Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music 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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Emily Smith in Concert

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are proud to present Emily Smith's annual Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas' live at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December 2017 from 7:30pm featuring Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie. Book now!

20 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Film review of 2016 & 2017

We are delighted to present to you a fantastic film which was made this year to showcase Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. If you've never visited the festival, we hope this will give you a taste of the activities, events and general craic' that takes place every year.

5 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards

We'd really appreciate your support with a nomination for a DG Life Award this year; for the work that we've done to get the festival to the stage it's at and that we continue to do to further develop the event, promote our region and the fabulous, talented, people that live and work here.

4 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Scots Trad Music Awards Nominations

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are open for nominations and if you've enjoyed and/or benefitted from the Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival we'd really appreciate your support with a nomination for Community Project of the Year and/or Event of the Year.

4 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Old Blind Dogs headlining in 2018!

We are absolutely thrilled to have secured the fantastic Old Blind Dogs for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival 2018. The Dogs will perform at the finale concert on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart. Early bird weekend passes on sale now!

20 Sep 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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