Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

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26 Jun 17
Nathon Jones


Feature 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!

As an organisation with extremely limited resources, and budget, it's often difficult to compete with other, larger, organisations and events for advertising and the exposure to new markets that we need to significantly increase visitor numbers to the festival and the Wigtownshire region of South West Scotland.

We are always, therefore, extremely grateful when an organisation offers us support with this so hats off to VisitScotland, Scotland's National Tourist Board, for supporting us this year.  Not only do we feature on their official website - see the link below - but we also appeared in their June eZine which is sent out to almost 161,000 subscribers with us featured alongside events in Edinburgh, Paisley and Fife.

Particular thanks to Keith Campbell, Regional Manager (South) – Content Marketing, for his direct help and to VisitScotland.  We look forward to welcoming new visitors to the festival and to see new faces in our audiences.

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Unbelievable weekend!

What an absolutely fantastic weekend. 6 concerts, 7 workshops, sessions all over the place all weekend, beautiful sunshine, fabulous musicians...there's so much to report back on, and we will do in due course, but some rest and relaxation is definitely needed for a few days.

10 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Ross & Ali to perform on Saturday!

Absolutely chuffed to bits, and relieved as you like!, to have secured the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners for Best Duo 2017, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, who will perform at the finale concert tonight at the McMillan Hall. What a treat!

8 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Programme Update - Tim Edey

Due to circumstances entirely beyond his control, we are sad to announce that Tim Edey is unable to be here today for the workshop or concert. We wish Tim's wife Isobel, and baby who is on the way, well and we will announce a rescheduled performance by Tim in due course.

8 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Late availability Creebridge Hotel

If you're looking for accommodation for this weekend, there are still rooms available at Creebridge House Hotel on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July.

7 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Looking for sessions?

If you're looking for sessions, keep an eye out for the "Musicians Welcome" signs. You've no more than half a mile to walk though, which covers 9 different pubs, bars, hotels and the Festival Marquee! Join in where you like or get your own session under way in the bar of your choice.

7 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Fantastic event 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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