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Saturday 8th July 2017


Guitar Workshop with Tim Edey

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

Talk about the opportunity of the year - a guitar workshop with the unbelievably talented Tim Edey. Please book early as this will very likely be well subscribed (I'm definitely going!). As ever, all of our workshops are free for under 25's.

The Acoustic Cafe

The Belted Galloway, Riverside View
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July from 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, Creebridge
Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July from 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, Victoria Street
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July from 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.

Harp Workshop with Becky Hill

Newton Stewart Centre, Church Street
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July from 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, Creebridge House Hotel
Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July from 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.

Fiddle Workshop with Charlie Stewart

Newton Stewart Centre, Church Street
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July from 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, Creebridge House Hotel
Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July from 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, Crafty Scottish Distillers Ltd
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July from 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, Church Street
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July from 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, Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July from 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 Tim Edey, Charlie Stewart & Becky Hill. An outstanding lineup again for our finale concert.

Tim Edey Live in Concert

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

Tim Edey, 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, Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart
Saturday 8th July from 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.

Festival Late Club

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge
Minnigaff
Saturday 8th July from 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.

It's so close now!

Less than a month now until the 4th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival which, this year, is being held on the weekend of the 7th - 9th July 2017. Jarlath Henderson Band, Tim Edey, Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, ATLAS, Fáilte, Charlie Stewart, Becky Hill...are you as excited as we are?

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