Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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New Festival Photo Gallery

15 Jun 17
Nathon Jones


Dancers enjoying the Friday night concert in 2016

Nothing says it like a photograph so we're delighted to launch our new photograph gallery which documents the festival since it's move from garden party and our commitment to increasing high-quality arts performances and opportunities in Wigtownshire to our first official event in 2014 and beyond.

We've had some of the best traditional musicians in the world performing in Newton Stewart & Minnigaff and have enjoyed some wonderful, unforgettable, performances not to mention the atmosphere at the festival, audience participation, education and learning opportunities, unbelievable tune and song sessions and general sillyness.

It really is a team effort and everyone who has taken part has always come away with a smile and memories of a fantastic event and experience in the beautiful surroundings of Newton Stewart, Minnigaff, Galloway Forest Park and Galloway Hills.

We'll be adding lots of photographs to the galleries in the coming weeks so please keep checking back as we've captured, with the help of our official photographers and our photography students, some really good images over the years which will give you a real feel for the festival.

If you've attended any of our events and have an image you'd like to see included, please e-mail it to festival@tradmusic.com and we'd be delighted to feature it.

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Live music at The Bruce Hotel

On behalf of our dear friend Graham Edmonds, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, we are hosting a night of music at The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart, on Friday 15th December from 7:30pm. Bring your instruments and voices and please give generously.

12 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Young People's Choices Voting Open

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival has been shortlisted by the Year of Young People Project Team in voting for a Young People's Choices award. Voting opened on Monday 11th December and closes on Monday 18th December at 5pm. We need your support!

12 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Emily Smith SOLD OUT

We are now sold out for Emily Smith's 'Songs For Christmas' show at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December. Thank you to everyone who has pre-booked. Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door if you haven't already pre-booked them.

12 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Young People's Choices Shortlist

We need YOUR vote to help us receive funding from Young People's Choices. From 11th December young people who have a young scot card will get to vote on their preferred projects who will receive their funding in early January.

8 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Last few tickets for Emily Smith

We're down to the last few tickets for Emily Smith's 'Songs For Christmas' at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December so please make sure you book today to avoid disappointment. Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door if you haven't booked in advance.

6 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Fantastic events in 2017

6 concerts, 7 workshops, sessions all over the place all weekend, beautiful sunshine, fabulous musicians...2017 was our best year yet with lots of new faces and, pleasingly, musicians as well as our regular visitors who we love to see back every year. We already have some announcements for 2018 which we'll be making in due course plus there'll be lots of new additions to the website over the coming months so please stay tuned for all the latest.

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