@TradFestival 2014


The first official Newton Stewart Traditional & Acoustic Music Festival, as it was known then, delivered 4 concerts, 3 traditional music workshops, pipe band performance, tune and song sessions at venues throughout Newton Stewart & Minnigaff over 2 days and featured BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of Year 2014, local singer Robyn Stapleton, as well as the Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of Year 2013, Siobhan Miller, and Scottish duo Ross Couper & Tom Oakes.

What We Did In 2014 2014 Since 2014
No. of Concerts 4 4
No. of Workshops 3 3
Organisation Spend in Wigtownshire £828.24 * £828.24
Organisation Spend in Dumfries & Galloway £1,360.44 * £1,360.44
Organisation Spend in Scotland £2,000.44 * £2,000.44

* Total amount spent by Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association to deliver the festival over the 4th & 5th July 2014.

Performers & Tutors in 2014

Ross Couper
Tom Oakes
Siobhan Miller
Aaron Jones
Robyn Stapleton (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2014)
Hajime Takahashi
Zoë Bestel
Greg Quiery
Wendy Stewart
John & Rona Carson
Rhona Norris
Orkney Cavalcade
Indoor Kites
Joey Pearce
Bruce McKenzie
Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums

Supported by:
  • Kilgallioch Community Fund Logo
  • The Holywood Trust Logo
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

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 Gráinne 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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