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What's On?


26
Jul

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Folk Club

Join local and visiting musicians for an evening of live traditional Scottish/Irish music!

Doors: 7:00pm
FREE EVENT

27
Jul

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Bluegrass Picking & Song Session

Musicians of all ages and ability are very welcome or, if you prefer, just come along and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Free entry!

Doors: 7:00pm
FREE EVENT

8
Sep

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Singing Session with Jim Bainbridge

A chance for singers, accompanied or not, and of any genre, to add to the welcoming musical tradition of this friendly venue. Local & visiting singers are invited to contibute to a relaxed & unamplified session of songs. A few tunes, stories, poems & jokes also welcome- or a stepdance if the mood takes you. Come and sing or just have a beer or a coffee and enjoy a relaxed musical afternoon in good company- no entry charge.

Doors: 2:00pm
FREE EVENT

Latest


Outstanding sponsorship support from Five Kingdoms Brewery

Serving local produce ensures that the project supports local businesses and the local community. A huge favourite are the beers from Five Kingdoms Brewery which are brewed in Isle of Whithorn. We are hugely grateful to Alastair and his team for their very generous support for this year's festival.  

12 Jul 24
Nathon Jones

Workshops at this year's festival

With so many outstanding musicians in Newton Stewart this weekend it would be foolish not to take full advantage, and we've done just that with a superb programme of traditional music workshops which are included as part of the Weekend Pass ticket, £10 per adult or £Free for under 25s.  

11 Jul 24
Nathon Jones

Highland dancing competition unable to go ahead this year

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of this year's Highland dancing competition at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. Continued funding cuts have meant some very difficult decisions have had to be made, however we do hope to bring this back in 2025.  

26 Jun 24
Nathon Jones

Be inspired at SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival

On Saturday 18th May from 12noon, there are a feast of workshops to choose from! Acoustic Guitar with Timmy Allan and Scott McPherson, Mandolin with Willem McKee, Upright Bass with Christopher Quinn, Fiddle Workshop with Roo Geddes and Group Workshop with The Often Herd!  

16 May 24
Nathon Jones

Don't miss the 49th Girvan Traditional Folk Festival this weekend!

We've got lots going on at The Vault Arts Centre this weekend, but if you're of a folk music persuasion then make sure you get along to Girvan Traditional Folk Festival which runs from 3rd-5th May 2024 and features concerts, session trail, workshops, competitions, festival fair and family events.  

1 May 24
Nathon Jones

Singing Session with Jim Bainbridge this weekend!

Join Jim Bainbridge and his wife Francie on Sunday 7th April at 2pm for an afternoon of songs from all genres and a chance for singers, accompanied or not to add to the welcoming musical tradition of The Vault Arts Centre!  

3 Apr 24
Charlie McAdam

Trad Music Trust

The 10th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 12th-14th July 2024. It's an incredible achievement. The charity has created a viable, sustainable, event that continues to grow and develop, proudly celebrating the very best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music. Make sure you book early for what is shaping up to be the biggest event yet!

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