@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

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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