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!

Exhibitors

This year we have a real treat in store for anyone who enjoys a fine hand-made musical instrument. We will be joined on Saturday 9th July 2016 by Kenny Hilsley Guitars and Galloway Strings, two instrument makers from right here in Dumfries & Galloway.

Both makers will be exhibiting in the Festival Office between 12noon and 6:00pm

Saturday 9th July 2016
Festival Office

Hilsley Guitars
  • Hilsley Guitars
  • 12:00noon - 6:00pm
  • Hilsley Guitars are hand-built in South West Scotland by Kenny Hilsley, using the finest materials available from sustainable sources. The Hilsley range has three distinct styles each with its own particular character in terms of playability, tone and balance.
  • Due to the unique complexities of timber no two instruments will sound the same, therefore the selection of tonewoods will determine and influence the tonal characteristics and overall aesthetic beauty of the finished guitar.
  • Kenny has the expertise to incorporate recycled materials and or memorabilia in to the individual instrument to provide that extra personalised touch.
  • You can find out more about Kenny and Hilsley Guitars by visiting his website at: www.hilsleyguitars.co.uk

Saturday 9th July 2016
Festival Office

Galloway Strings
  • Galloway Strings
  • 12:00noon - 6:00pm
  • Mark Mitchell is an experienced luthier building, repairing and restoring all types of stringed instruments in Galloway, South West Scotland. Yes, right here in Galloway - Sandhead to be precise!
  • Mark learned his trade in the early 1980s under the master luthiers Stephen Barber and Roger Rose. In those days he concentrated on creating authentic replicas of lutes, viols and other renaissance and baroque instruments. Today he mostly makes bespoke guitars and mandolin family instruments, and offers a full range of repair and restoration services for all types of stringed instruments.
  • You can find out more about Mark, the instruments he makes and the services he offers by visiting his website at: www.gallowaystrings.co.uk
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