Saturday 15th December 2018 / Doors 7:30pm
Our Lady & St Ninian's RC Church, Windsor Road (Venue info)
Newton Stewart DG8 6HP
Tickets: £15.00 (Full) / £10.00 (Concession)
Concessions available for under 25's and Over 65's.
Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival present Emily Smith's annual Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas' live at Our Lady & St Ninian's Church, Windsor Road, Newton Stewart, on Saturday 15th December 2018 from 7:30pm featuring Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan.
The perfect way to start your Christmas holidays, Emily Smith presents a beautiful blend of original and traditional songs drawn from her folk background combined to inspire and celebrate the festive season.
From humble beginnings in a rural farm shop in 2012 Emily has honed a unique, family friendly Christmas night out. In 2016 she released the accompanying album from which her song 'Find Hope' was play listed on BBC Radio 2. Her material has also been featured on BBC Songs of Praise Christmas special.
Sing along with traditional carols, tap your toes to upbeat instrumentals or simply close your eyes and let Emily's evocative voice help you dwell on the joy and peace that Christmas can bring.
Tickets are available by calling the box office on 01671 404924 / 07762 064 298 or at door on the night at Our Lady & St Ninian's Church however we do recommend booking in advance as Emily's Christmas shows are very popular.
"Beautiful...my new favourite Christmas song"
Clare Balding BBC Radio 2
"a Christmas album with a heart of gold"
"The freshest sounding folk album in an age"
Sunday Express ****
"Stunning...virtually every number was a highlight"
(Live Review) The Scotsman ****
"One of Scotland's most distinctive voices. The sincerity in Emily's singing is simply entrancing"
Telephone: 01671 402770
Beautiful Gothic church built 1875-6 by Goldie & Child with tall gabled belfry over the picturesque red-painted wooden porch.
The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.