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@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.

Cultural & Economic Impact 2017 2017 Since 2014
Concerts 5 16
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 Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance 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

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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