Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Highland Dancing Competition

26 Jun 18
Nathon Jones


Highland Dancing Competitions

This year's Scottish Highland Dancing competition is open for entries and will welcome dancers to Minnigaff Park on Saturday 7th July from 10:30am to compete in 5 sections - Primary, Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Premier - accompanied by acclaimed Scottish piper Andrew McCowan.

It's a terrific opportunity for dancers from Dumfries & Galloway to compete at a home competition, demonstrating and celebrating the wonderful local talent that we have, and we would like to wish them all well as they compete against some of the best in the UK.

If you would like to register to compete, simply click the button below and select which sections you'd like to enter.  You can pay registration fees online or, if you prefer, you can download a registration form and send payment by cheque.

We look forward to welcoming you to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival's first highland dancing competition.

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Festival organisation now a charity

On the 8th August 2018 we were delighted to receive news from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) that our application for Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status had been approved under the new name of the Trad Music Trust SC048610.


14 Sep 18
Nathon Jones

Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards

With the closing date for nominations fast approaching on Monday, September 3, 2018 we hope you'll spare a couple of minutes of your time to nominate Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival for a Dumfries & Galloway Life Award this year.


28 Aug 18
Nathon Jones

What's on at the park in 2019?

Delighted to confirm that Little Penguin Paints will be joining us at Minnigaff Playing Fields next year for the second Scottish Highland Dancing competition event on Saturday 13th July 2019 from 10am.


12 Aug 18
Nathon Jones

Festival Gallery 2018 on Facebook

We've just uploaded some of the best pictures from this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival to the official festival Facebook page. Huge thanks to everyone who came and to David Moses Photographer for such outstanding photographs throughout the weekend.


26 Jul 18
Nathon Jones

Weekend Passes 2019 - On Sale Now!

Weekend passes for the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are on sale NOW and if you enter discount code SUPEREARLYBIRD19 at checkout you'll save 20% on the standard weekend pass price until January 2019!


24 Jul 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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