Last day for survey today!


31 Jan 19
by Billie Jones

Guitar students at Tim Edey's guitar workshop in 2018

Today, 31st January, is your last chance 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 with a chance to win tickets for this year's festival too!

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.

Please note: this survey is now closed.

Survey Now Closed

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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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