Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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New Festival Website Live!

1 May 17
Nathon Jones


www.tradmusic.com goes live!

We've been working very hard on our new website, with the help of Nathon Jones Website Design, and we are delighted to re-launch today. Welcome to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival 2017!

You'll find all the latest festival news, lineup announcements, workshops, ticket information and more right here with weekly updates from members of our wonderful management committee and our Festival Director.

We'll be adding lots of stuff to the website over the coming weeks including our new gallery which features images from all of our previous events, details of this year's concerts, workshops, sessions and the tune and song writing competitions, details of how you can get involved this year including volunteering opportunities and a new 6-week photography course facilitated by professional photographer David Moses with attendees, as well as learning from one of the region's top photographers, getting the chance to act as the official festival photographers during the festival weekend.

We'll also have new concert and workshop announcements throughout May as we work to secure another fantastic lineup for this year's event.

We look forward to welcoming you all to this beautiful part of Dumfries & Galloway again in July and we are, as ever, super excited about the festival again.  The best in traditional Scottish and Irish music right here on our doorsteps.  Ye' cannae beat it!

Book Tickets Online

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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