Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Learn photography with David Moses

8 May 17
Nathon Jones


© David Moses Photographer

6 week photography course with professional photographer David Moses begins at 6pm-8pm on Thursday 18th May at Newton Stewart Centre. Costs are £60 per person or, if you're under 25, it's absolutely free!

Don't miss a fantastic opportunity to be taught photography by one of the region's top professional photographers, David Moses davidmoses.photoshelter.com, and learn how to properly use your camera.

We're delighted to be offering the photography course again and this year we've gone one better than last year with a 6 week course that's designed to give you the best opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you need to take the perfect photograph.

The course takes place at Newton Stewart Centre, just behind the Library, with the first session at 6pm-8pm on Thursday 18th May and then weekly until Thursday 22nd June. The course costs £60.00 per person for the whole course, which if you know David Moses and his work is an absolute bargain by the way, or if you're aged 25 or under the course is absolutely free. All that's required is that you have your own DSLR or Mirrorless camera.  Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

Once the course is over you will be given the opportunity, should you wish, to join David as the official photographers for the 2017 Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival giving you the opportunity to put your new skills and knowledge into practice in a real-life project. You'll also get to the enjoy the music and the atmosphere at the festival this year - I did mention that you'll get free access to all events with your Press Pass, didn't I?  ;)

If you'd like to take part then please e-mail festival@tradmusic.com or telephone 01671 404924 with your name, age, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address and we'll get you booked on the course straight away.

Payment can be made over the phone or on the evening of the first session however if you are unable to attend the first session payment must be made before 18th May.

Looking forward to seeing your photographs after the festival and hearing all about the course.

David Moses Photographer Official Website

The Barrstools @ Crafty Distillery

Join fabulous South Ayrshire group The Barrstools at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Saturday 7th July 2018 from 6:00pm as part of this year's festival programme. Superb local gin, good tunes, good songs and the best of craic' - the perfect way to start your Saturday night festival.


25 May 18
Nathon Jones

New Sponsor - Merrick Group

Fantastic support from Mark Norris and everyone at Merrick Group who we welcome as the first Highland Dancing Ambassadors for this year's festival. The Scottish Highland Dancing competitions take place on the Saturday of the festival, the 7th July, and will feature over 150 dancers aged from 5-25+.


17 May 18
Billie Jones

New Sponsor - Stables Guest House

Huge thanks to Jacqui at Stables Guest House in Newton Stewart who we welcome as an official sponsor for this year's festival. The backing of local businesses and the local community is vital to the continued success of the event so it's hugely encouraging when we receive such generous support.


17 May 18
Billie Jones

Venue changed to Portpatrick

Just to update you that the Play For The Festival tour date on 30th June 2018 has changed venue to the Waterfront Hotel, Portpatrick.


16 May 18
Nathon Jones

Get along to Moniaive this weekend!

Make sure you get along to Moniaive this weekend for the 17th Moniaive Folk Festival which takes place over the 10th-13th May and features, among many others, the Jarlath Henderson Band, Ross Ainslie & the Sanctuary Band and Moishe’s Bagel.


7 May 18
Nathon Jones

5th Anniversary Year Celebrations!

2018 sees the 5th anniversary of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and we're pulling out all the stops to deliver another outstanding event in Wigtownshire. This year sees us host officially registered Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music who will be performing over the 3 days. We have the bubbly on ice and can't wait to see you all again in Galloway. The tunes last year were just mighty!

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