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Event of the Year nomination?

11 Oct 22
by Nathon Jones

Celebrate the 20th MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

Did you enjoy this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 8th-10th July 2022? If so, then please take a moment to nominate the event for an award at this year's MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Nominations close on 16th October, so please get voting!

This year was the 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and the event, again, showcased some of the very best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music with outstanding performances from The Sarah Markey Band, Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band featuring Michael McGoldrick, Ali Hutton and Duncan Lyall, Megan Nic Fhionnghaile, Malin Makes Music, John McSherry & Francis McIlduff, Heather Cartwright, Mairi McGillivray and Blue Rose Code.

Having never been nominated before, and after a very difficult couple of years due to Covid-19, it would be fantastic for everyone involved with Trad Music Trust to receive some acknowledgment for their continued efforts in supporting traditional music, and traditional music development, in Dumfries & Galloway.

It's up to you which category you select, and you don't have to submit a vote in every category either (although we'd very much encourage you to!), so please click the following link and submit your nomination today.

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022 Nominations Form

Many thanks for your continued support!

Click Here to Vote Now

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Merrick Real Estate supporting July festival

Sponsorship is a fantastic way to demonstrate your support for the vital arts, culture and traditions of Scotland and can really help promote your business. We're delighted to be welcoming back our good friends from Merrick Real Estate who are generously supporting this year's event.  

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Win a place at The National Piping Centre's Autumn Junior Gathering Weekend

The winner of this year's 14 & Under 4-Parted March / 2 x 2-Parted March category at the solo piping competition will win, courtesy of the National Piping Centre, a free place at one of the Autumn Junior Gathering Weekends held at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.  

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Penninghame Estate supporting this year's piping competition

The very good people at Penninghame Estate have kindly offered to support the solo piping competition through a new sponsorship agreement for this year's festival. This is fantastic news for the event and we are delighted to have Penninghame Estate's support for this vital cultural tradition.  

15 Mar 23
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Trad Music Trust

The 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 7th-9th July 2023 and, after an incredible year in 2022, will continue the festival's tradition of bringing the absolute best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music and dance to perform in Galloway. Stay tuned throughout the year for programme announcements, or grab an Early Bird Weekend Pass - on sale now - and secure your seats now for 2023!

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