Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

Box Office
01671 404924
07762 064 298

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Merrick Real Estate
Creebridge House Hotel
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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 ‚Äč

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


Programme Update - Tim Edey

Due to circumstances entirely beyond his control, we are sad to announce that Tim Edey is unable to be here today for the workshop or concert. We wish Tim's wife Isobel, and baby who is on the way, well and we will announce a rescheduled performance by Tim in due course.


8 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Late availability Creebridge Hotel

If you're looking for accommodation for this weekend, there are still rooms available at Creebridge House Hotel on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July.


7 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Looking for sessions?

If you're looking for sessions, keep an eye out for the "Musicians Welcome" signs. You've no more than half a mile to walk though, which covers 9 different pubs, bars, hotels and the Festival Marquee! Join in where you like or get your own session under way in the bar of your choice.


7 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Win a Tour, Taste & Mix at Crafty

Those very clever people at Crafty Scottish Distillers Ltd are offering a free Tour, Taste and Mix to one lucky ticket holder who attends the Failte & Darcy DaSilva Concert at Crafty Distillery on Saturday 8th July from 3pm, part of this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival.


7 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Ticket Update - Reserve & Collect

You can still purchase tickets online for this year's festival however as we are only 3 days away we will be holding tickets for collection at events, or at the festival office, as opposed to posting them out. You can also pay/reserve by phone on 01671 404924 or reserve/pay/collect on the door.


4 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Festival on BBC Radio Ulster!

Brilliant mention for this year's festival on last night's Folk Show with Lynette Fay on BBC Radio Ulster. Huge thanks to Lynette, and the BBC, for their support. For everyone travelling over from Ireland, we look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of Scotland this weekend.


3 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Film making with Airborne Ltd

Aimed at teaching you how to create an engaging piece of film without having expensive cameras and gear, this is the perfect workshop for anyone with an interest in film making and a great opportunity to learn from a professional film maker. From 2:00pm on Saturday 8th July. Free for under 25's.


1 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Modern Traditions with Konchis

Producer, MC & DJ, Konchis, will show you how to record, sample and control using a cutting-edge groove production system and how to use software and hardware to either build on the track in the box or chop the audio to make something new out of it. All with a trad vibe!


29 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Festival Programme 2017

Hot off the press, and coming soon to a coffee table near you, the official programme for this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival is now available at all good leaflet stands. You can also download it as a PDF, direct from this very website...


29 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Festival on VisitScotland

The very nice people at VisitScotland have featured Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival on Scotland's National Tourist Board website and in their June eZine which highlighted "50 ideas for your summer holiday". We can't think of a better way to get your summer holidays started!


26 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Easy Bob Reid @ Acoustic Cafe

Blues & jazz standards from the fantastic talent that is Easy Bob Reid on harmonica & vocals at the Acoustic Cafe from 12:00noon on Saturday 8th July.


26 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Just 2 weeks to go...

Cor, the excitement is tangible now. Just two weeks until the 4th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival and we've lots in store again this year including some nice surprises at the concert events and, as ever, award winning and award nominated musicians performing all weekend.


23 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Merrick Group Renew Sponsorship

We would like to offer another huge thank you to Merrick Group who are supporting the event as sponsors and partners again this year. Merrick Group have supported the event for 3 years now and their support has had a direct impact on the success of the festival.


23 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

John & Rona Carson @ Star Inn

Catch popular duo John & Rona Carson at the Star Inn and a welcome return to the festival with a performance from 8:00pm at the Star Inn, Newton Stewart, on Friday 7th July.


23 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

McCrossan & Taylor @ Acoustic Cafe

McCrossan and Taylor are a Moniaive based duo performing a varied repertoire of folk and country music including a few mid 20th century traditional American songs. You can catch McCrossan and Taylor from 1:30pm at The Acoustic Cafe on Saturday 8th July.


22 Jun 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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