Benefits of Sponsorship


26 Jun 19
by Nathon Jones

Harry Lochrie & Billie Jones at The Harbour Inn, Garlieston

Harry Lochrie, proprietor at The Harbour Inn in Garlieston, receiving his framed print of the Overall Highland Winner in the 8 Years & over Beginners section at last year's Highland dancing competition, whose trophy was sponsored by The Harbour Inn. Could you support us this year?

Businesses or individuals who sponsor at the Overall Highland Trophy level or above (see How to Sponsor) have their business name engraved on a winners trophy and receive a framed print of the winning dancer with their trophy which can take pride of place at your business or at your home and demonstrates your committment to supporting young people's projects in the region and your support for the important arts, culture and heritage of Scotland.

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival would like to say a huge thank you to Harry & Carol Lochrie and everyone at The Harbour Inn, Garlieston, for their support in 2018 and we look forward to another fantastic year of Highland dancing competition again this year, thanks to your support.

Benefits of Sponsorship & How to Sponsor

In Other News


Superb night at The Vault

Huge thanks to Connor Clark & The Matador Kings and the brilliant Kasama for a truly memorable gig at The Vault Arts Centre on Saturday night. Absolutely class performances from both bands and an unforgettable night of live music. Looking forward to round 2 in early 2020!

11 Nov 19
Nathon Jones

We did it!

We're thrilled to announce that Trad Music Trust's Project Co-ordinator and Festival Director for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, Nathon Jones, won the Culture Champion of the Year award at the D&G Life Awards last Friday night.

11 Nov 19
Billie Jones

D&G Life Awards Tonight

We would like to wish Project Co-ordinator & Festival Director, Nathon Jones, all the very best of luck this evening as he travels to Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries, for the 10th anniversary of the D&G Life Awards. Nathon has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Culture Champion of the Year category.

8 Nov 19
Billie Jones

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Five Kingdoms Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

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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