Celebrating Seachdain na Gàidhlig (World Gaelic Week), Gaelic vocalist Rachel Walker and singer/instrumentalist Aaron Jones celebrate amazing Scottish women with their powerful new album ‘Despite The Wind And Rain’. Tickets on sale now.
24th February 2023
Confirmed for SpringGrass 2023; Good Guy Hank offer heartbreak, joy and everything in-between with blistering bluegrass country guitar, lightning mandolin, virtuoso fiddle playing and three part harmonies galore!
Weekend Passes 2023
Southwest Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is held at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.
Highland Dancing Competition
Opening night is always a special one and 2023 will be no exception, with the incredible Ciarán Ryan Band with support from Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe & Daniel Quayle.
Don't miss the fabulous HEISK live at the 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023. Weekend passes on sale now!
Absolutely thrilled to have secured Flook for the 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023. Early bird Weekend Passes on sale now!
A packed Festival Marquee enjoying the Sarah Markey Band at the 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in July 2022.
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Concerts and picking sessions throughout the weekend at SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival.
Use discount code "CREEHERON" at checkout and save 10% on a Weekend Pass for next year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 7th-9th July 2023, but don't be slow as there are only 100 discounts available!
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Dancers celebrate their acheivements at the Highland Dancing Competition in 2018
47 young dancers competed in 2019 at one of the largest traditional Scottish dancing competitions in South West Scotland.
In August 2018, Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association's application to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, under the new name Trad Music Trust, was approved by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The aim of the organisation is to encourage, develop, support and promote traditional music, dance and language learning and performance in Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway.
Trad Music Trust is almost entirely voluntary run - there are no paid members of staff - and is managed by a Board of Trustees, Project Co-ordinator, Festival Director and Dance Co-ordinator all of whom, along with volunteers from the local community, work incredibly hard to deliver fantastic projects in the region.
Are you passionate about traditional music, dance and language? Can you offer your time, skills and experience to support traditional music, dance and language learning, composition and performance projects in Dumfries & Galloway?
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!