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Kelton confirmed for Highland Dancing Competition

Trevor Leat's incredible wicker sculpture of a Belted Galloway will be appearing at Minnigaff Playing Fields on Saturday 9th July 2022 to accompany, and oversee, the Scottish Highland Dancing competition which kicks off from 11:15am.  

24 Jun 22
Nathon Jones

A feast of Highland dancing this July 9th

Registered with the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing, reference BJ4, applications are now open in Primary, Beginners & Novice, Intermediate & Premier sections for this year's Scottish Highland Dancing Competition which looks set to be another fantastic event this year.  

23 Jun 22
Nathon Jones

Shout out to local accommodation providers

As this year's festival draws ever closer, we've seen a big increase in accommodation enquiries at the festival office. If you're a local accommodation provider and you're not currently listed on the festival accommodation page, please get in touch and we'll be happy to add your details.  

16 Jun 22
Nathon Jones

New Website Launched

It has taken a significant amount of work but we're finally LIVE! All the festival information you need; who's performing, how to book tickets, session information, where to stay, eating out and lots more.  

8 Jun 22
Nathon Jones

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

What's On?


8
Jul

The Crown Hotel
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Tune & Song Session

Musicians and festival goers welcome at The Crown Hotel. From 1pm-5pm.

Doors: 12:00pm
FREE EVENT

8
Jul

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Tune & Song Session

Musicians and festival goers welcome. Festival Marquee (1pm-4pm), Courtyard (1pm-6pm), The Vault Arts Centre (1pm-1am).

Doors: 1:00pm
FREE EVENT

8
Jul

The Bruce Hotel
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Tune & Song Session

Musicians and festival goers welcome at The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart. Open 2pm-Midnight.

Doors: 2:00pm
FREE EVENT

8
Jul

Festival Marquee
Newton Stewart, Scotland

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

It doesn't get much better an opening night concert than Coleraine's very own Damien O'Kane and 14 time Grammy Award winner, Ron Block for an outstanding night of banjo with support from The Sarah Markey Band.

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

9
Jul

Minnigaff Playing Field
Minnigaff, Scotland

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition 2022

Join traditional Scottish Highland dancers at Minnigaff Playing Fields on Saturday 9th July 2022 for a fantastic day of competition featuring dancers from all over Scotland, the UK and Ireland and International competitors. There'll also be market stalls, bouncy castles, children's entertainment, BBQ and the festival bar available throughout the day for a brilliant day out for all the family.

Doors: 10:00am
FREE EVENT

9
Jul

Festival Marquee
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Solo Piping Competition 2022

After the success of the piping competition in 2019, we're back with another solo piping competition at this year's festival featuring the best in up-and-coming young piping talent from Dumfries & Galloway, and beyond.

Doors: 10:30am
FREE EVENT

Trad Music Trust

The 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over the 8th-10th July 2022 and it's a HUGE comeback event featuring, as ever, the very best in traditional music & dance. The Sarah Markey Band, Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band with Michael McGoldrick, Megan Nic Fhionnghaile, Malin Makes Music, John McSherry & Francis McIlduff, Heather Cartwright, Mairi McGillivray and Blue Rose Code (trio)!! It's going to be another incredible weekend.

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