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.
Project Co-ordinator & Festival Director
Youth Project Worker
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.