We did it!

11 Nov 19
by Billie Jones

Nathon collecting his award from Cathy Agnew, Chairperson of DG Unlimited

We're thrilled to announce that Trad Music Trust's Project Co-ordinator and Festival Director for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, Nathon Jones, won the Culture Champion of the Year award at the D&G Life Awards last Friday night.

It was a fantastic night at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries, for the 10th anniversary of the Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards and we're delighted for Nathon who has worked tirelessly, since 2014, to build what is now acknowledged as one of Scotland's most popular traditional music & dance festivals.  With the opening of the The Vault Arts Centre this year too, it has been a wonderful year for the organisation and, we're sure, the start of many things to come.

We'd particularly like to thank the Paula Herries School of Highland Dancing, the wonderful communities and businesses of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff who have been so supportive of the festival and the charity, the amazing audiences, musicians and artists who make the festival so enjoyable and without whom we wouldn't exist, Dumfries & Galloway Council, The Holywood Trust, Baillie Gifford, Belhaven Brewery, Creebridge House Hotel, Stables Guest House, Norman Furnishings and Montpelier Accountants, all of whom helped us acheive this award.

We'd also like to thank everyone at D&G Life Magazine for another fantastic awards night and for their very generous hospitality throughout the evening.

D&G Life

In Other News

How to donate at JustGiving

A huge thank you to those of you who have donated so far to support this year's online version of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. If you're one of the 448 people who have viewed the online concert this year, and you haven't yet donated, here's how you do it.

10 Aug 20
Nathon Jones

Have you seen this?

If you haven't yet seen the online version of this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, it is available on YouTube until 10th August 2020. If you have already watched it but haven't yet donated, please click the title above to find out how you can donate.

31 Jul 20
Nathon Jones

Please support Trad Music Trust

If you enjoyed this year's online version of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival please remember that you can still donate online to support costs for next year's event and the on-going work of Trad Music Trust to develop traditional music in Dumfries & Galloway.

17 Jul 20
Nathon Jones

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7th annual music festival

The 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will now take place over the 9th-11th July 2021 following the Trust's decision to re-schedule this year's event due to Covid-19. We are in negotiation with the artists booked for this year and hope to secure them all for 2021, plus a few extra surprises, so we'll be back with another packed programme of traditional music and dance next year. We hope you'll join us.

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