Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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7 Jun 18
Nathon Jones


Roll on July!

Wow, it's less than a month until we welcome you all again to the concerts, workshops, tune and song sessions, highland dancing, pipes...it's a packed programme again and rightly so for it's our 5th anniversary! Grab a weekend pass and save up to £30.50 per person this year.

LAS, Andy Irvine, Hannah Rarity, Tim Edey, Old Blind Dogs, Kim Carnie, Clive Carroll, Claire Mann, Aaron & Nathon Jones, The Lost Boys, Catriona McGhie, The Barrstools...then there's the Scottish Highland dancing competitions, pipes, outstanding tune and song sessions, music, dance and language workshops...glorious Galloway too?

It's going to be an unforgettable 5th anniversary year and we hope that you'll all join us.

Weekend passes are priced at £35.00 (Over 25's) and £30.00 (Under 25's / Over 65's) which, if you don't qualify for a concession, saves you £30.50 on the standard individual concert ticket prices.  Bargain of the year?

Looking forward to a slice of birthday cake and a glass of bubbly this July!

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Festival live on Folk and Stuff

Don't miss the festival's feature on this evening's Folk and Stuff radio show on Alive Radio 107.3fm from 9:00pm - 11:00pm which, as well as tunes and songs from the artists appearing at this year's festival, also features live performances from the festival association band.


12 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Festival on BBC Radio Ulster

Unbelievable support from the wonderful Lynette Fay and everyone involved in the Folk Club show on BBC Radio Ulster. We were delighted to featured on this week's show which you can listen to for the next 30 days online. Delighted that Lynette also featured our favourite Kim Carnie song! Yay!


11 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Festival trailer at the Cinema

Now showing at the best community cinema in Scotland, we'd like to say a huge thank you to Newton Stewart Cinema for running the festival promotional film as one of their trailers throughout June/July. We got a sneak peak this morning and it's brilliant seeing it on the big screen. Wow!


8 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Shout out for stall holders

Are you an artist, crafter, gardener, trader or local produce maker? We're offering a wonderful opportunity to grab one of the 14 market stalls available to hire at this year's Scottish Highland dancing competition event at Minnigaff Park on Saturday 7th July from 10:30am - 4:30pm.


7 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Live music at the Galloway Bar

We're back on the road again this weekend raising money for the festival with some live music at Newton Stewart's best wee bar and restaurant, the Galloway Bar, on Friday 1st June 2018 from 8:30pm. There'll be tunes, songs, all the usual shenanigoats and discount vouchers for festival tickets!


29 May 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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