Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards

4 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Dumfries & Galloway Life Magazine

We'd really appreciate your support with a nomination for a DG Life Award this year; for the work that we've done to get the festival to the stage it's at and that we continue to do to further develop the event, promote our region and the fabulous, talented, people that live and work here.

Returning for it's eighth year now, Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards 2017 opens for nominations this month and we'd really appreciate it if you could show your support for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.

As anyone who knows us will know, we're not in this for awards but we do want to put the event, and the region, on the map and let as many people know about the wealth of fabulously talented people, businesses, organisations, events, activities and opportunities that we have here in Wigtownshire.

Perhaps you are a business or musician who has directly benefitted from the festival; or someone you know is aged 25 or under and has benefitted from the free workshops we've put on every year; or the live sound, film making and photography workshops and mentoring?

A nomination for a Dumfries & Galloway Life Award would go a long way towards further raising the profile of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and to acknowledge the hard work and dedication the organisation and the management committee that have made it happen these past 4 years have put in.  Thank you so much for your support.

You can nominate online at:

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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