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Scots Trad Music Awards Nominations

4 Oct 17
Nathon Jones


MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are open for nominations and if you've enjoyed and/or benefitted from the Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival we'd really appreciate your support with a nomination for Community Project of the Year and/or Event of the Year.

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards highlight Scotland's wonderful traditional music in a high profile awards ceremony that, this year, will take place at The Lagoon Centre, Paisley, on Saturday 2nd December.

You have until Friday 13th October to cast your vote and we'd really appreciate it if you would consider nominating Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in either the Community Project of the Year, sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, or Event of the Year, sponsored by VisitScotland, categories or you could of course nominate the festival for both!

The Community Project of the Year award is for the traditional music project that best serves your community and the Event of the Year award is to recognise the traditional music event/festival in 2017 which was best organised, most welcoming, had the best or most discerning audiences.

Also in the list of categories is the Scots Trad Album of the Year 2017 which is determined by a panel of industry experts and our very own Aaron Jones with his band Old Blind Dogs and their latest release “Room with a View” have been nominated in the top 20 longlist for this award so please do get nominating and let's make it a year to remember for Dumfries & Galloway!

You can nominate online at the following address www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/tradawards2017 or simply click the button below.

Thank you for your support!

Click Here to Nominate

What's on at the park in 2019?

Delighted to confirm that Little Penguin Paints will be joining us at Minnigaff Playing Fields next year for the second Scottish Highland Dancing competition event on Saturday 13th July 2019 from 10am.


12 Aug 18
Nathon Jones

Festival Gallery 2018 on Facebook

We've just uploaded some of the best pictures from this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival to the official festival Facebook page. Huge thanks to everyone who came and to David Moses Photographer for such outstanding photographs throughout the weekend.


26 Jul 18
Nathon Jones

Weekend Passes 2019 - On Sale Now!

Weekend passes for the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are on sale NOW and if you enter discount code SUPEREARLYBIRD19 at checkout you'll save 20% on the standard weekend pass price until January 2019!


24 Jul 18
Nathon Jones

Rhona & Nathon Jones @ Waterfront

Just a wee note to say that our Festival Director Nathon Jones will be performing with the fabulous Rhona Jones this weekend at the Waterfront Hotel & Bistro, Portpatrick, between 6:30pm-8:30pm on Saturday 28th July.


28 Jun 18
Billie Jones

Newcastleton Festival Weekend :)

The 49th Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival takes place this weekend over the 29th, 30th June and 1st July and it's a packed programme of dancing, workshops, competitions, tune and song sessions all weekend in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Don't miss it!


27 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

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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