Celebrating Seachdain na Gàidhlig (World Gaelic Week), Gaelic vocalist Rachel Walker and singer/instrumentalist Aaron Jones celebrate amazing Scottish women with their powerful new album ‘Despite The Wind And Rain’. Tickets on sale now.
24th February 2023
Confirmed for SpringGrass 2023; Good Guy Hank offer heartbreak, joy and everything in-between with blistering bluegrass country guitar, lightning mandolin, virtuoso fiddle playing and three part harmonies galore!
Weekend Passes 2023
Southwest Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is held at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.
Highland Dancing Competition
Opening night is always a special one and 2023 will be no exception, with the incredible Ciarán Ryan Band with support from Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe & Daniel Quayle.
Don't miss the fabulous HEISK live at the 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023. Weekend passes on sale now!
Absolutely thrilled to have secured Flook for the 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023. Early bird Weekend Passes on sale now!
A packed Festival Marquee enjoying the Sarah Markey Band at the 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in July 2022.
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Concerts and picking sessions throughout the weekend at SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival.
Use discount code "CREEHERON" at checkout and save 10% on a Weekend Pass for next year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023, but don't be slow as there are only 100 discounts available!
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Dancers celebrate their acheivements at the Highland Dancing Competition in 2018
47 young dancers competed in 2019 at one of the largest traditional Scottish dancing competitions in South West Scotland.
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.
* 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.
Máirtín O'ConnorCathal HaydenSeamie O'DowdJennifer ButterworthLaura-Beth SalterRyan YoungCraig IrvingClaire Hastings (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015)Robyn StapletonClaire MannAaron JonesBilly JonesMichael DrainJonathan HendersonNadine Stah WhiteThe OystercatchersRhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums
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!