Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

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Please select from any of the ticketed events below; all other events are free and/or participatory. We accept all major credit/debit cards with secure payment processing by PayPal (no PayPal account required).

Weekend Pass

Access to all ticketed events (excluding workshops)
Friday 7th July - Sunday 9th July 2017
£35.00 (Full) / £30.00 (Concession) BUY

Purchase a weekend pass and get access to all ticketed events (excluding workshops). You'll save up to £10.00 depending on which events you choose and we also have a special surprise in store for 10 lucky weekend pass holders - announcements to follow in May/June!

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan plus support

Festival Marquee, Minnigaff
Friday 7th July / Doors 7:30pm
£12.00 (Full) / £10.00 (Concession) BUY

The fabulous Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan headline the opening Friday night concert at the 4th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival.

ATLAS

Festival Marquee, Minnigaff
Friday 7th July / Doors 7:30pm
£12.00 (Full) / £10.00 (Concession) BUY

Thrilled to announce Atlas, Cillian Doheny (Guitars) & Cillian King (concertina), who will be performing at our opening night concert which also features the Festival Association house band and the fabulous Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan. What a lineup!

John & Rona Carson

The Star Inn, Newton Stewart
Friday 7th July / Doors 8:00pm
Free Entry

Local duo John & Rona Carson will be entertaining from 8pm until "yon time" at the Star Inn again this year. You can catch this popular local duo on Friday night and also on Saturday afternoon at the Acoustic Cafe.

CANCELLED - Guitar Workshop with Tim Edey

Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July / Doors 12:00pm
£10.00 (Full) / £0.00 (Concession) BUY

Due to circumstances entirely beyond his control, Tim Edey is unable to get to us today. If you have already purchased tickets please visit the Festival Office for a refund.

The Acoustic Cafe

The Belted Galloway, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

The Acoustic Cafe features a range of acts throughout the day whilst you relax with a meal, snack, tea/coffee, a pint or a glass of wine. If you're a budding singer/songwriter and musician please get in touch and we'll happily add you to the bill!

Highland Dancing Workshop with Paula Herries

Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Learn highland dancing with local dance instructor Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing. This is a free event, open to all ages and levels of experience.

Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums

Monument Gardens, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

A regular feature of the festival, Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums will open the Saturday programme of events with a live performance at noon, overlooking the Creebridge and RIver Cree.

Modern Traditions with Konchis

Newton Stewart Centre, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

In association with Music+ we're delighted to welcome 25 year old producer, MC & DJ, Konchis, to the festival this year to facilitate a workshop on recording, sampling and controlling using cutting-edge groove production. Available for 14-19 year olds.

Harp Workshop with Becky Hill

Newton Stewart Centre, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 1:30pm
£10.00 (Full) / £0.00 (Concession) BUY

Harp workshop with one of Scotland's finest young harp players, Becky Hill; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student and a fantastic all-round musician.

Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums

Festival Marquee, Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July / Doors 1:30pm
£5.00 (Full) / £5.00 (Concession) BUY

A unique performance in the Festival Marquee by Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums with accompanied dancing from students from Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing.

Film making with Airborne Ltd

Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July / Doors 2:00pm
Free Entry

Aimed at teaching you how to create an engaging piece of film without having expensive cameras and gear, this is the perfect workshop for anyone with an interest in film making and great opportunity to learn from a professional film maker.

Fiddle Workshop with Charlie Stewart

Newton Stewart Centre, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 2:30pm
£10.00 (Full) / £0.00 (Concession) BUY

Learn fiddle from BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, the fantastic Charlie Stewart. A wonderful opportunity to be taught by one of Scotland's brightest young talents.

Piping Workshop

Festival Marquee, Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July / Doors 2:30pm
Free Entry

Introduction to piping with Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums straight after their performance at the Festival Marquee with Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing. This workshop is free and open to all ages and experience.

Fáilte & Darcy DaSilva

Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 3:00pm
£8.00 (Full) / £8.00 (Concession) BUY

Brilliant opportunity to enjoy live music at Newton Stewart's wonderful new gin distillery overlooking the mountain of Cairnsmore of Fleet featuring Fáilte, a 7-piece traditional band from Northern Ireland, and local singer/songwriter Darcy DaSilva from Moniaive.

An Introduction to Scots Gaelic

Newton Stewart Centre, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 4:00pm
£10.00 (Full) / £0.00 (Concession) BUY

Learn Scots Gaelic with Gaelic speaker and local tutor Andrew Wilson from Wigtown who we're delighted is supporting us again this year by facilitating another Introduction to Scots Gaelic language workshop.

Jarlath Henderson Band plus support

The McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 7:30pm
£15.00 (Full) / £12.00 (Concession) BUY

Brilliant opportunity to catch BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jarlath Henderson & Band with support from Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, Charlie Stewart & Becky Hill. An outstanding lineup again for our finale concert.

Ross & Ali Live

The McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 7:30pm
£15.00 (Full) / £12.00 (Concession) BUY

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, Jarlath Henderson & Band, Charlie Stewart & Becky Hill in one concert? You better believe it! Our Saturday night finale concert features one of our strongest lineups yet. One not to be missed.

Charlie Stewart & Becky Hill

The McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July / Doors 7:30pm
£15.00 (Full) / £12.00 (Concession) BUY

Catch exciting young fiddle player and BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Charlie Stewart, accompanied by the fantastic Becky Hill on harp who open our Saturday night finale concert in style.

Sessions @ Blackhorse Hotel

Blackhorse Hotel, Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians are welcome all weekend at the Blackhorse Hotel which has a cosy bar area and a fantastic restaurant serving good food all weekend. Come in to recharge the batteries or bring your instruments and start or join in a session.

Sessions @ The Star Inn

The Star Inn, Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome and open for sessions all weekend, you'll get a warm welcome at the Star Inn. John & Rona Carson hosting from 8pm.

Sessions @ Central Bar

Central Bar, Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome throughout the weekend and sessions all day on Friday at the Central Bar.

Sessions @ Galloway Arms Bar

Galloway Arms Bar & Restaurant, Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome all weekend at the Galloway Arms Bar which has a good choice of beers and spirits and serves food all day.

Sessions @ Creebridge House Hotel

Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

There'll be sessions all weekend and right through to Monday at Creebridge House Hotel. Musicians welcome all weekend.

Sessions @ The Bruce Hotel

The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians are welcome all weekend at the Bruce Hotel which has a bar and restaurant.

Sessions @ Cree Inn Bar

Cree Inn, Minnigaff
Friday 6th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Tune and song session venue open all day for musicians or from 9pm in the lounge.

Festival Late Club

Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
Friday 6th July / Doors 10:00pm
Free Entry

Tune and song sessions into the wee small hours. Don't miss the fantastic tune and song sessions at the Festival Club which often includes performers from the concerts.

Sessions @ Cree Inn Bar

Cree Inn, Minnigaff
Saturday 7th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Tune and song session venue open all day for musicians or from 9pm in the lounge.

Sessions @ The Bruce Hotel

The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart
Saturday 7th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians are welcome all weekend at the Bruce Hotel which has a bar and restaurant.

Sessions @ The Star Inn

The Star Inn, Newton Stewart
Saturday 7th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome and open for sessions all weekend, you'll get a warm welcome at the Star Inn.

Sessions @ Central Bar

Central Bar, Newton Stewart
Saturday 7th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome throughout the weekend at the Central Bar. Sessions until 8pm on the Saturday.

Sessions @ Galloway Arms Bar

Galloway Arms Bar & Restaurant, Newton Stewart
Saturday 7th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome all weekend at the Galloway Arms Bar which has a good choice of beers and spirits and serves food all day.

Sessions @ Blackhorse Hotel

Blackhorse Hotel, Newton Stewart
Saturday 7th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians are welcome all weekend at the Blackhorse Hotel which has a cosy bar area and a fantastic restaurant serving good food all weekend. Sessions up to 8pm on Saturday.

Festival Late Club

Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
Saturday 7th July / Doors 10:00pm
Free Entry

Tune and song sessions into the wee small hours. Don't miss the fantastic tune and song sessions at the Festival Club which often includes performers from the concerts.

Sessions @ Galloway Arms Bar

Galloway Arms Bar & Restaurant, Newton Stewart
Sunday 8th July / Doors 12:00pm
Free Entry

Musicians welcome all weekend at the Galloway Arms Bar which has a good choice of beers and spirits and serves food all day.

Sessions @ Creebridge House Hotel

Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
Sunday 8th July / Doors 3:00pm
Free Entry

There'll be sessions all weekend and right through to Monday at Creebridge House Hotel. Musicians welcome all weekend.

Fantastic events in 2017

6 concerts, 7 workshops, sessions all over the place all weekend, beautiful sunshine, fabulous musicians...2017 was our best year yet with lots of new faces and, pleasingly, musicians as well as our regular visitors who we love to see back every year. We already have some announcements for 2018 which we'll be making in due course plus there'll be lots of new additions to the website over the coming months so please stay tuned for all the latest.

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