New Sponsor - Merrick Group


17 May 18
by Billie Jones

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+.

Merrick is a leading edge Advisory and Asset Management business operating across the real estate and energy sectors, and consists of a team of highly experienced investment and management professionals.

They are focussed on the creation of financial value through making and managing the marriage between investors and project opportunities. Their activities extend throughout the investment life cycle, from advisory support to asset acquisition and management, and combine market insights, deal sourcing, investment appraisal, financial engineering, technology, and management expertise to deliver successful financial outcomes.

We are delighted to welcome Merrick Group as Dance Ambassadors and festival sponsors for 2018 and would like to thank them for their generous support and backing.

Merrick Group Website

In Other News


TradFestival Live @ Limavady

This weekend members of the Board of Trustees and Festival Director Nathon Jones head to Limavady in Northern Ireland to perform live and fly the flag for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival with kind invitation from our good friends from the band Fáilte.

20 Oct 18
Nathon Jones

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

Hands Up for Trad have opened nominations for this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and we need your support to help make it a truly unforgettable year for Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. Closing date is Sunday 14th October!

11 Oct 18
Nathon Jones

DG Life Awards Finalists!

Last week we received the very exciting news that Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival had been shortlisted as a finalist in the Tourism Champion category for this year's DG Life Awards! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. x

11 Oct 18
Nathon Jones

Sponsorship support from:
  • Baillie Gifford Logo
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel

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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