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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.

1
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Wild Fire + Chopperhead

Wild Fire herald from Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. The boys have been taking Scotland by storm over the past few years! They have played at Bannermans with Six Year Silence and Dread Persephone. They have also played there with Twister.

Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £7.00

4
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

TVYP Guitar Lessons

FREE guitar lessons for TVYP members (free to join and open to anyone aged 12-25 living in Dumfries & Galloway) with local guitarist Nathon Jones. All abilities welcome.

Doors: 3:30pm
FREE EVENT

6
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

TVYP Rehearsal Space

Open to anyone aged 12-25 living in Dumfries & Galloway. Use of the professional PA, lighting, stage and musical instruments at The Vault Arts Centre.

Doors: 7:00pm
FREE EVENT

11
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

TVYP Guitar Lessons

FREE guitar lessons for TVYP members (free to join and open to anyone aged 12-25 living in Dumfries & Galloway) with local guitarist Nathon Jones. All abilities welcome.

Doors: 3:30pm
FREE EVENT

13
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

TVYP - Warhammer Games Night

Join like-minded young people for the fortnightly Warhammer and games night at The Vault Arts Centre, open to anyone aged 12-25.

Doors: 6:00pm
FREE EVENT

14
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Open Mic Night

Join fellow musicians and music lovers for the return of the popular Open Mic night featuring the very best in local and visiting talent....YOU!

Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £5.00 / £3.00 (Concession)

21
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Eryn Rae + Michael Biggins

Fiddle player Eryn Rae is the current BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Multi-instrumentalist Michael Biggins won the same award in 2021. An incredible opening night for this year's Autumn Trad Festival that you simply should not miss!

Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £15.00 / £12.50 (Concession)

22
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Ryan Young + Binky Blue

Ryan Young's traditional Scottish fiddle playing will take you on an emotional journey and lift your spirits. Binky Blue are a brother and sister duo that have been bringing their exciting neo-trad music to audiences across Scotland since 2018.

Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £15.00 / £12.50 (Concession)

23
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Sunday Session

It wouldn't be a traditional music festival without the obligatory leaver's/survivor's session on the Sunday. Musicians are very welcome or, if you prefer, just come along and enjoy the music, atmosphere and all the usual craic'. Free entry.

Doors: 3:00pm
FREE EVENT

28
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Marianne McGregor

Marianne McGregor is a prominent new voice in the Scottish Jazz Scene. Highly acclaimed ‘Best Vocalist’ at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2021, McGregor continues to gain recognition for her powerful voice, improvising and original songs.

Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £12.00 / £8.00 (Concession)

29
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Introduction to Wine Tasting - Part 2

Calling all wine lovers...Wineforfun are hosting a fun and informative Introduction to Wine Tasting - Part 2. Taste and learn about 6 excellent wines with matched small tapas dishes! Advance-purchased ticket only.

Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £30.00

30
Oct

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Soul From The Stix

Four DJs present a Sunday soul session on original vinyl for your listening pleasure. Free entry. Licensed bar.

Doors: 2:00pm
FREE EVENT

Trad Music Trust

The 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 7th-9th July 2023 and, after an incredible year in 2022, will continue the festival's tradition of bringing the absolute best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music and dance to perform in Galloway. Stay tuned throughout the year for programme announcements, or grab an Early Bird Weekend Pass - on sale now - and secure your seats now for 2023!

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