Calling all 18-24 year olds!


12 Dec 18
by Billie Jones

Guitar workshop with Tim Edey in July 2018

We've had a fantastic response to the Newton Stewart Arts Centre Community Survey, with over 350 responses so far, but we want it to be as representative as possible - you'll help shape new music, dance, language and arts services in the region - so if you're aged 18-24 we'd love to hear from you.

The project aims to open a new arts centre facility in the heart of Newton Stewart delivering year-round tuition and live performances to encourage, develop, support and promote music, dance, language and arts learning, composition and performances in Wigtownshire.

There are 9 questions and it takes less than 2 minutes to complete plus if you provide your e-mail address or contact phone number at the end of the survey you'll be in with a chance of winning tickets for the opening night concert at the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in July 2019!

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Five Kingdoms Brewery Sponsors 2019

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Hohner Two Row Melodeon For Sale

We were absolutely bowled over this week to receive not one but three musical instrument donations to support the fundraising campaign for The Vault Arts Centre from the outstanding luthier David Mann at Hexham Violins; the star being this beautiful Hohner Pokerwork Two Row D/G Melodeon.

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Duncan Chisholm @TradFestival

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the headline act for the Saturday night concert at this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival; one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers, the fabulous Duncan Chisholm.

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Sponsorship support from:
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  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

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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