47 young dancers competed in 2019 at one of the largest traditional Scottish dancing competitions in South West Scotland.
Dancers celebrate their acheivements at the Highland Dancing Competition in 2018
Southwest Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is held at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.
Highland Dancing Competition
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Concerts and picking sessions throughout the weekend at SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival.
A packed Festival Marquee enjoying the Sarah Markey Band at the 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in July 2022.
On Sale Now - Early Bird 2023
Absolutely thrilled to have secured Flook for the 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023. Early bird Weekend Passes on sale now!
Weekend Passes 2023
Don't miss the fabulous HEISK live at the 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023. Weekend passes on sale now!
Opening night is always a special one and 2023 will be no exception, with the incredible Ciarán Ryan Band with support from Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe & Daniel Quayle.
Confirmed for SpringGrass 2023; Good Guy Hank offer heartbreak, joy and everything in-between with blistering bluegrass country guitar, lightning mandolin, virtuoso fiddle playing and three part harmonies galore!
7 Jul 22by Nathon Jones
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.
The programme details all of the events that are taking place this year, along with venue information and map.
With huge thanks to J&B Print Ltd, Newton Stewart, and David McCreadie/Dabhands Blog for the fabulous shot of Newton Stewart and Cairnsmore of Fleet.
What's on in 2022?
What a fantastic evening at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Sunday night at the Caird Hall in Dundee, and though the festival didn't come away with first prize, it was an absolute honour to be nominated alongside such incredible national events. Huge congratulations to winners HebCelt!
7 Dec 22Nathon Jones
We are absolutely thrilled to confirm Flook for next year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival - 7th-9th July 2023. Brian Finnegan, Sarah Allen, Ed Boyd and John Joe Kelly will perform on the Saturday of the festival in the Festival Marquee. Weekend passes on sale now!
30 Nov 22Nathon Jones
Trad Music Trust is committed to improving its environmental efforts and to reducing its carbon footprint and, to that end, has recently joined the Green Arts Initiative. We report back to the Green Arts Initiative on the efforts we've made and look at what else we can do to improve year on year.
22 Nov 22Nathon Jones
The 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 7th-9th July 2023 and, after an incredible year in 2022, will continue the festival's tradition of bringing the absolute best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music and dance to perform in Galloway. Stay tuned throughout the year for programme announcements, or grab an Early Bird Weekend Pass - on sale now - and secure your seats now for 2023!