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:

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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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