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Kim Carnie @TradFestival 2018

25 Feb 18
Nathon Jones

Kim Carnie

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.

The voice of THQ Nordic’s ‘Black Mirror’ trailer and with soundtrack and on-screen appearances in Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’, it is unsurprising that Kim Carnie, with her ‘velvet-voiced authority’ (the Scotsman) has been marked as one to watch. 2017 saw the release of Kim’s debut EP ‘In Her Company – Na Cuideachd’ featuring some of Scotland’s finest musicians: guitarist Innes White; fiddler Megan Henderson; double bassist Euan Burton; pianist John Lowrie as well as singers Mischa MacPherson and Siobhan Miller. Carnie’s 2018 has been equally as sweet including a performance at the Hydro to an audience of 8500 as well as performing with the BBC SSO in a night celebrating the ‘crème de la crème of contemporary Gaelic singers’ and Gaelic song (Celtic Connections). At home on stage, and in front of a camera, Kim is currently a children’s TV Presenter on BBC Scotland’s Dè a-Nis?.

​Kim will be joined on stage by Euan Burton, an award-winning Composer, Bassist, Producer and one of the leading musicians to emerge from Scotland in the last decade. Signed to Whirlwind Recordings, he has released two internationally acclaimed albums with them: “Occurrences” (2012) and “Too Much Love” (2014). Performing constantly with the UK’s foremost musicians he’s played and recorded with an endless list of acclaimed musicians such as Julian Arguelles, Martin Kershaw, Kit Downes, Tom Gibbs, Eddi Reader, Kris Drever and Siobhan Miller.

Dublin-born Jack Badcock is a singer and guitarist who is most known for his work in Dallahan; winners of the 'Instrumental Cut of The Year' at the LiveIreland Awards 2016; Scots Trad Music Award nominees in 2015 for 'Folk Band of The Year' and shortlisted for ‘Album of the Year’ in both 2015 and 2016. Dallahan’s music was described by fRoots magazine as “the most exciting Irish music I've heard in a long time...Lunasa for the new generation”.  Badcock also plays in Larsa, Gallo Rojo and duo 'Jack Badcock and Ciaran Ryan'.

Kim Carnie Official Website

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

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

Hannah Rarity Live @TradFestival

Delighted to announce that the winner of BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity, will be performing at this year's 5th anniversary Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.

6 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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