About Us

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 friendliest 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, ceilidh, 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!

Take a look around our website to find further information about the weekend’s events and campsite information.