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January 2020

Celtic Connections

January 16 - February 2
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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Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

January 19 - January 21
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
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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DunedinLive: Haggis Winter MusicFest 2020

January 23 - January 26
Dunedin, FL FL United States

Whisky Tasting & Burns Supper, featuring Skerryvore and the works of Robert Burns at The Scottish Cultural Center, Louden Ave. Info: www.haggiscelticconcerts.com

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Big Burns Supper 2020

January 23 - February 2
Dumfries – Scotland Dumfries, Scotland

Dumfries, one of Scotland’s friendliest towns flings open its doors for 114 events across 11 days of top-class music, comedy, dance and cabaret at the world’s biggest contemporary Burns celebration. Info: www.bigburnssupper.com

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Glasgow Burns Night

January 23
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

This fun, informal and traditional Burns Night will include poetry, bagpipes and plenty of merriment and the opportunity to meet old friends and new at Royal Exchange Square. Info: [email protected]

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Robbie Burns Night at the Rocky Mountain Folk Club

January 24
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
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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St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal Burns Night

January 24
Montreal, QC Canada

Join the Society’s Annual event that celebrates Robbie Burns who came to fame as a poet when he was 27 years old, and whose lifestyle of wine, women and song made him famous all over Scotland. Share a wee dram with friends, enjoy a traditional Scottish meal (with a gourmet flair) and raise your glasses ... Read more

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A Celebration of Burns Night Aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia

January 24
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

You will enjoy a red carpet welcome as you are piped aboard Britannia. The unforgettable Scottish evening begins with a drinks and canape reception before touring the yacht. Info: + 44(0) 1442 768 110 or [email protected]

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City of Hobart Pipe Band Burns Supper

January 24
Hobart, TAS Australia

Toast the Immortal Memory with whisky, haggis, bagpipes, dancing, fine company and excellent craic at Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Info: [email protected] or 0418 107 175.

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Robbie Burns Dinner

January 24
Stratford, ON Canada

Roast Beef and Haggis Dinner with Music and Entertainment. Social Time starts at 5:30 and Haggis piped in at 6:00. Sponsored by the Welcoming Team at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 25 St Andrew St. Info: www.standrewsstratford.ca

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Turakina Highland Games

January 25
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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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2020 Scottish Universities Burns Night & Ceilidh

January 25
Washington, DC DC United States

The Alumni Clubs of The University of Edinburgh, The University of St Andrews, and The University of Glasgow, invite you to our annual Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Info: [email protected]

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Central Coast Scots Burns Night

January 25
Gosford, NSW Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns at East Gosford Progress Hall. Info: Ian Davidson 0435 578 353.

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Guelph Pipe Band Burns’ Supper

January 25
Rockwood, ON Canada

Entertainment by the Guelph Pipe Band, Stringymajig and Scottish Country Dancing, Rockmosa Community Hall, 110 Rockmosa Dr. Info: www.guelphpipeband.com

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East York Kiwanis Robbie Burns Supper 2020

January 25
Toronto, ON Canada

Join the East York Kiwanis for roast beef, haggis,and neaps and tatties. Door prizes, Silent Auction, Scottish Dancers, Cash Bar at The Birches Catering (Latvian Canadian Centre), 4 Credit Union Dr. Info: 416 451 6777 or www.eventbrite.ca

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76th Annual Lorne Scots Pipes & Drums Robbie Burns Supper

January 25
Brampton, ON Canada

Dine and Dance the night away with the Lorne Scots Pipes & Drums in honour of Sir Robert Burns' birthday at the Pearson Convention Center, 2638 Steeles Ave E. Info: [email protected]

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

January 25
Montreal, QC Canada

Kilt skate hosted by the St. Andrew's Society of Montreal at Patinoire Atrium, 1000 rue de la Gauchetiere. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca/kilt-skate.html

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SFU Robbie Burns’ Dinner 2020

January 25
Vancouver, BC Canada

Simon Fraser University Pipe Band annual celebration of Burns’ Night. The evening will include Piping in of the Haggis, Burns’ poetry, song, dance and copious band performances by the SFU Pipe Band and the RMM Pipe Bands at Executive Plaza Hotel. Info: www.sfupipeband.com/events

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113th Winnipeg Robert Burns Club Burns Supper

January 25
Winnipeg, MB Canada

Immortal Memory proposed by Bobby Kane HLM, Past President Robert Burns World Federation Ltd at Holiday Inn Winnipeg South. Info: www.winnipegrobertburns.org

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Robert Burns Ceilidh

January 25
Cobourg, ON Canada

The Cobourg Highland Games Society are hosting a Robbie Burns Ceilidh. A fun evening of Scottish and Celtic music and dancing, as well as a wee taste of Scotland, with The Cobourg Legion Pipes and Drums, the Busker Brothers, Madman's Window and The Cobourg Scottish Country Dancers at ​LiUNA Hall, 560 Dodge St. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/robert-burns-supper

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The Glenturret Burns Night Supper at Sydney Opera House

January 25
Sydney, NSW Australia

Superb whisky, a 4 hour, uniquely Australian-Scottish feast and the powerful sounds of two nations united for a Burns Night Supper featuring award-winning Scottish 5 piece, Breabach, and Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist, Eric Avery. Tickets: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

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Burns Night 2020 Townsville

January 25
Townsville, QLD Australia

Come join us celebrate Robert Burns at The Metropole Hotel, Townsville. Piping in of the haggis, poetry, songs, Highland dancers, good cheer, and great company. Three course dinner including wine only $65. Ticket purchase online only. Book tickets and pre-order menu at burnsnight.floktu.com

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Burns Night Dinner 2020 – Burns + Brexit

January 25
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Join Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and the Dunedin Burns Club to consider thoughts on how Burns might have viewed Brexit from British High Commissioner Laura Clarke and Professor Alison Phipps from the University of Glasgow. Enjoy traditional Scottish food and drink, kick your heels up at the ceilidh. Info: [email protected] or 03 477 5052.

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Burn’s Supper 2020

January 25
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Celebrate the life & poetry of Scotland's national Bard, Robert Burns. With a 3 course set menu for $65 including a drink on arrival & a dram of whisky for the presentation of the Haggis. There will be some live music throughout the evening from our good friend Gerry O'Neil & of course plenty of ... Read more

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Burns Night

January 25
Napier – New Zealand Napier , New Zealand

Come celebrate beautiful Bonnie Scotland's favourite event with a traditional Burns Night! From Kilts to Bagpipes and copious amounts of Whisky and a delicious 3-course dinner - this is going to be a night not to miss! Come enjoy all that is amazing about the incredible country of Scotland at Taradale Club, 55 Wharerangi Road, ... Read more

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Robert Burns Tartan Ceilidh

January 25
Regina, SK Canada

Join the Scottish Heritage Society of Regina for their annual Robert Burns Dinner and Evening of Scottish entertainment (aka Ceilidh) at St. Martin's Parish Hall, 4720 Castle Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Glamis Castle Burns Supper

January 25
Forfar – Scotland Forfar, Tayside Scotland

Your evening will begin with us from 6pm in the magnificent 17th Century drawing room with a glass of fizz on arrival, followed by a traditional 3 course Burns Supper served in the stunning Strathmore Dining Room, where you will also be entertained by a full cast of well known local speakers throughout. Info: [email protected]

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A Blazing Burns Night Spectacular

January 25
Alloway, Ayr United Kingdom

What better way to celebrate Burns Night than with a ceilidh and a spectacular choreographed fire show? An evening of live music, dancing, an awe-inspiring fire performance finale and, of course, haggis, neeps and tatties at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Info: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/robert-burns-birthplace-museum/events

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Burns Supper with Mary Kiani and Friends

January 25
Sydney, NSW Australia

Celebrate the Bard with Mary Kiani. Please contact Mary either on Facebook ‘Burns supper with Mary Kiani & Friends or drop her an email to [email protected]

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A Caledonian Burns Supper

January 25
New York, NY NY United States

Dinner ticket includes cocktail hour with full bar, delicious formal sit-down dinner, a silent auction chalked with items from our sponsors (see our sponsor list below) and a fun raffle. In addition, this year, we are offering a special ticket for those who want to join us later in the evening (9PM) for drinks, dessert ... Read more

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Burns Night Supper

January 25
Asheville, NC NC United States

The Asheville Sister Cities, Dunkeld and Birnam Committee presentation of a Burns Night Supper in celebration of the 261st birthday of Robert Burns will be held January 25, 2020 at the Country Club of Asheville. Entrance to the club is at 170 Windsor Road, Asheville, NC 28804 USA. Scottish attire is suggested. A $100 per ... Read more

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River Heads Burns Night (Hervey Bay)

January 25
River Heads, QLD Australia

Enjoy a tradition Burns super with Whisky, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. Great music, poetry, dancing and bagpipes at River Heads Community Hall Ariadne St. Bookings on https://nextstep.com.au/haggis or Contact Mark on 0408 726 687.

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Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

January 26
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
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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Burns Supper 2020 at Esquire Jazz Club

January 28
Amarillo, TX TX United States

Grab your friends and cinch up your clan tartan, kilt and sporran for the annual Burns Supper Celebration. A night of all things Scottish! Hosted by Wildcat Bluff at Esquire Jazz Club. Featuring Scotch tastings paired with tasty finger foods and haggis. Music of the isles by Those Guys, Mike Fuller, James Lee Baker, and ... Read more

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Halifax Celtic Festival

January 29 - February 2
Halifax, NS Canada

A celebration of Celtic culture in Halifax. Info: www.facebook.com/hfxcelticfest

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Southern Fling Canberra 2020

January 31 - February 2
Canberra , ACT Australia

Youth Scottish Country Dance weekend for people aged 18 – 40 years. Social dancing and expert tuition. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org

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Governor Macquarie’s birthday dinner

January 31
Sydney, NSW Australia

The Scottish Australian Heritage Council invites you to a dinner to celebrate Lachlan Macquarie’s birthday Cello’s Restaurant, The Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St. He was the fifth Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821, and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. $ 80 pp members ... Read more

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February 2020

Robert Burns Fundraising Dinner

February 1
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
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
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
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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Sons of Scotland Pipe Band Burns Night Ceilidh

February 1
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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Cumberland Knights of St. Andrew 13th Annual Burns Supper

February 1
Cumberland, MD MD United States

Celebrating the life and poetry of Robert "Rabbie" Burns. The Cumberland Knights of St. Andrew will host their annual Burns Supper at the Cumberland Masonic Temple, 15 Greene St. Info: Tom Paxton 301-876-0806.

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Hunter Valley Burns Night

February 1
Argenton, NSW Australia

Celebrate the Bard with the Hunter Valley Scots, with Scottish food, music and friendship at Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Road. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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2nd Annual Kiltskate NYC

February 1
New York, NY NY United States

Come join the Scottish American Foundation at Bryant Park as together as they bring Scotland to the ice for Kiltskate NYC Pipers piping and skating, Shot of Scotch dancing - bring your skates - wrap some tartan around you, no charge to skate, or rent skates for $20. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.org

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 1
Lethbridge, AB Canada

With bagpiping provided by the Bridgecity Highlanders at ATB Centre, 74 Mauretania Road West. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Robbie Burns Dinner, Dance and Fundraiser

February 1
Calgary, AB Canada

Alberta Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers invite you the 2020 Robbie Burns Dinner, Dance and Fundraiser.Traditional Roast Beef Dinner with all the trimmings and Haggis and Highland Dance performances at Varsity Community Center, 4303 Varsity Drive NW. Info: Phone: 403-998-1057or [email protected]

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3rd Annual Kilt Night

February 1
Sarasota, FL FL United States

Please join New World Celts - Sarasota for a Kilt Night at The Shamrock Pub in Sarasota. You will enjoy Celtic music, food truck and a great selection of beer & wine. Raffle prizes too. Info: www.newworldceltssarasota.com

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Burns Supper

February 1
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will hold their Annual Burns Supper at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club 776 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds. The evening commences at with pre-dinner drinks at 6:30pm. A 3 course meal includes haggis entree. Immortal Memory, Toast to the Lassies and entertainment by Matthew Robertson & David South and ... Read more

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RCMP C-Division Pipes & Drums Annual Cèilidh

February 1
Montreal, QC Canada

Come out to support your community and enjoy an amazing evening of good food, good company, amazing music by Squidjigger - an incredible Celtic band, and a special performance by your very own local RCMP Pipes & Drums at Lachine Legion, 3015 Rue Henri Dunant. Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/rcmp-c-division-pipes-drums-annual-ceilidh-tickets-77156275497

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Warringah Scottish Burns Night

February 1
Collaroy, NSW Australia

Come have a taste of Haggis as we celebrate Robbie Burns. Our February dance is a night of dancing, the address to the Haggis ceremony and the Pipe band will be entertaining us as well. BYO supper, we will be serving a taste of Haggis along with tea and coffee. Info: www.facebook.com/events/s/warringah-scottish-burns-night/2727121277333822/

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Oor Wullie

February 3 - February 8
Ayr – Scotland Ayr, Scotland

Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Boab! Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp is back! Only question is; where’s his bucket?! Join Wullie, Fat Boab, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck, and the rest of the Sunday Post gang, in a brand new musical adventure celebrating their 80th anniversary as Scotland’s most beloved comic strip. Info: www.thegaiety.co.uk/oor-wullie

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

February 3
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

February 4
Milton, QLD Australia

Piping event. Info: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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A Night with Robbie Burns 2020

February 6
Warners Bay, NSW Australia

Scottish dancers, bagpipes and haggis at Warners Bay Lions Club, Cnr. King and Sweet St. Info: 0417 498 724 or [email protected]

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The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival

February 7 - February 22
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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8th Annual Celtic Family Jamboree FamJam!

February 7 - February 8
Brookesville, FL FL United States

Family friendly, leashed dogs OK, RV & Tent camping on site. Ongoing Highland athletics and sheepdog herding demos. A labyrinth of Celtic merchandise & jewelry for sale. Info: www.celticheritageproductions.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

February 7
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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Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo

February 8
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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Decade from The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland

February 8
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Join the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland for their next concert "Decade", will see the band perform a fantastic mixture of traditional and contemporary music infused with the ever so popular NYPBoS twist at the Corn Exchange. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/play/national-youth-pipe-band-of-scotland/events

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Tallangatta Ceilidh 2020

February 8
Tallangatta, VIC Australia

Enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish dancing, live band music and other live entertainment for your enjoyment. The evening will include a traditional Scottish dinner commencing at 6.30 pm with the Piping of the Haggis, then a tasting of the haggis as an entree. A two course dinner is included with refreshments available at Tallangatta ... Read more

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 8
Saskatoon, SK Canada

Get your kilt and skates on at The Great Canadian Kilt Skate. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 8
Toronto, ON Canada

Join the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada, St, Andrew’s Society of Toronto and Toronto Marlies for a kilt skate and, later in the afternoon, enjoy a hockey game as the Toronto Marlies play the Rochester Americans.(Hockey game begins at 4 p.m.)at Coca Cola Coliseum. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Songs From A Celtic Heart

February 8
Toronto, ON Canada

The Amadeus Choir’s annual fundraiser. The choir will perform well-loved pieces from the Celtic Isles and Canada’s East Coast. Two shows (2 pm and 7 pm) at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. Info: www.amadeuschoir.com or 416 446-0188.

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The Ardbrae Ball

February 8
Ottawa, ON Canada

The Ardbrae Scottish Country Dancers of Ottawa invite you to their Catered Buffet and Ball at the Glebe Community Centre.We shall dance to the music of Torridon Scottish Country Dance Band. Info: www.ardbrae.org

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Regina Mid-Winter Celtic Festival

February 8
Regina, SK Canada

Wendy and Mac perform around the world solo, with their band Beòlach and they're coming to the MWCF to bring a bit of Cape Breton to the prairies! Info: www.crpb.org/mwcf

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South Simcoe’s Valentine Workshop & Tea Dance

February 8
Alliston, ON Canada

Enjoy a full day of Scottish country dance and sustenance; refreshments, 2 workshop sessions, lunch, tea dance & treats at Lower Level, Knox Church, 160 King Street South. Info: [email protected]

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 9
Calgary, AB Canada

Get your kilt and skates on at Calgary Olympic Plaza. Hosted by the St Andrew-Caledonian Society of Calgary. Info: David Aftergood: [email protected], 403-975-8902 or www.kiltskate.com

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Victoria Highland Games Highland Dance Competition

February 11 - February 12
Victoria, BC Canada

A weekend of Highland Dance in Victoria.The Victoria Highland Games Association and the Victoria Highland Dancing Association are offering two competitions over the BC Family Day long weekend. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

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SPECTRA 2020

February 13 - February 16
Aberdeen – Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland

SPECTRA will once again light up the winter nights in Aberdeen encouraging audiences to get out and experience the city looking its best using interactive light sculptures, architectural projections and film to create new ways of exploring the city. Info: www.spectrafestival.co.uk

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Clan MacRae Reunion & Gathering

February 14 - February 16
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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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

February 14
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 Metro Cup 2020

February 14 - February 16
Newark, NJ NJ United States

The Metro Branch of the EUSPBA will host the annual Metro Cup Solo Piping & Drumming Competitions. Info: www.themetrocup.com

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Aloha Winter Weekend

February 14 - February 16
Honolulu, HI HI United States

Scottish Country Dance weekend with classes and a Ceilidh featuring Humuhumunukunukapua’a and Strathspey Society Band. Info: www.rscdshawaii.org

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Edmonton Caledonian’s 50th Workshop and Ball

February 14 - February 16
Edmonton, AB Canada

Scottish country dance events at Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Info: www.rscdsedmonton.com/annual-workshop–ball.html

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Pipes In The Park 2020

February 15
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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The Asheville Celtic Festival

February 15
Fletcher, NC NC United States

A winter indoor Celtic festival bringing the Celtic spirit of the Seven Nations to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina at Western North Carolina Agricultural Center - Davis Event Center, 761 Boylston Highway. Info: www.ashevillecelticfest.com

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Queen Mary ScotsFestival & International Highland Games

February 15 - February 16
Long Beach, CA CA United States

Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. Info: www.queenmary.com

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The 57th Tartan Ball

February 15
Toronto, ON Canada

Presented by the RSCDS Toronto Associatio in the gorgeous Brûlé Ballrooms of The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. Scottish dancing, music and food. Info: www.dancescottish.ca/Tartan_Ball.html

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Brunswick Scottish Society Robert Burns Night

February 15
Brunswick East, VIC Australia

Immortal Memory of Robert Burns at Fleming Park Hall, 96 Victoria St. Info: www.facebook.com/BrunswickScottishSociety

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 16
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 Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 16
Fergus, ON Canada

Get your kilt and skates on at The Great Canadian Kilt Skate at Centre Wellington Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave E. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Scottish Harp & Guitar – Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy

February 18
Hamilton, NZ United Kingdom

Two of Scotland’s most lauded traditional musicians, Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy bring their passion for Scottish music to New Zealand for the first time at The Meteor, 1 Victoria St. Info: www.themeteor.co.nz

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The Fort William Mountain Festival

February 19 - February 23
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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Winkie’s Return

February 20
Dundee – Scotland Dundee, Scotland

Following 2018's excellent talk by Guy Puzey we have invited Guy back to give his talk on our WWII heroine Winkie the pigeon alongside a special guest - Winkie herself! Hear how Winkie was responsible for saving the lives of a crew on board a Beaufort Fighter Plane in 1942 at Broughty Castle Museum. Info: ... Read more

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Scotland in Australia

February 21
Adelaide, SA Australia

Performing a varied program of contemporary and traditional music, the Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club is excited to be playing highlights from their debut CD. Join this vibrant community group to hear how contemporary Australian composers are building on the Scottish tradition. Info: www.adelaidefringe.com.au

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Flint Scottish Pipe Band 104th Anniversary Ceilidh

February 22
Davison, MI MI United States

Experience a true Ceilidh with audience participation, dancing and singing at the Knights of Columbus Hall located, 8428 Davison Rd. This year's Ceilidh will have non-stop entertainment: Bagpipe Bands, Irish Dancing, Highland dancing and more! Info: Tom Dillard 989 928-4687.

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Ballarat Highland Gathering

February 23
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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WhiskyFête 2020

February 27
Montreal, QC Canada

An evening of unique and rare whiskies in aid of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at The Mount Royal Club, 1175 Sherbrooke Street W. Info: www.whiskyfete.org

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Whisky Tasting

February 28
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
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
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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Canterbury Centre Pipe Band Contest

February 29
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Street March and piping events in Templeton. Info: [email protected]

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Central North Island Piping Contest

February 29
Rotorua – New Zealand Rotorua, New Zealand

City of Rotorua is hosting the CNI Contest on the Village Green, includes a pipe band Street March. Info: Paul Fuller [email protected]

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Chicago Party in Plaid 2020

February 29
Chicago, IL IL United States

Get a LEAP on St. Patrick's Day with the City of Chicago Pipe Band's third annual Party in Plaid! Both Grade 3 and Grade 4 bands will be performing along with other entertainment. Info: www.chicagopipeband.com/pip

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Caledonian Society of WA February AGM/Ceilidh

February 29
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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March 2020

Adelaide Piper’s Gathering

March 2
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

March 3
Milton, QLD Australia

Piping event. Info: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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StAnza

March 4 - March 8
St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

Scotland's Poetry Festival, is held every March in St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university town. With readings, exhibitions, performances, music, film and more. Info: www.stanzapoetry.org

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Seabirds on the Isle of May Talk

March 5
Duns United Kingdom

David Steel, Reserve Manager on the Isle of May, gives an illustrated talk at Duns Parish Church,Castle St. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

March 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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RSCDS Belleville SCD Weekend

March 6 - March 8
Belleville, ON Canada

Scottish country dance events and classes at the Masonic Temple. Info: Bill and Jan Cunningham [email protected]

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Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 7
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 - March 8
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
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
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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A Celtic Affair

March 7 - March 8
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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The Phoenix Scottish Games

March 7 - March 8
Phoenix, AZ AZ United States

Join the Caledonian Society of Arizona in celebrating the Phoenix Scottish Games 56th year! Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment while exploring the history, flavors and culture of Scotland. Scotland in the desert at Steele Indian School Park. Info: www.phoenixscottishgames.com

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone. Or you can simply listen to the pipes and enjoy the sound of Scotland!

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone. Or you can simply listen to the pipes and enjoy the sound of Scotland!

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone. Or you can simply listen to the pipes and enjoy the sound of Scotland!

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone. Or you can simply listen to the pipes and enjoy the sound of Scotland!

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone. Or you can simply listen to the pipes and enjoy the sound of Scotland!

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Glasgow International Comedy Festival

March 12 - March 29
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Europe's biggest comedy festival! Info: www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com

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Pipe On In NZ Pipe Band Championships 2020 Invercargill

March 13
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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CelticFest Vancouver Ceilidh 2020

March 13
Vancouver, BC Canada

The beating heart of CelticFest Vancouver featuring some of Vancouver’s finest Celtic performers at Hellenic Community of Vancouver . Info: www.facebook.com/events/432334594373925/

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

March 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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St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 14 - March 15
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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Ozlander Fan Gathering 2020

March 14 - March 15
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The inaugural Outlander specific fan convention in the Southern hemisphere. Spend two days at The Melbourne Museum, surrounded by the glorious Carlton Gardens and the wonders of the world, whilst immersing yourself in all things Outlander with some of the cast will be joining. Info: www.facebook.com/ozlanderfangathering

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Sydney Highland Gathering

March 15
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
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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Melbourne Celtic Festival

March 17
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Gather your clan and join us to celebrate all things Celtic on St Patrick's Day at The Mission to Seafarers Victoria, 717 Flinders St. Info: www.melbournecelticfestival.com.au

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

March 21
Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) at The Rocks. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://sotr.org.au/chaos

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4th Annual Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games

March 21 - March 22
Sherman, TX TX United States

Celebrating various cultural and historical connections which link the United States to the Celtic people at 2190 Fallon Dr. Info: www.shermancelticfest.com

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Heather Ball Weekend

March 21 - March 22
Vancouver, BC Canada

RSCDS Vancouver is pleased to present two great events for your dancing and listening pleasure. Only $95 for both ($105 for non RSCDS members) Saturday: Heather Ball at Scottish Cultural Centre – 8886 Hudson St. Sunday: Afternoon Concert with Colin Dewar and Alasdair Macleod - Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 West 12th Ave. Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

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Winnipeg Scottish Festival

March 21
Winnipeg, MB Canada

At the University of Winnipeg, pipe band events at Eckhardt Gramatte Hall with solo events taking place in adjacent classrooms and lecture halls. Info: www.facebook.com/winnipegscottishfestival

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March Beginners’ Night Dance

March 21
Toronto, ON Canada

Scottish country dance event at At Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave. Info: www.dancescottish.ca

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Ernest Dowler Memorial Contest

March 27
Prospect, SA Australia

Presented by the R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia at Prospect RSL, Wilcox Ave. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

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Capital City Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers Ceilidh 2020

March 27
Pickerington, OH OH United States

A memorable evening of family, friends, and Scottish heritage, including the music and dance of the Scottish Highlands at Combustion Brewery & Taproom, 80 West Church St. Info: www.facebook.com/capitalcitypipesanddrums

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Hawick Reivers Festival

March 27 - March 29
Hawick-Scotland

Step back in time to the mid sixteenth century when the Borderlands were an area of constant feuding – when loyalties were to kinship rather than king and country and when “Reiving” was a means of survival. A programme of music, drama and re-enactments allow you to experience what life was like in the mid ... Read more

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International Whisky Day

March 27
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

The annual celebration of whisky- raise a dram - where ever in the world to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries. Info: www.internationalwhiskyday.org

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International Whisky Day

March 27
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

The annual celebration of whisky- raise a dram - where ever in the world to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries. Info: www.internationalwhiskyday.org

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International Whisky Day

March 27
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

The annual celebration of whisky- raise a dram - where ever in the world to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries. Info: www.internationalwhiskyday.org

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International Whisky Day

March 27
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

The annual celebration of whisky- raise a dram - where ever in the world to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries. Info: www.internationalwhiskyday.org

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International Whisky Day

March 27
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

The annual celebration of whisky- raise a dram - where ever in the world to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries. Info: www.internationalwhiskyday.org

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Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 28 - March 29
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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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

March 28
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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West End Workshop and Tea Dance

March 28
Toronto, ON Canada

Scottish Country Dancers! A full day workshop & tea dance including lunch & afternoon tea. New location: Clarke Hall, Mississauga, Ontario. Pre-registration required. Info: http://www.dancescottish.ca under Events/What's On Near.

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Ringwood Highland Games

March 29
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 Clan MacRae Family Gathering

April 2 - April 5
San Antonio, TX TX United States

Includes Tartan Day at the Alamo - During this ceremony, Clan MacRae will place a flower bouquet at the Alamo in honor of its fallen hero's, especially the Scots and those of Scottish descent who died there. The 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath signed on April 6, 1320 will also be commemorated, Clan ... Read more

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Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival

April 2 - April 5
Cayce, SC SC United States

Annual event taking place around National Tartan Day & celebrating Celtic Heritage at 2001 Charleston Highway. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

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The Clan Gunn Society’s 60th Diamond Celebrations

April 2 - April 5
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Clan members and septs gather for a variety of activities and events celebrating Clan Gunn. Info: www.clangunnsociety.org

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Kilts and Cowboy Boots Clan Gathering

April 3 - April 5
San Antonio, TX TX United States

Clan Colquhoun, Clan MacGregor, Clan MacFarlane and Clan Scott will be coming together, in a spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition, for some modern warfare during the San Antonio Highland Games. Info: www.clancolquhoun.com

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Arbroath 2020 Festival

April 3 - April 5
Arbroath – Scotland Arbroath , Scotland

2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath. Events include a Festival Concert, Declaration Pageant Procession, Arbroath Embroidered Tapestry. Info: www.arbroath2020.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

April 3
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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2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 4 - April 5
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
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
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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New Zealand Military Tattoo

April 4
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

New Zealand’s biggest military spectacular is coming to Palmerston North City. Experience an inspiring musical extravaganza bringing together more than 600 performers from around New Zealand who will showcase military and cultural heritage. Info: 0800 46 2020 or www.nztattoo.nz

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San Antonio Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

April 4 - April 5
San Antonio, TX TX United States

A kilt-filled weekend for all ages. Info: www.sahga.org

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Dunedin Highland Games

April 4
Dunedin, FL FL United States

A celebration of Scotland at the Dunedin Community Center. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

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SpringFest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival

April 4 - April 5
Balloch – Scotland Balloch, Scotland

A springtime event to celebrate all things food, from the people behind the ever-popular Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival. Springfest is back in 2020 with another fantastic line up of food and drink producers, live entertainment, whisky tastings, chef demonstrations, kids’ activities and more. Info: www.lochlomondspringfest.co.uk

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Tartan Day Celebration

April 4
Toronto, ON Canada

Celebrate Tartan Day with the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

April 5
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Join in the discussion and presentation on the life and works of Robert Burns at a Poetry Afternoon at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308 or Noel Wright 03 8333 0973.

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

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Adelaide Piper’s Gathering

April 6
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

April 7
Milton, QLD Australia

Piping event. Info: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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ScotWeek

April 9 - April 19
Los Angeles, CA CA United States

A festival that highlights both the proud history of Scottish culture as well as its special bond with the United States and its people moving forward into the future. ScotWeek will host events promoting Scottish heritage, contemporary culture and charity to provide opportunities for education and scholarship. Info: www.scotweek.org

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Champion of Champions

April 10 - April 11
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 - April 11
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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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

April 10
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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Toronto Indoor Games 2020

April 11
Toronto, ON Canada

The Toronto Indoor Games are a long standing tradition at the Toronto Branch and are back with a new location for 2020. All events will take place at Toronto Police College beginning with solo contests at 8:30 AM and band contests at 1 PM. Everyone is welcome – admission for competitors & spectators is $5.Info: ... Read more

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Dressed to Kilt

April 11
New York, NY NY United States

A Scottish night of charity, fashion and fun-Celebrating Scottish Clans & Native American Tribes. Info: www.dressedtokilt.com

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A Celtic Spring

April 12 - April 13
Kenmore – Scotland Kenmore, Perthshire Scotland

Celebrate spring and explore how people prepared for the season 2500 years ago, with the chance to help plough fields, plant crops, ready boats and more. The Scottish Crannog Centre wakes up after the winter and invites you to join them in celebrating the start of Spring. Info: www.crannog.co.uk

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The Loch Norman Highland Games

April 17 - April 19
Huntersville, NC NC United States

Come and experience all the fun with Highland dancing, pipe bands, Highland athletics, a Giant Kid's Zone, Scottish merchants, haggis, Celtic rock and traditional performers, historic reenactments, Scottish country dancing, kilted running events, Scottish Clan Societies and so much more at Historic Rural Hill. Info: www.lochnorman.com

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Las Vegas Highland Games

April 18 - April 19
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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25th Annual Kern County Scottish Games

April 18 - April 19
Bakersfield, CA CA United States

A day full of Scottish fun for everyone at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Info: www.kernscot.org/highland-games.html

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5th Annual Spring Ceilidh

April 25
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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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

April 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

April 26
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon held by the Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will be held at The Burnside Retirement Village – Community Centre,16 Nicol Avenue, Burnside. The afternoon commences at 2:00pm. Entertainment includes Scottish Folk songs, Pipers, music by Matthew Robertson & David South as well as the Glenbrae Celtic Dancers. Bookings essential for ... Read more

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Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour featuring Capercaillie

April 29 - May 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scots folk band Capercaillie will perform in a special stripped back quartet format for the inaugural Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour, a new national tour to celebrate the Year of Scotland in Australia, 2020. Presented in Australia’s splendid National Trust properties and town halls where the Scottish diaspora have made their homes, the 20 ... Read more

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Australian Celtic Festival

April 30 - May 3
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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Beltane Fire Festival

April 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

A modern interpretation of the ancient fertility festival, the Beltane is the only festival of its kind in the world. Join hundreds of performers and thousands of revellers as they come together on Calton Hill to celebrate the death of winter and the birth of summer by casting off the darkness and celebrating the light ... Read more

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The Virginia International Tattoo

April 30 - May 3
Norfolk, VA VA United States

Presented annually, the Virginia International Tattoo is an exhibition of military bands, massed pipes and drums, military drill teams, Celtic dancers, and choirs. Info: www.vafest.org/tattoo

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May 2020

Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 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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Bluebell Spring Dance and Light Supper

May 1
Alliston, ON Canada

South Simcoe Scottish Country Dancing invites you to enjoy an evening of dance inspired by spring, followed by an indulgent light supper for only $10 at Knox Church, 160 King Street South. Info: [email protected]

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Motueka Scottish Dancing Club Ceilidh

May 2
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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The Warringah Scottish Society Tartan Night

May 2
Collaroy, NSW Australia

Tartan night is our dance where we represent our clans with anyone who loves Scotland. When we come together we wear a bit of tartan and enjoy Scottish and old time dancing. The Manly Warringah Pipe band will also be entertaining us. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2484234191703984/

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

May 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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The Chieftain’s Ceilidh

May 9
Yokine, WA Australia

Ceilidh with live Scottish country dance band, dinner, raffle, lots of fun! Hosted by The St Andrew Society of Western Australia at Yokine Bowling Club, 10 Wordsworth Ave. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Gourock Highland Games

May 10
Gourock – Scotland Gourock, Renfrewshire Scotland

Starts the Scottish piping, games and Highland Dance season against the scenic backdrop of the Firth of Clyde and Argyll hills beyond at Battery Park. Info: www.facebook.com/GourockHighlandGames

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RSCDS Spring Fling 2020 Toronto

May 15 - May 17
Toronto, ON Canada

Spring Fling 2020 Toronto will be the first Spring Fling to be held outside of Europe. If you are between 12 and 35 years old, no matter whether you are an intermediate-level or expert Scottish Country Dancer, you are welcome to join us! Over 35? Check out the Fringe at: www.springfling2020.com/toronto

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Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

May 16 - May 18
Victoria, BC Canada

Held over over a 10 day period, culminating in the May long weekend events held at Topaz Park, this is one of the oldest festivals in North America and one of the very few 3 full day Highland Games. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

May 16 - May 17
Maryville, TN TN United States

A weekend of authentic Scottish Highland festivities in East Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains at Maryville College. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

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Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair

May 17
Fochabers, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

Held in the historic grounds of Gordon Castle, the event brings together the traditionally Scottish and the quintessentially country to offer visitors a variety of entertainment. Info: www.gordoncastle.co.uk/highland-games

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Islay Festival – Feis Ile – The Islay Festival of Music and Malt

May 22 - May 30
Isle of Islay – Scotland Isle of Islay, Scotland

Every year there is a diverse programme featuring traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting. Info: www.islayfestival.com

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 23
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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The Gathering

May 23 - May 24
Ipswich, QLD Australia

In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment will also feature at this annual Highland gathering ... Read more

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The British Pipe Band Championships

May 23
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

Over 100 bands from across the UK, Ireland and beyond flock to the Paisley’s St James Playing Fields for the first of the five annual ‘majors’ in the piping calendar. Info: www.paisley.is

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53rd Alma Highland Festival

May 23 - May 24
Alma, MI MI United States

A great weekend of Scottish music, events and friendship at Alma College. Info: www.almahighlandfestival.com

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Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering

May 23 - May 24
Blair Atholl Perthshire United Kingdom

This unrivalled spectacle gives locals and visitors alike the chance to participate in a unique Highland tradition that has persisted for generations. The two day Atholl Gathering weekend consists of The Atholl Highlanders’ Parade on Saturday followed by the Highland Games on Sunday at Blair Castle. Info: https://blair-castle.co.uk/scottish-highland-castle/atholl-highlanders-parade-gathering

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 24 - May 31
Wingham, NSW Australia

Includes a genealogy fair, clan gathering and ceilidh, markets and clan stalls, street parade, Highland games, pipe bands, dancing and grand Scottish ball.Highland games on Saturday May 30 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 or John: 02 ... Read more

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

May 24
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Join in the discussion and presentation on the life and works of Robert Burns at a Poetry Afternoon at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308 or Noel Wright 03 8333 0973

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Glasgow Highland Games

May 29 - May 31
Lucas, KY KY United States

A celebration of Scotland at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Info: www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Blackford Highland Games

May 30
Blackford – Scotland Blackford, Perthshire Scotland

Traditional Highland Games celebrating 150 years of Highland excellence in 2020. Info: www.blackfordhighlandgames.co.uk

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June 2020

The Outlander Conference

June 2 - June 6
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The University of Glasgow will host a major conference to look at the history, customs, politics, culture, clothes and music featured in the Outlander TV series. Inludes a key note speech by author and creator Diana Gabaldon. Info: www.outlanderconferenceglasgow.com

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Dumbarton 2020

June 4 - June 7
Dumbarton United Kingdom

The river town of Dumbarton, where the Cutty Sark was built, connects Loch Lomond with the Clyde by the River Leven. This exciting new festival of music, arts and recreational events will run over four days to celebrate how water shaped this historic town, from distilling to shipbuilding. Info: www.dumbarton2020.co.uk

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 5
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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National Celtic Festival

June 5 - June 8
Portarlington, VIC Australia

Celebrate the long weekend with a vast program of Celtic culture, music and more. Includes the National Highland Cattle Show and Year of Scotland Australia 2020 performances.Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 6
Friendsville, MD MD United States

Celebrate the cultural heritage of Celtic peoples from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Galicia and their influence on Appalachia with a daylong festival by the bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River in the Town Park. Family friendly event featuring traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Irish and Scottish dancing, Highland athletes, Pipe & Drum bands, Clans, ... Read more

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Helenburgh & Lomond Highland Games

June 6
Helensburgh – Scotland Helensburgh , Scotland

Traditional Scottish family fun day with running, heavy weights, solo piping and Highland dance competitions. Info: www.helensburghandlomondgames.co.uk

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

June 6
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is holding a Ceilidh with the Pipe Band marching in at 7pm in the Drayton Hall, Brisbane St. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish country dancing which are all called. - Dashing white Sergeant, strip the Willow, Gay Gordon & Cumberland Reel & others. Licensed ... Read more

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

June 12
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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45th Annual Georgetown Highland Games

June 13
Georgetown, ON Canada

Celebration of Scotland with pipe bands, dancers and more. Info: www.georgetownhighlandgames.com

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The 14th Annual Greater Moncton Highland Games

June 19 - June 20
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 - June 20
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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The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

June 20 - June 21
Portsoy, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

Packed with brilliant moments, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage. Info: www.stbfportsoy.org

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Manitoba Highland Gathering

June 20 - June 21
Winnipeg, MB Canada

Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers, Heavy Games, Canoe/Kayak Races, Sheep shearing, Mounted Archers, Clan booths, sword demos & more at Legacy Park, Kittson Rd. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

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BC Highland Games

June 20
Coquitlam, BC Canada

A celebration of Scotland at Lafarge Lake Park. Info: www.bchighlandgames.com/

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Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 26 - June 27
Caledonia, ON Canada

A celebration of Celtic music, dance and friendship at Caledonia Fairgrounds. Info: www.caledoniacelticfestival.com

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The Ohio Scottish Games

June 26 - June 27
Berea, OH OH United States

Children's games, animals, British cars and bikes, Clan Village, Kilted Mile and more at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Rd. Info: www.ohioscottishgames.com

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 27
Kingsville, ON Canada

Dust off your kilt and flock to Kingsville for the 2020 Kingsville Highland Games, a unique mixture of sports, music, dance and community. Lakeside Park provides the intimate setting for this stirring celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture. Check out Facebook for news and updates. Tickets at the Gate on June 27th, 2020: $25. Early ... Read more

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Piping Inverness

June 27
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Piping Inverness, the European Pipe Band Championships, will be taking place in the stunning setting of Bught Park, for the second time in 2020. Inverness, the Highland capital, will be hosting the Championships from 2019 to 2021.Info: www.pipinginverness.com

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 27
Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) at The Rocks. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://sotr.org.au/chaos

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 27 - June 28
Kilmore, VIC Australia

A celebration of the early settlers who came here from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall & Wales with Celtic music and events in historic Kilmore over a fun-filled weekend of music, poetry & dance. Info: www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.au

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San Diego Scottish Highland Games

June 27 - June 28
San Diego, CA CA United States

A celebration of Scotland at Brengle Terrace Park. Info: www.sdhighlandgames.org

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 27 - July 4
Halifax, NS Canada

A two-and-a-half-hour family show features the best of the best pipes, drums, bands, dancers, acrobats, and more. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

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Tennents Tartan Tattoo – A Gathering of Clans

June 27
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Join the Fox & Hound with the entire Brisbane City Pipe Band as they hold our own Tattoo. With 20 Pipers and drummers this will be an event not to be missed by all Clans near and far at Fox & Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or [email protected]

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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July 2020

Camperdown’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival 2020

July 1 - July 5
Camperdown, VIC Australia

Camperdown in south west Victoria is the home of the oldest statue of Robert Burns in the world. This festival combines a unique blend of music, dance, cuisine, education and learning. Info: www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

July 3
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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Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

July 3 - July 5
Kincardine, ON Canada

Enjoy three days and nights of lively music, exciting competitions, cultural workshops, and friendly small town hospitality. Info: www.kincardinescottishfest.com

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Almonte Celtfest

July 3 - July 5
Almonte, ON Canada

Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park in the heart of Almonte. It also presents a select group of artisans and vendors of goods with a Celtic flair. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 4
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

A family fun-filled day to celebrate Scotland with bagpipes, Scottish dance, heavy events and much more in the Upper Hunter Valley. Info: www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com or Scone Visitor Centre: 02 6540 1300.

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The 2020 Antigonish Highland Games

July 5 - July 12
Antigonish, NS Canada

The Games feature athletic competitions such as the Elite Mile, Scottish Heavy Events, and a Tug-Of-War, as well as competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands and Highland Dance. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 11 - July 25
Melbourne, VIC Australia

A diverse range of Scottish events across Melbourne including: Ceilidh Dance, Gala Dinner, Genealogy Day, Pipe Bands and more. Info: 0417 125 013 or www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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HebCelt 20: Scottish Music Festival

July 15 - July 18
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

This internationally renowned event has a unique setting in the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis, the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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Orillia Scottish Festival

July 17 - July 19
Orillia, ON Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage in the heart of Orillia. Info: www.scottishfestival.ca

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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Summer School 2020

July 19 - August 16
St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

Summer School; an action packed four weeks of dancing in the historic university town of St Andrews. Join some 700 dancers from as far afield as South Africa, North and South America, Japan, Australasia, China, continental Europe and, of course, Scotland and the UK. To lead the classes we have the best Scottish country dance ... Read more

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368th Burntisland Highland Games

July 20
Burntisland – Scotland Burntisland, Fife Scotland

A fun and entertaining occasion for all the family filled with athletic events, Scottish music, dancing and much more. Founded in 1652, these are the second-oldest highland games in the world and feature highland dancing, running, cycling and heavy events. Info: www.burntislandhighlandgames.co.uk

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 25 - July 26
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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The Glasgow Canal Festival

July 25
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Will introduce a Canal Carnival Flotilla, a parade of boats adorned with large-scale carnivalesque artworks that will celebrate the diversity of Glasgow's multicultural communities and the beauty of the Forth and Clyde Canal. Info: www.glasgowcanalfestival.com

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Scottish Pipe Band Championships

July 25
Dumbarton United Kingdom

With over 125 pipe bands, first class entertainment and traditional highland dancing all on offer, why not come along and witness the sound of Scotland first hand at Levengrove Park. Info: www.rspba.org

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