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October 2019

The Enchanted Forest

October 3 - November 3
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Perthshire’s multi-award-winning sound and light show, entitled Cosmos, is inspired by the vastness and natural beauty of the skies that sit above the forest at Faskally Wood. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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Shooglenifty New Zealand Tour

October 17 - October 27
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scottish folk fusion stars Shooglenifty will be performing tunes and songs old and new when they head back New Zealand in October. Shooglenifty stir up a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves known as ‘hypno-folkadelic ambient trad’. Famed for their out-of-the-box performances, fling your frustrations out the door and skip ... Read more

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The 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 18 - October 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Celebrates old traditions and new connections, building bridges between artists, regions and communities in a feast of storytelling, music and dance. SISF 2019 will have a special focus between Scotland and Canada, aimed at developing new creative work, collaborations and exchanges between Scottish and Canadian artists and festivals. Info: www.sisf.org.uk

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Illuminight with Lidl

October 23 - November 17
Kilmarnock-Scotland United Kingdom

Experience one of the UK’s most spectacular illumination events at Dean Castle County Park. The park is illuminated with light installations and AV effects, and there's quality local food and drink to keep you refreshed.Info: www.illuminight.co.uk

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Orkney Storytelling Festival

October 24 - October 27
Orkney – Scotland Orkney , Scotland

The 2019 Orkney Storytelling Festival takes place around Orkney between the 24th-27th October. The festival has a truly international flavour, with storytellers from Scotland, Canada and Africa. Info: www.orkneystorytellingfestival.co.uk

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Paisley Halloween Festival

October 25 - October 26
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

Festivals Paisley RenfrewshirBeware the witching hour, when supernatural creatures and ghostly figures gather their powers to scare even the bravest of souls at Halloween. Info: www.whatsonrenfrewshire.co.uk

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Re-Jigged Festival

October 25 - October 27
Dartmouth – Canada Dartmouth, NS Canada

Re-Jigged is a Celtic Music and Dance Festival with concerts, workshops and a ceilidh. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

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Annual Dinner of The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Darling Downs Branch QLD)

October 25
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

A special evening of traditional entertainment including: Music by David Kemp Whiskey Mac, Highland Dancers and a Haggis Ceremony at Downs Club Mylne St. Info: 07 4635 4086 or [email protected]

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Scottish and European Vintage Ploughing Championships

October 26 - October 27
East Neuk of Fife – Scotland East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

The 57th Scottish Ploughing Championships will also be hosting the 22nd European Vintage Ploughing Championships. Over 200 competitors will battle it out in horse, vintage, modern and classic categories over the two day event, culminating in the crowning of European Vintage and Scottish Champions. Info: www.scotplough.co.uk

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Sounds of Scotland Concert ‘Amazing Grace’

October 26
Toowong, QLD Australia

Come along for a night of Scottish entertainment as Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Bands join with local musicians and dancers to present their Sounds of Scotland variety concert. Acts include Pipe Bands, Scottish Music, Dancers, Address to the Haggis and much more. Food, drinks, BBQ and Scottish stalls open at 4.30pm. Info: Director of Pipe ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

October 26
Inglewood, WA Australia

Dig out your Halloween costume and dance and sing to Heel N toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to the piper. Children free entry. Supper Supplied $20 non members at Bob Daniels Community Centre 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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The Glenfiddich Piping Championship

October 26
Blair Atholl Perthshire United Kingdom

The Glenfiddich was established in 1974 to inspire the world's finest individual pipers and to seek the best overall exponents on Ceol Mor (or Piobaireachd, the great music) and Ceol Beag (or light music, the little music). The event is held annually in Blair Castle. Following the competition, the annual Pipers' Ceilidh will take place ... Read more

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Richmond Highland Games

October 26 - October 27
Richmond, VA VA United States

Family events all weekend at Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave. Info: www.vacelticfestival.com

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City of Perth Halloween Parade and Fun Night

October 26
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

Celebrate the spookiest time of year with the Grand Halloween Parade through Perth city centre. There's also live music and dance, storytelling, face painting and fun fair rides. Info: www.perthcity.co.uk

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Julie Appleton-Seymour Memorial Contest

October 26
St Lucia, QLD Australia

Hornpipe and Jig competition presented by the Queensland Highland Pipers Society at Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Dr. Info: www.qhps.org

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Silver Chanter Solo Piping Championships

October 26 - October 27
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Solo piping competitions and events at St Andrews College, Normans Rd. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz

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Scotchtoberfest

October 26
Ottawa, ON Canada

Presented by The Scottish Society of Ottawa at 2552 Old Montreal Rd, Cumberland. Info: www.ottscot.ca

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Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans Service

October 27
London, ON Canada

St. George's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas Street, will be hosting its annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans Service at 10:30am. There will be wonderful music, an inspiring sermon, and Scottish fare to follow. Wear your tartan with pride. Ample Parking. Info: The Rev. Keith McKee: [email protected]

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Clan Donald/MacFarlane/McNeil Luncheon

October 27
Adelaide, SA Australia

Luncheon Fogular Furlan Centre, 69 Briar Rd, Felixstow. 12 noon. Ph. Eileen 8258 5756 or 0433 780 999

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Celtic Samhain

October 31
Kenmore – Scotland Kenmore, Perthshire Scotland

Come and hear about the ancient legends of Samhain. Prepare for the most fearful day of all with a lovely winter storytelling and music session around the protective Crannog fire, as the veil between our world and the spirit world is lifted at the Scottish Crannog Centre. Info: www.crannog.co.uk

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November 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 1
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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 Tucson Celtic Festival And Scottish Highland Games

November 1 - November 3
Tucson, AZ AZ United States

Includes 19th Annual Scottish Master's Athletics Heavy Events World Championship and full Highland Games at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Info: www.tucsoncelticfestival.org

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The 2019 Moab Celtic Festival

November 1 - November 3
Moab, UT UT United States

Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, just as it's been done for centuries... with lots of great music, dancing, athletics and good fun, good food, good drink, and great friends. Info: www.scotsontherocksmoab.org

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The Perthshire Amber Festival

November 2 - November 4
Perthshire United Kingdom

A variety of music events across Perthshire with Dougie Maclean and friends including; music sessions, a triple Cabaret Amber, a big Dougie concert at Perth Concert Hall, and a Farewell Concert/Event. Info: www.perthshireamber.com

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The 50th Anniversary of Murray Clan Society of North America

November 2
Mount Pleasant, SC SC United States

The Murray Clan Society of North America will be celebrating their 50th anniversary at the 2019 Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering. The Murray's will be the honored Clan and the honored guest of the Games will be Michael B.J Murray (The Most Hon) The Marquis of Tullibardine. He is the eldest son of Bruce ... Read more

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Charleston Scottish Games

November 2
Mt Pleasant, SC SC United States

Drawing visitors from around the country and abroad, the Games brings in over 6,000 guests, immersing visitors in Scottish heritage and history at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens. Info: www.charlestonscottishgames.com

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Silver Chanter Competition

November 2
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping competition presented by the R U Brown Piobaireachd Society. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

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Auckland Biannual Ceilidh

November 2
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Featuring the talented live band The Chias, be prepared for a wild night full of fun and laughter with ceilidh dancing for all, no matter your age, stage or dancing ability! All dances are called (taught) at 595 Te Atatu Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1376532139161529

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Gathering of the Celts

November 2
Wallsend, NSW Australia

A night of Scottish music with Highland rock band, Scotia Highland Dancers, Miners pipe Band and more at Wallsend Diggers. Info: www.wallsenddiggers.com.au

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Carterton Annual Dance

November 2
Carterton New Zealand

Scottish country dancing at Carterton Events Centre. Info: www.lowerhuttscd.org.nz

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2019 Highland Ball

November 2
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Bring your friends for a night of Scottish food, music and dancing with the members of the BBC Old Collegians' Pipe Band. A fun-filled night including the address to the haggis, toe-tapping pipe band displays and community dancing at Mercure Brisbane. Info: www.facebook.com/events/466214110615323

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Ceilidh

November 2
Feilding – New Zealand Feilding , New Zealand

The cheerful melodies of Scottish music will make you want to dance, so get ready for a night to remember! While traditionally 'ceilidh' was a term used for any kind of social gathering with informal entertainment like music, storytelling and dance, these days the main element of a ceilidh is usually dancing. Although similar to ... Read more

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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 3
Gosford, NSW Australia

This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Ground and will feature the NSW Pipe Band Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles. Pipe bands, Drum Majors, the Tossing of the Caber, Tug O'War, Scottish stalls, food, and much more. It is a great day out for the whole family. Info: ... Read more

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Clan MacLeod Society South Australia AGM

November 3
Adelaide, SA Australia

Clan MacLeod Society South Australia AGM. Held at Powell residence, Semaphore Park. Info: Trevor Powell 0419 819 834 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Festival of Remembrance

November 3
Hamilton United Kingdom

Ceremony in remembrance of the members of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives for our safety, featuring dramatic and musical performances. Info: www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk

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Ipswich Solo Drumming Championships

November 3
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Ipswich's own solo drumming competition held at the City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall. Info & entries: www.ipswichpipeband.com/solos

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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 8 - November 10
Beechworth, VIC

Once again the Beechworth Celtic Festival is set to attract the crowds of Celtic lovers to Beechworth with the Beechworth Old Gaol Tattoo again featuring on the Saturday Night. The theme of the Tattoo is the celebration of Armistice Day in World War 1 – music and selected stories from the era re-enacted through the ... Read more

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The Wallace Awards

November 8
New York, NY NY United States

The Wallace Awards recognize those of Scottish descent who have made exceptional contributions in the fields of Heritage, the Arts, and Culture. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.org

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Celtic Council of Australia’s Annual Awards Dinner

November 8
Sydney, NSW Australia

If you have Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh, Breton, Manx or any other Celtic nation’s blood, you should certainly enjoy attending this event at The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street. A tasty 2 course dinner will be served in an iconic setting. Lively entertainment with Irish duo Hooper & O’Toole. Guest speaker will be Dr ... Read more

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The Hororata Highland Games

November 9
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

The event attracts over 300 competitors who compete in Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Tug O’ War and the Oceania Heavyweight Championship (professional Scottish heavy athletics). 100s of stalls from Clans to crafts with thousands of visitors, a great Scottish day out. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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Road to 2020 Ceilidh

November 9
Kimberley, BC Canada

Join the Kimberley Pipe Band and the Liela Cooper and Hail Duncan Highland Dancers for an evening of music, food and fun all with a Celtic twist at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre, 301 North Star Blvd. Info: www.kimberleypipeband.ca

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Celtic Heritage and Music Festival

November 9 - November 10
Gulfport, MS MS United States

Featured Bands: Highland Reign, Kracker Dan, Red McWilliams, and more musicians. Featured Activities: Jousting, Clans, Vendors, Children's Activities, Irish Dancing, Highland Cows, Bagpipe Bands, Sheep Herding, Artisans,Authentic Food, and more. Heavy Athletics on Sunday Only. Event Times: Sat. 9-5 and Sun 9-4 Adults-$10; Senior & Military-$8; Weekend pass-$15; 12 & under-FREE at Harrison County Fairgrounds, ... Read more

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

November 9
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Glasgow Loves Christmas

November 9 - December 31
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Magical events, shopping and festive fun in the heart of the city. Info: www.glasgowloveschristmas.com

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Pipes and Drums Concert

November 9
Warwick, QLD Australia

The SCOTS PGC College Pipes are calling! Our Pipes and Drums will be performing in the Warwick Town Hall from 4pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to witness some of our talented pipers and drummers in action. Info: www.facebook.com/events/398789717442395

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Queensland Highland Pipers’ Society-Julie Appleton-Seymour Memorial Contest

November 9
St Lucia, QLD Australia

Hornpipe and Jig competition at Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Dr. Info: www.qhps.org

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The Celtic Kitchen Party at Signal Brewing Company

November 9
Corbyville, ON Canada

Boasting a diversity of talent The Celtic Kitchen Party plays a mix of their own originals as well as traditional and contemporary East Coast, Irish and Scottish Celtic Music with just the right dash of Pop, Classic Rock and Country at Signal Brewing Company, 86 River Rd. Info: www.celtickitchenparty.com

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The Lost Medieval Towers of Edinburgh Castle

November 14
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most iconic of world monuments with almost 2 million visitors every year, and yet its medieval form has remained a mystery. This lecture will focus on how recent historical research and archaeological investigations have begun to reveal how different the Castle looked to Robert Bruce and the Stewart kings. ... Read more

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7th Annual Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

November 15 - November 16
Mount Dora, FL FL United States

Enjoy Scottish bands and musicians performing thorughout the weekends as well as an afternoon of Highland Games in Gilbert Park on Saturday from 10 AM- 5PM. Info: Parks and Recreation Department at 352.735.7183 or visit MountDoraEvents.com

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Scots Fiddle Festival

November 15 - November 17
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

This exciting, fiddle-fuelled weekend returns in 2019 with concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, stalls, sessions, festival clubs, and ceilidhs. Info: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com

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The Balmoral Classic

November 16
Pittsburgh, PA PA United States

An annual event held In Pittsburgh each Fall, featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Drumming Championships, plus an Evening Concert with internationally recognized Celtic performance ensemble Eabhal. Info: www.balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balmoral-classic

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Edinburgh’s Christmas

November 16, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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Scotland Tonight Concert

November 16
Ottawa, ON Canada

The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band present their 18th annual showcase of Celtic talent in Scotland Tonight, being held on Saturday, November 16 at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa. Show starts at 2 pm and includes free refreshments at intermission - tickets are $25.00 plus fees, and this year's show features the MacCulloch Dancers, ... Read more

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Swamp Fox Highland Games

November 16
Florence, SC SC United States

A celebration of Celtic culture and history. It is a fundraiser for Heaven's Hope Home for medically fragile children at Columns Plantation, 5001 Rankin Plantation Rd. Info: www.swampfoxgames.com

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Brunswick Scottish Society’s Ceilidh

November 16
Brunswick, VIC Australia

Join the Brunswick Scottish Society and learn how to do fun dances, eat a potluck dinner, and have some BYO drinks. Don't worry if you don't know how to dance-the lovely people will teach you. Info: www.facebook.com/BrunswickScottishSociety

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Marua Scottish Dance

November 16
Whangarei New Zealand

An evening of Haggis, bagpipes, whiskey tasting and music by special guests Kurfew at Marua Community Hall 752 Marua Rd. Info: [email protected]

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SHGCF Ceilidh

November 16
Regina, SK Canada

A ceilidh in support of the Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival. There will be ceilidh tunes and dancing, pipe bands, Highland dancing, Scottish food and of course a cash bar at St Martin de Porres Parish, 4720 Castle Rd. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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Taste Of Scotland

November 16
Brandon, MB Canada

Come join the Westman Scottish Association for a night of tasting Scotch, our scotch expert will take you on a tour across the country of Scotland with your taste buds at the Brandon Riverbank, 545 Conservation Dr. Info: www.facebook.com/events/423644028261154

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Champion of Champions Solos

November 17
Fremantle, WA Australia

Solo piping competition presented by the Highland Pipers Society of Perth at Fremantle Sailing Club. Info: www.pipebandswa.com.au

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St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto Annual Church Parade

November 17
Toronto, ON Canada

At the historic Glenview Presbyterian Church. The service commences at 10:30am, but assemble in the Church Hall at 10:00 am. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

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Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club Annual Concert

November 17
Mitcham, SA Australia

Toe tapping jigs & reels and haunting slow airs at the Mitcham Institute. Info: www.adelaidescottishfiddleclub.com.au

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The 2019 St. Andrew’s Ball

November 22
Montreal, QC Canada

Join Peter McAuslan and Ellen Bounsall, our Guests of Honour, for an evening of dining, dancing and pageantry celebrating one hundred and eighty-four years of Scottish heritage in Montreal at the The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, 1 Place du Canada. Info: www.standrewsball.com

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The Auckland Highland Games & Gathering

November 23
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

The region's largest celebration of Scottish heritage with pipe bands, Clans, entertainment and more at the Ellerslie Event Centre. Info: www.ahg.org.nz

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Scottish Genealogy Group (Special Interest Group)

November 23
Ottawa, ON Canada

Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. All of us, beginners and experts alike, ... Read more

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A Celtic Affair

November 23 - November 24
Castle Hill, NSW Australia

Two shows featuring the Governor Macquarie Pipe Band with singer & violinist Eileen McCann at Pioneer Theatre, 12-14 Pennant St. Info/tickets: 0426 134 058 or www.trybooking.com/BFXWD

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Forrest, ACT Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 9:30am - St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, State Circle, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Toukley, NSW Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 9:30am -  St David's Presbyterian Church, Victoria Ave, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 10am - St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie St, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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Family Ceilidh [RSCDS]

November 24
Sydney, NSW Australia

Fun-filled Ceilidh dance social for families and non-dancers supported by more experienced dancers. Afternoon tea included. Music by James Gastineau-Hills. All Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, at Leichhardt Town Hall, Leichhardt. Info: [email protected] or https://rscds.org.au/attachments/Family_ceilidh_24Nov2019.pdf

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Festival of Strength @ Elmar’s in the Valley

November 24
Henley Brook, WA Australia

Featuring an exciting mix of strength sports competitions including Scottish Heavy events, displays and market stalls. Elmar’s in the Valley will be serving traditional Scottish and German food and beers including a special event brew - Highlander Ale at 8731 West Swan Rd. Info: www.highlandgames.org.au

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Jack McCandlish Memorial Contest

November 25
Toowong, QLD Australia

6/8 competitions for Juniors (4 parts) and Seniors (8 parts) presented by the Queensland Highland Pipers Society at The Walrus Club, 543A Coronation Dr. Info: www.qhps.org

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The Saltire Festival

November 25 - December 1
East Lothian United Kingdom

There will be exciting events marking St. Andrew's Day taking place across East Lothian from Monday 25th November - Sunday 1st December bringing together the very best of Scotland in the Home of the Flag. Info: www.visiteastlothian.org/the-saltire

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The Making of a 21st century Edinburgh Castle – Fortress, Barracks, Monument and Commodity

November 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The lecture traces the multiple fascinating episodes in history that made Edinburgh Castle the tourist attraction it is today, at Lauriston Castle. Info: www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

November 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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St Andrew’s Day Ball

November 29
Perth, WA Australia

Celebrate with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia, with food, music and dance at Pan Pacific Hotel. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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The St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg 149th Annual Dinner

November 29
Winnipeg, MB Canada

This is the most prestigious event on the Society’s calendar that celebrates and raises funds for Scottish culture and heritage groups and activities in Manitoba. The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders will also provide wonderful Scottish tunes at Hotel Fort Garry. Info: www.standrewssocietywinnipeg.com

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St Andrews Day

November 29
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Dugald Robert Mackay will be onsite to mark St Andrews Day complete with bagpipes to bring life to Dunedin’s Scottish heritage as he pipes his way through the galleries at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden. Info: www.toituosm.com

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St Andrew’s Night

November 30
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is celebrating St Andrew's Night in the Drayton Hall commencing at 7pm with the Pipe Band. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Lots of community Scottish country dancing (all dances are called). Cost of the evening is $10 Adults pp. School-aged children Over 13 $5.00 ... Read more

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Scottish & Irish Christmas Dinner in the Museum

November 30 - December 1
Wallacetown, ON Canada

Celebrate Christmas in the museum with a Scottish & Irish dinner on either November 30 and December 1. Enjoy a multi course meal and historical tidbits served by costumed volunteers. Arrive at 3:30 with dinner to begin at 4pm at Backus-Page House Museum, 29424 Lakeview Line. Tickets $100/person with a charitable tax receipt of $50 ... Read more

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St Andrew’s Society Toronto Charity Ball

November 30
Toronto, ON Canada

A celebration of Scotland with music, dance and food presented by the St Andrew's Society of Toronto. For the first time since 1929, the St.Andrew’s Charity Ball will take up its new residence at Toronto’s Liberty Grand. Info: www.standrewscharityball.ca

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Celtic Festival at the Farm

November 30
Parker, TX United States

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 and Irish dancing, faire food, gift vendors, kids' games and crafts, historic costumes, silent auctions, Outlander fan meet-up at Jacob's Reward Farm, 4308 Church Lane. Info: www.facebook.com/metroplex.united

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Drambusters Whisky Festival

November 30
Dumfries – Scotland Dumfries, Scotland

A festival celebrating the water of life. Meet the makers and celebrities of the whisky world and have a wee dram of a range of malts and other spirits. Info: www.drambusters.com

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Feast of St. Andrew

November 30
Cambridge, ON Canada

The Officers of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada celebrate St. Andrew's Day with a Feast. The Feast of Saint Andrew is a formal, black tie, 6 course Mess Dinner. The Feast features the traditions and customs of a Highland Regiment Officers' Mess. It also includes the participation of the Regimental Pipes and Drums. Info: ... Read more

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St Andrews Dinner

November 30
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Enjoy outstanding performances by the Brisbane City Pipe Band. An event of over 20+ pipers and drummers celebrating St Andrews Day over 3 course dinner including haggis at Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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GSSHD Annual Concert

November 30
Paralowie, SA Australia

Annual dance concert presented by the Garrick Stewart School of Highland Dancing at The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre. Info: [email protected]

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Saint Andrews Gala Event

November 30
Townsville, QLD Australia

Tribute to St Andrews with pipes and drums, Parade of Clan Banners, Highland dancing, Scottish food and more at Rydges Hotel, 23 Palmer St. Info: 0427 047 862 or [email protected]

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Hunter Valley Highland Games

November 30
Rothbury, NSW Australia

Come experience the very first Hunter Valley Highland Games in beautiful Wine Country. This event promises displays from local pipe and drum bands, Highland dancing, heavy events and of course - fine wine. These games celebrate the deep connection between Australia and Scotland at Saltire Estate, 113 Wilderness Rd. Info: www.huntervalleyhighlandgames.com.au

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Caledonian Society of WA November Ceilidh

November 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Ceilidh band on St Andrews Day. Listen to our Piper. Finger food supper supplied BYO alcohol. Children free enter. $20 non members. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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St Andrews Day Dinner

November 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

Traditional Scottish evening with food, drink, dance and piping not to mention haggis, with a thai twist with Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band. Get your tickets today for this culture adventure at Thai Rock, 28 Bayswater Road. Info: www.trybooking.com/545883

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December 2019

Shetland Society of Wellington Christmas Party

December 1
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Christmas Party and Members’ Afternoon Tea. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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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49th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade

December 6 - December 7
Alexandria, VA VA United States

The Campagna Center presents the 49th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade. Thousands will join us for a full lineup of festivities that will celebrate the rich Scottish heritage of Old Town Alexandria. Info: www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 7
Daylesford, VIC Australia

Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and then a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park, located at the southern entrance of Daylesford. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Christmas Ghost Stories

December 7
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Pull up a chair by the fire, relax with some Christmassy goodwill, but pull up the covers because not only does the winter chill – but so do the tales of terror. Join a collection of story tellers for a Christmas afternoon of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost stories in the atmospheric and beautiful surroundings of ... Read more

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ceilidh

December 11
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Join our traditional music students for their annual, rip-roaring, toe-tapping ceilidh in the home of Scottish music, the National Piping Centre. www.rcs.ac.uk

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Red Chilli Pipers Live

December 13
Aberdeen – Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple at Music Hall, Union St. Info: www.redhotchillipipers.co.uk

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Glamis Castle Christmas Markets

December 13 - December 15
Glamis United Kingdom

Celebrate the festive season at Glamis Castle, with winter walks, holiday stalls, tours and more. Info: www.glamis-castle.co.uk

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Lanark Christmas Ceilidh

December 13
Lanark United Kingdom

Festive ceilidh dance led by the Clyde Valley Ceilidh Band. Lanark Memorial Hall welcomes the Clyde Valley Ceilidh Band for an evening of foot stomping tunes and Christmas ceilidhing. Info: [email protected]

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Christmas Celebration with a Celtic Spirit

December 14
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Celebrate the holiday's with a Celtic spirit at Nut Point Centre, 703 Old West Coast Road /222 Langdales Rd. Info: 03 342 1033.

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40th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 14
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

Upwards of 20 Highland Pipe Bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers and solo drummers will converge on The Square, with an extra special element this year in celebrating this milestone. Info:  Brent Le Quesne on 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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Minnesota Scottish Gaelic Conversation Class

December 14
Minnetonka, MN MN United States

A group for anyone interested in learning Scottish Gaelic and in practicing Scottish Gaelic conversation. All levels welcome at Bylerly’s Creations Cafe, Ridgedale Dr. Info: www.meetup.com/Scottish-Gaelic-Conversation

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

December 14
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 14
New York, NY NY United States

21st anniversary concert-from the bold sounds of the bagpipes and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, the Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, at 921 Madison Avenue (at 73rd Street). Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or info at: www.pipesofchristmas.com

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Mighty Mini MacLeod end of year event

December 15
Adelaide, SA Australia

The Mighty Mini Macleods end the year on a high at The Beachouse Swimming Centre. We will have fun, plan next year's activities and start the school holidays. Meet in the foyer at 3:00pm near the ticket office of The Beachouse, 4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg Beach. Cost from $20.00. Info: Nicole 0415 654 836 or ... Read more

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 15
Summit, NJ NJ United States

21st anniversary concert-from the bold sounds of the bagpipes and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, the Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul at Central Presbyterian Church located, 70 Maple St with performances at 2 and 7PM. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or info ... Read more

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Scottish Christmas Celebration

December 17
New York, NY NY United States

Carols and holiday cheer with the American Scottish Foundation and the Burns Society of New York at the Union Club. Info: Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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Celtic Christmas

December 21 - December 22
Atlanta, GA GA United States

A cast of international and regionally renowned artists weaves a spellbinding performance of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian music, dance and humor in an evocative, inspiring show that will warm the soul with the music and dance of the ages. Info: https://events.rialtocenter.gsu.edu/online/article/celticchristmas

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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

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December 25
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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2019-20 RSCDS New Zealand Branch Summer School

December 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Cambridge New Zealand

Scottish country dance classes and events at St Peters School. Info: https://ss2019.waibopscd.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

December 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

December 30, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the world's greatest New Year celebrations, including street party, torchlight procession, ceilidh and more. Join for three days of spectacular events, as Edinburgh shows the world how to party! Info: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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8th Annual Hogman-eh!

December 31
Ottawa, ON Canada

A free New Year's celebration Scottish style, featuring Ceilidh and Highland Dancing, food and entertainment at the largest Hogmanay celebration outside Scotland at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Landsdowne Park. Info: www.ottscot.ca/hogmanay

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Happy Hogmany

December 31
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Happy Hogmany

December 31
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Finger food supper supplied BYO alcohol. Children free enter. $20 non members. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Stonehaven Fireball Ceremony

December 31
Stonehaven – Scotland Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland

The Fireball Ceremony is Stonehaven's unique way to welcome in the New Year and greet friends and neighbours. As the midnight chimes ring out on December 31st, approximately 40 men and women parade up and down the High Street swinging fiercely flaming balls around their heads. Info: www.stonehavenfireballs.co.uk

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January 2020

The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2020
Maryborough, VIC Australia

Australia's oldest continuous running sporting event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, athletics and more at Princes Park. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2020
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

The first Highland Games in the world each year with pipe bands, Scottish dance, heavy events, Clan tents and more at Caledonian Park, Main Road. Info: www.waipugames.co.nz

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The Loony Dook

January 1, 2020
South Queensferry West Lothian United Kingdom

The Loony Dook continues its New Year’s Day tradition at South Queensferry. In the shadow of the Forth Bridges, the dippers in fancy dress, scantily clad or even fully clothed from the night before will brave the chill to raise money for charities while shaking off their Hogmanay hangover. Dookers will march the length of ... Read more

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Celtic Connections

January 16, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Celtic Connections is the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music. Info: www.celticconnections.com

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Winter Storm Weekend

January 16, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Kansas City, MO MO United States

The pipes and drums event in Kansas City. World-class concerts, competitions, and master classes. Info: www.mhaf.org

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 18, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Winter Springs, FL FL United States

A weekend of Scottish culture and fun presented by The Scottish-American Society of Central Florida, with pipes & drums, Celtic entertainment, athletics, Clans and more at Central Winds Park. Info: www.flascot.com

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Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

January 19, 2020 - January 21, 2020
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Over 500 companies exhibit thousands of products in Clothing, Textiles, Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, Clan Products, Beauty & Bath Products, Stationery, Giftware, Gift Food & Speciality Fine Food at Glasgow’s SEC-trade only event. Info: www.spring.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk

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Scots Music Group-Celebrating Robert Burns

January 21, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Join friends from Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories celebrating Scotland’s national bard. Held in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court. All welcome to listen or bring a turn and join in! Info: www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com

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Robbie Burns Night at the Rocky Mountain Folk Club

January 24, 2020
Calgary, AB Canada

Come and celebrate the Scottish bard with music, song, the highland pipes and of course some haggis at Rosedale Community Association Hall. Info: www.rockyfolkclub.com/robbie-burns-night-2/

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St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto Annual Burns Supper

January 24, 2020
Toronto, ON Canada

A very special evening to celebrate Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, in traditional style. One of the best Burns events in the city for many years at the University Club. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

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Turakina Highland Games

January 25, 2020
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

The event is a family friendly day at Turakina Domain, including Pipe Bands, solo piping & drumming, Highland and National Dancing, traditional field events, children's events, Clan & market stalls and an evening ceilidh. Free on site parking and camp sites available @ $5. Entry $10 per person, children under 15 free. Info: [email protected] or ... Read more

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Gala Burns Supper & Ceilidh

January 25, 2020
Ottawa, ON Canada

Celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns with pipes and drums, haggis, whisky, and dancing with the Scottish Society of Ottawa. Info: www.ottscot.ca/burns-supper-ottawa

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Robert Burns Supper

January 25, 2020
Hollywood, FL United States

Celebrate the bard! Presented by the Scottish American Society Of South Florida at Orangebrook Golf and Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Info: www.sassf.org

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia Burns Supper

January 25, 2020
Perth, WA Australia

Celebrate the Bard at the Pan Pacific Hotel, with Scottish food, music and fun. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2020
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Celebrate Rabbi Burns Supper with Pipes, Selkirk Grace, Address to the Haggis and poetry. A special appearance by members of the Brisbane City Pipe Band. 3 Course dinner with haggis and more at Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Robert Burns Dinner

January 25, 2020
Hyattsville, MD MD United States

Robert Burns Supper for DMV Scots with a connection to Lewis/Harris or Orkney Islands at 4104 Oglethorpe St. Info: Aaron Dorfman 202 870 2280.

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Ipswich Burns Supper Ceilidh

January 25, 2020
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Enjoy a traditional Burns Supper Ceilidh, and celebrate the life of Rabbie Burns. Including a traditional supper while you are captivated by the Address to the Haggis and all the formalities, followed by live band "Ishka" with a dance caller for your Dashing White Sergeants and Gay Gordons - and of course the Ipswich Pipe ... Read more

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The Burns Supper 2020

January 25, 2020
Halifax, NS Canada

A festive evening to celebrate the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns. It's the biggest traditional Burns Supper on Canada's East Coast. This year we welcome Dr. Iain Nicolson Findlay as our chief speaker.He is a Past President of the Paisley Burns Club, and the 37th Member of the Guild of Robert Burns ... Read more

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Sons of Scotland Pipe Band Burns Night Ceilidh

January 25, 2020
Ottawa, ON Canada

The 129th annual Burns Celeidh hosted by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band of Ottawa. Our evening will have the pipes and drums, dancing and a big catered buffet, silent auction and cash bar - all in support of Robert Burns and the traditions of the dinner, the Montgomery Legion, and the pipe band.Tickets are ... Read more

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Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

January 26, 2020
Ashburton – New Zealand Ashburton, New Zealand

Ashburton's annual Pipe band music festival beginning with Street March at 12:30pm, followed by Medleys & Sets in the Domain. Info: Peter MacLean: [email protected]

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Up Helly Aa

January 28, 2020
Lerwick – Scotland Lerwick, Shetland Scotland

Taking place annually on the last Tuesday of January in the town of Lerwick, the Shetland’s Viking Fire Festival, or Up Helly Aa as it’s known locally, is the largest event of its kind in Europe. Thousands of visitors from across the world travel to this northernmost corner of Scotland to join in this Scandinavian ... Read more

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February 2020

Robert Burns Fundraising Dinner

February 1, 2020
Dallas, TX TX United States

Celebrate the life and works of Scotland's most beloved poet and support the Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, featuring three elegant courses, traditional Scottish entertainment, rare and unique silent auction items, good whiskey, good cheer and of course poetry! Info: Gary Pennington at (469) 273-0654 or [email protected]

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26th Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

February 1, 2020
Sarasota, FL FL United States

The sound of the pipes, the beating of drums, Food Vendors, Merchandise Vendors, Dancing and Athletic events reminds all Scots of our ancient and glorious heritage at 3000 Ringling Blvd. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Robert Burns Supper

February 1, 2020
Los Angeles, CA CA United States

Celebrate the bard with music, poetry and food at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Presented by the Saint Andrew's Society of Los Angeles. Info: www.saintandrewsla.org

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Burns Supper

February 1, 2020
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. will hold their Annual Burns Supper in the Drayton Hall.It is a 4 course formal dinner which includes a Haggis entrée. Entertainment by 2 Lassies singing Burns songs, The Immortal Memory by Mal Leslie (Past Chieftain & Past president of the Society in Toowoomba).Bookings are essential for ... Read more

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The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival

February 7, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

Two weeks of arts and astronomy events to the Isle of Lewis, with an ambitious and exciting programme spanning theatre, live music, film, visual art, food, astronomy talks, and stargazing. Info: www.lanntair.com/creative-programme/darkskies

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Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo

February 8, 2020
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

The 27th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020 at the Paeroa Domain. What started out as a small Pipe Bands Competition has grown over the years, and today is a fully-fledged Highland Games, one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one ... Read more

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Clan MacRae Reunion & Gathering

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Bathurst, NSW Australia

A weekend of all things “MacRae” including AGM, dinner and more. Non-members very welcome. Info: Clan MacRae Society Secretary, Roslyn MacRae: [email protected]

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Pipes In The Park 2020

February 15, 2020
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Irish Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind) and Craft Markets. Bring your picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment from some of the best Pipe Bands in the country. A fun family day out at Waitangi ... Read more

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 16, 2020
Richmond, TAS Australia

St Andrew Society of Hobart will again be holding its annual Highland Gathering on the Village Green, with Pipe Band displays from across Tasmania, Scottish dancing and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658 or [email protected]

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The Fort William Mountain Festival

February 19, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Fort William – Scotland Fort William, Scotland

An annual festival of mountain culture with great speakers, films, exhibitions, workshops, book festival fringe events and more. Info: www.mountainfestival.co.uk

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Ballarat Highland Gathering

February 23, 2020
Ballarat, VIC Australia

The Federation University Australia Pipe Band hosts the Ballarat Highland Gathering supported by Pipe Bands Victoria. Come join the free event in the Ballarat sunshine with your loved ones at Victoria Park, Sturt St. Info: www.fedunipipeband.com.au

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Whisky Tasting

February 28, 2020
Oranage Park, FL United States

With ​​Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival at The Hill Top Restaurant, 2030 Wells Rd. Info: www.neflgames.com/events

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​​Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival

February 29, 2020
Green Cove Springs, FL FL United States

Bringing a "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area with athletics, music, food and fun of the games, at Clay County Fairgrounds 2497 State Road 16 West. Info: www.neflgames.com

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Scots Day Out

February 29, 2020
Bendigo, VIC Australia

A free community event with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Scottish dogs, Clans, Scottish food & stalls and more in the beautiful setting of Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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March 2020

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 7, 2020
Quirindi, NSW Australia

Get your kilts out and your bagpipes at the ready at the Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo. Pipe bands, dancers, musicians and more. Info: www.liverpoolplainsmilitarytattoo.com.au

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DramFest

March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand's largest whisky tasting and education festival and an iconic event in the drinks industry calendar at Christchurch Town Hall. Info: or 03 377 6824 or www.dramfest.co.nz |

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37th Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 7, 2020
Plantation, FL FL United States

Celebrates Scottish culture and heritage with a day full of activities & events for all ages at Plantation Heritage Park. Info: www.sassf.org/Festival

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The Scotsman’s Ball XIII

March 7, 2020
Long Beach, CA CA United States

The premier annual Scottish event of Southern California with Scottish food, music and dance at The Long Beach Grand. Info: www.scotsmansball.org

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Pipe On In NZ Pipe Band Championships 2020 Invercargill

March 13, 2020
Invercargill New Zealand

A day of celebration as some of the worlds best bands gather for two days at the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships 2020. Pipe, drum, eat and drink in true southern style along side bands from NZ, Australia and the USA compete for the NZ title at Queens Park. Info: www.facebook.com/events/329868521068407/

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St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020
St Augustine, Florida.

Celebrate St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage in America’s oldest Celtic city. Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Celtic history at Francis Field, 29 W Castillo Dr. St. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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Sydney Highland Gathering

March 15, 2020
Sydney, NSW Australia

The Scots College in Sydney's Bellevue Hill plays host to the annual Sydney Highland Gathering. The event celebrates its Scottish Heritage with Pipe Band Competitions, Highland dancing, Scottish food, Highland Strongmen displays and Gift and home wares stalls. Info: [email protected]

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The Geelong Highland Gathering

March 15, 2020
Geelong, VIC Australia

The 2020 gathering will mark 163 years since the first Geelong Highland Gathering was held on New Years day 1858 and will be the 60th anniversary of the modern era, which began in 1958. Featuring pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Scottish stalls and more. A great Geelong day out! Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020
Honolulu, HI HI United States

Features Highland games and athletics, men's and women's competition prizes, Highland Dance competition. Entertainment including piping, music, song and dance, A gathering of Clans from around Hawaii, as well as from the mainland, at Kapiolani Park. Info: www.hawaiianscottishassociation.org

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Ringwood Highland Games

March 29, 2020
Wantirna, VIC Australia

Metropolitan Melbourne's only Highland Games at JW Manson Reserve,Selkirk Ave. Includes a full day of Scottish fun with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans, stalls and more. A great family day out! Info: 0418 370 051 or www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

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April 2020

2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Maryborough, VIC Australia

Pipe Bands Australia diamond jubilee year Australian Pipe Band Championships are expected to attract bands from across the country and overseas with a full program of events which include Highland dancing and Scottish stalls. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 4, 2020
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish celebration with pipe bands, heavy events, Scottish dancing & entertainment, Clans village, stalls and much more. A great day for the entire family in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: 02 4883 7471 or www.brigadoon.org.au

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New York City Tartan Day Parade

April 4, 2020
New York, NY NY United States

Celebrate Scotland with a march up Sixth Avenue in New York City, to the swirl of kilts, the skirl of bagpipes and the cheers of tens of thousands of spectators. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Champion of Champions

April 10, 2020 - April 11, 2020
Carrara, QLD Australia

Champion of Champions is Australia's most prestigious Highland Dancing event. Held every two years, this event attracts highland dancers from across Australia and indeed the world to contest the championships and supporting events over two days of thrilling competition. Info: www.facebook.com/championofchampions2020 or www.sqrchdi.com

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116th Maclean Highland Gathering

April 10, 2020 - April 11, 2020
Maclean, NSW Australia

Easter weekend with bagpipes in Australia's "Scottish town", with Scottish dancers, stalls and more. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Las Vegas Highland Games

April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

One weekend each April the Las Vegas Celtic Society throws the Las Vegas Highland Games, a massive festival for the community featuring Celtic music, food, vendors, and athletics at 500 S Grand Central Pkwy. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org

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5th Annual Spring Ceilidh

April 25, 2020
Portland, OR OR United States

Sponsored by Clan Donald Oregon Region. Featuring Scottish & Irish music and dancing, presentation of the Haggis with traditional bag piping and highland dancing. Info: Tammy Soto, Clan Donald Oregon State Commissioner: [email protected] or 360-433-8655

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Australian Celtic Festival

April 30, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

A full weekend of Celtic entertainment and events held at the Australian Standing Stones. 2020 celebrating Ireland and the Isle of Man. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

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May 2020

Motueka Scottish Dancing Club Ceilidh

May 2, 2020
Motueka New Zealand

Motueka Scottish Dancing Club are holding a Ceilidh. A Ceilidh is a social event with Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling, so expect live music, lots of dancing and entertainment and of course good food at Lower Moutere Hall, Moutere Highway. Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/ceilidh/motueka

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 23, 2020
Berry, NSW Australia

A great day of Celtic fun and entertainment at Berry Showgrounds. Pipe bands, singers, dancers, stall sand more. Info: 02 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival Highland Games & Fair

May 30, 2020
Wingham, NSW Australia

With massed bands, Clan information, Medieval warriors, Caber Toss-a great free day of Scottish celebration at Central Park. Info: 02 6556 9057 or www.manninghistorical.org

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June 2020

The 14th Annual Greater Moncton Highland Games

June 19, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Moncton, NB Canada

There will be heavy events, highland dance, and pipe band competitions, historical reenactors, workshops, kids' activities, and more. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

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Cobourg Highland Games

June 19, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Cobourg, ON Canada

The 57th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Victoria Park. A great celebration of Scotland with pipe bands, ceilidhs, Scottish dancers and more. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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July 2020

Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 25, 2020 - July 26, 2020
Vernon, BC Canada

Where you can see hundreds of dancers, drummers, musicians, and singers of all ages and heritages on a single stage! Featuring over 400 performers from all over North America paying tribute to our military past and present at Kal Tire Place, 3445 43rd Ave. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

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August 2020

The Fergus Scottish Festival

August 7, 2020 - August 9, 2020
Fergus, ON Canada

The Fergus Scottish Festival is an annual three-day celebration of Scottish heritage. Experience the best of Scotland in Canada, without the airfare. Info: www.Fergusscottishfestival.com

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