National Best Festival Finalists!


13 Jun 19
by Nathon Jones

E Awards Tonight!

We're off to Edinburgh tonight for the National E Awards Summer Party where the 2019 winners will be announced. The festival has been shortlisted as finalists in the Best Festival category alongside University of St Andrews, Renfrewshire Council, Party at the Palace and Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

We'll enjoy gin cocktails courtesy of Pickering's Gin, canapes and a cheese board, and a medley of entertainment during an informal networking event at the prestigious Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, where the 2019 winners will be announced.

It's an outstanding acheivement for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival but it simply wouldn't be possible without the support of the fantastic team of volunteers who make sure the festival happens every year, the local communities of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff and all the local businesses who sponsor the event, our funders from Dumfries & Galloway Council, Kilgallioch Community Fund and The Holywood Trust and, especially, YOU; the wonderful musicians, festival goers, friends and family who attend every year and who are so supportive of everything Trad Music Trust are trying to acheive in Dumfries & Galloway.

It's a fabulous way to welcome in the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, which takes place over the 12th-14th July 2019, and we'll have everything crossed tonight for a success.

Wish us luck but, most of all, well done all of us!

E Awards

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Festival Update 2021

With lockdown easing paused for a further 3 weeks, which runs into this year's dates, Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will, instead, focus on what has made the event so popular; the fantastic tune and song sessions which take place at venues throughout the towns.

16 Jun 21
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TVYP is back!

If you're aged between 12-25 years old and would like to meet like-minded young people, musicians and performing artists then please pop along to The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart, on Wednesday's between 4:30pm-6:30pm.

9 Jun 21
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Music Shop @ The Vault Arts Centre

Delighted to have the music shop open again, Thursday-Saturday / 1pm-5pm at The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart and we've got some fantastic instruments available including acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, bouzouki, banjos, drum kits and amps plus strings, leads and accessories.

4 Jun 21
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7th annual music festival

This year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over the 9th-11th July 2021 however, in response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, it has been agreed that a much reduced programme be offered with a focus, this year, on the tune and song sessions which will be taking place in venues throughout the towns. We also hope to run a free outdoor concert however this will be dependent on the Scottish government advice and guidance at that time.

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