Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Traditional Music Workshops


Since 2014 we have delivered traditional music workshops in Fiddle, Harp, Whistle, Guitar, Mandolin, Concertina, Bodhrán, Scottish Highland Dancing, Singing, Piping & Drumming, Scots Gaelic, Live Sound, Film Making, Photography; all taught by award nominated and award winning traditional musicians and creative professionals.

This year we have another fantastic programme of traditional music, dance and language workshops planned and, as we've done every year of the festival, we're offering them FREE for under 25's.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Gaelic Singing Workshop - Joy Dunlop

Saturday 7th July 2018
From 11:00am

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)

Have you always wanted to try Gaelic singing? If so, why not come and learn a few songs in with Mòd Gold Medalist, Joy Dunlop. No previous experience of Gaelic or singing necessary - just a have a go attitude! Participants will receive paper copies of all material covered but feel free to take a small recording device/dictaphone along with you.

Guitar Workshop with Tim Edey

Saturday 7th July 2018
From 12:00pm

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)

Fantastic opportunity to be taught guitar by one of this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee's for Best Musician, Tim Edey.

Scottish Stepdance Workshop with Joy Dunlop

Saturday 7th July 2018
From 12:30pm

Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)

Step dance is a form of percussive dance; although its origins lie in Scotland, it also can be found in Cape Breton, where Scottish emigrant communities settled. Why not come and try your hand (or feet!) at learning a few steps with Pan Celtic Traditional Dance Champion Joy Dunlop. No dancing experience is necessary but make sure to bring with you a pair of hard soled shoes and a bottle of water.

5th Anniversary Year Celebrations!

2018 sees the 5th anniversary of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and we're pulling out all the stops to deliver another outstanding event in Wigtownshire. This year sees us host officially registered Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music who will be performing over the 3 days. We have the bubbly on ice and can't wait to see you all again in Galloway. The tunes last year were just mighty!

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