<!-- -->

48th Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 30th June – 2nd July

The 48th Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival
30th June, 1st and 2nd July 2017

‘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!’.

Friday 30 June

Concert – Castleton Parish Church – Montagu St
Ceilidh Dance  – Village Hall with Andrew Knight – 9pm
Hosted Singaround – 11pm to late – Village Hall Supper Room








Saturday 1 July
 Copshaw Common Riding 2017 -From 8am + throughout the day you will witness a common riding like none other – nor horses involved! JUST bicycles  – check out the Order of Ceremony on the NTMF FB page  NOT TO BE MISSED !
Grand Concert  – Village Hall – with competition winners and special guests – Compered by Di Henderson
Ceilidh Dance – Village Hall with Hedgenhogskin Ceilidh Band
Workshop – Fiddle (intermediate / Advanced) with Carolyn Francis – Village Hall – Supper Hall
Hosted Singaround – 11pm to late – Village Hall Supper Room








Sunday 2 July

Farewell Session – Sunday 2:30(ish) Village Hall – Compared by Norman Stewart
Workshop :-
Children’s workshop(11am-1pm) – song dance and fun – with Beth and James – Village Hall
Smallpipes (beginners) – with Kevin Tilbury – pipes available to try or bring your own
Survivors session 8:30+– Village Hall Supper Room


Saturday 1 July Competitions & Competition Judges
Accordion  . . .  James Laurie
Country dance / ceilidh bands  . . .  Carol Anderson
Border Ballad  . . .  Norman Stewart
All Fiddle  . . .  Carolyn Francis
Instrumental Pairs (both)  . . .  Maggie Macrae
Miscellaneous Instrument (both)  . . .  Maggie Macrae
All Poetry  . . .  Carole Brooks
Children’s Singing  . . .   Rosie Lindsay
Children’s Original Song  . . .  Rosie Lindsay
Highland Bagpipes  . . .  tba
Original Song (Trad and Other)  . . .   Aly Macrae
Original Song (Scots)  . . .   Aly Macrae
Original Tune  . . .   Carol Anderson
Storytelling  . . .   Donald Nelson
Traditional Singing (men)  . . .   Di Henderson
Traditional Singing (women)  . . .  Dave McFadzean

You will also fine every pub / hotel full of singers and musicians having as hoc sessions throughout the festival

Useful site link  http://www.newcastleton.net/accommodation.php for Hotel & B & B

Main campsite: tent £20, caravan / camper £30, awning / gazebo £10, all per weekend. (We reserve the right to require an additional charge for very large units.)

Riverside camping: £5 per unit. Additional donations most welcome!

‘Neither site can be booked, in nearly fifty years we have never yet run out of camping space, so just turn up!’.



While Correct at time of printing please check Festival Website for any alterations, amendments or additions
You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM, 54 Admiral Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1HU
| Telephone: 0141 237 9205 | Text: 0777 507 9595 | Email: info@celticmusicradio.net |
Celtic Music Radio is a Charity registered in Scotland, number SC041172

Click to visit Celtic Connections

PPL UK PRS for Music   Community Media Association Ofcom