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@TradFestival 2019


A new solo piping competition, 47 competing Highland dancers, Dougie MacLean OBE, Duncan Chisholm's incredible performance at the McMillan Hall...another outstanding programme of events was met with record attendances and one of the best festivals to date.

Cultural & Economic Impact 2019 2019 Since 2014
Concerts 7 27
Workshops 8 45
Organisation Spend in Wigtownshire £17,378.55 * £54,845.98
Organisation Spend in Dumfries & Galloway £20,622.21 * £77,305.14
Organisation Spend in Scotland £tbc * £tbc

* Total amount spent by Trad Music Trust (SC048610) to deliver Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over the 12th, 13th & 14th July 2019.

Performers & Tutors in 2019

Dougie MacLean OBE
Duncan Chisholm
Jarlath Henderson
Innes Watson
Hamish Napier
Rachel Hair
Ron Jappy
Rose Byers
Steph Geremia
Aaron Jones
Ben Gunnery
Kitty Macfarlane
Benedict Morris (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019)
Wendy Stewart
Claire Mann
Rhianna Muir
Jared Muir
Watkins Lee
Amanda Lewis
FUSKIE
Feis Ros

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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