Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh!


30 Nov 18
by Nathon Jones

Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh!

Everyone at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival would like to wish you all a very happy St. Andrew's Day.

St. Andrew is, as well as patron saint of Scotland, also the patron saint of Russia, Italy's Amalfi, Greece and Barbados.

St. Andrew was sentenced to death by crucifixion by the Romans in Greece on 30th November 60AD, but asked to be crucified on a diagonal cross as he felt he wasn't worthy to die on the same shape of cross as Jesus. This diagonal cross is used on the Scottish flag - the Saltire.

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Sláinte!

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In Other News


Cancelled - Emily Smith Concert

It is with deep regret that, due to poor ticket sales, we're having to announce the cancellation of the Emily Smith Songs For Christmas concert due to be held this coming Saturday 15th December at Our Lady & St Ninian's Church. All bookings so far will, of course, receive a full refund.

10 Dec 18
Nathon Jones

Registration Open for 2019

Registration is now open for Scottish Highland dancing competition, SOBHD Competition BJ4, on Saturday 13th July 2019 at Minnigaff Playing Fields, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

8 Dec 18
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Mànran Live at Stranraer

Don't miss the fabulous Gary Innes, Ewen Henderson, Ross Saunders, Ryan Murphy, Mark Scobbie and Craig Irving, otherwise known as Scottish supergroup Mànran, live at The Fitba Bar, Stranraer, this coming Friday 7th December from 7:30pm.

29 Nov 18
Nathon Jones

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  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

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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