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August 2017

Learn Scottish Country Dancing

August 7 - September 25
The Rocks, NSW Australia + Google Map

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Info: www.sotr.org.au/beginner

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September 2017

Isla Grant Live

September 5 - October 22
Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Legendary Scottish singer Isla Grant returns with exciting new songs, plus her extensive repertoire of much loved music. Info: www.grand-concerts.com

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Kevin Bridges – Australian Tour

September 9 - September 21

Scotland’s biggest stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges will make his way to Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane in support of his highly-anticipated Australian tour. Info: www.abpresents.com.au/current-events/show/kevin-bridges-2

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Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival

September 22 - September 24
Bethlehem, PA United States + Google Map

Celebrate Celtic culture in historic Bethlehem at 532 Main St. Info: 610-868-9599  or www.celticfest.org

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

September 22
Red Hill, QLD Australia + Google Map

Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com.

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First Annual ACGA Fèis

September 22
Ligonier, PA United States + Google Map

At the Antiochian Village and will include presentations on Gaelic tradition, song and instrument workshops. Info: www.gaelicusa.org

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Wigtown Book Festival

September 22 - October 1
Wigtown, Scotland, Wigtown, United Kingdom + Google Map

Scotland's National Book Town's literary festival: 240+ events. Info: www.wigtownbookfestival.com

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The Hawera Highland Pipe Band Concert

September 22
Hawera, South Taranaki,

While the main feature will be seeing and hearing the amazing talent from the best of New Zealand young players there will be lots of other fun Scottish entertainment of singing and dancing, so be ready for a fun night at Hawera Memorial Theatre, 70 Albion St. Info: 06 278 8599 or www.hawerapipeband.nz

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Auckland Region Scottish Country Dancing Spring Dance

September 23
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

Scottish country dance event. Info: www.aucklandscd.org.nz

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Kevin Bridges – New Zealand Tour

September 24 - September 30
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

Scotland’s biggest stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges will make his way to Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington in support of his highly-anticipated NZ tour. Info: www.abpresents.com.au/current-events/show/kevin-bridges-2

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

September 28
Wellington, New Zealand + Google Map

James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, alive and thriving in the 21st Century at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: https://wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Enchanted Forest: Oir An Uisge

September 28 - October 29
Faskally Wood , United Kingdom + Google Map

Perthshire’s renowned sound and light show offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors, at night and with spectacular imagery. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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Ceilidh Club

September 29
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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The Colorado Military Taptoo

September 29 - September 30
Colorado Springs, CO, CO United States + Google Map

Military Music Spectacle at the Pikes Peak Center. Info: www.heroshow.org

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Scots on The Rocks Chaotic Ceilidh

September 30
Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos.

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Te Awamutu Competitions Society Highland & National Dancing Competition

September 30
Te Awamutu, New Zealand + Google Map

This competition is held in conjunction with the Te Awamutu Performing Arts. Info: [email protected]

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Dixon Scottish Highland Games

September 30
Dixon, CA United States + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland at Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. Info: www.scotsindixon.org

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Culture Days Drop-in Ceilidh 

September 30
Toronto – Canada, Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

This is part of a cross-Canada celebration of different cultures.  Free event and dance easy lots of fun ceilidh dances. This is a great way to experience a taste of Scottish social dance at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. Info: www.dancescottish.ca

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RSCDS Montreal Branch Workshop & Tea Dance

September 30
Montréal, QC, Canada + Google Map

The Montréal Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society social at Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul 3415 Redpath. Info: www.scdmontrealorg.weebly.com

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October 2017

Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

October 1
Rochedale, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Spirit of the Glens

October 1
Whangarei, New Zealand + Google Map

The Northland Caledonian Pipe Band will be holding its annual concert at the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre at Forum North. With traditional and modern Celtic music from the Northland Caledonian Pipe Band and the Lothian Academy of Highland Dancers. Info: [email protected]

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Stringmania

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Warburton East, VIC Australia + Google Map

A celebration and exploration of the traditional arts - fiddle, music, dance, language and song - set in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adelaide, SA Australia + Google Map

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

October 3
Milton, QLD Australia + Google Map

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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The National Piping Centre Adult Seasonal Piping Gathering

October 3 - October 6
Glasgow, United Kingdom + Google Map

Themed workshops, practice time and small group lessons to improve your playing through this shared learning experience at the National Piping Centre. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

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Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance North American Conference and Scholarships

October 5 - October 8
Vancouver, BC Canada + Google Map

A weekend of learning with the SDTA - great instructors, fun classes, and events at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel. Info: www.facebook.com/SDTA2017

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16th Annual Kilted Classic Golf Tournament 

October 5
Woodridge, IL, IL United States + Google Map

Dressed in kilts of every color, golfers follow the skirl of a bagpiper around a course and play the game that many regard as one of Scotland's greatest inventions, presented by Chicago Scots at Seven Bridges Golf Club. Info: 708 426 7126 or www.chicagoscots.org/kiltedclassic2017

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RSCDS Nova Scotia Branch 35th Anniversary Fall Workshop

October 6 - October 8
Dartmouth, NS Canada + Google Map

Scottish country dance classes, ceilidh and more at Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 Dundas St. Info: www.rscdsnovascotia.ca.

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 6
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Scots Gathering in the Canadian Rockies

October 6 - October 9
Canmore, AB, Canada + Google Map

Unleash Your Inner Scot! Explore the arts with dancing, music and needlework workshops. Learn new things with whisky tasting and cultural lectures. Hosted by St. Andrew-Caledonian Society of Calgary and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Calgary Branch. Info:  www.calgaryscots.org

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Celtic Colours

October 7 - October 15
Cape Breton Island, NS Canada + Google Map

Nine days of Celtic music, energy and excitement. Info: 888 355-7744 or www.celtic-colours.com.

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A Capital Jig Canberra Ball

October 7
Canberra, ACT Australia + Google Map

Scottish Country Dancing  at Albert Hall  with music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org.

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Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering

October 7
Kambah, ACT Australia + Google Map

A great free day of Scottish culture in the ACT, includes ACT Pipe Band Championships, Scottish dance and more at Kett Street Oval. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au.

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Scotland County Highland Games

October 7
Laurinburg, NC United States + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland at the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, 13040 X-Way Rd. Info: www.schgnc.org

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CAPB – 75th Anniversary Concert & Ceilidh

October 7
Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

Join City of Auckland Pipe Band in Celebrating it's 75th Anniversary at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) or www.cityofaucklandpipeband.org.nz

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Pipes & Pours 2017 – LVPB’s Annual Whisky Tasting Fundraiser

October 7
Henderson, NV, United States + Google Map

Pipes & Pours whisky tasting fundraiser, benefiting Las Vegas Pipe Band , a registered local non-profit, and the annual Celtic Thanksgiving Concert. This event brings you the perfect traditional Scottish pairing of whisky and bagpipe music at 1794 Amarone Way. Info: www.lasvegaspipeband.org

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Aztec Highland Games

October 7 - October 8
Aztec, NM, NM United States + Google Map

The largest Celtic music festival in the Four Corners at Riverside Park, 500 South Light Plant Rd. Info: www.aztechighlandgames.com

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Chesapeake Celtic Festival

October 7
Snow Hill, MD, MD United States + Google Map

A great event for the whole family-Celtic dancing, Celtic bands, bagpipes & drums, storytelling, artisans, historic ales & speciality beers, whiskey tasting & more at Furnace Town Living Heritage Village, 3816 Old Furnace Rd. Info: www.furnacetown.org

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The 27th Annual Reno Celtic Celebration

October 7 - October 8
Reno – USA, Reno, NV USA + Google Map

Presented as a community and family event to celebrate Celtic culture at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Info: www.renoceltic.org

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Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Challenge

October 8
Falkirk – Scotland, Falkirk, Scotland + Google Map

Paddle your way from Glasgow to Edinburgh over two days and help raise funds for Kidney Cancer Scotland along the Union Canal. Info: www.kcuk.org.uk/scotland

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Develop your Scottish Country Dancing

October 9 - November 27
The Rocks, NSW Australia + Google Map

This course is for dancers who have some Scottish Country dancing experience and wish to improve their technique and knowledge of the dance figures. It is an ideal follow-on for anybody who has attended our stage 1 course or anyone who feels a bit rusty and wants to brush up on their skills. The course ... Read more

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

October 13
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Sounds of Scotland Concert

October 13
Brisbane, QLD Australia + Google Map

A night of Scottish entertainment with pipe bands, Scottish dance and music. Presented by BBC Pipe Band at Brisbane Boys College. Info: [email protected]

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The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit

October 13 - October 15
Halifax, NS Canada + Google Map

The National Genealogy Conference featuring all Canadian speakers, includes Scottish ancestry at the Lord Nelson Hotel. Info: www.cangensummit.ca

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Taste of Scotland – Whisky Tasting Night

October 13
Montreal, QC Canada + Google Map

The St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal annual Whisky Tasting Night at the Officers’ Mess at The Black Watch Armoury, 2067 Bleury St. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

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Celtic Night at The Tranzac Club

October 13
Toronto – Canada, Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

Ugly Horse and Old Man Flanagan's Ghost are energetic and entertaining, and endearing to those familiar with Celtic music, live at The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: 416-923-8137 or www.tranzac.org

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Collie Clan Gathering

October 14
Collie, WA Australia + Google Map

Inaugural event with a full day of Scottish events and entertainment. Info: 08 9734 3360 or www.collieclangathering.org.

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Ventura Seaside Highland Games

October 14 - October 15
Ventura, CA United States + Google Map

The premier Scottish Event on the Central California Coast at Seaside Park, Ventura Co. Fairgrounds. Info: 818-886-4968 or www.seaside-games.com

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Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival

October 14
Indianapolis, IN United States + Google Map

Presented by The Scottish Society of Indianapolis and The Scottish Foundation of Indianapolis at German Park, 8600 S Meridian St. Info: www.indyscotgamesandfest.com

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New Jersey Celtic Fest

October 14
South Amboy, NJ, NJ United States + Google Map

Show off your kilt and your brave heart and join us at the New Jersey Celtic Fest in County Middlesex at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, John T. O’Leary Blvd. Info: 855-478-6888 or www.irunnewjersey.com

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Mini Pipe Band and Solo Showcase

October 14
Auckland – New Zealand, Auckland , New Zealand + Google Map

Grade's 1 to 4 , mini band and solos at Murphy's Law Irish Bar, 200 Great South Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Traditional Scottish Ceilidh

October 14
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON, Canada + Google Map

Gather the clans and join us for a fun night of traditional Scottish music and dancing at Christ Church Great Hall, 254 Sunset Blvd. Info: (905) 640-1461.

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Devonport Seasonal Ceilidh

October 14
Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

A fun community event, featuring live Scots and Irish music from the Gaidhealtachd Band and an appearance from the City of Auckland Pipe Band at the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church St. Info: 09 445 3757.

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

October 15
Flemington, VIC + Google Map

Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

October 15
Melbourne, VIC Australia + Google Map

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 15
Kanahooka, NSW Australia + Google Map

Presented by the Illawarra Pipe Band with pipe band contests, Scottish stalls and more at Dandaloo Sports Oval, Kanahooka Rd. Gates open at 8.30 AM and Massed Bands Closing ceremony at approx 3.00 PM. Info: Alison 0414 928 016 or www.illawarrapipeband.com

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The Celts A-Stirring

October 15
Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

Celebrate Celtic music with the Auckland Wind Orchestra at Saint Kentigern College, 130 Pakuranga Rd. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

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45th Annual Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 20 - October 22
Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

On the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park the sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games presented in a uniquely southern style. Info: 770 521-0228 or www.smhg.org.

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 20 - October 31
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

A celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, with Scottish and international storytellers and musicians. Info: www.tracscotland.org/festivals

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Re-Jigged

October 20 - October 22
Dartmouth, NS Canada + Google Map

Atlantic Canada's first and only new trad Celtic festival, celebrating new directions in music and dance. Think Celtic-with attitude. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

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Scotland the Brave

October 21
Brisbane, QLD Australia + Google Map

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Queensland Performing Arts Centre 2:00pm & 8:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.qpac.com.au/event/scotland_the_brave_17

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Sarasota Celtic Music Festival

October 21
Sarasota, FL United States + Google Map

Celebrate Celtic culture at Nathan Benderson Park. Info: www.celtoberfest.org

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A Simply Scottish Day of Dance on Salt Spring Island

October 21
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada + Google Map

Scottish country dance event offering workshops during the day and a dinner and dance in the evening. Info: www.saltspringscottishdancers.org/simply-scottish

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The Dramathon

October 21
Ballindalloch, Moray, United Kingdom + Google Map

Run from Glenfarclas to Glenfiddich, pick up stamps along the way and get single malt samples at the end. Love running and whisky? Time to cross the streams. Info: www.thedramathon.com

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2017 Celtober Highland Games

October 21
Denton, TX, TX United States + Google Map

Presented by the Texas Celtic Athletic Association at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Ln. Info: www.txceltics.org

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Samhain Celtic New Year Festival & Concert 2017

October 21
Salem, OR, OR United States + Google Map

Celebrate Celtic culture through a day of hands-on experience at the Ceili of the Valley’s 2nd annual Samhain Celtic New Year Festival at Grant Community School, 725 Market St. NE. Info: www.celticfestival.info

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CFD Pipes and Drums 10th Anniversary Benefit Party

October 21
Merrionette Park, IL, IL United States + Google Map

Join the Chicago Fire Department Pipes and Drums in celebrating 10 years of service on October 21, 2017, 4pm-8pm at 115 Bourbon St. Info: 773-800-1742 or www.chicagofirepipers.com

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A Braw Scots Night

October 21
Brisbane – Australia, Brisbane, QLD Australia + Google Map

The Clan Campbell Society (Qld) hosts an evening of braw entertainment and fellowship. Three course dinner, pipe band, Highland Dancers, ceilidh dancing to the music of Celtic Fusion, and much more at Riverside Receptions. Info: 0403 370 332 or [email protected]

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Silver Chanter Solo Piping Championships

October 21 - October 22
Christchurch – New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Piping event at St. Andrew’s College Norman’s Rd. Info: www.pipersclub.co.nz.

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Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan

October 22
London – Canada, London, ON Canada + Google Map

St. George's Presbyterian Church is hosting is annual Kirkin' O' the Tartans Service, 10:30 am at 1475 Dundas St. Everyone is welcome. Wear your tartan. Light Scottish fare will be served after the service in the lower all. Handicapped Accessible. Ample Parking. Info: Keith McKee 519-455-5760.

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The Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University Lecture

October 25
Surrey, BC, Canada + Google Map

Dr. Andrew MacKillop from the University of Glasgow will speak on Scots in India ca. 1690-1820 at SFU Surrey Campus. Info: www.scottish.sfu.ca

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Isla Grant Live

October 27
Ashburton, New Zealand + Google Map

Scots singer at Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211a Wills St. Info: 03 307 2010 or www.ateventcentre.co.nz.

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Ceilidh Club

October 27
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Isla Grant Live

October 27 - November 20
Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

Legendary Scottish singer Isla Grant returns with exciting new songs, plus her extensive repertoire of much loved music. Info: www.grand-concerts.com

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Ceilidh

October 27
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

The Annasach Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this ceilidh dance with a caller at Counting House,West Nicolson St. Info: www.annasach.co.uk

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Theatre of Drams Whisky Festival

October 27
Bowmore, Isle Of Islay, United Kingdom + Google Map

Morning lectures explain the linear process of whisky making - Malting, Mashing, Distillation, Maturation, Libation/Marketing/Nosing and Tasting. Afternoons offer Peat Cutting, Gaelic and English Distillery Tours, Whisky Tastings, Ceilidh Corner, Independent Bottlers, Independent Distillers and more at Bowmore Hall. Info: www.theatreofdrams.scot

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Carolina Caledonian Fest

October 28 - October 29
Fayetteville, NC United States + Google Map

A festival honoring the Argyll Colony, America's most significant Highlander settlement at Campbellton Landing. Info: www.caledonianfest.com

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group Social

October 28
Wellington, New Zealand + Google Map

Celtic Jewellery at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: https://wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games

October 28 - October 29
Richmond, VA United States + Google Map

A weekend of Celtic fun at Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave Info: 804-356-1093 or www.vacelticfestival.com

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Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival

October 28
Bakersfield, CA United States + Google Map

The great tradition of Scottish and Irish music at Kern County Fairgrounds. Info: www.kernscot.org

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RSCDS Windsor Ball

October 28
Windsor, ON, Canada + Google Map

Annual ball with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Windsor Branch at 7:30 p.m. in Mackenzie Hall, 3277 Sandwich Street West. Info: www.rscdswindsor.org

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68th Perth All Scotland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

October 28
Perth – Scotland, Perth , Scotland + Google Map

Kicking off with a ceilidh, the event takes in competitions and championships during the day before finishing with the Senior Scottish Championship and performances by some of Scotland's top musicians at Salutation Hotel, South St. Info: www.perthaccordionfestival.co.uk

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Scottish Rhododendron Festival 2017: Achnacloich

October 28
Oban – Scotland, Oban, Scotland + Google Map

Enjoy a succession of wonderful bulbs, flowering shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and primulas and a woodland garden with ponds above Loch Etive at Scottish baronial house by John Starforth of Glasgow. Info: www.scotlandsgardens.org

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Louisiana Highland Games and Celtic Festival

October 28
Zachary, LA United States + Google Map

Featuring traditional Highland games, Scotch and Irish country dancing, bagpiping, heritage events, foods and much more at Zachary Youth Park, 1650 E Mount Pleasant Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/LAHighlandGamesCelticFest

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Brigadoon

October 28 - November 5
Melbourne – Australia, Melbourne, VIC Australia + Google Map

Brigadoon is the story of two young American tourists lost in the Highlands of Scotland, who stumble upon a mysterious village called Brigadoon at Arts Centre Melbourne for 11 shows only. To book www.artscentremelbourne.com.au, www.ticketmaster.com.au or telephone 1300 182 183 or 1300 136 166.

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Alloween

October 28
Alloway, Ayr, United Kingdom + Google Map

Are you brave enough to visit Alloway on Halloween? Spooky Guided Tour of the Bard’s birthplace and Alloway’s Auld Haunted Kirk at Burns Cottage. Info: 01292 443700 or [email protected]

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Scottish American Society Of South Florida Fall Ceilidh

October 28
Hollywood, FL, United States + Google Map

With a Hallowe'en flavour at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1805 Pierce St. Info: www.SASSF.org

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Tasmania Highland Dancing Championships

October 28
Riverside, TAS, Australia + Google Map

Highland dancing competition at Riverside High School, West Tammar Rd. Info: 03 6391 2324.

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Kirkin of the Tartan

October 29
Modesto, CA United States + Google Map

The Modesto St. Andrews Society will honor traditions of the past with its bi-annual "Kirkin' of the Tartan" at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1528 Oakdale Rd. Info: www.standrewsmodesto.org

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November 2017

A Spooky Night

November 1
New York – USA, New York, NY USA + Google Map

Join the American-Scottish Foundation in association with Burns Society NY at Cafe Tallulah, 70th Street & Columbus Ave. Celebrate the "Halloween" of Robert Burns with verse and music. A haunting fun evening for all. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.org

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Denholm Folk Festival

November 2 - November 5
Denholm, United Kingdom + Google Map

A wee folk festival for a wee village. The weekend's programme includes evening concerts, workshops and an open stage competition. The main events are joined by continual sessions for uninterrupted foot-tapping. Info: www.denholmfolkfest.co.uk

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 3
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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The Association of Scottish Games and Festivals Conference

November 3 - November 5
Myrtle Beach, SC United States + Google Map

A conference of resources and information to assist in the production of Highland Games throughout the United States. Info: www.asgf.org/conference

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2017 St. Andrew’s Gala

November 4
Denver, CO United States + Google Map

Presented by St. Andrew Society of Colorado at Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Info: www.coloradoscots.com

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53rd Annual Heather Tartan Ball & Silent Auction

November 4
Seattle, WA United States + Google Map

Featuring pipe band performances, auction, Scottish country dancing & music. Presented by the Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association at Seattle Latvian Center 11710 3rd Ave NE. Info: www.sshga.or

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Austin Celtic Festival

November 4 - November 5
Austin – USA, Austin, TX USA + Google Map

Multi-stage and programming of all things Celtic out at the beautiful Pioneer Farms in North Austin. Info: www.austincelticfestival.com

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Duncan Highland Dance Competition, Premiership & Workshop

November 4 - November 5
Duncan, BC, Canada + Google Map

Presented by The Cowichan Valley Highland Dance Association. Info: www.cvhda.com

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Big Gaelic Beasties

November 4
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Bilingual, interactive fun with big beasties from traditional Gaelic storytelling lore at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Info: www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre

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Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Solos Competition

November 4
Ipswich QLD – Australia, Ipswich QLD, Australia + Google Map

Solo piping competition at Limestone Theatre. Info: 0414 776 361.

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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 5
Gosford, NSW Australia + Google Map

Inaugural Highland gathering at The Entertainment Grounds, Racecourse Rd and will feature the NSW Pipe Band State Championships and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles.  Pipe bands, drum majors, Scottish stalls & food. A great day out for the whole family. Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

November 5
Rochedale – Australia, Rochedale, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

November 6
Adelaide, SA Australia + Google Map

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee Kirkin’ of the Tartans

November 6
Havana, FL, FL United States + Google Map

At Havana Presbyterian Church, 213 1st St NE, Info: www.saintandrewtallahassee.org

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

November 7
Milton, QLD Australia + Google Map

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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The Gaelic Society of Vancouver Cèilidh

November 7
Vancouver – Canada, Vancouver, BC Canada + Google Map

Join in at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Info: www.vancouvergaelic.com

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Colours of Cluny

November 8 - November 19
Forres – Scotland, Forres , Scotland + Google Map

A sound and light spectacular lighting up Northern Scotland skies for 12 nights at Grant Park, Victoria Rd. Info: www.coloursofcluny.com

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

November 10
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 10 - November 12
Beechworth, VIC,

At the Old Beechworth Gaol with Celtic bands, dancers and market stalls and this year the festival will also host the inaugural 'Old Gaol Tattoo' at 7pm on Saturday night. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Hororata Highland Games

November 11
Hororata, New Zealand + Google Map

One of the Southern Hemispheres biggest Scottish festivals with tons of Scottish family events and entertainment at Hororata Domain. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz.

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Glasgow’s Whisky Festival

November 11
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

Glasgow's festival of the national tipple is especially interested in distillers and bottlers from in and around Glasgow itself, but they welcome all, big or small at Hampden Park, Letherby Dr. Info: www.glasgowswhiskyfestival.com

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Glen Innes Highlands String Music Convention

November 17 - November 19
Glen Innes, NSW Australia + Google Map

With presenter profiles, workshop synopsis at Glen Innes Services Club. Info: 02 6732 1355.

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Asilomar Scottish Country Dance Weekend & Workshop

November 17 - November 19
Pacific Grove, CA United States + Google Map

Scottish country dance weekend & workshops at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Info: Patti Cobb, Asilomar Weekend Chair (510)858-7588 or www.Asilomar.rscds-sf.org.

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Oban Winter Festival

November 17 - November 26
Oban – Scotland, Oban, Scotland + Google Map

The coastal town gets frosty with a series of activities. Info: www.obanwinterfestival.com

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Edinburgh’s Christmas

November 17, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland + Google Map

Edinburgh's Christmas is a spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city centre. Info: www.edinburghschristmas.com

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Robert Burns Appreciation

November 18
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

The poems and songs of the great bard of Scotland, Robert Burns, are performed by members, visitors and guests followed by a light afternoon tea at Scottish Masonic Buildings 59 Grey Street, Onehunga. Info: [email protected]

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Auckland Highland Games

November 18
Remuera, Auckland , New Zealand + Google Map

A kaleidoscope of activities are on display - Highland and Country dancing, singing and music, the skirl of the pipes in the Pipe Band and Solo Piping competitions. Free family event at Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Ave. Info: www.aucklandhighlandgames.wordpress.com or [email protected]

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The St.Andrew’s Charity Ball Toronto

November 18
Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

Experience Scottish hospitality and revel in Scotland’s rich history and traditions, co-hosted by the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto and the 48th Highlanders of Canada at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West. Info: [email protected] or www.standrews-society.ca.

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St Andrew’s Ball

November 18
Vancouver, BC Canada + Google Map

Join the British Columbia Pipers' Association at the Coast Hotel, Denman Street for a formal, four course dinner, music by the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra, entertainment by Shot of Scotch and dancing all night long. Info: www.bcpipers.org

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Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

November 18
Dunedin, FL United States + Google Map

Traditional and contemporary Celtic music and both local and national craft beer at Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com

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Eddi Reader Live

November 18
Livingston, United Kingdom + Google Map

From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi Reader brings life to all forms of song at Howden Park Centre. Info: [email protected]

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Fraser and Haas in Concert at Balmoral Classic

November 18
Pittsburgh, PA United States + Google Map

Scottish traditional music on Scots fiddle and cello at the Balmoral Classic. Pittsburgh’s Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming presents Alasdair Fraser and Natalie at McGonigle Theatre, Central Catholic High School, 4720 Fifth Ave. Info: 412 323- 2707 or www.bagpiping.org

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Scotland Tonight

November 18
Orléans, ON, Canada + Google Map

An afternoon of Celtic excellence featuring the pipes, drums, song and dance in a showcase of local Celtic talent. With something for everyone, Scotland Tonight is a wonderful way to enjoy the Celtic arts in a grand variety show at Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd. Info: www.shenkmanarts.ca

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West Lothian Family History Weekend

November 18
Broxburn, United Kingdom + Google Map

Who do you think you are-West Lothian style! Have you ever thought about researching your family tree, but don't know where to start? Come to Broxburn Library to start your search. Info: www.westlothian.gov.uk

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Celtic Piping Sessions

November 19
Melbourne, VIC Azerbaijan + Google Map

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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Dundee Mountain Film Festival

November 23 - November 25
Dundee – Scotland, Dundee, Scotland + Google Map

The UK's longest continuous running mountain film festival at Bonar Hall, The University of Dundee, Park Place. Info: www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk

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Ceilidh Club

November 24
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

November 24
Red Hill, QLD Australia + Google Map

Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com.

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RSCDS Toronto’s 60th Anniversary Dance 

November 25
Toronto – Canada, Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Toronto celebrates their Diamond Anniversary year with a gala dance at the Sala Caboto Ball room. Info: www.dancescottish.ca

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Celtic Festival at the Farm

November 25
Parker, TX, United States + Google Map

Spend a beautiful fall day with us on a working farm, where Celts and Celts-at-heart will gather to enjoy live bagpipe music, Scottish food, gift vendors, kids games and crafts, historic costumes, silent auctions, Outlander fan meet-up, and more at Jacob's Reward Farm 4308 Church Lane. Info: www.facebook.com/metroplex.united

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Celtic Thanksgiving

November 25
Las Vegas, NV, NV United States + Google Map

Las Vegas Pipe Band's annual Celtic Thanksgiving concert showcases the best of Southern Nevada's diverse Celtic performing arts community on one stage: Scottish & Irish dancers, Celtic singers, bagpiping & Scottish drumming at Clark County Library 1401 East Flamingo Rd. Info: www.lasvegaspipeband.org

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St Andrews Day Celebration

November 26
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand + Google Map

The Blenheim & Districts Highland Pipe Band will be celebrating St Andrews Day with Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing and haggis ceremony at Seymour Square, 92 High St. Info: Phone: 578 9356 or [email protected]

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Queensland Highland Pipers Jack McCandlish Trophy Contest

November 27
Toowong – Australia, Toowong, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping contest at Brisbane Boys College, Bands Rooms, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Eve of St Andrew’s Day Dinner

November 29
New York – USA, New York, NY USA + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with the Scottish-American Foundation with Scottish food, drink and cheer at Maggie Place, 21 East 47th St. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.org

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, United Kingdom + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, United States + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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illumination: Harbour Festival of Light

November 30 - December 3
Irvine, United Kingdom + Google Map

Irvine’s historic waterfront will light up with fireworks as the country’s newest art and light spectacular comes to life. Info: www.illuminationfestival.co.uk

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December 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 1
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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2017 St. Andrew’s Ball 

December 1
Montreal, QC Canada + Google Map

Evening of dining, dancing and pageantry celebrating one hundred and eighty-one years of Scottish heritage in Montreal at The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, 1 Place du Canada. Info: www.standrewsball.com

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Kinross-shire’s Winter Festival

December 1 - December 31
Kinross, United Kingdom + Google Map

A mix of family fun including pantos, music, street market, carols, fairs and Christmas activities. Info: www.kleo.org.uk

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Scottish fiddler Brandon Vance

December 1
Bellevue, WA, United States + Google Map

World-Class violinist and Scottish fiddler, Brandon Vance, is an innovative performer-composer, creating new music in a traditional style, while honoring the classics of the Scottish fiddling tradition at SOMA Towers 288 106th Avenue Northeast. Info: www.resonance.events

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St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee St. Andrew’s Day Dinner

December 1
Tallahassee, FL, FL United States + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland's patron Saint at Tallahassee Women’s Club featuring the Seven Nations Band. Info: www.saintandrewtallahassee.org

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Scottish Borders Winter Festival

December 1 - December 17
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom + Google Map

The Scottish Borders is overflowing with history and beauty. This is a winter festival with events taking place in Galashiels, Kelso, Jedburgh, Selkirk and Hawick. Info: www.facebook.com/ScottishBordersWinterFestival

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 2
Daylesford, VIC Australia + Google Map

Gather your clan and come to Daylesford on the 1st Saturday in December for a ‘wee’ bit of Scottish culture with a full day of piping, drumming & dancing at Victoria Park. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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St Andrews Dinner Pipe Competition

December 2
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

An event of over 20+ pipers and drummers representing Clans of Scotland present the best in piping and celebrate Scotland's patron saint at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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St Andrews Day Ball

December 2
Perth – Australia, Perth, WA Australia + Google Map

Presented by Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at the Grand River Ballroom, at the Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Tce. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Tenterfield St Andrew’s Day Service

December 3
Tenterfield, NSW Australia + Google Map

With pipes and drums and a traditional Scottish luncheon at Tenterfield Presbyterian Church, 117 Logan St at 10am. Info: 02 6736 5849.

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Children’s Christmas Party & Members’ Afternoon Tea

December 3
Wellington, New Zealand + Google Map

Presented by the Shetland Society of Wellington. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

December 3
Rochedale, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

December 4
Adelaide, SA Australia + Google Map

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Celtic Christmas

December 4 - December 15
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

Christmas songs played by over 6 different instruments throughout lunch in a Celtic form at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

December 8
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Skerryvore

December 8
Darvel, East Ayrshire, United Kingdom + Google Map

Expect blazing bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments as the 'boy band of Scottish traditional music' play live at Darvel Town Hall. Info: www.skerryvore.com

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38th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 9
Palmerston North , New Zealand + Google Map

Upwards of 20 highland pipe bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers, solo drummers and highland dancers will converge on The Square. Info:  Brent Le Quesne: 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

December 12
Milton, QLD Australia + Google Map

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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Celtic Christmas

December 16 - December 17
Atlanta – USA, Atlanta, GA USA + Google Map

Fiddlers, dancers, harpists, singers, Highland pipers, and bards from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian traditions have enchanted Atlanta audiences of all ages at Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth Street Northwest. Info: (404) 413-9TIX (9849) or www.rialtocenter.org

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Celtic Piping Sessions

December 17
Melbourne, VIC Australia + Google Map

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers Live

December 23
Hawick-Scotland,

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent at Hawick Town Hall, High St. Info: www.rhcp.scot

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, United States + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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61st RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School

December 28, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Masterton, New Zealand + Google Map

Scottish country dance classes and events. Info: Elaine Laidlaw: +64-6-377 0322 or [email protected]

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The 61st RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School

December 28, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Masterton, New Zealand + Google Map

The New Zealand Scottish Country Dance Society became a Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society on 1 January 1968.  We will be marking the 50th anniversary at this Summer School with classes & social events. Info: Elaine Laidlaw 06-377 0322 or [email protected]

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Family Festive Ceilidh

December 28
Paisley – Scotland, Paisley, Scotland + Google Map

Celebrate the end of 2017 at the Festive Family Ceilidh with Clamjamfrie; a traditional evening of Scottish music and ceilidh dancing for everyone to enjoy at Paisley Town Hall. Info: www.whatsonrenfrewshire.co.uk

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Ceilidh Club

December 29
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018

December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the world's greatest New Year celebrations. Three days of spectacular events, as Scotland shows the world how to celebrate. Info: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

December 30
Tryon, NC, NC United States + Google Map

An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories which hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave. Info: 828-859-8322 or www.tryonarts.org

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Hogmanay ‘Black Bun’ Special Trains

December 30 - December 31
Bo’ness, United Kingdom + Google Map

Celebrate the closing of the year with a steam ride, including a traditional Scottish black bun and tea or coffee on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Info: www.bkrailway.co.uk

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Olde Towne Scottish Walk

December 31
Portsmouth, VA United States + Google Map

Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, the walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession of families, friends and visitors led by bagpipe-and-drums. Info: 757-650-3052 or www.portsvaevents.com

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Hogman-eh!

December 31
Ottawa – Canada, Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

At the Aberdeen Pavilion with the Scottish Society of Ottawa-a unique New Year’s celebration with a Scottish flavour, celebrating the Scots love of music, dance, history, sport and literature. Info: www.thescottishsocietyofottawa.com

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Hogmania

December 31
Musselburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

A family-friendly Hogmanay party with live music, a piper and traditional snacks at The Brunton. Info: www.thebrunton.co.uk

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Canada, Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – USA, Nationwide, USA + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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January 2018

Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2018
Waipu, New Zealand + Google Map

One of New Zealand's top Scottish events with pipe bands, dancers and more. Presented by the Waipu Caledonian Society at Caledonian Park. Info: +64 21 961 238 or www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

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The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2018
Maryborough, VIC Australia + Google Map

Australia’s oldest continuous running sporting event. With pipe bands, Scottish dancers, athletics and more. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Loony Dook

January 1, 2018
South Queensferry West Lothian, United Kingdom + Google Map

Dive into 2018 with a dip off South Queensferry. Gather for the parade and watch as the swimmers freeze their proverbials off under the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. Info: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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Winter Storm

January 12, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Kansas City, MO, MO United States + Google Map

The pipes and drums event; consisting of master classes, concerts, and competitions. Info: www.mhaf.org

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 13, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Winter Springs, FL United States + Google Map

Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Dr. Info: www.flascot.com

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The Edinburgh Outlander Experience

January 13, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Visit locations from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels as visited by characters Claire and Jamie. Hear stories of the Jacobites, the Stuarts, witchcraft, clans and how the fictional story intermingles with history. Info: www.mercattours.com

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Celtic Connections

January 19, 2018 - February 5, 2018
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

Celtic Connections is a winter music festival in Glasgow, featuring artists from around the globe alongside the best Scottish talent at venues across the city. Info: www.celticconnections.com

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Big Burns Supper

January 19, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Dumfries – Scotland, Dumfries, Scotland + Google Map

The world's biggest Burns Night celebration. Stars from across the country congregate as Dumfries celebrates the birth of the Baird with a vast selection of dance, theatre, visual arts, live art and comedy, turning Burns' Night into a festival of contemporary arts. Info: www.bigburnssupper.com

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Aileen Robertson School of Highland Dancing – Hop Scotch Polka

January 19, 2018 - January 20, 2018
Ayr – Scotland, Ayr, Scotland + Google Map

Dance Director of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Aileen Robertson choreographs Hop Scotch Polka. Showcasing dancers aged 3+ who aspire to perform in the Tattoo Dance Company at Edinburgh Castle’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Gaiety Theatre. Info: www.thegaiety.co.uk

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2018 SASC Burns Supper

January 20, 2018
Denver, CO United States + Google Map

Presented by St. Andrew Society of Colorado at Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Info: www.coloradoscots.com

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Hawkeye Area Grand Gaelic Isles Society Burns Dinner 2018

January 20, 2018
Cedar Rapids, IA, United States + Google Map

Annual Robert Burns dinner at St. Wenceslaus Church. Info: www.haggis-iowa.com

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141st Waimate Caledonian Games & Sports Event

January 20, 2018
Waimate – New Zealand, Waimate, New Zealand + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland and athletics at Victoria Park, Queen St.. Info: 03 689 7514 or [email protected]

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Scotland’s Trade Fair, Spring

January 21, 2018 - January 23, 2018
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

The only Scottish trade gift show at the SECC. Info: 01877 385772 or www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk

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Burns Night Special

January 24, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Celebrate Burns Night in style with an evening of top comedy at The Stand. Info: www.thestand.co.uk

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Annasach’s Burns Night Ceilidh

January 25, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday at the Counting House. Info: www.annasach.co.uk

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2018
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

Celebrate Rabbi Burns Supper with Pipes, Selkirk Grace, Address to the Haggis and poetry. 2 Course dinner of Cock a leekie, Haggis with Neeps and Tatties and Bread & Butter pudding at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – Canada, Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – USA, Nationwide, USA + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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2018 Burns Supper

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Perth – Australia, Perth, WA Australia + Google Map

Celebrate the bard with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Haggis Hooley

January 26, 2018
Alloway, Ayr, United Kingdom + Google Map

Celebrate the Bard’s birthday in style at an informal nod to a Burns Supper. The Borland Ceilidh Band and a variety of talented local musicians will perform while you enjoy traditional Burns Supper fare at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Info: www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

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Burns Night Ceilidh

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

The Flaming Heather ceilidh band and caller Ken Gourlay set off Burns Night right, with a few folk dancers and a piper in tow at Lauriston Hall. Info: www.edinburghceilidhs.net

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Quirindi Military Tattoo

January 27, 2018
Quirindi , NSW Australia + Google Map

The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Info: 02 6746 1755 or www.quirindimilitarytattoo.com.au

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Hudson Highlands Pipe Band Burns Night Supper 2018

January 27, 2018
Beacon, NY, United States + Google Map

12th annual traditional Burns Night Supper honoring the Scottish poet Robert Burns at Roundhouse, 2 East Main St. Info: www.hhpb.org

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Robert Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Modesto, CA United States + Google Map

Celebrate with the Saint Andrew's Society of Modesto at The Fruit Yard Restaurant, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Info: www.standrewsmodesto.org

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Revel with Rabbie

January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Stirling – Scotland, Stirling , Scotland + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland's national bard and learn about the Stirling Lines with a dram of whiskey and a bite of haggis at Stirling Castle. Info: +44 (0)131 668 8885 or [email protected]

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Scottish American Society Of South Florida Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Hollywood, FL, United States + Google Map

Celebrate the bard at Orangebrook Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Info: www.SASSF.org

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154th Turakina Highland Games

January 27, 2018
Turakina – New Zealand, Turakina , New Zealand + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland with pipe bands, Clans, heavy events at New Zealand's longest running Highland Games at Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. Info: Secretary Heather Calkin 027 6656 238 or www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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February 2018

Celtic Woman Australian Tour

February 7, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Celebrating the timeless emotion of Celtic music and centuries-old heritage, Celtic Woman will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth on their Voices of Angels Australian tour. Info: www.ticketek.com.au

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The Glasgow Tattoo

February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

Pipe bands and military displays at The SSE Hydro. Info: www.theglasgowtattoo.com

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Pipes In the Park 2018

February 10, 2018
Wellington – New Zealand, Wellington , New Zealand + Google Map

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind), face painting and craft markets at Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St. Info: [email protected]

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The 25th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

February 10, 2018
Paeroa – New Zealand, Paeroa, New Zealand + Google Map

A celebration of Scottish culture at the Paeroa Domain, includes an evening Tattoo performance. Info: 021 936 450 or www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richmond – Australia, Richmond, TAS Australia + Google Map

Tasmania's only Highland games at historic Richmond oval. Pipe band competitions, highland dancing competitions and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658 or [email protected]

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Inverness Music Festival

February 24, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Inverness – Scotland, Inverness, Scotland + Google Map

This music festival is a competitive event that allows people of all ages and abilities to show off their skills. The main discipline groups are vocal, instrumental, speech, Gaelic and Scottish. Competitions are open to the public. Info: www.invernessmusicfestival.org

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March 2018

Panama City Beach Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 3, 2018
Panama City Beach, FL, FL United States + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland at Frank Brown Park, join the fun from 9-4. Info: www.pcscotfestival.com

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Scots Day Out

March 3, 2018
Bendigo – Australia, Bendigo, VIC Australia + Google Map

A free Scottish event in the centre of the city with pipe bands, Scottish stalls, dancing and more at Rosalind Park. Info: 0419 549 743 or www.scotsdayout.com

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StAnza: Scotland’s Poetry Festival

March 7, 2018 - March 11, 2018
St Andrews, Fife,, United Kingdom + Google Map

StAnza is a literary festival that focuses on verse. Joining the locals for readings, performances, slams and open mics, jazz, films, workshops and poetry-related art exhibitions, installations and films are a host of local and international wordsmiths. Info: www.stanzapoetry.org

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92nd New Zealand Pipe Bands Championships

March 9, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Rotorua – New Zealand, Rotorua, New Zealand + Google Map

Pipe bands across NZ compete in all grades at Rotorua International Stadium, Devon Street West. Info: 07 579-1689 or [email protected]

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Wild Film Festival Scotland

March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom + Google Map

A weekend-long celebration of the natural world with wildlife film screenings, celebrity speakers and a photographic exhibition. Info: www.wildfilmfestivalscotland.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Harp Festival

March 30, 2018 - April 4, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Held on the beautiful grounds of Merchiston Castle School, EIHF annually welcomes a healthy mix of world-class harpists and up-and-coming local talents playing a range of musical styles from folk to jazz for concerts, courses, workshops, the UK's largest harpmakers' exhibition and late night music sessions. Info: www.harpfestival.co.uk

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Champion of Champions

March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Newcastle, NSW Australia + Google Map

Presented by the Highland Dance NSW Australia a weekend of Highland dance competition and events at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Info: www.nswhighlanddancing.com.au.

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April 2018

The Tartan Spectacular

April 7, 2018
Toowong, QLD Australia + Google Map

A celebration of all things Scottish and includes Australian Pipe Band Championships with competitors from across the country and beyond at Brisbane Boys' College. Info: www.tartanspectacular.com.au.

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 7, 2018
Bundanoon, NSW Australia + Google Map

Australia's largest Scottish event celebrating 41 years. A day of great entertainment from pipe bands, singers, dancers, strong man competitions and much more. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au.

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2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Gold Coast, QLD Australia + Google Map

The first national Clan Cameron gathering in Australia. All national and international Cameron descendants are invited to attend. Info: [email protected] or www.clan-cameron.org.au.

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May 2018

Australian Celtic Festival

May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Glen Innes, NSW Australia + Google Map

Celebrating Brittany, Galacia & Asturias at the Australian Standing Stones with music, food, stalls, entertainment and events taking place all over Glen Innes. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

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June 2018

The National Celtic Festival

June 8, 2018 - June 11, 2018
Portarlington, VIC, Australia + Google Map

Held over the June long weekend the festival offers a broad and diverse range of arts experiences that capture the Celtic culture in its many interpretations within the Australian setting. Info: 0473 345 870 or www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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July 2018

Aberdeen Highland Games

July 7, 2018
Aberdeen – Australia, Aberdeen, NSW Australia + Google Map

Fun for all the family with Clans, Highland and country dancing, pipe bands, Tartan Warriors,  Kilted Dash and more. One of Australia’s top Scottish events at Jefferson Park. Info: 02 6540 1300 or www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com

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Payson Scottish Festival

July 13, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Payson, UT United States + Google Map

Come enjoy free of charge the joys and excitement of a Scottish festival with dance, athletic, and pipe band competitions. Learn about your heritage through the many clans in attendance and be entertained by traditional Scottish musicians and dancers at Payson Memorial Park, 250 South Main St. Info: www.paysonscottishfestival.org

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October 2018

Outlander Fan Gathering

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Glen Innes, NSW Australia + Google Map

The clocks will turn back to 1743 with the magic of the Australian Standing Stones as a backdrop, you can lose yourself in the romance and drama of the Outlander series. Info: www.outlanderfangathering.com.au

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