Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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New Festival Website Live!

1 May 17
Nathon Jones goes live!

We've been working very hard on our new website, with the help of Nathon Jones Website Design, and we are delighted to re-launch today. Welcome to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival 2017!

You'll find all the latest festival news, lineup announcements, workshops, ticket information and more right here with weekly updates from members of our wonderful management committee and our Festival Director.

We'll be adding lots of stuff to the website over the coming weeks including our new gallery which features images from all of our previous events, details of this year's concerts, workshops, sessions and the tune and song writing competitions, details of how you can get involved this year including volunteering opportunities and a new 6-week photography course facilitated by professional photographer David Moses with attendees, as well as learning from one of the region's top photographers, getting the chance to act as the official festival photographers during the festival weekend.

We'll also have new concert and workshop announcements throughout May as we work to secure another fantastic lineup for this year's event.

We look forward to welcoming you all to this beautiful part of Dumfries & Galloway again in July and we are, as ever, super excited about the festival again.  The best in traditional Scottish and Irish music right here on our doorsteps.  Ye' cannae beat it!

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Festival Line-up Launch

You are cordially invited to Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff, on Friday 16th March 2018 from 6pm to hear the confirmed line-up for this year's festival and to reflect on 5 fantastic years so far via photos, film, live music and unique special offer ticket discounts for this year's event.

14 Mar 18
Nathon Jones

Need accommodation?

We have an option, this year, to utilise Minnigaff Youth Hostel which has 26 beds available in 3 rooms - 1 four-bedded, 1 six-bedded and 2 eight-bedded - with 2 showers and 4 toilets. There's ample parking too should you have a motorhome or caravan and are looking for safe overnight parking.

9 Mar 18
Nathon Jones

Kim Carnie @TradFestival 2018

Delighted to be adding Kim Carnie and her trio featuring Euan Burton and Jack Badcock to this year's line-up. Kim, Euan and Jack will perform on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart in a concert that also features ace guitarist Clive Carroll and the outstanding Old Blind Dogs.

25 Feb 18
Nathon Jones

Andy Irvine Live @TradFestival

We can hardly believe it ourselves either, but the one and only Andy Irvine himself will be performing at this year's festival in a special one-off concert in the Festival Marquee to celebrate our 5th anniversary in real style! Tickets on sale from 1st March or buy an early bird weekend pass today!

16 Feb 18
Nathon Jones

New Ticket Booking System Live!

Delighted to announce our new partnership with LIVE IT and, with it, a brand new ticket booking system for the festival. Unlike previous years you'll now receive an e-ticket immediately on purchase which you can print, or bring on a mobile device, to be redeemed for the relevant wristband/s.

14 Feb 18
Nathon Jones

5th Anniversary Year Celebrations!

2018 sees the 5th anniversary of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and we're pulling out all the stops to deliver another outstanding event in Wigtownshire. This year sees us host officially registered Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music who will be performing over the 3 days. We have the bubbly on ice and can't wait to see you all again in Galloway. The tunes last year were just mighty!

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