Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

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Latest Festival News


All the latest festival news as well as news and updates from the traditional music scene in Dumfries & Galloway including concerts, workshops, artist updates, new music releases, music reviews and more. We'll also be featuring news and views from some of our favourite traditional music artists and traditional music news from around the world.

Harp workshop with Becky Hill

Learn harp with Scottish Royal Conservatoire student, multi-instrumentalist and composer Becky Hill on Saturday 8th July at Newton Stewart Centre. Workshops are free for under 25's or just £10.00 if you're over 25.

19 May 17
Nathon Jones

ATLAS to perform opening night!

From Limerick, Ireland, ATLAS - Cillian Doheny (Guitars) & Cillian King (concertina) - perform on Friday 7th July 2017 at Creebridge House Hotel as part of the lineup for the fantastic opening night concert which also features Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan plus the Festival Association house band.

12 May 17
Nathon Jones

Play for the Festival Tour 2017

Live music at the Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart, this Saturday 13th May from 7:00pm as part of the Play for the Festival Tour 2017. Join Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association and friends for an evening of tunes and songs raising money for this years festival.

10 May 17
Nathon Jones

Learn photography with David Moses

6 week photography course with professional photographer David Moses begins at 6pm-8pm on Thursday 18th May at Newton Stewart Centre. Costs are £60 per person or, if you're under 25, it's absolutely free!

8 May 17
Nathon Jones

A great weekend with WalkFest

As well as performing at Moniaive Folk Festival last weekend I also (somehow!) found time to enjoy a day with the terrific people at Newton Stewart Walking Festival to take on the "WalkFest Challenge: Mullwharcher" route, described by the festival as "Very Strenuous"...and indeed it was!

8 May 17
Nathon Jones

Don't miss Moniaive this weekend!

The sun is shining, festival season is well under way and it's the 16th Moniaive Folk Festival this weekend (4th - 7th May) featuring some of the best in traditional music including our very own Aaron & Nathon Jones (shameless plug there!).

4 May 17
Billie Jones

Tim Edey in Concert

We are thrilled to be welcoming Tim Edey to this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival not only performing at the Saturday night finale concert but also facilitating a guitar workshop.

2 May 17
Billie Jones

New Festival Website Live!

We've been working very hard on our new website, with the help of Nathon Jones Website Design, and we are delighted to re-launch today. Welcome to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival 2017!

1 May 17
Nathon Jones

It's so close now!

2 months to go now until the 4th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival which, this year, is being held on the weekend of the 7th - 9th July 2017. Jarlath Henderson, Tim Edey, Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, Charlie Stewart, Becky Hill...are you as excited as we are?

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