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Film review of 2016 & 2017

5 Oct 17
Nathon Jones


Cree Bridge, Minnigaff and the Galloway Hills

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.

Filmed in 2016 by students from the film making workshops and work experience opportunities which were facilitated by Cree Studio, a partnership project between Dumfries and Galloway Council and Turning Point Scotland which provides personalised learning and development opportunities in music and short film production for people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions, and in 2017 by Sean Williams and Airborne Ltd who also completed the editing and production, it's a wonderful example of the difference the festival is making in Wigtownshire.  Not only are there a host of opportunities to listen to, learn and participate in traditional music there are also a wide range of creative arts opportunities including live sound, photography and film making.

We would like to thank our funders and sponsors for giving us the means to commission this work, Cree Studio and Airborne Ltd for the fantastic filming and editing and Jarlath Henderson for permission to use "The Moutain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow" from his superb album "Hearts Broken, Heads Turned" as the soundtrack.  A special thank you to Sean Williams from Airborne Ltd for pulling all of this together. Cheers man!

Enjoy!

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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

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

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

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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