Join local and visiting musicians for a traditional Scottish and Irish tune/song session. Musician's very welcome and/or just come along and enjoy the music, atmosphere and the craic'.
BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year 2023 Amy Laurenson is a pianist from
the Shetland Isles. Rooted in the traditional music of Shetland, Amy explores the music of
her homeland alongside traditional and folk music.
Learn how to play the Banjo, with Ciarán Ryan.
Learn more about the Accordion with Andrew Waite
Based in Glasgow, their compositions are inspired by landscape, people and by the ways in which music can evoke a sense of place and community.
Performing LIVE at the 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival on Sunday 9th July 2023 in the Festival Marquee. Tickets on sale now!
Entries are now open for this year's Junior Solo Piping Competition on Saturday 8th July 2023 and there's a special award up for grabs this year from the National Piping Centre.
Don't miss the fabulous HEISK live at the 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival on Sunday 9th July 2023 with support from Jenn Butterworth & Will Pound. Tickets on sale now!
Celebrating Seachdain na Gàidhlig (World Gaelic Week) 2023, Gaelic vocalist Rachel Walker and singer/instrumentalist Aaron Jones celebrated amazing Scottish women with their powerful new album ‘Despite The Wind And Rain’.
A packed Festival Marquee enjoying the Sarah Markey Band at the 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in July 2022.
Save up to £20 on tickets for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023 with a Weekend Pass. On sale now!
Southwest Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is held at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.
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.
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!
Concerts and picking sessions throughout the weekend at SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival.
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 & Dance Festival is run on an entirely not-for-profit basis with volunteer support from a fantastic board of Trustees, dedicated and committed individuals in Nathon Jones, our Festival Director, and Paula Herries our Dancing Co-ordinator and of course the wonderful audiences, sponsors, funders and partners who continue to support the event.
Not only will your support have a direct economic impact in the region, you'll also be helping people, young and old, to learn, develop and celebrate their traditional music, dance, language, culture and heritage which is incredibly important but also lots of fun and, in some cases, can be career defining.
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!