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) - facebook.com/thevaultartscentre/

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival (Trad Music Trust) - www.tradmusic.com

Girvan Folk Festival - www.girvantraditionalfolkfestival.org.uk

Moniaive Folk Festival - www.moniaivefolkfestival.com

Port Logan Big Skies Folk & Roots Festival - facebook.com/portloganfestival/

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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How to donate at JustGiving

A huge thank you to those of you who have donated so far to support this year's online version of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. If you're one of the 448 people who have viewed the online concert this year, and you haven't yet donated, here's how you do it.

10 Aug 20
Nathon Jones

Have you seen this?

If you haven't yet seen the online version of this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, it is available on YouTube until 10th August 2020. If you have already watched it but haven't yet donated, please click the title above to find out how you can donate.

31 Jul 20
Nathon Jones

Please support Trad Music Trust

If you enjoyed this year's online version of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival please remember that you can still donate online to support costs for next year's event and the on-going work of Trad Music Trust to develop traditional music in Dumfries & Galloway.

17 Jul 20
Nathon Jones

Sponsorship support from:
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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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