TradFestival Live @ Limavady


20 Oct 18
by Nathon Jones

Harkin's Irish Bar - Limavady

This weekend members of the Board of Trustees and Festival Director Nathon Jones head to Limavady in Northern Ireland to perform live and fly the flag for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival with kind invitation from our good friends from the band Fáilte.

We'll be performing at Harkin's Irish Bar, Limavady, on Sunday 21st October from 6:30pm plus we'll be joining in sessions and all the usual craic tonight once we're off the boat.

Members of the band Fáilte have regularly featured at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival since 2015, performing at various venues during the festival weekend, and they have always invited us over for a return leg which, unfortunately, we've never been able to make.

However, the stars have aligned and the Jones boys are all free so off we head to enjoy some of Northern Ireland's fine hospitality and a couple of days of tunes and songs.  Bliss!

We'll be letting everyone know about the festival of course and we hope that regular visits like this will raise the festival profile and encourage even more visitors over from Ireland to enjoy the festival weekend in July.

Harkin's Irish Bar

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Nathon Jones

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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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