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Autumn Trad Festival

The Autumn Trad Festival takes place over 21st-23rd October this year, and features some of the very best performing artists in traditional music LIVE at The Vault Arts Centre in Newton Stewart.

The second annual Autum Trad Festival features not one but two BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award winners in Eryn Rae (2022) and Michael Biggins (2021) as well as a finalist for that award in fiddle player Ryan Young who'll be supported by the incredible duo Binky Blue.

There are also sessions all weekend at The Vault Arts Centre, late into the evening!


The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Eryn Rae + Michael Biggins

Fiddle player Eryn Rae is the current BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Multi-instrumentalist Michael Biggins won the same award in 2021. An incredible opening night for this year's Autumn Trad Festival that you simply should not miss!

Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £15.00 / £12.50 (Concession)


The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Ryan Young + Binky Blue

Ryan Young's traditional Scottish fiddle playing will take you on an emotional journey and lift your spirits. Binky Blue are a brother and sister duo that have been bringing their exciting neo-trad music to audiences across Scotland since 2018.

Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £15.00 / £12.50 (Concession)

Tune & Song Sessions


The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Sunday Session

It wouldn't be a traditional music festival without the obligatory leaver's/survivor's session on the Sunday. Musicians are very welcome or, if you prefer, just come along and enjoy the music, atmosphere and all the usual craic'. Free entry.

From: 3:00pm

Trad Music Trust

The 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 7th-9th July 2023 and, after an incredible year in 2022, will continue the festival's tradition of bringing the absolute best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music and dance to perform in Galloway. Stay tuned throughout the year for programme announcements, or grab an Early Bird Weekend Pass - on sale now - and secure your seats now for 2023!

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