Thanks for tuning in!


14 Jul 20
by Nathon Jones

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival Online 2020

After some, predictable really, technical difficulties we were very happy to be able to bring you an e-version of this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. A huge thanks to everyone who took part and please remember that you can donate until 10th August 2020.

We're raising funds for next year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and the on-going work that Trad Music Trust does to encourage, develop, support and promote traditional music & dance learning, composition and performance in Dumfries & Galloway.

Watch Film & Donate Online

In Other News


Fiddle Lessons Online from 17th Feb

Local fiddle player Claire Mann will be hosting an Improving Beginners/Intermediate fiddle class online via Microsoft Teams every Wednesday for 6 weeks starting Wednesday 17th February 2021. It's free for under 25's or, if you're over 25, it's just £60 for the block. Online booking available now.

5 Feb 21
Nathon Jones

Wheelchair accessible facilities

Delighted to see the toilet facilities works under way at The Vault Arts Centre which will provide a wheelchair accessible cubicle and additional toilet facilities/capacity in both the ladies and gents toilets, with as little disruption as possible whilst we're currently closed to the public.

5 Feb 21
Nathon Jones

Tae Robert Burns

This time last year we celebrated Robert Burns with Dumfries singer Rose Byers and fantastic local piper Karen Keenan, live at The Vault Arts Centre. We would dearly love to be doing that again right now. Until we can again, have a happy Burns night and we’ll raise a dram together soon we hope x

25 Jan 21
Nathon Jones

Sponsorship support from:
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

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.

Subscribe to Newsletter

* indicates required