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.

  • Graham Rodger

Chairperson

  • Darren Andrews

Vice-Chairperson

  • Fraser Cluckie

Treasurer

  • Carmel Jones

Trustee

  • John Gracey

Trustee

  • Billy Jones

Trustee

  • Brian Russell

Trustee

  • Robert Reid

Trustee

  • Lance Edmonds

Trustee

  • Nathon Jones

Project Co-ordinator & Festival Director

  • Rhona Jones

Youth Project Worker

  • 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

Supported by:
  • Kilgallioch Community Fund Logo
  • The Holywood Trust Logo
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

8th annual music festival

The 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over the 8th-10th July 2022 and plans are already underway for a HUGE comeback event featuring, as ever, the very best in traditional music. We're delighted that the Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band, Sarah Markey Band and GrĂ¡inne Brady are already confirmed and thrilled to also announce Irish fiddler player Megan Nic Fhionnghaile! It's going to be an incredible weekend, not to be missed.

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