5 Oct 17
We are delighted to present to you a fantastic film which was made this year to showcase Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. If you've never visited the festival, we hope this will give you a taste of the activities, events and general craic' that takes place every year.
Filmed in 2016 by students from the film making workshops and work experience opportunities which were facilitated by Cree Studio, a partnership project between Dumfries and Galloway Council and Turning Point Scotland which provides personalised learning and development opportunities in music and short film production for people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions, and in 2017 by Sean Williams and Airborne Ltd who also completed the editing and production, it's a wonderful example of the difference the festival is making in Wigtownshire. Not only are there a host of opportunities to listen to, learn and participate in traditional music there are also a wide range of creative arts opportunities including live sound, photography and film making.
We would like to thank our funders and sponsors for giving us the means to commission this work, Cree Studio and Airborne Ltd for the fantastic filming and editing and Jarlath Henderson for permission to use "The Moutain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow" from his superb album "Hearts Broken, Heads Turned" as the soundtrack. A special thank you to Sean Williams from Airborne Ltd for pulling all of this together. Cheers man!
Enjoy!Watch on YouTube
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
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
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
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
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
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.