Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

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New Festival Photo Gallery

15 Jun 17
Nathon Jones


Dancers enjoying the Friday night concert in 2016

Nothing says it like a photograph so we're delighted to launch our new photograph gallery which documents the festival since it's move from garden party and our commitment to increasing high-quality arts performances and opportunities in Wigtownshire to our first official event in 2014 and beyond.

We've had some of the best traditional musicians in the world performing in Newton Stewart & Minnigaff and have enjoyed some wonderful, unforgettable, performances not to mention the atmosphere at the festival, audience participation, education and learning opportunities, unbelievable tune and song sessions and general sillyness.

It really is a team effort and everyone who has taken part has always come away with a smile and memories of a fantastic event and experience in the beautiful surroundings of Newton Stewart, Minnigaff, Galloway Forest Park and Galloway Hills.

We'll be adding lots of photographs to the galleries in the coming weeks so please keep checking back as we've captured, with the help of our official photographers and our photography students, some really good images over the years which will give you a real feel for the festival.

If you've attended any of our events and have an image you'd like to see included, please e-mail it to festival@tradmusic.com and we'd be delighted to feature it.

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Unbelievable weekend!

What an absolutely fantastic weekend. 6 concerts, 7 workshops, sessions all over the place all weekend, beautiful sunshine, fabulous musicians...there's so much to report back on, and we will do in due course, but some rest and relaxation is definitely needed for a few days.

10 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Ross & Ali to perform on Saturday!

Absolutely chuffed to bits, and relieved as you like!, to have secured the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners for Best Duo 2017, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, who will perform at the finale concert tonight at the McMillan Hall. What a treat!

8 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Programme Update - Tim Edey

Due to circumstances entirely beyond his control, we are sad to announce that Tim Edey is unable to be here today for the workshop or concert. We wish Tim's wife Isobel, and baby who is on the way, well and we will announce a rescheduled performance by Tim in due course.

8 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Late availability Creebridge Hotel

If you're looking for accommodation for this weekend, there are still rooms available at Creebridge House Hotel on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July.

7 Jul 17
Nathon Jones

Looking for sessions?

If you're looking for sessions, keep an eye out for the "Musicians Welcome" signs. You've no more than half a mile to walk though, which covers 9 different pubs, bars, hotels and the Festival Marquee! Join in where you like or get your own session under way in the bar of your choice.

7 Jul 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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