Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival
1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2016
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 friendliest, 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!
PLEASE NOTE – the Friday Dance begins at 9 pm, not as in the programme.
Next year 2017 . . . the 48th festival is on the 30th June, and 1st and 2nd July.