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What's On Guide


As well as the four festivals the charity now hosts every year, it also manages and runs a year-round programme of events at its dedicated live music and performing arts venue, The Vault Arts Centre, which is a social enterprise project that supports the work of charity.

26
Jul

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Folk Club

Join local and visiting musicians for an evening of live traditional Scottish/Irish music!

Doors: 7:00pm
FREE EVENT

27
Jul

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Bluegrass Picking & Song Session

Musicians of all ages and ability are very welcome or, if you prefer, just come along and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Free entry!

Doors: 7:00pm
FREE EVENT

8
Sep

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Singing Session with Jim Bainbridge

A chance for singers, accompanied or not, and of any genre, to add to the welcoming musical tradition of this friendly venue. Local & visiting singers are invited to contibute to a relaxed & unamplified session of songs. A few tunes, stories, poems & jokes also welcome- or a stepdance if the mood takes you. Come and sing or just have a beer or a coffee and enjoy a relaxed musical afternoon in good company- no entry charge.

Doors: 2:00pm
FREE EVENT

Trad Music Trust

The 10th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 12th-14th July 2024. It's an incredible achievement. The charity has created a viable, sustainable, event that continues to grow and develop, proudly celebrating the very best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music. Make sure you book early for what is shaping up to be the biggest event yet!

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