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Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival
July 12 @ 12:00 pm - July 14 @ 11:30 pm
Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival, nominated as finalists in the Tourism Champion category at the D&G Life Awards 2018, celebrates its 6th annual event over 12th-14th July 2019 with another packed programme featuring Dougie MacLean, Duncan Chisholm, Steph Geremia, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, Kitty Macfarlane, Rose Byers and BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019, Benedict Morris.
The event also hosts the largest Scottish highland dancing competition in South West Scotland, featuring dancers aged 5-25+ from all over the UK & Ireland who compete all day at the Highland dancing arena on Minnigaff Playing Fields which also features children’s entertainment, fun fair, market stalls, BBQ and Festival Bar.
The event also features traditional music, dance and language workshops, pipe band performance and piping competition, family friendly tune and song sessions all weekend, all set in the beautiful surroundings of the Galloway Forest Park at the foot of the Galloway Hills.