Important!!!! This year ALL competitions will be held on Saturday, including the Highland Bagpipe. Please check the website or programme for details of time change.
Congratulations to 2019 Copshaw Common Riding Tub Paula Downey!!
5th, 6th and 7th July 2019
About the Festival
Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival was first held in 1970, and grew out of the local Accordion and Fiddle Club that met in the Commercial Hotel (now the Liddesdale Hotel). From that initial one day event has grown the most welcoming and family friendly traditional music festival in Scotland!
Over the years there have been a range of competitions, but always based around accordion, fiddle and traditional singing. As fashions change, so has the popularity of various classes, but the core competitions are still going strong, and we love the interest shown in the children’s classes!
Concerts, ceilidhs, sessions, singarounds, and workshops add to the competitions to offer the festival-goer plenty of choice, and of course the wonderful Copshaw Common Riding runs parallel to the festival as well – a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed!
Have a browse through our site to see what is on offer, we hope you enjoy it, but the best way to really learn what we are is to come along and join us – especially in this our Golden Jubilee year!
If you won a trophy last year (or even earlier!!), please can you either bring it back to the festival or preferably post it to or drop it at:
Robbie Oliver, 2 Frank Coutts Court, Newcastleton, TD9 0RT