2020 Festival Online

2020 Festival Online

Saturday 11th July 2020 / Doors 6:00pm

The McMillan Hall, Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart DG8 6EQ



Concessions available for under 25's and Over 65's only.


Join us on YouTube for a very special version of this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival featuring all of the acts who were booked to perform at the festival this year, and please do what you can to support our fundraising efforts for next year's event and the work Trad Music Trust do to encourage, develop, support and promote traditional music and dance learning, composition and performance in Dumfries & Galloway.

This weekend would have seen us welcome in the 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival with visitors from all over Scotland, the UK, Ireland and the world joining the local communities of Minnigaff and Newton Stewart for 3 days of tunes, songs, good company and the best of craic' in the glorious surroundings of the Galloway Forest and Galloway Hills in the heart of South West Scotland.

What a line-up we had as well....Karen-Marie Keenan, Cameron Nixon (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist), Ali Levack (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Winner!), Sarah Markey and Band, Damien O'Kane and Ron Block, Paula Herries School of Dance, Grainne Brady and Band and Ulaid.  <sob!>

Anyway, not ones to be beaten easily, we have secured all of the above for next year's festival which runs from 9th-11th July 2021 so please put that in your diaries.  Tickets are already available online at www.tradmusic.com and we're delighted to be offering a 50% discount for key workers to thank you for your outstanding work in keeping us all safe and well, and not just during these difficult times; a thank you has been long overdue.

An incredible amount of work goes on behind the scenes to make Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival happen so it was a very difficult decision to have to make this year, to cancel the event, but ultimately the right one.

What it does mean though is that we'll be back, bigger and better than ever before in 2021, all being well, and that's something that we're incredibly excited about as we have even longer to prepare and will ensure that we put on another unforgettable event.



The McMillan Hall

Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart

  • 01671 402442

Sponsorship support from:
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7th annual music festival

The 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will now take place over the 9th-11th July 2021 following the Trust's decision to re-schedule this year's event due to Covid-19. We are in negotiation with the artists booked for this year and hope to secure them all for 2021, plus a few extra surprises, so we'll be back with another packed programme of traditional music and dance next year. We hope you'll join us.

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