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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

Merrick Real Estate supporting July festival

Sponsorship is a fantastic way to demonstrate your support for the vital arts, culture and traditions of Scotland and can really help promote your business. We're delighted to be welcoming back our good friends from Merrick Real Estate who are generously supporting this year's event.  

28 Mar 23
Nathon Jones

Win a place at The National Piping Centre's Autumn Junior Gathering Weekend

The winner of this year's 14 & Under 4-Parted March / 2 x 2-Parted March category at the solo piping competition will win, courtesy of the National Piping Centre, a free place at one of the Autumn Junior Gathering Weekends held at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.  

16 Mar 23
Nathon Jones

Penninghame Estate supporting this year's piping competition

The very good people at Penninghame Estate have kindly offered to support the solo piping competition through a new sponsorship agreement for this year's festival. This is fantastic news for the event and we are delighted to have Penninghame Estate's support for this vital cultural tradition.  

15 Mar 23
Nathon Jones

Trad Music Trust

The 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 7th-9th July 2023 and, after an incredible year in 2022, will continue the festival's tradition of bringing the absolute best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music and dance to perform in Galloway. Stay tuned throughout the year for programme announcements, or grab an Early Bird Weekend Pass - on sale now - and secure your seats now for 2023!

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