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Traditional Music Workshops


Since 2014 we have delivered traditional music workshops in Fiddle, Harp, Whistle, Guitar, Mandolin, Concertina, Bodhrán, Scottish Highland Dancing, Singing, Piping & Drumming, Scots Gaelic, Live Sound, Film Making, Photography; all taught by award nominated and award winning traditional musicians and creative professionals.

This year we have another fantastic programme of traditional music, dance and language workshops planned and, as we've done every year of the festival, we're offering them FREE for under 25's.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.

18
May

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Guitar Workshop with Timmy Allan

Join musician Timmy Allan from The Black Denims, for an afternoon workshop where he shows you all you need to know about playing guitar.

Doors: 12:00pm
Tickets: £10.00

18
May

Festival Marquee
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Upright Bass Workshop with Christopher Quinn

Join The Black Denims' Bass player Christopher Quinn for an afternoon workshop where he shows you all you need to know about the Upright Bass in Bluegrass music!

Doors: 12:00pm
Tickets: £10.00

18
May

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Mandolin Workshop with Willem McKee

Join talented Mandolin player Willem McKee for an afternoon workshop where he shows you all you need to know about playing the Mandolin!

Doors: 12:00pm
Tickets: £10.00

18
May

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Fiddle Workshop with Roo Geddes

Join fiddle player Roo Geddes from The Black Denims, for an afternoon workshop where he shows you everything there is to know about playing the fiddle!

Doors: 1:00pm
Tickets: £10.00

18
May

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Guitar Workshop with Scott McPherson

Join guitarist Scott McPherson from The Black Denims, for an afternoon workshop where he shows you all you need to know about playing guitar.

Doors: 1:00pm
Tickets: £10.00

18
May

The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart, Scotland

Group Workshop with The Often Herd

Join the incredibly talented bluegrass group, The Often Herd, for an afternoon workshop that teaches you everything you need to know when playing in a Bluegrass group!

Doors: 3:00pm
Tickets: £10.00

Trad Music Trust

The 10th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 12th-14th July 2024. It's an incredible achievement. The charity has created a viable, sustainable, event that continues to grow and develop, proudly celebrating the very best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music. Make sure you book early for what is shaping up to be the biggest event yet!

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