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Don't miss Moniaive this weekend!

4 May 17
Billie Jones


Ryan Young

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!).

Moniaive is a fantastic festival that attracts really high quality acts every year and this year is no exception, featuring as it does Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth, Top Floor Taivers, Radim Zenkl and the John Langan Band.

It's also a great festival for tune and song sessions which take place in the pubs and venues throughout the weekend.

You can catch Old Blind Dog Aaron Jones and Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival's Nathon Jones live at 9pm on the Coach House Stage.  Hope to see you there!

Moniaive Folk Festival Office Website

Andy Irvine Live @TradFestival

We can hardly believe it ourselves either, but the one and only Andy Irvine himself will be performing at this year's festival in a special one-off concert in the Festival Marquee to celebrate our 5th anniversary in real style! Tickets on sale from 1st March or buy an early bird weekend pass today!

16 Feb 18
Nathon Jones

New Ticket Booking System Live!

Delighted to announce our new partnership with LIVE IT and, with it, a brand new ticket booking system for the festival. Unlike previous years you'll now receive an e-ticket immediately on purchase which you can print, or bring on a mobile device, to be redeemed for the relevant wristband/s.

14 Feb 18
Nathon Jones

Hannah Rarity Live @TradFestival

Delighted to announce that the winner of BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity, will be performing at this year's 5th anniversary Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.

6 Feb 18
Nathon Jones

Clive Carroll Live @TradFestival

We're delighted to announce that the very brilliant guitarist Clive Carroll will be performing at this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart.

3 Feb 18
Nathon Jones

Fiddle Workshop & Concert

On Sunday 18th March from 3pm-4:30pm at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart, there will be a free fiddle workshop facilitated by two members of Scottish fiddle group RANT followed by an evening concert from 7:30pm, also at the McMillan Hall. Don't miss it!

24 Jan 18
Nathon Jones

5th Anniversary Year Celebrations!

2018 sees the 5th anniversary of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and we're pulling out all the stops to deliver another outstanding event in Wigtownshire. This year sees us host officially registered Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music who will be performing over the 3 days. We have the bubbly on ice and can't wait to see you all again in Galloway. The tunes last year were just mighty!

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