Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Shout out for stall holders

7 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

One of the stall holders this year will be Bine Designs

Are you an artist, crafter, gardener, trader or local produce maker? We're offering a wonderful opportunity to grab one of the 14 market stalls available to hire at this year's Scottish Highland dancing competition event at Minnigaff Park on Saturday 7th July from 10:30am - 4:30pm.

It's going to be a fantastic day in the park with the Scottish Highland dancing competitions kicking off at 10:30am and finishing around 4:30pm.  We hope to see upwards of 100 young dancers aged from 5-25+ competing on the day and they'll be accompanied, as ever, by their friends, families and spectators throughout the day.

You'll have a covered, steel framed, market stall or, if you have your own gazebo/stall your own pitch, in the dance arena directly facing the dance marquee and stage so you'll get full view of the dancers and piper throughout the day as well as easy access for spectators to visit and view your stall, products and services.

As well as the stalls we'll also have bouncy castles and children's entertainment along with catering and refreshments available all day.

Market stalls are priced at £25.00 per stall or £20.00 per ptich if you're bringing your own gazebo/stall.

You can book a stall or pitch by calling 01671 404924 or e-mailing

Full details of the event can be found on the website by clicking the button below.

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition

Festival live on Folk and Stuff

Don't miss the festival's feature on this evening's Folk and Stuff radio show on Alive Radio 107.3fm from 9:00pm - 11:00pm which, as well as tunes and songs from the artists appearing at this year's festival, also features live performances from the festival association band.

12 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Festival on BBC Radio Ulster

Unbelievable support from the wonderful Lynette Fay and everyone involved in the Folk Club show on BBC Radio Ulster. We were delighted to featured on this week's show which you can listen to for the next 30 days online. Delighted that Lynette also featured our favourite Kim Carnie song! Yay!

11 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Festival trailer at the Cinema

Now showing at the best community cinema in Scotland, we'd like to say a huge thank you to Newton Stewart Cinema for running the festival promotional film as one of their trailers throughout June/July. We got a sneak peak this morning and it's brilliant seeing it on the big screen. Wow!

8 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Save BIG with a Weekend Pass

Wow, it's less than a month until we welcome you all again to the concerts, workshops, tune and song sessions, highland dancing,'s a packed programme again and rightly so for it's our 5th anniversary! Grab a weekend pass and save up to £30.50 per person this year.

7 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

Live music at the Galloway Bar

We're back on the road again this weekend raising money for the festival with some live music at Newton Stewart's best wee bar and restaurant, the Galloway Bar, on Friday 1st June 2018 from 8:30pm. There'll be tunes, songs, all the usual shenanigoats and discount vouchers for festival tickets!

29 May 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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