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@TradFestival 2016

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.

Cultural & Economic Impact 2016 2016 Since 2014
Concerts 5 11
Workshops 10 19
Organisation Spend in Wigtownshire £7,422.04 * £10,918.65
Organisation Spend in Dumfries & Galloway £10,588.04 * £15,665.13
Organisation Spend in Scotland £12,708.04 * £19,625.13

* 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.

Performers & Tutors in 2016

Rachel Newton
Lauren MacColl
Mattie Foulds
Niall Vallely
Caoimhin Vallely
Sean Og Graham
Martin O'Neil
Mohsen Amini (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016)
Tom Callister
Adam Rhodes
Claire Mann
Jim Malcolm
Michael Drain
Robyn Stapleton
Darcy DaSilva
Neil McDermott
Fay Norries
David Ward
Kim Ayres
Marcus Wright
Hope London
Gerda Pickin
Kathy Frank
Alan McClure
Rosie Macfarlane
Ellen Macfarlane
Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums
Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing

Trad Music Trust

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!

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