** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO GROUND CONDITIONS, RETURNING OCTOBER, 2023
After a two-year interval, the Canberra College of Piping & Drumming is delighted to once again be hosting our annual Canberra Highland Gathering. The Gathering is to be held at the usual venue, Kambah Oval No. 3 in Kett St Kambah on Saturday 8 October. The oval is directly opposite the Canberra Burns Club. The Gathering will start at 10am, opening massed bands at 10.30am, and then the closing massed bands and prize giving will commence at 4.30pm.
In the evening the very popular Ceilidh Night will commence in the Canberra Burns Club at 7.30pm. Entry to both the Gathering and the Ceilidh is free of charge. The Gathering will feature the usual variety of entertainment with heavy athletics, Highland dancing and pipe bands performing throughout the day. This year for the first time the Gathering will also feature 15–20-minute performances throughout the day by non-competition pipe bands.
So, in one area of the field there will be the usual ACT Pipe Band Championship, whilst in another area the non-competition bands will entertain us with their own selection of music. In addition to the performance entertainment, the Gathering will also feature a multitude of Scottish food and craft stalls, Clan tents, and a range of other food and market stalls. A day not to be missed!
The Canberra Highland Gathering takes place on October 8th and is presented by the the Canberra College of Piping and Drumming. For more details see: www.canberragathering.com.au.