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Contribution to Tourism 2023 Finalists

20 Feb 23
by Nathon Jones

Awarding Wigtownshire 2023 Finalists!

After an incredible festival in 2022 - Event of the Year finalists at the national MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards - Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival has only gone and done it again, finalists in the Contribution to Tourism category at this year's Awarding Wigtownshire!

It's absolutely fantastic to be nominated, and everyone involved with the festival is chuffed to bits to be considered for this award as they've all worked so hard, over the past 8 years, to make Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival the best possible event it can be and have such a positive social and economic impact in Dumfries & Galloway.

Awarding Wigtownshire shines a light on the incredible work going on locally by individuals, businesses, community groups, charities and everyone in between who make Wigtownshire amazing.  Winners will be revealed at an in-person ceremony on Saturday 10th June 2023 at North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer, so we'll have everything crossed for a win this year.  Wish us luck!

Awarding Wigtownshire

In Other News

Singing Session with Jim Bainbridge this weekend!

Join Jim Bainbridge and his wife Francie on Sunday 7th April at 2pm for an afternoon of songs from all genres and a chance for singers, accompanied or not to add to the welcoming musical tradition of The Vault Arts Centre!  

3 Apr 24
Charlie McAdam

Line-up for this year's SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival announced!

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22 Mar 24
Nathon Jones

Trust switching to Ticketsource

If you're booking tickets online you may have noticed that we're using a new system, Ticketsource, for some events as we seek to reduce costs and make the customer experience the best it can be, as well as giving us a bunch of new features and tools to help us deliver even better events.  

22 Mar 24
Nathon Jones

Trad Music Trust

The 10th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 12th-14th July 2024. It's an incredible achievement. The charity has created a viable, sustainable, event that continues to grow and develop, proudly celebrating the very best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music. Make sure you book early for what is shaping up to be the biggest event yet!

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