Play For The Festival Tour


1 May 19
by Nathon Jones

The Trad Music Trust Band performing @TradFestival

We're back on the road with the Play For The Festival Tour in May and June, performing live to raise funds for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and Trad Music Trust. Catch us at Portpatrick this Fri 3rd May, Newton Stewart on 24th May and Portpatrick again on 1st June.

We're at...

Harbour House Hotel, Portpatrick - Friday 3rd May 2019 from 9pm
The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart - Friday 24th May from 8pm
Harbour House Hotel, Portpatrick - Saturday 1st June 2019 from 9pm

If you're a venue or promoter in Dumfries & Galloway, you can access the following line-up's, at the following rates, for an afternoon or evening's entertainment. The price includes a 1.5 hour peformance (2 x 45mins), PA hire and travel/expenses.

Nathon Jones (Solo) - £200.00
Rhona & Nathon Jones (Duo) - £300.00
Aaron & Nathon Jones (Duo) - £350.00
Nathon Jones & The Trad Music Trust Band (Min 4-Piece) - £350.00

All fees go directly to the Trad Music Trust to support the projects they run including the annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and The Vault Arts Centre.

Please contact us on 01671 404924 or by e-mail at festival@tradmusic.com for availability.

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