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@TradFestival 2015


Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival, as it was now called, secured £2,500 funding from Dumfries & Galloway Council's Regional Arts Fund in 2015 along with new local and national sponsorship and partners. The programme expanded to feature 2 concerts, 6 traditional music workshops, tune & song writing competitions, tune & song sessions and award nominated and award winning, world famous, traditional musicians including the unforgettable Máirtín O'Connor Band.

Cultural & Economic Impact 2015 2015 Since 2014
Concerts 2 6
Workshops 6 9
Organisation Spend in Wigtownshire £2,668.37 * £3,496.61
Organisation Spend in Dumfries & Galloway £3,716.65 * £5,077.09
Organisation Spend in Scotland £4,916.65 * £6,917.09

* Total amount spent by Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association to deliver Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over the 10th & 11th July 2015.

Performers & Tutors in 2015

Máirtín O'Connor
Cathal Hayden
Seamie O'Dowd
Jennifer Butterworth
Laura-Beth Salter
Ryan Young
Craig Irving
Claire Hastings (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015)
Robyn Stapleton
Claire Mann
Aaron Jones
Billy Jones
Michael Drain
Jonathan Henderson
Nadine Stah White
The Oystercatchers
Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums

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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