Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

Supported by:

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association

 

...until Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival 2017!

Thursday 7th July 2016 Concert
Doors from 5:45pm

  • Macmath: The Silent Page

Venue: Village Hall, Glentrool Village, Newton Stewart

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Entry to this concert is included with the Weekend Pass which offers discounted entry to all of our paid concert events.

Macmath: The Silent Page

Macmath:  The Silent PageMacmath: The Silent Page is all about breathing new life into a paper based collection and singing it back to life: reinventing the William Macmath collection with new tunes, arrangements and re-writings and in doing so showcasing some of Dumfries and Galloway's best and most respected traditional musicians.

Broughton House and Garden – Kirkcudbright –on the Solway coast in South West Scotland was once the home of artist Edward Hornel, one of the “Glasgow Boys”. It houses a library of books which Hornel acquired during his time in Kirkcudbright. One of these acquisitions was the Macmath collection of songs and letters. Many of the songs may not have been sung for a hundred years or more and the broad scope of this project is ‘to sing the collection back to life'.

Taking on this challenge are some of Dumfries and Galloway's outstanding traditional musicians: Emily Smith, Robyn Stapleton, Aaron Jones, Jamie McClennan, Clare Mann, Wendy Stewart and community musician Alison Burns.

Have a listen! Official Website


Live in Concert - Thursday 7th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

Macmath: The Silent Page

Wonderful restoration of Galloway songs...

Macmath: The Silent Page
Live in Concert - Friday 8th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

Rachel Newton Trio

'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' The Guardian

Rachel Newton Trio
Live in Concert - Friday 8th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

Mohsen Amini

BBC Radio Scotland Young Trad Musician of the Year 2016

Mohsen Amini
Live in Concert - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

Buille

Critically lauded, genre-defying new Irish music!

Buille
Live in Concert - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

Jim Malcolm

One of the finest singers in Scotland in any style.

Jim Malcolm
Live in Concert - Friday 8th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

The Mermaids

Wonderul vocal harmonies from local duo...

The Mermaids
Festival Marquee - All Weekend!

Festival Marquee

Concerts, sessions, workshops, BBQ, Real Ales...

Family Friendly Tune Sessions
Live in Concert - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

Fay Norris & David Ward

Scottish folk songs learned at her mother's knee.

Fay Norris
Film - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 2:00pm

Hamish: THe Movie

Robbie Fraser's wonderful documentary.

Fay Norris
Live in Concert - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 1:30pm

The Cracked Man

Dumfries & Galloway Music Showcase Concert

The Cracked Man
Learn a Language - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 4:45pm

Getting Started in Scots Gaelic

Taster class led by Andrew Wilson

Getting Started in Scots Gaelic
Bodhrán Workshop - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 2:30pm

Michael Drain

Learn bodhrán from one of Ireland's finest players.

Michael Drain
Singing Workshop - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 2:30pm

The Songs of Dumfries & Galloway

Singing workshops led by Robyn Stapleton.

Robyn Stapleton
Pipe Band Performance - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 12:30pm

Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums

Unique performance in the Earl of Galloway Gardens.

Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums
Live in Concert - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 1:30pm

Darcy DaSilva

Dumfries & Galloway Music Showcase Concert

The Cracked Man
Guitar Exhibitors - Saturday 9th July 2016 from 12noon

Hilsley Guitars

Wonderful hand-made guitars from Dumfries & Galloway.

Hilsley Guitars
Fiddle Workshop - Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 1:00pm

Claire Mann

Fiddle workshop from superb local fiddle player.

Claire Mann
Tune Sessions - All Weekend!

Family Friendly Tune Sessions

Bring your instruments and voices and join in!

Family Friendly Tune Sessions
Exhibitors - Saturday 9th July 2016 from 12noon

Galloway Strings

Superb hand-made instruments from Dumfries & Galloway.

Galloway Strings
Tune Sessions - All Weekend

Great music all weekend

Tune sessions all weekend throughout the town.

Tune Sessions - All Weekend