@TradFestival 2017


Now acknowledged as a significant cultural event, of note, in Wigtownshire and the subsequent positive economic impact it was having in the region, funding was secured from D&G Council's Major Events Strategic Fund, Big Lottery's Awards For All and The Galloway Association of Glasgow along with continued and new local and national sponsorship; 2017 delivered 5 concerts, 7 music workshops, 1 language workshop, tune and song sessions, film making and photography workshops and mentoring.

What We Did In 2017 2017 Since 2014
No. of Concerts 5 16
No. of Workshops 10 29
Organisation Spend in Wigtownshire £10,826.28 * £21,744.93
Organisation Spend in Dumfries & Galloway £20,276.86 * £35,941.99
Organisation Spend in Scotland £23,206.86 * £42,831.99

* Total amount spent by Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association to deliver the festival over the 7th, 8th & 9th July 2017.

Performers & Tutors in 2017

Jarlath Henderson
Innes Watson
Hamish Napier
Duncan Lyle
Andrea Gobbi
Ross Ainslie
Ali Hutton
Charlie Stewart (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017)
Becky Hill
Emily Smith
Jamie McClennan
Cillian Doheny
Cillian King
Failte
Darcy Da Silva
Ollie Rigg
Karen Keenan
Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing
Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums
Billy Jones
Fraser Cluckie
Nathon Jones
Graham Rodger
John Carson
Rona Carson
Konchis

Sponsorship support from:
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

7th annual music festival

The 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will now take place over the 9th-11th July 2021 following the Trust's decision to re-schedule this year's event due to Covid-19. We are in negotiation with the artists booked for this year and hope to secure them all for 2021, plus a few extra surprises, so we'll be back with another packed programme of traditional music and dance next year. We hope you'll join us.

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