Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

Box Office
01671 404924
07762 064 298

Sponsored by:

Belhaven Brewery Logo

Learn photography with David Moses

8 May 17
Nathon Jones


© David Moses Photographer

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!

Don't miss a fantastic opportunity to be taught photography by one of the region's top professional photographers, David Moses davidmoses.photoshelter.com, and learn how to properly use your camera.

We're delighted to be offering the photography course again and this year we've gone one better than last year with a 6 week course that's designed to give you the best opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you need to take the perfect photograph.

The course takes place at Newton Stewart Centre, just behind the Library, with the first session at 6pm-8pm on Thursday 18th May and then weekly until Thursday 22nd June. The course costs £60.00 per person for the whole course, which if you know David Moses and his work is an absolute bargain by the way, or if you're aged 25 or under the course is absolutely free. All that's required is that you have your own DSLR or Mirrorless camera.  Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

Once the course is over you will be given the opportunity, should you wish, to join David as the official photographers for the 2017 Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival giving you the opportunity to put your new skills and knowledge into practice in a real-life project. You'll also get to the enjoy the music and the atmosphere at the festival this year - I did mention that you'll get free access to all events with your Press Pass, didn't I?  ;)

If you'd like to take part then please e-mail festival@tradmusic.com or telephone 01671 404924 with your name, age, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address and we'll get you booked on the course straight away.

Payment can be made over the phone or on the evening of the first session however if you are unable to attend the first session payment must be made before 18th May.

Looking forward to seeing your photographs after the festival and hearing all about the course.

David Moses Photographer Official 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!

Subscribe to Newsletter

* indicates required