Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

Supported by:

The Galloway Association of Glasgow LogoThe Holywood Trust

Sponsored by:

Belhaven Breweries LogoMerrick Group LogoCreebridge House HotelStena Line

 

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

Concerts

The concerts feature the very best in traditional music and we've increased our capacities this year by moving to a new venue for the Friday night, the fantastic Festival Marquee at the Creebridge House Hotel, and of course the finale at the superb McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart.

Macmath: The Silent Page
  • Thursday 7th July 2016
  • Macmath: The Silent Page
  • Village Hall, Glentrool
  • Doors from 6:00pm
  • Macmath: 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.

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Darcy DaSilva
  • Saturday 9th July 2016
  • Dumfries & Galloway Showcase
  • Penninghame St. John's Church Hall, Newton Stewart
  • Doors from 1:30pm
  • Some of the region's best musicians come together for a celebration of Dumfries & Galloway music, performance and entertainment. We're delighted to have representatives from Moniaive, Gatehouse of Fleet, Stranraer and Castle Douglas performing this year including Darcy DaSilva, The Cracked Man, Late Bloomers and Alan McClure.

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Rachel Newton Trio, The Mohsen Amini Band, The Mermaids
  • Friday 8th July 2016
  • Rachel Newton Trio, The Mohsen Amini Band, The Mermaids
  • Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff
  • Doors from 7:30pm
  • Outstanding Friday night line-up at our new venue, the festival marquee at the Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff. You simply won't want to miss this concert featuring, as it does, the wonderful vocal duo The Mermaids, flying the flag for our region, BBC Radio Scotland's Young Musician of the Year 2016 Mohsen Amini with Tom Callister and Adam Rhodes and the superb Rachel Newton Trio featuring Rachel Newton, Lauren MacColl and Mattie Foulds.

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Buille, Jim Malcolm, Dragonfly, Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing
  • Saturday 9th July 2016
  • Buille, Jim Malcolm, Dragonfly, Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing
  • The McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
  • Doors from 7:30pm
  • Superb finale concert this year with another supergroup from Ireland in Buille, one of Scotland's finest singers in Jim Malcolm, the daughter of Mona Stewart, Fay Norris featuring David Ward and local dancers the Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing.

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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