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@TradFestival 2022


Two years since the last festival and with the green light, finally, for events to take place, there was a determination to come back strong, and what a fantastic year it was; a brand new marquee venue, The Vault Arts Centre venue and another incredible programme of music & dance events.

Cultural & Economic Impact 2022 2022 Since 2014
Concerts 3 30
Workshops 5 50
Organisation Spend in Wigtownshire
Organisation Spend in Dumfries & Galloway
Organisation Spend in Scotland

* Total amount spent by Trad Music Trust (SC048610) to deliver Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over the 8th, 9th & 10th July 2022.

Performers & Tutors in 2022

Sarah Markey
Jack McRobbie
Marty Barry
Charlie Stewart
Damien O'Kane
Ron Block
Michael McGoldrick
Duncan Lyall
Ali Hutton
Michael Drain
Megan Nic Fhionnghaile
Malin Lewis
John McSherry
Francis McIlduff
Shane McCartan
Heather Cartwright
Mairi McGillivray
Ross Wilson

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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