Trad Music Trust


In August 2018, Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association's application to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, under the new name Trad Music Trust, was approved by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The aim of the organisation is to encourage, develop, support and promote traditional music, dance and language learning and performance in Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway.

Trad Music Trust's charitable purposes are:

4.1. the advancement of education in traditional music, dance and language by encouraging, supporting, delivering, developing and promoting traditional music, dance and language learning and education through a range of workshops, talks, training days and other educational events and opportunities;

4.2. the provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended;

4.3. the advancement of the arts, heritage and culture of Scotland and other Celtic nations

Who Are We?


Trad Music Trust is almost entirely voluntary run - there are no paid members of staff - and is managed by a Board of Trustees, Project Co-ordinator, Festival Director and Dance Co-ordinator all of whom, along with volunteers from the local community, work incredibly hard to deliver fantastic projects in the region.

  • Carmel Jones

Chairperson

  • Graham Rodger

Vice-Chairperson

  • Fraser Cluckie

Treasurer

  • Rhona Jones

Secretary

  • John Gracey

Trustee

  • Billy Jones

Trustee

  • Brian Russell

Trustee

  • Robert Reid

Trustee

  • Lance Edmonds

Trustee

  • Nathon Jones

Project Co-ordinator & Festival Director

  • Billie Jones

Project Co-ordinator

Join


Are you passionate about traditional music, dance and language? Can you offer your time, skills and experience to support traditional music, dance and language learning, composition and performance projects in Dumfries & Galloway?

Membership is open to any individual or corporate body who supports the purposes of the organisation. It's free to join and as well as important arts, culture and heritage projects you'll also be supporting projects that are delivering direct economic benefits in the region.

Membership Application Form

MembershipApplicationForm.pdf

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Five Kingdoms Brewery Logo
  • 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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