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!

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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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