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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

Live music at The Bruce Hotel

On behalf of our dear friend Graham Edmonds, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, we are hosting a night of music at The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart, on Friday 15th December from 7:30pm. Bring your instruments and voices and please give generously.

12 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Young People's Choices Voting Open

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival has been shortlisted by the Year of Young People Project Team in voting for a Young People's Choices award. Voting opened on Monday 11th December and closes on Monday 18th December at 5pm. We need your support!

12 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Emily Smith SOLD OUT

We are now sold out for Emily Smith's 'Songs For Christmas' show at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December. Thank you to everyone who has pre-booked. Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door if you haven't already pre-booked them.

12 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Young People's Choices Shortlist

We need YOUR vote to help us receive funding from Young People's Choices. From 11th December young people who have a young scot card will get to vote on their preferred projects who will receive their funding in early January.

8 Dec 17
Nathon Jones

Last few tickets for Emily Smith

We're down to the last few tickets for Emily Smith's 'Songs For Christmas' at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December so please make sure you book today to avoid disappointment. Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door if you haven't booked in advance.

6 Dec 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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