Trad Music in South West Scotland

Join Aaron & Nathon Jones live from their respective living rooms on Sat 28th March to help raise funds to support The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, Girvan Folk Festival, Moniaive Folk Festival and Port Logan Big Skies Folk & Roots Festival.

27 Mar 20
Nathon Jones

Live Concert 28th March Update

Just a wee update to say that Aaron and I will not now be performing together tomorrow night but will, instead, be broadcasting to you separately from our own living rooms. As a result, we have rescheduled for an 8:30pm start once all the little ones are safely tucked up in bed! Don't miss it!

17 Mar 20
Nathon Jones

The Vault Arts Centre Closure

It is with a heavy heart that, as a result of the current public health situation with Coronavirus, we are announcing the closure of The Vault Arts Centre from the 17th March - 30th April. Our plan is to re-open on 1st May 2020, subject to advice and guidance from the Scottish government.

17 Mar 20
Nathon Jones

All our love on St Patrick's Day

Wherever you are, whatever your current situation/predicament, everyone involved at Trad Music Trust would like to wish you all the very best on this St. Patrick's Day. Our love and prayers go out to you all.

17 Mar 20
Nathon Jones

North Atlas Gig Postponed

Due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus and the responsibility we have to ensure the health and well being of our audiences, volunteers, staff and of course artists, it has been decided that this weekend's gig featuring North Atlas & The Fuzzkills will be postponed to a later date.

16 Mar 20
Nathon Jones

BBC Young Trad Winner confirmed

Brilliant news! Continuing a long running tradition at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, we are delighted to be welcoming BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2020, piper and whistle player Alexander Levack, who will perform at this year's event.

28 Feb 20
Nathon Jones

15
May

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

Jaywalkers +Support

Doors 7:00pm
£6.00 (Full) / £3.00 (Concession)

30
May

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

Open Mic Night

Doors 7:00pm
£5.00 (Full) / £3.00 (Concession)

10
Jul

Festival Marquee, Minnigaff Playing Fields, Minnigaff. DG8 6PF

Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band +The Sarah Markey Band +Alexander Levack

Doors 7:30pm
£15.00 (Full) / £12.50 (Concession)

11
Jul

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

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition

Doors 10:00am
FREE EVENT

11
Jul

The McMillan Hall, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart. DG8 6EQ

Indoor Solo Piping Competition

Doors 10:30am
FREE EVENT

11
Jul

The McMillan Hall, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart. DG8 6EQ

Ulaid +Support

Doors 6:00pm
£18.00 (Full) / £15.00 (Concession)

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  • 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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