Busking fir the airts!

This Saturday 20th April, Trad Music Trust and friends will be busking from 11am - 4pm outside the former RBS building at 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart - the proposed new arts centre venue - to raise funds to support The Vault Arts Centre development and the work of the Trad Music Trust.

17 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Online Registration Now Open

South West Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is now open for registrations and we're expecting another fantastic event at Minnigaff Playing Fields on Saturday 13th July 2019; showcasing, celebrating and championing a wonderful Scottish tradition.

15 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Table Top Sale Raises £145.91

Last Sunday's table top sale at the McMillan Hall, whilst it wasn't particularly busy, raised £145.91 for The Vault Arts Centre fundraising campaign taking the overall total to £1,705.20. Huge thanks to everyone who took a table and to everyone who came along to support the event.

9 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Duathlon For The Airts

Just over a month to go until Festival Director Nathon Jones taks tae the hills on Sunday 12th May 2019 for the Galloway Hillbillies Kirroughtree Hillbilly Duathlon to raise funds for The Vault Arts Centre but he still needs your help to reach his fundraising target of £500.00.

5 Apr 19
Billie Jones

Arts Centre Fundraising Reaches 10%

Thanks to the wonderful generosity and support shown by local businesses and the local community, we are very pleased to announce that we have just reached 10% of our fundraising target for the proposed new arts centre in Newton Stewart with the total now standing at £1,509.29.

5 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Rose Byers @TradFestival 2019

We are delighted to be welcoming local singer Rose Byers to the festival this year. Rose will be opening the Saturday night concert at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart, on 13th July 2019 which also features Duncan Chisholm and Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy.

2 Apr 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.)

13
Jul

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

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition

From 10:00am
Free Entry

13
Jul

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

Duncan Chisholm / Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy / Rose Byers

From 7:30pm
£18.00 (Full) / £15.00 (Conc.)

14
Jul

Newton Stewart Cinema, Victoria Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6NL

Dougie MacLean in Concert

From 7:00pm
£20.00 (Full) / £18.00 (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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