@TradFestival 2017


Now acknowledged as a significant cultural event, of note, in Wigtownshire and the subsequent positive economic impact it was having in the region, funding was secured from D&G Council's Major Events Strategic Fund, Big Lottery's Awards For All and The Galloway Association of Glasgow along with continued and new local and national sponsorship; 2017 delivered 5 concerts, 7 music workshops, 1 language workshop, tune and song sessions, film making and photography workshops and mentoring.

What We Did In 2017 2017 Since 2014
No. of Concerts 5 16
No. of Workshops 10 29
Organisation Spend in Wigtownshire £10,826.28 * £21,744.93
Organisation Spend in Dumfries & Galloway £20,276.86 * £35,941.99
Organisation Spend in Scotland £23,206.86 * £42,831.99

* Total amount spent by Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association to deliver the festival over the 7th, 8th & 9th July 2017.

Performers & Tutors in 2017

Jarlath Henderson
Innes Watson
Hamish Napier
Duncan Lyle
Andrea Gobbi
Ross Ainslie
Ali Hutton
Charlie Stewart (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017)
Becky Hill
Emily Smith
Jamie McClennan
Cillian Doheny
Cillian King
Failte
Darcy Da Silva
Ollie Rigg
Karen Keenan
Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing
Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums
Billy Jones
Fraser Cluckie
Nathon Jones
Graham Rodger
John Carson
Rona Carson
Konchis

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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