Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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What's On


Gaelic Singing Workshop - Joy Dunlop

Saturday 7th July 2018
Doors 11:00am

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)


Flute/Tin Whistle with Claire Mann

Saturday 7th July 2018
Doors 11:30am

Newton Stewart Centre, Church Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6ER

£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)


Scottish Stepdance Workshop with Joy Dunlop

Saturday 7th July 2018
Doors 12:30pm

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)


Irish Style Fiddle with Claire Mann

Saturday 7th July 2018
Doors 1:00pm

Newton Stewart Centre, Church Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6ER

£10.00 (Full) / £Free (Conc.)


 

Trad News


Festival live on Folk and Stuff

Don't miss the festival's feature on this evening's Folk and Stuff radio show on Alive Radio 107.3fm from 9:00pm - 11:00pm which, as well as tunes and songs from the artists appearing at this year's festival, also features live performances from the festival association band.


12 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Festival on BBC Radio Ulster

Unbelievable support from the wonderful Lynette Fay and everyone involved in the Folk Club show on BBC Radio Ulster. We were delighted to featured on this week's show which you can listen to for the next 30 days online. Delighted that Lynette also featured our favourite Kim Carnie song! Yay!


11 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Festival trailer at the Cinema

Now showing at the best community cinema in Scotland, we'd like to say a huge thank you to Newton Stewart Cinema for running the festival promotional film as one of their trailers throughout June/July. We got a sneak peak this morning and it's brilliant seeing it on the big screen. Wow!


8 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Shout out for stall holders

Are you an artist, crafter, gardener, trader or local produce maker? We're offering a wonderful opportunity to grab one of the 14 market stalls available to hire at this year's Scottish Highland dancing competition event at Minnigaff Park on Saturday 7th July from 10:30am - 4:30pm.


7 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Save BIG with a Weekend Pass

Wow, it's less than a month until we welcome you all again to the concerts, workshops, tune and song sessions, highland dancing, pipes...it's a packed programme again and rightly so for it's our 5th anniversary! Grab a weekend pass and save up to £30.50 per person this year.


7 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Live music at the Galloway Bar

We're back on the road again this weekend raising money for the festival with some live music at Newton Stewart's best wee bar and restaurant, the Galloway Bar, on Friday 1st June 2018 from 8:30pm. There'll be tunes, songs, all the usual shenanigoats and discount vouchers for festival tickets!


29 May 18
Nathon Jones

The Barrstools @ Crafty Distillery

Join fabulous South Ayrshire group The Barrstools at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Saturday 7th July 2018 from 6:00pm as part of this year's festival programme. Superb local gin, good tunes, good songs and the best of craic' - the perfect way to start your Saturday night festival.


25 May 18
Nathon Jones

New Sponsor - Merrick Group

Fantastic support from Mark Norris and everyone at Merrick Group who we welcome as the first Highland Dancing Ambassadors for this year's festival. The Scottish Highland Dancing competitions take place on the Saturday of the festival, the 7th July, and will feature over 150 dancers aged from 5-25+.


17 May 18
Billie Jones

New Sponsor - Stables Guest House

Huge thanks to Jacqui at Stables Guest House in Newton Stewart who we welcome as an official sponsor for this year's festival. The backing of local businesses and the local community is vital to the continued success of the event so it's hugely encouraging when we receive such generous support.


17 May 18
Billie Jones

Venue changed to Portpatrick

Just to update you that the Play For The Festival tour date on 30th June 2018 has changed venue to the Waterfront Hotel, Portpatrick.


16 May 18
Nathon Jones

Get along to Moniaive this weekend!

Make sure you get along to Moniaive this weekend for the 17th Moniaive Folk Festival which takes place over the 10th-13th May and features, among many others, the Jarlath Henderson Band, Ross Ainslie & the Sanctuary Band and Moishe’s Bagel.


7 May 18
Nathon Jones

Get yourself to Girvan this weekend

May bank holiday weekend means only one thing for us...the fantastic Girvan Folk Festival. Running from the 4th-6th May, this weekend, it's one of Scotland's longest running traditional music festivals attracting some of the biggest names in traditional music. We are, of course, going!


1 May 18
Nathon Jones

Festival Tickets Discount Vouchers

If you're heading to Craft Hotel, Wigtown, tonight - Saturday 28th April from 8pm - to see Festival Directors Rhona & Nathon Jones performing then make sure to ask about the special offer discount codes for this year's festival which are only available in person at our live gigs.


28 Apr 18
Nathon Jones

Play For The Festival @ Craft Hotel

We're back on the road again this evening, Saturday 7th April, this time at Craft Hotel, Wigtown, from 8:30pm for more tunes and songs from the festival committee, family and friends to raise funds for this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.


7 Apr 18
Nathon Jones

Play For The Festival @ Bruce Hotel

Join the festival trustees and friends for an afternoon of music on Sunday 1st April 2018 from 2:30pm at the Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart, and please bring your instruments and voices! There'll also be promotional discount codes available for tickets for this year's festival so don't miss it!


29 Mar 18
Nathon Jones

5th Anniversary Year Celebrations!

2018 sees the 5th anniversary of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and we're pulling out all the stops to deliver another outstanding event in Wigtownshire. This year sees us host officially registered Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music who will be performing over the 3 days. We have the bubbly on ice and can't wait to see you all again in Galloway. The tunes last year were just mighty!

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