Join local and visiting musicians for a traditional Scottish and Irish tune/song session. Musician's very welcome and/or just come along and enjoy the music, atmosphere and the craic'.
19th January 2024
Make sure you book early for the 10th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 12th-14th July 2024.
Weekend Passes 2024
Southwest Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is held at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.
Highland Dancing Competition
Dancers celebrate their acheivements at the Highland Dancing Competition in 2018
47 young dancers competed in 2019 at one of the largest traditional Scottish dancing competitions in South West Scotland.
An award of £3,000 from D&G Council's Regional Arts Fund plus new funding awards from The Holywood Trust and The Galloway Association of Glasgow, combined with continued support from local and national sponsors, helped deliver 5 concerts, 9 traditional music workshops, 1 language workshop, a cinema experience, pipe band and highland dancing performances, tune and song writing competitions, instrument makers, tune and song sessions; it was another packed programme of events over 3 days.
* Total amount spent by Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association to deliver Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over the 7th, 8th & 9th July 2016.
Rachel NewtonLauren MacCollMattie FouldsNiall VallelyCaoimhin VallelySean Og GrahamMartin O'NeilMohsen Amini (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016)Tom CallisterAdam RhodesClaire MannJim MalcolmMichael DrainRobyn StapletonDarcy DaSilvaNeil McDermottFay NorriesDavid WardKim AyresMarcus WrightHope LondonGerda PickinKathy FrankAlan McClureRosie MacfarlaneEllen MacfarlaneRhins of Galloway Pipes & DrumsPaula Herries School of Highland Dancing
The 10th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 12th-14th July 2024. It's an incredible achievement. The charity has created a viable, sustainable, event that continues to grow and develop, proudly celebrating the very best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music. Make sure you book early for what is shaping up to be the biggest event yet!