a mix of live fiddles, vocals and percussion with electronic beats from Yoko Pwno; the award winning Jamie and Shoony; Glasgow act Jackal Trades, providing hip hop, electronica and acapella, with interpretive dance and Scottish subtitles; all girl band The Twistettes with alt/punk, riot grrl, psychobilly; English, Irish and American folk maestros Catlaw and Hawes and electronic soundscape singer Callum Easter.
Other, previously announced names on the bill:
Molotov Jukebox, Mouse Outfit, Mungos Hi Fi Sound System, La Dame Blanche, Zion Train, Ed Solo, Deekline, RURA, The Scott Wood Band, The Baghdaddies, Esperanza, Neck, Pronto Mama, Sheelanagig, The Inexplicables, Mambo Jambo, Indigo Velvet Still more names will be announced over the coming weeks. Music, cabaret, spoken word, comedy and dance all take place across five venues, from the mighty Bo Airigh open air stage, turf roofed and built from locally sourced timber, to a Berber tent, to the Celtic Longhouse venue, a wattle and daub, stone built re-creation of an ‘iron age’ dwelling.
As well as music the festival features a sauna and healing area, dedicated children's activities, workshops in arts, crafts, heritage and environmental subjects, global shopping stalls, fire shows, flash mobs, real ales, 'knocktails' and a wide variety of food stalls
This year the World Ceilidh is being spotlighted and celebrated as one of Visit Scotland’s partners in its programme for the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
Published on 16 February 2017 by Ben Robinson