Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

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New Festival Website Live!

1 May 17
Nathon Jones


www.tradmusic.com goes live!

We've been working very hard on our new website, with the help of Nathon Jones Website Design, and we are delighted to re-launch today. Welcome to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival 2017!

You'll find all the latest festival news, lineup announcements, workshops, ticket information and more right here with weekly updates from members of our wonderful management committee and our Festival Director.

We'll be adding lots of stuff to the website over the coming weeks including our new gallery which features images from all of our previous events, details of this year's concerts, workshops, sessions and the tune and song writing competitions, details of how you can get involved this year including volunteering opportunities and a new 6-week photography course facilitated by professional photographer David Moses with attendees, as well as learning from one of the region's top photographers, getting the chance to act as the official festival photographers during the festival weekend.

We'll also have new concert and workshop announcements throughout May as we work to secure another fantastic lineup for this year's event.

We look forward to welcoming you all to this beautiful part of Dumfries & Galloway again in July and we are, as ever, super excited about the festival again.  The best in traditional Scottish and Irish music right here on our doorsteps.  Ye' cannae beat it!

Book Tickets Online

Harp workshop with Becky Hill

Learn harp with Scottish Royal Conservatoire student, multi-instrumentalist and composer Becky Hill on Saturday 8th July at Newton Stewart Centre. Workshops are free for under 25's or just £10.00 if you're over 25.

19 May 17
Nathon Jones

ATLAS to perform opening night!

From Limerick, Ireland, ATLAS - Cillian Doheny (Guitars) & Cillian King (concertina) - perform on Friday 7th July 2017 at Creebridge House Hotel as part of the lineup for the fantastic opening night concert which also features Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan plus the Festival Association house band.

12 May 17
Nathon Jones

Play for the Festival Tour 2017

Live music at the Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart, this Saturday 13th May from 7:00pm as part of the Play for the Festival Tour 2017. Join Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association and friends for an evening of tunes and songs raising money for this years festival.

10 May 17
Nathon Jones

Learn photography with David Moses

6 week photography course with professional photographer David Moses begins at 6pm-8pm on Thursday 18th May at Newton Stewart Centre. Costs are £60 per person or, if you're under 25, it's absolutely free!

8 May 17
Nathon Jones

A great weekend with WalkFest

As well as performing at Moniaive Folk Festival last weekend I also (somehow!) found time to enjoy a day with the terrific people at Newton Stewart Walking Festival to take on the "WalkFest Challenge: Mullwharcher" route, described by the festival as "Very Strenuous"...and indeed it was!

8 May 17
Nathon Jones

It's so close now!

2 months to go 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, Tim Edey, Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, Charlie Stewart, Becky Hill...are you as excited as we are?

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