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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'.

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New Stall - Jamani Blankets

Another stall holder to announce for the Scottish Highland Dancing Competition at Minnigaff Park on Saturday 7th July 2018; Jamani Blankets will be joining the stalls available all day at the park along with the dancers, pipes, children's entertainment, catering and more.


28 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Newcastleton Festival Weekend :)

The 49th Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival takes place this weekend over the 29th, 30th June and 1st July and it's a packed programme of dancing, workshops, competitions, tune and song sessions all weekend in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Don't miss it!


27 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Photography Course with David Moses

Learn to use your camera properly with expert tuition and advice from professional photographer David Moses. Thursday evenings from 28th June 2018, 6pm-8pm, in Newton Stewart. Free for under 25's, or £40.00 for over 25's.


26 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

New Stall - Little Dot Creations

Another stall holder to announce for the Scottish Highland Dancing Competition at Minnigaff Park on Saturday 7th July 2018; Little Dot Creations will be joining the stalls available all day at the park along with the dancers, pipes, children's entertainment, catering and more.


26 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

New Stall Galloway Sweets & Treats

Delighted to announce another stall holder at the Scottish Highland dancing event at Minnigaff Park on Saturday 7th July 2018 - Galloway Sweets & Treats will be joining traders available all day at the park along with the dancers, pipes, children's entertainment, catering and more!


26 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

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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