Funding joy for Highland dancers!

Trad Music Trust, in partnership with the Paula Herries School of Dance, have been awarded a National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund to purchase staging for the Highland dancers and Highland dancing competition at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival!

26 Aug 21
Billie Jones

Live trad music tonight!

Looking forward to another night of tunes and songs with local and visiting musicians at The Vault Arts Centre from 6pm this evening (Friday 20th Aug). Folk club takes place on the 2nd last Friday of every month and musician's are always very welcome.

20 Aug 21
Nathon Jones

Open Mic Night

This Friday 6th August, from 6pm, sees local and visiting talent take to the stage at The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart, for the regular open mic night. Spaces are limited, as we're still in Level 0, so advanced booking is recommended. We also still have some performance slots available!

6 Aug 21
Nathon Jones

HUGE news for The Vault Arts Centre

Yesterday's announcement by the Scottish Government, further easing restrictions and allowing venues to fully re-open, is fantastic news for The Vault Arts Centre as we prepare a packed Autumn programme of live events including rock/metal, folk, comedy, open mic, music shop, TVYP and much more!

4 Aug 21
Nathon Jones

Trad Tunes at The Vault Arts Centre

Live music this weekend at The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart, and the return of the folk club night which features local and visiting musicians playing Scottish & Irish traditional music. There's a fully licensed bar until 11:45pm and the Courtyard is open until 10pm. Musician's very welcome.

20 Jul 21
Nathon Jones

Best of the south-west!

Wonderful article in the Scotsman today by Sarah Devine about Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and the towns of Newton Stewart and Minnigaff.

8 Jul 21
Nathon Jones

17 Sep
2021

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

Folk Club

Doors 6:00pm
FREE EVENT

29 Oct
2021

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

Tiderays +Support (tbc)

Doors 7:00pm
£5.00 (Full)

13 Nov
2021

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

Kate Kyle +Charlie Dorans

Doors 7:00pm
£6.00 (Full)

8 Jul
2022

Festival Marquee, The Vault Arts Centre, Minnigaff. DG8 6BT

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

Doors 7:30pm
£17.00 (Full) / £15.00 (Concession)

9 Jul
2022

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

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition 2022

Doors 10:00am
FREE EVENT

9 Jul
2022

Festival Marquee, The Vault Arts Centre, Minnigaff. DG8 6BT

Solo Piping Competition 2022

Doors 10:30am
FREE EVENT

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8th annual music festival

The 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over the 8th-10th July 2022 and plans are already underway for a HUGE comeback event featuring, as ever, the very best in traditional music. We're delighted that the Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band, Sarah Markey Band and GrĂ¡inne Brady are already confirmed and thrilled to also announce Irish fiddler player Megan Nic Fhionnghaile! It's going to be an incredible weekend, not to be missed.

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