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 and we'd be delighted to feature it.

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Festival on VisitScotland

The very nice people at VisitScotland have featured Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival on Scotland's National Tourist Board website and in their June eZine which highlighted "50 ideas for your summer holiday". We can't think of a better way to get your summer holidays started!

26 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Easy Bob Reid @ Acoustic Cafe

Blues & jazz standards from the fantastic talent that is Easy Bob Reid on harmonica & vocals at the Acoustic Cafe from 12:00noon on Saturday 8th July.

26 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Just 2 weeks to go...

Cor, the excitement is tangible now. Just two weeks until the 4th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival and we've lots in store again this year including some nice surprises at the concert events and, as ever, award winning and award nominated musicians performing all weekend.

23 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Merrick Group Renew Sponsorship

We would like to offer another huge thank you to Merrick Group who are supporting the event as sponsors and partners again this year. Merrick Group have supported the event for 3 years now and their support has had a direct impact on the success of the festival.

23 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

John & Rona Carson @ Star Inn

Catch popular duo John & Rona Carson at the Star Inn and a welcome return to the festival with a performance from 8:00pm at the Star Inn, Newton Stewart, on Friday 7th July.

23 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

It's so close now!

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?

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