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All the latest festival news as well as news and updates from the traditional music scene in Dumfries & Galloway including concerts, workshops, artist updates, new music releases, music reviews and more. We'll also be featuring news and views from some of our favourite traditional music artists and traditional music news from around the world.

Wheelchair accessible facilities

Delighted to see the toilet facilities works under way at The Vault Arts Centre which will provide a wheelchair accessible cubicle and additional toilet facilities/capacity in both the ladies and gents toilets, with as little disruption as possible whilst we're currently closed to the public.

6 Jan 21
Nathon Jones

Closed until further notice

Following recent advice from the Scottish Government, The Vault Arts Centre will be closed to the public until further notice. We are currently working on a programme of online tutoring which we will announce later this month. Until then, please stay safe and we hope to see you in early February.

6 Jan 21
Nathon Jones

Wishing us all a happier New Year x

It has been a tough year for the arts but it's nothing compared to those suffering from, or affected by, this terrible illness and our hearts go out, this Hogmanay, to those people and to those that work tirelessly to protect us, and provide for us. We are all dearly hoping for a happier New Year.

31 Dec 20
Nathon Jones

Rehearsal space for 12-17 year olds

If you're aged 12-17 and are looking for somewhere to rehearse or practice, or you just want to meet like-minded musicians and performing artists, then get along to The Vault Arts Centre on Wednesday's from 4pm-6pm and utilise the fantastic facilities available at the centre.

2 Dec 20
Nathon Jones

Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh!

Trad Music Trust, The Vault Arts Centre and Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival would like to wish you all a very happy St. Andrew's Day. Looking forward to celebrating properly in 2021!

30 Nov 20
Nathon Jones

Music shop Christmas opening times

From now until Christmas the Music Shop at The Vault Arts Centre will be open from 1pm-5pm, Thursday-Saturday, stocking everything you need to make the musician/s in your family very happy this Christmas, plus everything you purchase supports music development in Dumfries & Galloway.

26 Nov 20
Nathon Jones

Digital sign goes live at The Vault

Very excited to finally get the digital display installed and live at The Vault Arts Centre. This should have happened months ago but global pandemics care not-a-jot for plans! The display will highlight what's on, new products & special offers, festival and Trad Music Trust news and TVYP updates.

19 Nov 20
Nathon Jones

Livestreaming from The Vault

Live events and music tutoring will soon be beaming direct to your home thanks to support from The Holywood Trust, Newton Stewart & District Round Table and D&G Council who have provided funding to install state-of-the-art livestreaming camera equipment at The Vault Arts Centre.

11 Nov 20
Nathon Jones

New logo for TVYP!

Check out the snazzy new logo for The Vault Youth Project (TVYP), designed by young people who attend the project and made digital with support from Trad Music Trust's design team at The Vault Arts Centre. We're aiming to get some t-shirts and hoodies done soon, so now's a great time to join!

30 Oct 20
Nathon Jones

Huge thanks to the Co-op & You

We would like to offer sincere gratitude and thanks to the Co-op, Newton Stewart, and to you, all the Co-op members who selected Trad Music Trust as their chosen local cause for 2019/2020. A total of £1,296.08 was raised to support programming at The Vault Arts Centre.

26 Oct 20
Nathon Jones

The Music Shop Opening Times

The Music Shop at The Vault Arts Centre will be open again on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th October from 1pm-5pm with acoustic and electric guitars, amplifiers, pedals, strings, capos, leads, picks and a wide range of accessories available. The bar is open until 10pm too, for drinks in the courtyard!

14 Oct 20
Nathon Jones

Calling all musicians/bands in D&G

Trad Music Trust are looking for your help in shaping the future of The Vault Arts Centre venue and the new Music Shop at The Vault Arts Centre. By completing our short survey you'll help ensure that the venue properly supports you as a musician and performer in Dumfries & Galloway.

14 Oct 20
Nathon Jones

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7th annual music festival

The 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will now take place over the 9th-11th July 2021 following the Trust's decision to re-schedule this year's event due to Covid-19. We are in negotiation with the artists booked for this year and hope to secure them all for 2021, plus a few extra surprises, so we'll be back with another packed programme of traditional music and dance next year. We hope you'll join us.

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