Trad Music in South West Scotland

27 Mar 20
by Nathon Jones

Nathon & Aaron Jones

Join Aaron & Nathon Jones live from their respective living rooms on Sat 28th March to help raise funds to support The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, Girvan Folk Festival, Moniaive Folk Festival and Port Logan Big Skies Folk & Roots Festival.

With many events having to be cancelled this year, venues closed for the foreseeable future and performing artists and musicians unable to work it is now, more than ever, that traditional music and dance needs your support.

We are hosting two live streaming concerts to raise funds for the following events and organisations that have suffered as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic to hopefully give them a cash boost heading into 2021 and to show solidarity with organisations and events that work to encourage, develop, support and promote traditional music & dance in South West Scotland.

The Vault Arts Centre (Trad Music Trust) -

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival (Trad Music Trust) -

Girvan Folk Festival -

Moniaive Folk Festival -

Port Logan Big Skies Folk & Roots Festival -

We have created a campaign on the Trad Music Trust JustGiving website which is open, now, for donations.  Please click the link below to donate now.

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In Other News

Key Worker Discount for 2021

As a thank you to everyone who is working on the front line to protect and support us all during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, Trad Music Trust would like to offer a 50% discount on Weekend Passes for Key Workers for next year's festival over 9th-11th July 2021.

12 May 20
Nathon Jones

Festival Re-scheduled for 2021

Just now, we would usually be full-steam-ahead with preparations for the annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance festival, due to take place over 10th-12th July 2020. It is with a very heavy heart indeed, therefore, that we announce the cancellation of this year's event.

12 May 20
Nathon Jones

Live Concert 28th March Update

Just a wee update to say that Aaron and I will not now be performing together tomorrow night but will, instead, be broadcasting to you separately from our own living rooms. As a result, we have rescheduled for an 8:30pm start once all the little ones are safely tucked up in bed! Don't miss it!

17 Mar 20
Nathon Jones

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7th annual music festival

The 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will now take place over the 9th-11th July 2021 following the Trust's decision to re-schedule this year's event due to Covid-19. We are in negotiation with the artists booked for this year and hope to secure them all for 2021, plus a few extra surprises, so we'll be back with another packed programme of traditional music and dance next year. We hope you'll join us.

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