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Play for the Festival Tour 2017

10 May 17
Nathon Jones


Live music at the Bruce Hotel

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.

What is the "Play for the Festival Tour"?

Are you a pub, hotel, venue or promoter? Do you need an extremely reasonably priced act, a one-time offer of £150.00, for an event/s you're organising? Do you want to help support traditional music in Wigtownshire and Dumfries & Galloway?

What You Get...

Minimum of Nathon & Billy Jones and 2 other musicians performing acoustically for up to 3 hours for £150.00 or £100.00 for 2 hours or less. All proceeds go directly into the Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival bank account.

Not only will you get a great afternoon/evening of entertainment, you'll also sleep sound knowing that you've helped ensure the survival of this fantastic festival and the continued development of traditional music in Wigtownshire.

Booking enquiries to festival@tradmusic.com or call Billy on 07519 125564.

Other dates for your diary:
Galloway Arms Hotel - Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 7:00pm


LAS Live - Friday 6th July 2018!

We are thrilled to announce that we have LAS booked for 2018 supporting Tim Edey at the opening night concert on Friday 6th July 2018 in the Festival Marquee. LAS are Joy Dunlop, Edel Ní Churraoin, Gráinne Brady, Suzanne Fivey and Catherine Ní Shúilleabháin.

23 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

The Barr Stools & Us Live!

Barr Community Association presents an evening of music to celebrate St. Andrew's with The Barr Stools and our very own Nathon & Rhona Jones this coming Saturday 25th November, 8pm-Midnight, at Barr Village Hall in aid of Barr Primary School.

22 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

Tim Edey Live - Fri 6th July 2018

Absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that Tim Edey will be making it to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival next year with a headline performance on Friday 6th July 2018 in the Festival Marquee.

22 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

Go Wigtownshire at DG Life Awards!

It wasn't to be, this year, for the festival but we'd like to wish the best of luck to Wigtownshire nominees - Catriona McGhie, Briars Engravers, Life o' Reilly, Kirkcolm Village Shop, Whithorn Trust, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, House O Hill Hotel, Logan Botanic Gardens & Stranraer Oyster Festival.

22 Nov 17
Nathon Jones

Emily Smith in Concert

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are proud to present Emily Smith's annual Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas' live at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December 2017 from 7:30pm featuring Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie. Book now!

20 Oct 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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