Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Scottish Highland Dancing Competitions

Saturday 7th July 2018 / Doors 10:30am

Minnigaff Park, Kirroughtree Avenue (Venue info)
Minnigaff DG8 6PF

Tickets: £2.00 (Full) / £Free (Concession)

Scottish Highland Dancing Competitions

Welcome to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival's first ever official Scottish Highland dancing competition which takes place on Saturday 7th July 2018 from 10:30am - 4:30pm at Minnigaff Park, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart.

The Primary, Beginners and Novice sections begin at 10:30am with the Intermediate and Premier sections starting at 1:30pm.

There will be 11 different dances, across all sections, accompanied by live traditional Scottish bagpipes from acclaimed Scottish piper Andrew McCowan and all under the watchful eye of Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD) judges.

It's a terrific opportunity for dancers from Dumfries & Galloway to compete at a home competition, demonstrating and celebrating the wonderful local talent that we have and we would like to wish them all well as they compete against some of the best in the UK.

Dancers will compete on stage in the dance marquee which will be open on three sides to allow easy spectating whilst providing cover should the weather not be kind to us!

As well as the dance marquee, pipes and dancers there will be catering available on site along with stalls and bouncy castles to keep everyone entertained.



Minnigaff Park

Kirroughtree Avenue


Minnigaff Park is located just north of the B7079 New Galloway Road which runs from the A712 and A75, to the West, over the Creebridge to meet the A714 which runs directly, north/south, through Newton Stewart.

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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