Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

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Festival on VisitScotland

The very nice people at VisitScotland have featured Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival on Scotland's National Tourist Board website and in their June eZine which highlighted "50 ideas for your summer holiday". We can't think of a better way to get your summer holidays started!

26 Jun 17
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Easy Bob Reid @ Acoustic Cafe

Blues & jazz standards from the fantastic talent that is Easy Bob Reid on harmonica & vocals at the Acoustic Cafe from 12:00noon on Saturday 8th July.

26 Jun 17
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Just 2 weeks to go...

Cor, the excitement is tangible now. Just two weeks until the 4th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival and we've lots in store again this year including some nice surprises at the concert events and, as ever, award winning and award nominated musicians performing all weekend.

23 Jun 17
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Merrick Group Renew Sponsorship

We would like to offer another huge thank you to Merrick Group who are supporting the event as sponsors and partners again this year. Merrick Group have supported the event for 3 years now and their support has had a direct impact on the success of the festival.

23 Jun 17
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John & Rona Carson @ Star Inn

Catch popular duo John & Rona Carson at the Star Inn and a welcome return to the festival with a performance from 8:00pm at the Star Inn, Newton Stewart, on Friday 7th July.

23 Jun 17
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McCrossan & Taylor @ Acoustic Cafe

McCrossan and Taylor are a Moniaive based duo performing a varied repertoire of folk and country music including a few mid 20th century traditional American songs. You can catch McCrossan and Taylor from 1:30pm at The Acoustic Cafe on Saturday 8th July.

22 Jun 17
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Brownlee & Blantern @ Acoustic Cafe

Quality Americana/Folk duo from South West Scotland with variety, melody and strong harmonies in songs ranging from the well known - through to the self penned. You'll find some humour in there too! You can catch Brownlee & Blantern from 12:30pm at The Acoustic Cafe on Saturday 8th July.

22 Jun 17
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Dave Low @ The Acoustic Cafe

Dave Low is a Perth based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter who has made a name for himself throughout Perth as a talented musician and a champion of the earliest days of the blues. Dave will be performing from 2:15pm on Saturday 8th July at the Acoustic Cafe.

21 Jun 17
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Save with a Weekend Pass

Save £5.00 and access all of the ticketed concert events - Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, ATLAS, Festival Family Band, Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums, Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing, Fáilte, Darcy DaSilva, Charlie Stewart, Becky Hill, Tim Edey and the Jarlath Henderson Band.

20 Jun 17
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Fáilte & Darcy DaSilva at Crafty

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.

16 Jun 17
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New Festival Photo Gallery

Nothing says it like a photograph so we're delighted to launch our new photograph gallery which documents the festival since it's move from garden party and our commitment to increasing high-quality arts performances and opportunities in Wigtownshire to our first official event in 2014 and beyond.

15 Jun 17
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Rooms available at Flowerbank

If you're looking for B&B/Guest House accommodation for the festival there are still rooms available at Flowerbank Guest House, just a minutes' walk from the Creebridge House Hotel and the Festival Marquee.

14 Jun 17
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Last pitch available at Strathleys

An additional pitch has become available for the festival weekend at Strathleys House Campsite. A family run site, Strathleys House is within walking distance of the town, venues and sessions.

14 Jun 17
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Pipe Band in the Gardens

A regular feature at the festival, we're delighted that Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums can join us again to open the Saturday programme of events with a unique performance from 12noon at the Monument Gardens in the centre of Newton Stewart, overlooking the River Cree and Creebridge.

9 Jun 17
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Belhaven sponsor festival in 2017

A huge thank you from the festival Association again this year for the continued support from Belhaven Brewery (Greene King PLC). Belhaven have supported the festival every year and it is a huge credit to them.

3 Jun 17
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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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