Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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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
Nathon Jones

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
Nathon Jones

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
Nathon Jones

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
Nathon Jones

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
Nathon Jones

Play for the Festival Tour 2017

Join the Festival Association Band at the Galloway Arms Hotel on Saturday 3rd June from 7pm for more tunes, songs, pints and the craic' as part of this year's Play for the Festival Tour.

2 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Highland dancing workshop

Learn the basics of Scottish Highland dancing with local dance group and dance instructor Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing. Open to all ages and experience, it's free to attend and we hope, with your new moves, you'll take to the floor at one of the events and impress us all!

2 Jun 17
Nathon Jones

Harp workshop with Becky Hill

Learn harp with Scottish Royal Conservatoire student, multi-instrumentalist and composer Becky Hill on Saturday 8th July at Newton Stewart Centre. Workshops are free for under 25's or just £10.00 if you're over 25.

19 May 17
Nathon Jones

ATLAS to perform opening night!

From Limerick, Ireland, ATLAS - Cillian Doheny (Guitars) & Cillian King (concertina) - perform on Friday 7th July 2017 at Creebridge House Hotel as part of the lineup for the fantastic opening night concert which also features Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan plus the Festival Association house band.

12 May 17
Nathon Jones

Play for the Festival Tour 2017

Live music at the Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart, this Saturday 13th May from 7:00pm as part of the Play for the Festival Tour 2017. Join Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association and friends for an evening of tunes and songs raising money for this years festival.

10 May 17
Nathon Jones

Learn photography with David Moses

6 week photography course with professional photographer David Moses begins at 6pm-8pm on Thursday 18th May at Newton Stewart Centre. Costs are £60 per person or, if you're under 25, it's absolutely free!

8 May 17
Nathon Jones

A great weekend with WalkFest

As well as performing at Moniaive Folk Festival last weekend I also (somehow!) found time to enjoy a day with the terrific people at Newton Stewart Walking Festival to take on the "WalkFest Challenge: Mullwharcher" route, described by the festival as "Very Strenuous"...and indeed it was!

8 May 17
Nathon Jones

Don't miss Moniaive this weekend!

The sun is shining, festival season is well under way and it's the 16th Moniaive Folk Festival this weekend (4th - 7th May) featuring some of the best in traditional music including our very own Aaron & Nathon Jones (shameless plug there!).

4 May 17
Billie Jones

Tim Edey in Concert

We are thrilled to be welcoming Tim Edey to this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival not only performing at the Saturday night finale concert but also facilitating a guitar workshop.

2 May 17
Billie Jones

New Festival Website Live!

We've been working very hard on our new website, with the help of Nathon Jones Website Design, and we are delighted to re-launch today. Welcome to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival 2017!

1 May 17
Nathon Jones

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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