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Scots Trad Music Awards Nominations

4 Oct 17
Nathon Jones


MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are open for nominations and if you've enjoyed and/or benefitted from the Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival we'd really appreciate your support with a nomination for Community Project of the Year and/or Event of the Year.

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards highlight Scotland's wonderful traditional music in a high profile awards ceremony that, this year, will take place at The Lagoon Centre, Paisley, on Saturday 2nd December.

You have until Friday 13th October to cast your vote and we'd really appreciate it if you would consider nominating Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in either the Community Project of the Year, sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, or Event of the Year, sponsored by VisitScotland, categories or you could of course nominate the festival for both!

The Community Project of the Year award is for the traditional music project that best serves your community and the Event of the Year award is to recognise the traditional music event/festival in 2017 which was best organised, most welcoming, had the best or most discerning audiences.

Also in the list of categories is the Scots Trad Album of the Year 2017 which is determined by a panel of industry experts and our very own Aaron Jones with his band Old Blind Dogs and their latest release “Room with a View” have been nominated in the top 20 longlist for this award so please do get nominating and let's make it a year to remember for Dumfries & Galloway!

You can nominate online at the following address www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/tradawards2017 or simply click the button below.

Thank you for your support!

Click Here to Nominate

Film review of 2016 & 2017

We are delighted to present to you a fantastic film which was made this year to showcase Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. If you've never visited the festival, we hope this will give you a taste of the activities, events and general craic' that takes place every year.

5 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards

We'd really appreciate your support with a nomination for a DG Life Award this year; for the work that we've done to get the festival to the stage it's at and that we continue to do to further develop the event, promote our region and the fabulous, talented, people that live and work here.

4 Oct 17
Nathon Jones

Old Blind Dogs headlining in 2018!

We are absolutely thrilled to have secured the fantastic Old Blind Dogs for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival 2018. The Dogs will perform at the finale concert on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart. Early bird weekend passes on sale now!

20 Sep 17
Nathon Jones

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

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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