The 49th Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival

29th, 30th June, 1st  July 2018

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!

*Friday Concert, in the Church, don’t miss it!*

Apologies – the trophy for Women’s Singing (NNPW) is now the Ray Fisher Shield, not as stated in the programme!



The Festival Office will be in the Village Hall, we are no longer using the Buccleuch Centre.

There is a now a fuel pump in the village.

Holm Hardware is no longer trading, so if you’d planned to get essentials there, you can’t!




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