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.
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.
* 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 2017.
Charlie Stewart (BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017)
Darcy Da Silva
Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing
Rhins of Galloway Pipes & Drums
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!