Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Friday 6th July 2018


Opening day excitement and the festival kicks off with local pubs and hotels open for tune and song sessions from 3pm. We then open the event formally at the opening night concert at the Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff.

Please ensure that you book early for the ticketed concert events. We have some fantastic entertainment this year and a couple of really nice surprises at the venues; please don't miss it!

Sessions @ Blackhorse Hotel

Blackhorse Hotel, 66 Queen Street
Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians are welcome all weekend at the Blackhorse Hotel which has a cosy bar area and a fantastic restaurant serving good food all weekend. Come in to recharge the batteries or bring your instruments and start or join in a session.

Sessions @ The Star Inn

The Star Inn, 11 Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome and open for sessions all weekend, you'll get a warm welcome at the Star Inn. John & Rona Carson hosting from 8pm.

Sessions @ Central Bar

Central Bar, 2 Victoria Street
Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome throughout the weekend and sessions all day on Friday at the Central Bar.

Sessions @ Galloway Arms Bar

Galloway Arms Bar & Restaurant, 54-58 Victoria Street
Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome all weekend at the Galloway Arms Bar which has a good choice of beers and spirits and serves food all day.

Sessions @ Creebridge House Hotel

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge
Minnigaff
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

There'll be sessions all weekend and right through to Monday at Creebridge House Hotel. Musicians welcome all weekend.

Sessions @ The Bruce Hotel

The Bruce Hotel, 88 Queen Street
Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians are welcome all weekend at the Bruce Hotel which has a bar and restaurant.

Sessions @ Cree Inn Bar

Cree Inn, Creebridge
Minnigaff
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Tune and song session venue open all day for musicians or from 9pm in the lounge.

Festival Late Club

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge
Minnigaff
Friday 6th July / Doors 10:00pm
Free Entry

Tune and song sessions into the wee small hours. Don't miss the fantastic tune and song sessions at the Festival Club which often includes performers from the concerts.

5th Anniversary Year Celebrations!

2018 sees the 5th anniversary of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and we're pulling out all the stops to deliver another outstanding event in Wigtownshire. This year sees us host officially registered Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music who will be performing over the 3 days. We have the bubbly on ice and can't wait to see you all again in Galloway. The tunes last year were just mighty!

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