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Kim Carnie @TradFestival 2018

25 Feb 18
Nathon Jones


Kim Carnie

Delighted to be adding Kim Carnie and her trio featuring Euan Burton and Jack Badcock to this year's line-up. Kim, Euan and Jack will perform on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart in a concert that also features ace guitarist Clive Carroll and the outstanding Old Blind Dogs.

The voice of THQ Nordic’s ‘Black Mirror’ trailer and with soundtrack and on-screen appearances in Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’, it is unsurprising that Kim Carnie, with her ‘velvet-voiced authority’ (the Scotsman) has been marked as one to watch. 2017 saw the release of Kim’s debut EP ‘In Her Company – Na Cuideachd’ featuring some of Scotland’s finest musicians: guitarist Innes White; fiddler Megan Henderson; double bassist Euan Burton; pianist John Lowrie as well as singers Mischa MacPherson and Siobhan Miller. Carnie’s 2018 has been equally as sweet including a performance at the Hydro to an audience of 8500 as well as performing with the BBC SSO in a night celebrating the ‘crème de la crème of contemporary Gaelic singers’ and Gaelic song (Celtic Connections). At home on stage, and in front of a camera, Kim is currently a children’s TV Presenter on BBC Scotland’s Dè a-Nis?.

​Kim will be joined on stage by Euan Burton, an award-winning Composer, Bassist, Producer and one of the leading musicians to emerge from Scotland in the last decade. Signed to Whirlwind Recordings, he has released two internationally acclaimed albums with them: “Occurrences” (2012) and “Too Much Love” (2014). Performing constantly with the UK’s foremost musicians he’s played and recorded with an endless list of acclaimed musicians such as Julian Arguelles, Martin Kershaw, Kit Downes, Tom Gibbs, Eddi Reader, Kris Drever and Siobhan Miller.

Dublin-born Jack Badcock is a singer and guitarist who is most known for his work in Dallahan; winners of the 'Instrumental Cut of The Year' at the LiveIreland Awards 2016; Scots Trad Music Award nominees in 2015 for 'Folk Band of The Year' and shortlisted for ‘Album of the Year’ in both 2015 and 2016. Dallahan’s music was described by fRoots magazine as “the most exciting Irish music I've heard in a long time...Lunasa for the new generation”.  Badcock also plays in Larsa, Gallo Rojo and duo 'Jack Badcock and Ciaran Ryan'.

Kim Carnie Official Website

Play For The Festival @ Craft Hotel

We're back on the road again this evening, Saturday 7th April, this time at Craft Hotel, Wigtown, from 8:30pm for more tunes and songs from the festival committee, family and friends to raise funds for this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.


7 Apr 18
Nathon Jones

Play For The Festival @ Bruce Hotel

Join the festival trustees and friends for an afternoon of music on Sunday 1st April 2018 from 2:30pm at the Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart, and please bring your instruments and voices! There'll also be promotional discount codes available for tickets for this year's festival so don't miss it!


29 Mar 18
Nathon Jones

General tickets on sale now!

Delighted to announce that general tickets are now on sale for each of the individual concert events featuring Andy Irvine, Old Blind Dogs, Tim Edey, LAS, Hannah Rarity, Clive Carroll, Kim Carnie, Aaron & Nathon Jones. You'll save up to £12.50 per person if you buy a weekend pass though!


23 Mar 18
Nathon Jones

Festival Line-up Launch

You are cordially invited to Creebridge House Hotel, Minnigaff, on Friday 16th March 2018 from 6pm to hear the confirmed line-up for this year's festival and to reflect on 5 fantastic years so far via photos, film, live music and unique special offer ticket discounts for this year's event.


14 Mar 18
Nathon Jones

Need accommodation?

We have an option, this year, to utilise Minnigaff Youth Hostel which has 26 beds available in 3 rooms - 1 four-bedded, 1 six-bedded and 2 eight-bedded - with 2 showers and 4 toilets. There's ample parking too should you have a motorhome or caravan and are looking for safe overnight parking.


9 Mar 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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