A feast of workshops next weekend!

2 Jul 19
by Nathon Jones

Rachel Hair's Harp Workshop takes place on Saturday 13th July at 3:00pm

This year's festival has a bumper 8 workshops on the programme and the chance to learn from some of the best musicians in traditional music. Take your pick from Harp, Tin Whistle (Beginners & Intermediate), Guitar, Fiddle, Gaelic Song and Irish Flute and, if you're under 25, it's free to take part.

Workshop Programme 2019
All workshops are £10.00 for over 25's, or £FREE for under 25's, supporting young people into traditional music in Dumfries & Galloway.
You can book online using the links below, or simply turn up and pay on the door.

Friday 12th July 2019
4:00pm - Fiddle Workshop with Benedict Morris - Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
Information & Book Online

4:00pm - Gaelic Song with Wendy Stewart - The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart
Information & Book Online

Saturday 13th July 2019
10:30am - Come & Try Tin Whistle with Claire Mann (Beginners) - The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart
Whistles will be available on the day.
Information & Book Online

12:00pm - Tin Whistle Workshop with Claire Mann (Intermediate) - The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart
Information & Book Online

1:00pm - Come & Try Traditional Music with Fèis Rois - McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
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1:30pm - Flute Workshop with Steph Geremia - The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart
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3:00pm - Come & Try Harp with Rachel Hair - McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
Nifty Harps will be avaiable on the day.
Information & Book Online

3:00pm - Guitar Workshop with Ron Jappy - McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
Information & Book Online


Workshop Programme 2019

In Other News

Win tickets for 10th-12th July 2020

If you were lucky enough to have attended the festival this year, we're on the hunt for your thoughts, comments and feedback to help us improve and develop the event plus, if you leave an e-mail address and/or telephone, you'll be automatically entered in the prize draw to win tickets for 2020!

31 Aug 19
Nathon Jones

Farewell to Creebridge House Hotel

It was with much confusion, and sadness, that we were informed earlier this month that our long term festival hosts, Creebridge House Hotel, have booked a wedding over the festival dates in 2020, ending what has been a fantastic relationship between the charity and the hotel over the past 6 years.

28 Aug 19
Nathon Jones

Last chance for D&G Life nomination

Did you visit the festival this year? Maybe you've been involved in some of the projects Trad Music Trust are delivering in the region? If so, we'd really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to nominate us for a D&G Life Award, the deadline for which is this Sunday.

8 Aug 19
Nathon Jones

Sponsorship support from:
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  • 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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