Survey deadline extended!


15 Jan 19
by Billie Jones

Young musicians at this year's music festival in July

We've extended the deadline for the Newton Stewart Arts Centre Community Survey to 31st January 2019 giving you more time to have your say on the delivery of new music tuition, arts and cultural events/activities and the development of a new arts centre in Newton Stewart.

Trad Music Trust are aiming to deliver a year-round programme of music, dance, arts and language tuition and workshops, live performances and associated creative arts events and activities based in a new arts centre facility in Newton Stewart.

The aim of the project is to encourage, develop, support and promote traditional music, dance and language learning, composition and performance in Wigtownshire, supporting the work of the organisation and on-going delivery of the annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival which celebrates it's 6th year in 2019.

It only takes a minute and if you provide an e-mail address and/or contact telephone number at the end of the survey you'll be entered into the prize draw to win two tickets for opening night at the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival on Friday 12th July 2019 at the Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel.

We've had over 410 responses so far - a fantastic achievement - but we want to push it even further to ensure that the project is as inclusive as possible and has taken into account as wide a range of views as possible.  We're particularly keen to hear from 18-24 year olds living in Newton Stewart and surrounding areas.

The survey closes at 5:00pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.

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Fantastic line-up for Girvan 2019

Girvan’s guest list for 2019 is very typical of ‘Girvan’ and promises lots of great musical experiences from people firmly rooted in the tradition. It's a terrific festival, now into it's 44th year which is an outstanding achievement, and a line-up this year that has something for everyone.

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Festival story reaches Daily Record

Delighted to discover that the wonderful Galloway News article this week about the festival's continued economic benefit in the region was featured on the Daily Record website. The festival had an economic impact of £130,320 in 2018 and is gearing up for it's 6th annual event this coming July.

18 Jan 19
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Festival featured on DGWGO

Really nice article posted on the terrific Dumfries & Galloway What's Going On (DGWGO.com) website this weekend detailing the cultural and economic impact the festival is having not just in Wigtownshire but throughout Dumfries & Galloway.

14 Jan 19
Nathon Jones

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6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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