Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Friday 6th July 2018


Opening day excitement and the festival kicks off with local pubs and hotels open for tune and song sessions from 3pm. We then open the event formally at the opening night concert at the Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff.

Please ensure that you book early for the ticketed concert events. We have some fantastic entertainment this year and a couple of really nice surprises at the venues; please don't miss it!

Concerts & Workshops


Tim Edey / LAS / Hannah Rarity

Friday 6th July 2018
Doors 7:30pm

Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

£15.00 (Full) / £12.50 (Conc.)
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Opening night concert of the 5th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival featuring multi-instrumentalist Tim Edey, Scottish 5-piece band LAS and BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the year, Scottish singer Hannah Rarity.


Tune & Song Sessions


Sessions @ Blackhorse Hotel

Friday 6th July 2018
from 3:00pm

Blackhorse Hotel, 66 Queen Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6JL

Free Entry

Musicians are welcome all weekend at the Blackhorse Hotel which has a cosy bar area and a fantastic restaurant serving good food all weekend. Come in to recharge the batteries or bring your instruments and start or join in a session.


Sessions @ The Star Inn

Friday 6th July 2018
from 3:00pm

The Star Inn, 11 Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart. DG8 6EF

Free Entry

Musicians welcome and open for sessions all weekend, you'll get a warm welcome at the Star Inn. John & Rona Carson hosting from 8pm.


Sessions @ Central Bar

Friday 6th July 2018
from 3:00pm

Central Bar, 2 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6BT

Free Entry

Musicians welcome throughout the weekend and sessions all day on Friday at the Central Bar.


Sessions @ Galloway Arms Bar

Friday 6th July 2018
from 3:00pm

Galloway Arms Bar & Restaurant, 54-58 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6BT

Free Entry

Musicians welcome all weekend at the Galloway Arms Bar which has a good choice of beers and spirits and serves food all day.


Sessions @ Creebridge House Hotel

Friday 6th July 2018
from 3:00pm

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

Free Entry

There'll be sessions all weekend and right through to Monday at Creebridge House Hotel. Musicians welcome all weekend.


Sessions @ The Bruce Hotel

Friday 6th July 2018
from 3:00pm

The Bruce Hotel, 88 Queen Street, Newton Stewart. DG8 6JL

Free Entry

Musicians are welcome all weekend at the Bruce Hotel which has a bar and restaurant.


Sessions @ Cree Inn Bar

Friday 6th July 2018
from 3:00pm

Cree Inn, Creebridge, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

Free Entry

Tune and song session venue open all day for musicians or from 9pm in the lounge.


Festival Late Club

Friday 6th July 2018
from 10:00pm

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge, Minnigaff. DG8 6NP

Free Entry

Tune and song sessions into the wee small hours. Don't miss the fantastic tune and song sessions at the Festival Club which often includes performers from the concerts.


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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