Coming soon....

Delighted to announce that Trad Music Trust, with outstanding support from the solicitors and team at McCormick & Nicholson, have completed all required paperwork and taken possession of the keys for 40 Victoria Street to develop a new arts, culture and heritage centre in Newton Stewart.

18 Jun 19
Nathon Jones

National Best Festival Finalists!

We're off to Edinburgh tonight for the National E Awards Summer Party where the 2019 winners will be announced. The festival has been shortlisted as finalists in the Best Festival category alongside University of St Andrews, Renfrewshire Council, Party at the Palace and Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

13 Jun 19
Nathon Jones

80 tickets left for Dougie MacLean

There are just 80 tickets remaining for this year's closing concert at Newton Stewart Cinema - a unique and intimate opportunity to see Scottish legend Dougie MacLean. If you haven't got your tickets yet, please don't leave it too late as we are expecting a sell out show.

10 Jun 19
Nathon Jones

Well done dancers!

Huge congratulations to Emma, Kirsten, Hilary, Lesley & Joan who danced their way to 5km on behalf of Emma Louise Dance Club to raise funds for The Vault Arts Centre. The total currently stands at £428.30, which is a fantastic effort.

4 Jun 19
Nathon Jones

NIfty Harps in July

The Nifty Harp Project, launched at The Edinburgh International Harp Festival, aims to increase the number of new players of the Scottish small harp. Harpist Rachel Hair will be bringing a selection of Nifty harps along for you to try at the harp workshop on Saturday 13th July at McMillan Hall.

27 May 19
Nathon Jones

Nominations open for DG Life Awards

You may recall that the festival was shortlisted as finalists in the Tourism Champion category at last year's Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards, thanks to the quality of your nominations. Can we go one better in 2019? Nominations are open now.

27 May 19
Nathon Jones

12
Jul

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

Fiddle Workshop with Benedict Morris

From 4:00pm
£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)

12
Jul

Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

Steph Geremia Trio / Kitty Macfarlane / Benedict Morris Trio

From 7:30pm
£15.00 (Full) / £12.50 (Conc.)

12
Jul

Central Bar, 2 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6BT

FUSKIE

From 9:00pm
Free Entry

13
Jul

Minnigaff Playing Field, Kirroughtree Avenue, Minnigaff. DG8 6PF

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition

From 10:00am
Free Entry

13
Jul

Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

Piping Competition

From 10:30am
£5.00 (Full) / £5.00 (Conc.)

13
Jul

The Vault Arts Centre, 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6BZ

Come and Try Tin Whistle with Claire Mann (Beginners)

From 10:30am
£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Five Kingdoms Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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