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Festival workshops announced


28 Jun 22
by Nathon Jones

Michael Drain bodhrán class at the McMillan Hall

It wouldn't be festival Saturday without the workshops which, as always, are completely FREE for under 25s and just £12 per person, per workshop, for everyone else. Learn flute/whistle with Sarah Markey, tenor banjo with Marty Barry and bodhrán with Michael Drain.

All classes take place on Saturday 9th July as follows:

Beginner bodhrán with Michael Drain
The Vault Arts Centre - 10:30am

Fiddle with Megan Níc Fhionnghaile
McMillan Hall - 10:30am

Tenor banjo with Marty Barry
McMillan Hall - 12noon

Flute/Whistle with Sarah Markey
The Vault Arts Centre - 12noon

Intermediate bodhrán with Michael Drain
McMillan Hall - 1:30pm

Click the link below for further information and booking links.

Traditional Music Workshops

In Other News


Kelton arrives safe and sound

Many thanks to J&J Currie Ltd and the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership for their support in ensuring that the fabulous 'Kelton' arrived safe and sound at Minnigaff Playing Fields for this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival...and doesn't he look wonderful?  

7 Jul 22
Nathon Jones

Official programmes available from Friday 8th July

Hot off the press, the official programme for this year's festival will be available from The Vault Arts Centre from 1pm tomorrow and at the evening concert events in the new Festival Marquee.  

7 Jul 22
Nathon Jones

Fiddle workshop with Megan Níc Fhionnghaile

Currently studying Irish Music at the Irish World Academy in the University of Limerick, Megan Níc Fhionnghaile - who is performing at the Saturday night concert - will be hosting a fiddle workshop at 10:30am on Saturday 9th July 2022 at McMillan Hall. FREE for under 25s or £12 for everyone else.  

7 Jul 22
Nathon Jones

Trad Music Trust

The 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over the 8th-10th July 2022 and it's a HUGE comeback event featuring, as ever, the very best in traditional music & dance. The Sarah Markey Band, Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band with Michael McGoldrick, Megan Nic Fhionnghaile, Malin Makes Music, John McSherry & Francis McIlduff, Heather Cartwright, Mairi McGillivray and Blue Rose Code (trio)!! It's going to be another incredible weekend.

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