DG Life Awards Finalists!


11 Oct 18
by Nathon Jones

DG Life Awards 2018 Finalists!

Last week we received the very exciting news that Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival had been shortlisted as a finalist in the Tourism Champion category for this year's DG Life Awards! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. x

2018 was the 5th year of the festival and, with the introduction of the Scottish Highland dancing competitions as well as the usual outstanding talent peforming and teaching at the event, it proved to be our most successful yet with nothing but positive feedback flooding in via the feedback sheets and from everyone who stopped to speak to us over the weekend.

It has been years of hard work to get the festival to the stage it's at just now and it has been a real community effort supported by the fabulous Board of Trustees so it's really nice to receive acknowledgment from our visitors and from the hugely respected and popular D&G Life Magazine.

We're very excited about the awards night, which takes places on Friday 9th November at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries, and we'll have everything crossed that we can finally scoop an award for the organisation.

No matter what happens, we're thrilled to have made the finals.  Thanks again to everyone who voted; audiences are what make an event special and we're blown away by your support and encouragement.

Dumfries & Galloway Life

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Sponsorship support from:
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6th annual music festival

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