Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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01671 404924
07762 064 298

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Creebridge House Hotel
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Need accommodation?

9 Mar 18
Nathon Jones

Minnigaff Youth Hostel

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.

We need to gauge interest though as, due to SYHA Hostelling Scotland's booking conditions, we would have to book the entire building.

Costs would be £20.00 per person, per night, on a self-catering basis, and if you have a motorhome or caravan costs would be £25.00 per pitch, per night.  Please note that there is no electrical hookup for motorhomes or caravans however you would have full use of the showers, toilets, kitchen and lounge areas, coin-operated washing and drying machines etc.

A full breakdown of facilities is as follows:

Rooms (Capacity 26)

  • 1 four-bedded
  • 1six-bedded
  • 2 eight-bedded

All rooms are for private use. There are 2 showers and 4 toilets (split equally between male and female). There are no en-suite bedrooms and no bedrooms with wash basins.


  • 3 hobs with 14 cooking rings (gas), 1 domestic oven, 1 fridge (no freezer) and 1 microwave
  • Selection of pots to cater for individuals and groups
  • Crockery and cutlery available to suit staggered meal times for all guests
  • The kitchen is open from 07.00-10.00 and 17.00-23.00
  • The dining room can seat 20-24 people


  • Lounge with TV can seat 12-15 people (no games room)
  • Coin-operated washing and drying machines available
  • Drying room

If you are looking for good quality, affordable, accommodation this year not to mention a decent session venue (!) then please contact us using the e-mail address below or call us on 01671 404924 / 07762 064 298 to submit your interest.

We need a minimum of 15 people, per night, to proceed so the earlier you can let us know the better.  Thank you.

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

Kim Carnie @TradFestival 2018

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.

25 Feb 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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