Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Photography Course with David Moses

26 Jun 18
Nathon Jones


Photography Course with David Moses

Learn to use your camera properly with expert tuition and advice from professional photographer David Moses. Thursday evenings from 28th June 2018, 6pm-8pm, in Newton Stewart. Free for under 25's, or £40.00 for over 25's.

The course begins on Thursday 28th June 2018 at Creebridge House Hotel where you'll get the chance to take part in a live photo shoot with some of the Scottish Highland Dancers who'll be competing at the Scottish Highland Dancing Competitions at this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.

The course commences the following week at Newton Stewart Centre on Thursday 5th July where you'll review your shots and get expert tuition and advice from David.

You'll then get a fantastic opportunity that weekend, at the festival itself over 6th-8th July 2018, with free press pass access to all of the events.  Not only will you build an exciting portfolio featuring some of the biggest names in traditional music, but you'll also get to enjoy some fantastic entertainment into the bargain!

The course continues on Thursday 12th July back at Newton Stewart Centre with a whole host of photography information, advice from one of Dumfries & Galloway's top photographers.

The course is being offered free to under 25's or, if you're over 25, just £40.00 for 4 sessions, plus festival acccess.

For further information or to book, please call Nathon on 01671 404924 or e-mail festival@tradmusic.com.

Festival Photograph Gallery

Festival organisation now a charity

On the 8th August 2018 we were delighted to receive news from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) that our application for Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status had been approved under the new name of the Trad Music Trust SC048610.


14 Sep 18
Nathon Jones

Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards

With the closing date for nominations fast approaching on Monday, September 3, 2018 we hope you'll spare a couple of minutes of your time to nominate Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival for a Dumfries & Galloway Life Award this year.


28 Aug 18
Nathon Jones

What's on at the park in 2019?

Delighted to confirm that Little Penguin Paints will be joining us at Minnigaff Playing Fields next year for the second Scottish Highland Dancing competition event on Saturday 13th July 2019 from 10am.


12 Aug 18
Nathon Jones

Festival Gallery 2018 on Facebook

We've just uploaded some of the best pictures from this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival to the official festival Facebook page. Huge thanks to everyone who came and to David Moses Photographer for such outstanding photographs throughout the weekend.


26 Jul 18
Nathon Jones

Weekend Passes 2019 - On Sale Now!

Weekend passes for the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are on sale NOW and if you enter discount code SUPEREARLYBIRD19 at checkout you'll save 20% on the standard weekend pass price until January 2019!


24 Jul 18
Nathon Jones

6th annual music festival

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.

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