Benedict Morris confirmed for July


3 Feb 19
by Billie Jones

Benedict Morris

It's the news you've all been waiting for; we have again managed to secure the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019, Glasgow fiddle player Benedict Morris. Benedict will be performing with a trio at the opening night concert in the Festival Marquee on Friday 12th July 2019.

It is a proud tradition at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival to feature the winner of BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year so we're absolutely chuffed to bits to be able to continue that this year.

Benedict will open the Friday night concert which also features English guitarist and singer Kitty Macfarlane and the fantastic Irish-American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Steph Geremia.

It's going to be one of the biggest opening night's we've ever had at the festival featuring some of the absolute best in rising traditional music talent from Scotland, Ireland, England and the USA.

Tickets for the Friday night concert are available online now by clicking the link below or as part of the Weekend Pass package, also available on the box office page.

Steph Geremia Trio / Kitty Macfarlane / Benedict Morris Trio

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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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