TradFestival aiming high this year!

Nominations are now open for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020, the highly regarded annual awards which give recognition to excellence within Scotland’s thriving traditional musical culture. We need YOUR support for a nomination for Event or Community Project of the Year. Please vote x

14 Oct 20
Billie Jones

Vote for The Vault Youth Project

£60,000 funding is up for grabs for youth led projects in Dumfries and Galloway and voting is open NOW until Friday 13th November! You must be between the ages of 12 - 25 to vote and you can only vote in 1 ward area. Your voice, your money, you decide!

12 Oct 20
Nathon Jones

DMC 2020 - A Post-COVID World

Trad Music Trust's Project Co-ordinator & Festival Director, Nathon Jones, has been invited to speak at this year's Dumfries Music Conference to discuss the general concerns facing the industry and how the charity is attempting to overcome those challenges.

26 Sep 20
Billie Jones

Update on The Vault Arts Centre

Following the announcement by the First Minister yesterday, we have decided to delay any further 'soft' opening nights at The Vault Arts Centre until it is absolutely safe for us to do so, and for you to enjoy. We hope to be open again this year, but that will obviously depend on developments.

11 Sep 20
Nathon Jones

Plight of the Vault makes ITV news

On Friday 14th August, ITV News visited staff and members of the Board of Trustees of Trad Music Trust at the charity's Vault Arts Centre which opened in November 2019 but promptly had to close in March 2020 because of Covid-19. Their piece looks at the plight of venues in the South of Scotland.

20 Aug 20
Nathon Jones

How to donate at JustGiving

A huge thank you to those of you who have donated so far to support this year's online version of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. If you're one of the 448 people who have viewed the online concert this year, and you haven't yet donated, here's how you do it.

10 Aug 20
Nathon Jones

25 Jun
2021

The Vault Arts Centre, 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6BT

Open Mic Night

Doors 6:00pm
£5.00 (Full) / £3.00 (Concession)

8 Jul
2022

Festival Marquee, The Vault Arts Centre, Minnigaff. DG8 6BT

Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band +The Sarah Markey Band

Doors 7:30pm
£17.00 (Full) / £15.00 (Concession)

9 Jul
2022

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

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition 2022

Doors 10:00am
FREE EVENT

9 Jul
2022

Festival Marquee, The Vault Arts Centre, Minnigaff. DG8 6BT

Solo Piping Competition 2022

Doors 10:30am
FREE EVENT

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7th annual music festival

This year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over the 9th-11th July 2021 however, in response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, it has been agreed that a much reduced programme be offered with a focus, this year, on the tune and song sessions which will be taking place in venues throughout the towns. We also hope to run a free outdoor concert however this will be dependent on the Scottish government advice and guidance at that time.

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