Opening night of the opening festival; 2014 saw our festival journey begin. Nyaay!
"One of the best nights of music I've ever heard at the McMillan Hall."
World class musicians performing and teaching in Galloway. Rachel Newton went on to win the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Musician in 2017.
We've enjoyed some absolutely fantastic music and entertainment at the festival over the years and nothing says it more than a photograph so please enjoy browsing through the gallery as it will give you a real feel for the festival.
Buille featuring Niall and Caoimhín Vallely, Seán Óg Graham and Martin O'Neil, The Rachel Newton Trio, Mohsen Amini Band, Jim Malcolm, MacMath, Aaron Jones, Claire Mann, Robyn Stapleton, Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing, Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums; it was a fantastic festival weekend again.
Máirtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd, Laura-Beth Salter & Jenn Butterworth, Ryan Young & Craig Irving, Claire Hastings & Robyn Stapleton, Jonathan Henderson, Jones Family feat Claire Mann, Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums. "One of the best nights of music I've ever heard at the McMillan Hall".
Our first official festival featured Ross Couper & Tom Oakes, Siobhan Miller, Robyn Stapleton, Hajime Takahashi, Zoë Bestel, Greg Quiery, Wendy Stewart, John & Rona Carson, Orkney Cavalcade, Indoor Kites, Joey Pearce, Bruce McKenzie and Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums.
Back to where it all began and the start of our journey as a music festival (nyaay!). Many an enjoyable day/night/early morning has been had at Waulkmill House with friends, family and neighbours and it soon got us thinking about the potential to host a more formal event that even more people could enjoy and benefit from.
We are very proud to have welcomed world famous and award winning traditional music artists to the festival bringing high-quality arts programming and performances to new audiences, both young and old, in Wigtownshire.
Less than a month 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 Band, Tim Edey, Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, ATLAS, Fáilte, Charlie Stewart, Becky Hill...are you as excited as we are?