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Events Guide


Rhona & Nathon Jones @ Craft Hotel, Wigtown

Saturday 28th April 2018
Doors 8:30pm

Craft Hotel, 30 Main Street, Wigtown. DG8 9HG

Free Entry


Bladnoch - Play for the Festival Tour

Friday 4th May 2018
Doors 8:30pm

The Bladnoch Inn, Wigtown Road, Bladnoch. DG8 9AB ​

Free Entry


Girvan - Play for the Festival Tour

Sunday 6th May 2018
Doors 8:00pm

The Vaults, 32 Glendoune Street, Girvan. KA26 0AB

Free Entry


Garlieston - Play for the Festival Tour

Saturday 26th May 2018
Doors 8:30pm

The Harbour Inn, 18 South Crescent, Garlieston. DG8 8BQ

Free Entry


 

Trad News


Young People's Choices Shortlist

We need YOUR vote to help us receive funding from Young People's Choices. From 11th December young people who have a young scot card will get to vote on their preferred projects who will receive their funding in early January.


8 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Last few tickets for Emily Smith

We're down to the last few tickets for Emily Smith's 'Songs For Christmas' at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December so please make sure you book today to avoid disappointment. Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door if you haven't booked in advance.


6 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

D&G Guitar Maker Kenny Hilsley

I was recently lucky enough to have an extended loan of "The Bruce"; a beautiful guitar made by one of Scotland's finest guitar makers who just happens to be right here in Dumfries & Galloway - Kenny Hilsley of Hilsley Guitars.


5 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh!

Everyone at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival would like to wish you all a very happy St. Andrews Day.


30 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

LAS Live - Friday 6th July 2018!

We are thrilled to announce that we have LAS booked for 2018 supporting Tim Edey at the opening night concert on Friday 6th July 2018 in the Festival Marquee. LAS are Joy Dunlop, Edel Ní Churraoin, Gráinne Brady, Suzanne Fivey and Catherine Ní Shúilleabháin.


23 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

The Barr Stools & Us Live!

Barr Community Association presents an evening of music to celebrate St. Andrew's with The Barr Stools and our very own Nathon & Rhona Jones this coming Saturday 25th November, 8pm-Midnight, at Barr Village Hall in aid of Barr Primary School.


22 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

Tim Edey Live - Fri 6th July 2018

Absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that Tim Edey will be making it to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival next year with a headline performance on Friday 6th July 2018 in the Festival Marquee.


22 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

Go Wigtownshire at DG Life Awards!

It wasn't to be, this year, for the festival but we'd like to wish the best of luck to Wigtownshire nominees - Catriona McGhie, Briars Engravers, Life o' Reilly, Kirkcolm Village Shop, Whithorn Trust, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, House O Hill Hotel, Logan Botanic Gardens & Stranraer Oyster Festival.


22 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

Emily Smith in Concert

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are proud to present Emily Smith's annual Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas' live at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December 2017 from 7:30pm featuring Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie. Book now!


20 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Film review of 2016 & 2017

We are delighted to present to you a fantastic film which was made this year to showcase Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. If you've never visited the festival, we hope this will give you a taste of the activities, events and general craic' that takes place every year.


5 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards

We'd really appreciate your support with a nomination for a DG Life Award this year; for the work that we've done to get the festival to the stage it's at and that we continue to do to further develop the event, promote our region and the fabulous, talented, people that live and work here.


4 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Scots Trad Music Awards Nominations

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are open for nominations and if you've enjoyed and/or benefitted from the Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival we'd really appreciate your support with a nomination for Community Project of the Year and/or Event of the Year.


4 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Old Blind Dogs headlining in 2018!

We are absolutely thrilled to have secured the fantastic Old Blind Dogs for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival 2018. The Dogs will perform at the finale concert on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart. Early bird weekend passes on sale now!


20 Sep 17
Nathon Jones

Unbelievable weekend!

What an absolutely fantastic weekend. 6 concerts, 7 workshops, sessions all over the place all weekend, beautiful sunshine, fabulous musicians...there's so much to report back on, and we will do in due course, but some rest and relaxation is definitely needed for a few days.


10 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Ross & Ali to perform on Saturday!

Absolutely chuffed to bits, and relieved as you like!, to have secured the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners for Best Duo 2017, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, who will perform at the finale concert tonight at the McMillan Hall. What a treat!


8 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

5th Anniversary Year Celebrations!

2018 sees the 5th anniversary of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and we're pulling out all the stops to deliver another outstanding event in Wigtownshire. This year sees us host officially registered Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music who will be performing over the 3 days. We have the bubbly on ice and can't wait to see you all again in Galloway. The tunes last year were just mighty!

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