The Belted Galloway, Riverside View, Newton Stewart. DG8 6NQ

Fundraising Concert - Bad Reputation & The Dynamite Kings

From 8:00pm
Free Entry


Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

Steph Geremia Trio / Kitty Macfarlane / Benedict Morris Trio

From 7:30pm
£15.00 (Full) / £12.50 (Conc.)


Minnigaff Playing Field, Kirroughtree Avenue, Minnigaff. DG8 6PF

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition

From 10:00am
Free Entry


Newton Stewart Cinema, Victoria Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6NL

Dougie MacLean in Concert

From 7:00pm
£20.00 (Full) / £18.00 (Conc.)

Fantastic line-up for Girvan 2019

Girvan’s guest list for 2019 is very typical of ‘Girvan’ and promises lots of great musical experiences from people firmly rooted in the tradition. It's a terrific festival, now into it's 44th year which is an outstanding achievement, and a line-up this year that has something for everyone.

18 Jan 19
Nathon Jones

Festival story reaches Daily Record

Delighted to discover that the wonderful Galloway News article this week about the festival's continued economic benefit in the region was featured on the Daily Record website. The festival had an economic impact of £130,320 in 2018 and is gearing up for it's 6th annual event this coming July.

18 Jan 19
Billie Jones

Survey deadline extended!

We've extended the deadline for the Newton Stewart Arts Centre Community Survey to 31st January 2019 giving you more time to have your say on the delivery of new music tuition, arts and cultural events/activities and the development of a new arts centre in Newton Stewart.

15 Jan 19
Billie Jones

Festival featured on DGWGO

Really nice article posted on the terrific Dumfries & Galloway What's Going On (DGWGO.com) website this weekend detailing the cultural and economic impact the festival is having not just in Wigtownshire but throughout Dumfries & Galloway.

14 Jan 19
Nathon Jones

Steph Geremia confirmed for July

Chuffed to bits to announce Irish American multi-instrumentalist and singer, Steph Geremia and her band, as headliners for the opening night concert at this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in the Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel on Friday 12th July.

10 Jan 19
Billie Jones

Festival featured on SFPR

A very nice write up featured on Scottish Festivals PR, on Facebook today, detailing the outstanding efforts of Trad Music Trust in delivery of the festival and the significant economic impact the event is having despite being an almost entirely voluntary run event.

10 Jan 19
Billie Jones

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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