Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh!


30 Nov 18
by Nathon Jones

Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh!

Everyone at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival would like to wish you all a very happy St. Andrew's Day.

St. Andrew is, as well as patron saint of Scotland, also the patron saint of Russia, Italy's Amalfi, Greece and Barbados.

St. Andrew was sentenced to death by crucifixion by the Romans in Greece on 30th November 60AD, but asked to be crucified on a diagonal cross as he felt he wasn't worthy to die on the same shape of cross as Jesus. This diagonal cross is used on the Scottish flag - the Saltire.

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In Other News


Tunes & Songs @ Bruce Hotel Tonight

Join Trad Music Trust for an evening of tunes and songs at the Bruce Hotel this evening, Saturday 15th December, from 8:30pm. Bring your instruments and voices too, as ever!

15 Dec 18
Nathon Jones

Looking for the perfect Xmas gift?

How about tickets to see Dougie MacLean at Newton Stewart Cinema on July 14th 2019 or a Weekend Pass for the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival? Trad Music Trust has got your Christmas presents all sorted!

12 Dec 18
Nathon Jones

Calling all 18-24 year olds!

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.

12 Dec 18
Billie Jones

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • 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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