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March 2019

Danny Bhoy-Age of Fools Tour

March 4 - May 3
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to Australia with a brand new show in 2019. Don’t miss this chance to see this internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed comic, who sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling at various capital cities. Info: www.abpresents.com.au

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April 2019

Danny Bhoy-Age of Fools Tour

April 23 - April 29
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to New Zealand with a brand new show in 2019. Don’t miss this chance to see this internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed comic, who sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling at various cities. Info: www.abpresents.com.au

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Virginia International Tattoo

April 25 - April 28
Norfolk – USA Norfolk, VA USA

Mounting a mighty spectacle that changes every year, the Virginia International Tattoo summons more than 1,000 performers including fife and drum corps, bagpipers, military bands and precision drill teams at Scope Arena. Info: www.vafest.org/tattoo

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Ceilidh Club

April 26
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Edinburgh Tradfest

April 26 - May 6
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The past, present and future of traditional music. Info: www.edinburghtradfest.com

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Music Show Scotland

April 27
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

A big celebration of Scottish music and dance featuring over 200 pipers, drummers, dancers, musicians and vocalists at SSE Hydro. Info: www.musicshowscotland.com

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Caledonian Society of WA April Ceilidh

April 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Band. Listen to our piper at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Etape Loch Ness

April 28
Loch Ness – Scotland Loch Ness, Scotland

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness, offering the chance to cycle 66 miles around the loch on traffic free roads. Info: www.etapelochness.com

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Woodland Celtic Games

April 28
Woodland, CA CA United States

Pipe bands, music, ceilidh and more at Yolo County Fairgrounds. Info: woodlandcelticgames.ticketspice.com/2019

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On The Road to Holland

April 28
Ottawa, ON Canada

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes, Drums and Dancers concert. Featuring the MacLoed Fiddlers and our very own Shabraque. Concert proceeds will help cover the costs of travel to Holland in 2020 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation. Info: www.rcmppipesanddrums.com

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The Western Australian Clan Societies Joint Picnic

April 28
Perth, WA Australia

The Western Australian Clan Societies Joint Picnic will be on the lawn area behind the Light Horse Memorial, just off Fraser Drive. Start time is 11-11.30 am, with a shared lunch menu, followed by entertainment and shared information and jokes at King's Park. Info: [email protected]

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Colonsay Festival of Spring

April 29 - May 19
Isle of Colonsay – Scotland Isle of Colonsay, Scotland

This tiny island comes alive with a series of events that showcase its natural beauty: workshops and tours, whisky tasting and cake baking, music, exhibitions and film screenings. Info: www.colonsayspringfest.com

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

April 29
Toowong, QLD Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Beltane Fire Festival

April 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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 on one of the most magical nights of the year at Calton Hill. Info: www.beltane.org

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May 2019

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

May 1 - May 6
Speyside – Scotland Speyside, Scotland

Event providers from all corners of Speyside – the spiritual home of Scotland’s malt whisky production – have lined up a host of exciting and unusual events for both whisky connoisseurs and first-time visitors. Info: www.spiritofspeyside.com

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Australian Celtic Festival

May 2 - May 5
Glen Innes – Australia Glen Innes, NSW Australia

Celebrating Celtic culture amongst the Australian Standing Stones with Celtic music, vendors, entertainment and ceremony. 2019 is the Year of Scotland. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

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28th Annual Ball Weekend of the RSCDS Central Iowa Branch

May 3 - May 5
Ames, IA IA United States

Presented by the Royal Scottish Dance Society of Central Iowa with Scottish Country Dance events at ISU Memorial Union, Iowa St University, 2229 Lincoln Way. Info: www.rscdscentraliowa.org

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 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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The Proclaimers Live

May 3 - May 12
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have reached a rarefied status: after three decades they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, The Proclaimers continue to garner new fans. Info: www.the.proclaimers.co.uk/the-gigs

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Burnsfest! 2019

May 4
Ayr – Scotland Ayr, Scotland

Burnsfest! is a free family festival featuring live music, Burns Wine Bar and Beer Garden, A-Coo-Stick Tipi, The Mercat, Performance Pokey, Bairns Bunnet, Haverin' Hoolie, Burns Fair- celebrate the man, the music, the legacy. Info: www.burnsfestival.com/burnsfest

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Ngaio – Annual Dance

May 4
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish Country Dance event at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Road, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

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Scottish Society of Ottawa’s 2019 Spring Scottish Breakfast and Annual General Meeting

May 4
Ottawa, ON Canada

All Scottish Society members and anyone interested in supporting Scottish culture and heritage are encouraged and welcome to attend The Scottish Society of Ottawa seventh Annual General Meeting at Heart & Crown Byward Market, 73 Clarence St. Info: https://ottscot.ca/

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Savannah Scottish Games

May 4
Savannah, GA GA United States

A Celtic cultural celebration for the entire family. Music, dancing, athletic competition and more. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

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Annual General Meeting & Dinner – Clan Donald New Zealand

May 4
Mosgiel – New Zealand Mosgiel , New Zealand

All Clan Donald members are welcome to attend at Mosgiel RSA, 6 Church St. Info: www.clandonald.nz

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Celtic Piping Club Session

May 5
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping session, 3pm - 5:30pm, upstairs at The Last Jar - 616 Elizabeth Street (cnr Queensberry St). Info: [email protected]

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

May 5
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Tartan in the Vale

May 5
McLaren Flat SA Australia

Clan MacLeod invites members and friends to join them on a visit to local vineyards, followed by a late Lunch at Carmel's Bar and Grill. Start 10:00am at Hugo Wines, 246 Elliott Rd. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Scottish Country Dancing

May 7
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish dancing is social and energetic – exercise for body and mind, done to toe-tapping music! Have fun and meet new people, while getting fit at Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St. Info: 04 385 8919.

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

May 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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The Texas Scottish Festival

May 10 - May 12
Decatur, TX TX United States

The skirl of the Pipes, the cheers of encouragement for the Athletic events, and the swirling of the Highland Dancers at 3101 FM 51. Info: www.texasscots.com

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Traditional Music: Masters Performance

May 10
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Masters students from the Traditional Music department perform their end of year recitals as part of this impressive showcase at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Info: www.rcs.ac.uk

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Coll Bird Festival

May 10 - May 12
Isle of Coll United Kingdom

A chance to find out about the bird life on Coll, including the elusive corncrake. Did you know that one of the best places to see the corncrake, along with a host of other fantastic and often rare wildlife, is the Isle of Coll? Info: www.collbunkhouse.com

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Orkney Nature Festival

May 13 - May 19
Orkney – Scotland Orkney , Scotland

Get familiar with Orkney's wildlife through walks, talks, activities, demonstrations, concerts and more. Info: www.orkneynaturefestival.org

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The Proclaimers Australian Tour 2019

May 16 - May 30
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have reached a rarefied status: after three decades they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, The Proclaimers continue to garner new fans. Tickets available at venues and all usual outlets. Full tour dates and details at: https://www.themusichouse.com.au/files/tour-detail.php?id=82

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Highland Whisky Festival

May 16
Muir of Ord United Kingdom

Brand new festival celebrating the Highland Whisky Trail and taking place at eight distilleries along the North Coast 500 route. Info: www.highlandwhiskyfestival.com

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Perth Festival of the Arts

May 16 - May 25
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Info: www.perthfestival.co.uk

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British Pipe Band Championships

May 18
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

Paisley comes alive with the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums. Over 125 bands will travel from around the world to the St James' Playing Fields, Paisley, to compete for a whole series of titles. Info: https://paisley.is/featured_event/british-pipe-band-championships/

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Shetland Viking Dance

May 18
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

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

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156th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

May 18 - May 20
Victoria – Canada Victoria, BC Canada

The celebration of Scottish and Celtic music, arts, and culture starts off with a Tartan Parade through downtown Victoria the Saturday before the Games weekend, and includes the tilted kilt pubcrawl, clan torchlight ceremony and a series of performing arts activities. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com/games

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

May 18 - May 19
Maryville, TN TN United States

Bring your whole clan for a weekend of authentic Scottish Highland festivities in the Great Smoky Mountains at Maryville College. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

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Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival

May 18 - May 19
Regina, SK Canada

A weekend to celebrate Scotland at Victoria park. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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World Whisky Day

May 18
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 18
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 18
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 18
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 18
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Fair Hill Scottish Games

May 18
Elkton, MD MD United States

A day of athletics, music, dancing, food, and arts celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture at Fair Hill Race Track. Info: www.fairhillscottishgames.org

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Finger Lakes Celtic Festival

May 18
Shortsville, NY NY United States

Become Celtic for a family friendly day with Celtic music, bag pipers, Highland heavy games, dance, pipe band demonstrations, Gathering of the Clans, historical societies, vendors with Celtic products and more. Info: www.flceltic.org

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Celtic Inn Targe – Colin Craig Claidheamh Mòr

May 18
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

The Celtic Inn Targe and Colin Craig Claidheamh Mòr (“Claymore”) competitions are set to again showcase local and national solo bagpiping talent at the highest level at The Celtic Inn, Regent Arcade, 73-77 Broadway Ave. Info: [email protected]

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Moreton Bay Highland Dancing Championships

May 19
Narangba, QLD Australia

Highland dance event at Narangba Valley State School, Harris St. Info: 0409 373 480.

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Lattitude with Attitude

May 19
Greenacres, SA Australia

Mighty Mini MacLeods invite members and friends to climb, bounce and fly at Latitude Centre. Cost $18pp or $12.00 for child under 130cm height. Meet at 2:45 for a 3:00pm start. Onsite cafe for parents. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Hebridean Whisky Festival

May 21 - May 25
Isle of Skye United Kingdom

Whisky festival with tastings and local food and drink, showcasing the four Hebridean distilleries. Info: www.hebrideanwhisky.com

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Caledonian Society of WA May Ceilidh

May 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Band. Listen to our piper at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Kingston Scottish Festival

May 25
Kingston – Canada Kingston, ON Canada

Pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans and more at Rideau Acres. Info: www.www.kingstonscotfest.com

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Ceilidh

May 25
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is holding a Ceilidh in the Drayton Hall starting at 7pm. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Lots of Scottish country dancing all dances are called. Listen to the Band, watch highland dancing display. Cost of the evening is $10 Adults pp, School-aged children Over ... Read more

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 25
Berry, NSW Australia

Street parade, Celtic music, pipe bands, dancers, jousting medieval knights, stalls and more at Berry Showground. A great family day out in support of Rotary Club of Berry. Info: (02) 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Greenville Scottish Games

May 25
Greenville – USA Greenville, SC USA

Anchors Gallabrae, and embodies the finest of Scottish traditions brought to new levels of excellence at Furman University. Info: www.gallabrae.com

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52nd Alma Highland Festival

May 25 - May 26
Alma, MI MI United States

A weekend of Scottish music, dance and friendship at Alma College. Info: 989 463-8979 or www.almahighlandfestival.com

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The Scots School Albury Pipe Band-Young Drummer of the Year Competition and Pipe Band Reunion

May 25 - May 26
Albury – Australia Albury, NSW Australia

The Scots School Albury Pipe band is celebrating 65 years in 2019 and will be hosting a reunion and Young Drummer of the Year at the Scots School Albury. The event will also be live streamed. Info: 02 6022 0000.

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

May 26 - June 2
Wingham – Australia Wingham, NSW Australia

Presented by Manning Valley Historical Society a week long program of Scottish themed events including a Scottish concert, Genealogy Fair, Highland Games, Ceilidh and more. Info: John 02 6556 9057 or www.bonnie-wingham-scottish-festival.manninghistorical.org

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The Atholl Gathering

May 26
Blair Atholl Perthshire United Kingdom

Traditional Highland Games at Blair Castle. Info: www.blair-castle.co.uk

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A Whisky, By Any Other Name

May 27
Kelowna, BC Canada

Rather than a typical blind tasting game of guessing the qualities of the whisky, your team will be in charge of naming it! Much like the members of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society panel, your team will need to decide on a creative, but accurate title for the whisky, along with some tasting notes to ... Read more

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

May 27
Toowong, QLD Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Ceilidh Club

May 31
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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A Night in Scotland

May 31
Main Beach, QLD Australia

The Order of St John Priory of Queensland invites you to put on your kilt and join us for a jovial evening of bagpipes, whisky and dancing! Proceeds in aid of the Institute for Glycomics Griffith University Gold Coast and the St John's Crisis Centre in Surfers Paradise. $120pp including welcome drink, 3 course dinner, ... Read more

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June 2019

Fourth Annual Old Orchard Beach Scottish Festival

June 1
Old Orchard Beach, ME ME United States

Featuring Albannach, Charlie Zahm, Scottish Festival Expos - Clan Village, Highland Games, Scottish artisans, Scottish food and more at Veteran's Memorial Park. Info: www.oob365.com

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Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 1
Friendsville, MD MD United States

Family friendly event featuring traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Irish and Scottish dancing, Highland athletes, Pipe & Drum bands, Clans, living history and educational presentations, Celtic Marketplace and more at Friendsville Town Park. Info: http://gccelticfestival.com

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Kirkwall City Pipe Band Parade

June 1
Kirkwall, Orkney United Kingdom

A street parade by Kirkwall City Pipe Band. The band - which will be celebrating their 100th birthday in 2019 - parade along Broad Street for the entertainment of locals and visitors, performing a selection of marches and sets. Info: www.kirkwallcity.com

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Otago Centre Queen’s Birthday Competition

June 1 - June 2
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Highland dance competitions and events at Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

June 2
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Highland Garden Fest 2019

June 2
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

The very first Highland Garden Fest - the only gardening festival in the Highlands! Whether you are a novice gardener or a gardening enthusiast this is a must visit and a fun day for all of the family at Inverness Botanic Gardens. Info: www.highlandgardenfest.co.uk

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Markinch Highland Games

June 2
Markinch, Fife United Kingdom

Events include Grand Pipe Band contest, solo piping, Highland dancing contest, running, cycling, heavy events, children's races, fun fair and trade stalls. Info: www.shga.co.uk

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Welcome to Winter

June 2
Malvern, SA Australia

Clan MacLeod SA invites members and friends to bring along a dish to share with others as we welcome Winter at the Walters residence. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Hawick Common Riding

June 6 - June 8
Hawick-Scotland

Festival commemorating the capture in 1514 of an English flag by a Hawick youth, and the ancient practice of riding the borders of the common land. The first of the Border festivals and celebrates both the capture of an English Flag in 1514 by the youth of Hawick. Info: www.hawickcommonriding.co.uk

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The National Celtic Festival

June 7 - June 10
Portarlington, VIC Australia

Over the three day long weekend event each June with a diverse range of Celtic music and events at the Village Stage, Celtic Club, Wine Bar, and Celtic Markets. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Midwest Scottish Weekend

June 7 - June 9
Beaver Dam, WI WI United States

The Midwest Scottish Weekend is an annual Scottish Country Dance workshop and ball weekend held at Wayland Academy. The weekend includes a welcome dance on Friday night, a formal ball on Saturday night, and classes on Saturday and Sunday. Info: https://sites.google.com/site/midwestscottishweekend

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

June 7
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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Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 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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Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 8 - June 9
Blairsville, GA GA United States

Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage at Meeks Park on Highway 515. Info: 706-745-2161 or www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com

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Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 14 - June 15
Cobourg, ON Canada

Friday Ceilidh,  Solo Piping and Drumming, Heavy Event competitions & the Highland Dancing at Victoria Park. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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Scottish Week 2019

June 14 - June 18
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

A variety of Scottish themed events held across Sydney presented by The Scottish Australian Heritage Council with honoured guest Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon in conjunction with The Australian Heraldry Society. Highlights are two history talks on Friday 14th June & Mon 17th June and a luncheon and historical tour of Old Government House, Parramatta ... Read more

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BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

June 15
Coquitlam, BC Canada

With live Celtic music, beer garden, Tartan Run, artisans & vendors, piobaireachd and more at Lafarge Lake Park, 1240 Pipeline Rd. Info: www.bchighlandgames.com      

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The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular

June 15 - June 16
Boonah, QLD Australia

Includes the Fassifern Highland Games with Clydesdale and horse events, Scottish pipes & drums, Scottish cuisine, Clydie Spectacular Woodchopping Title and more at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: www.boonahshowsociety.org.au

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Lesmahagow Highland Games

June 15
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire United Kingdom

Pipe band contests, heavy events, road race, haggis hurling competition, children's football tournament final, athletics and more at Glebe Park. Info: www.lesmahagowhighlandgames.com

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New England Piping & Drumming Academy 2019

June 16 - June 21
Byfield, MA ME United States

Held at the Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center, the annual Scottish bagpiping and drumming seminar. Small classes, intense instruction, and great camaraderie make this summer camp a must. Info: Bruce Beavis 773-580-1733 or [email protected]

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The Virginia Piping School 2019

June 16 - June 21
Winchester, VA VA United States

Presented by The National Piping Centre at Shenandoah University. Piping tuition and events with  world-class instructors lined and welcomes all levels of players. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

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Aberdeen’s Highland Games

June 16
Aberdeen – Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland

Traditional Highland Games events with pipe band, dance and heavy events at Hazlehead Park. Info: [email protected]

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National Clan Sinclair Canada Gathering

June 19 - June 23

Clan Sinclair Members from around the world will be arriving in Winnipeg to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Clan Sinclair Association of Canada with events, talks and more .Info: George Sinclair 705 756-8889, [email protected] or www.clansinclair.ca

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The Royal Highland Show

June 20 - June 23
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities. Celebrating its 179th year, The Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland's most iconic events, showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life. Info: www.royalhighlandshow.org

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Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 21 - June 22
Caledonia, ON Canada

Artisans, Celtic entertainment, pipes & drums, heavy events and Highland dancers. Discover your Celtic roots by visiting the Clan tents and trace your family heritage. Share a sláinte! with friends at the beer tent and satisfy your cravings at one of the food vendors at 151 Caithness Street East. Info: www.caledoniacelticfestival.com

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 22
Kingsville, ON Canada

The Kingsville Highland Games will once again grace the north shores of Lake Erie in a celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture. Beautiful Lakeside Park provides the backdrop for the skirl of the bagpipes, the triumphant roars of the caber tossers and the energetic highland dancers. Info: 519-733-2305.

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The Manitoba Highland Gathering

June 22 - June 23
East Selkirk, MB Canada

A family fun filled, community designated over 50 years old event which strives to preserve, promote, nurture, educate and share Scottish Culture and Heritage, arts, sports and agriculture at Legacy Park. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.com

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San Diego Scottish Highland Games

June 22 - June 23
Vista, CA CA United States

Heavy Athletics, Dancing - Highland and Scottish Country, Piping and Drumming, Massed Bands, Clans and Societies, vendors and more at 1200 Vale Terrace Dr. Info: www.sdhighlandgames.org

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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

June 22 - June 23
Portsoy, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

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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Ohio Scottish Games

June 22
Wellington – USA Wellington, OH USA

Celebrating traditional Scottish Highland Games at Lorain Country Fairgrounds. Info: www.ohioscottishgames.com

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The Gathering

June 23
Ipswich, QLD Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance, including the Queensland Pipe Band Championships at Ipswich Turf Club. Info: www.gatheringfestival.com.au

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

June 24
Toowong, QLD Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 28 - June 30
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. Info: www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.au

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Piping Inverness

June 29
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

The European Pipe Band Championships will be held in Bught Park, with food and drink, traditional craft stalls and live entertainment, will make it a fun-filled family day out. Info: [email protected]

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The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 29 - July 6
Halifax, NS Canada

A show inspired by Military Tattoos given by military bands and display teams at Scotiabank Centre. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 29
Sydney – Australia 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). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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Tartan Day Tattoo-Gathering of the Clans

June 29
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

The Act of Proscription August 1, 1747 marked the banning by the British Empire the wearing of Tartan. Punishable by gaol. This event we recognise the significant sacrifices made by the Scots to protect their land and families and features the Brisbane City Pipe Band at the Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. ... Read more

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July 2019

Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

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Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

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Embro Highland Games

July 1
Zorra, ON Canada

Family fun with a Scottish flair on Canada Day at 355644 35th Line. Info: www.embrohighlandgames.ca

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Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 3 - July 7
Camperdown, VIC Australia

With great music, guest performers, and lecture series coordinated by the Camperdown Historical Society, Highland Dancing, poetry, Golf Day, Pipes and Drums.  New events will include music workshops and master classes, in-schools music program, dinner at the Masonic Lodge with haggis and Toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, music and dancing. Info: Chris ... Read more

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

July 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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Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

July 5 - July 7
Kincardine – Canada Kincardine, ON Canada

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

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Almonte Celtfest

July 5 - July 7
Almonte – Canada Almonte, ON Canada

Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 6
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family - there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. The 2019 Games will be a very special event marking ... Read more

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The Penticton Scottish Festival

July 6
Penticton, BC Canada

A one day event that combines traditional Scottish Highland Games of musical and athletic competition with Celtic cultural expos of entertainment and family fun at King’s Park, 550 Eckhardt Ave. Info: www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca

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Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Tartan Ball

July 6
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Celebrate International tartan Day in Scottish style with an Address to the Haggis, Perth Metro Pipe Band and Heel and Toe Ceilidh Band at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au

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44th Australian Scottish Country Dance Winter School

July 7 - July 13
Parkville, VIC Australia

The Melbourne & District Branch extends a warm invitation to all dancers to meet at University College, College Drive, University of Melbourne, for a fun filled week of Scottish Country Dancing with great teachers and musicians. Info: www.melbourne2019ws.com

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The 156th Annual Antigonish Highland Games

July 7 - July 14
Antigonish – Canada 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 at Columbus Field. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

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The Ceòlas Summer School

July 7 - July 12
Isle of South Uist – Scotland Isle of South Uist, Scotland

Unbeatable tuition in Gaelic music, dance and language from the best traditional musicians in Scotland and Canada; guided walks, house cèilidhs and village-hall dances in the strongest Gaelic-speaking community in the world; authentic Hebridean culture alive in its heartland. Info: www.ceolas.co.uk

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The Balmoral School’s 2019 Summer School

July 7 - July 12
Pittsburgh PA United States

Piping instruction with guest instructors Andrew Carlisle and Bruce Gandy. Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, Carlisle has won the A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, the A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level. Gandy’s solo piping awards include ... Read more

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

July 7
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 11 - July 14
Linville, NC NC United States

Includes traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. Info: www.gmhg.org

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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 12 - July 21
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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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

July 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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Hawthorn Pipe Band: Taking Flight

July 13
Hawthorn, VIC Australia

Hawthorn Pipe Band, the Grade 2 Australian Champions, present Taking Flight, a night of top-quality Australian piping and drumming. Taking Flight is a nod to their upcoming journey to the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland and promises to be a night of Scottish music at its finest at Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd. ... Read more

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Loch Lomond Highland Games

July 13
Balloch – Scotland Balloch, Scotland

Athletics, pipe bands and more at Moss o' Balloch Park, Loch Lomond. Info: www.llhgb.com

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New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships

July 13 - July 14
New Plymouth New Zealand

Highland dance competitions and events at The Devon Hotel, 390 Devon Street East. Info: www.scotdancenz.co.nz

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The Balmoral School’s 2019 Summer School

July 14 - July 19
East Stroudsburg PA United States

Piping instruction with guest instructors Andrew Carlisle and Jimmy Bell. Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, Carlisle has won the A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, the A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level. Andrew Carlisle teaches alongside Jimmy ... Read more

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HebCelt

July 17 - July 20
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

The Hebridean Celtic Festival is an international Celtic music festival, which takes place annually with a variety of performers and events. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games

July 19 - July 20
Eagan – USA Eagan, MN USA

Celtic Music, Highland Dance Competition, Heavy Games Competition, Pipe Bands Competition and Mass Bands, Scottish Country Dancing, Clan Row and more at Eagan Central Park, 1501 Central Pkwy. Info: www.mnscottishfair.org

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Scottish Festival Orillia

July 19 - July 21
Orillia, ON Canada

The Scottish Festival is an annual event celebrating Scottish culture & heritage in Orillia. We are sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34 Orillia at Couchiching Beach Park. Info: www.scottishfestival.ca

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The Celtic Shindig

July 20
Morley, WA Australia

Perth Metro Pipe Band is hosting a Christmas in July event as part of the 2019 Celtic Shindig. It promises to be a great night, filled with music, dancing, games and prizes. Info: https://www.trybooking.com/BAPME

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International Tartan Day

July 20
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

King George Square, 9am to 4pm. A free day of family entertainment Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Celtic Choir, Family History and Genealogy and much more. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au or 07 3359 8195.

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Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

July 20
Florence – USA Florence, MA USA

The only Scottish Festival in Massachusetts, and the second largest one in New England, at ​Look Park, 300 North Main St. Info: www.glasgowlands.org

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Portland Highland Games

July 20
Gresham, OR OR United States

For more than 60 years, the Portland Highland Games have delighted participants with a unique, Scottish experience featuring incredible Scottish pipe bands, bag pipers and drummers, dancers and athletes at Mt. Hood Community College. Info: www.phga.org

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The Battle Of Falkirk 1298 Commemoration 2019

July 20
Falkirk – Scotland Falkirk, Scotland

Commemoration The Battle Of Falkirk 1298. On the 22nd of July 1298 Sir William Wallace Guardian of Scotland and high protector of the Realm and his army of Scotsman stood in defiance of tyranny against King Edward I of England at Falkirk Trinity Church. Info: www.facebook.com/events/661098897603239

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Stonehaven Highland Games

July 21
Stonehaven – Scotland Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland

Highland dancing, athletics and Pipe Band Competition at Mackie Academy Playing Fields. Info: www.stonehavenhighlandgames.com

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The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival

July 26 - July 28
Fredericton – Canada Fredericton, NB Canada

With workshops, entertainment, competitions and an opportunity to learn more about your Scottish heritage at Government House. Info: www.highlandgames.ca

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 27 - July 28
Vernon – Canada Vernon, BC Canada

A musical extravaganza of pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers and singers of all ages brought together in an action packed, non-stop choreographed two-hour event at Kal Tire Place, 3445 43rd Ave. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

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Scottish Pipe Band Championships

July 27
Dumbarton United Kingdom

Pipe band contest, all grades. Info: www.rspba.org

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St. Andrews Highland Games

July 28
St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

One of the top Highland Games in Fife with a full traditional program at Station Park. Info: www.standrewshighlandgames.co.uk

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August 2019

B in the Park

August 1
Ottawa, ON Canada

The annual "B in the Park" concert presented by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band of Ottawa takes place in Major's Hill Park. A fantastic way to kick off the Glengarry and Montreal Highland Games weekend, this concert is family-friendly, has food and drink options, and features bands from many cities. Tickets for the door ... Read more

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 2 - August 24
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a spectacular like no other. A kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment. All set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. See your evening burst into life with a colourful blend of Scottish pipe and drum bands, highland dancers and performers from across the world. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk

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Glengarry Highland Games

August 2 - August 3
Maxville, ON Canada

Over 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships, more than 200 dancers defy gravity in the Highland Dance competition and giants hurl telephone pole-sized cabers and 50 pound iron hammers around the infield. It is a memorable and incredible event. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

August 2
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 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The largest arts festival in the world featuring performers from across the globe at locations across Edinburgh. Info: www.edfringe.com

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The Edinburgh International Festival

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

For three weeks in August, Scotland’s capital becomes an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for people of all nations. Festival programmes featuring dance, opera, music and theatre at venues across Edinburgh. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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International Scottish Gin Day

August 3
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

International Scottish Gin Day aims to help a global audience discover the wonderful world of Scottish Gin and to create a special day established to raise the profile of Scottish Gin, which accounts for 70% of the UK's overall gin production.

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Montreal Highland Games

August 4
Montréal, QC Canada

Every year, the Montreal Highland Games brings together Montrealers of Scottish and all other backgrounds to celebrate Highland games, music and culture at ​Douglas Hospital, Verdun. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

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Clan Baird Society General Meeting

August 5
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Clan Baird Society is hosting its General Meeting, St. Trinnean's Room, St. Leonard's Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Rd. A representative from the Office of the Lord Lyon is coming to hear the state of the Bairds and to explain processes for more organization of the family. All Bairds are invited to attend. You do not ... Read more

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The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

August 9 - August 11
Fergus – Canada Fergus, ON Canada

Scotland comes to Fergus with highland dance, Clans, pipe bands and much more. One of Canada's top Scottish festivals. Info: 1 866-871-9442 or www.fergusscottishfestival.com. 

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 9
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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Clan Munro Gathering

August 9 - August 11
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Clan Munro Clan event to commemorate the Battle of Glen Shiel in 1719 where the Munros took to the field for the last time as a clan. Info: www.clanmunro.org.uk

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The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

August 9 - August 11
Goderich, ON Canada

Celtic music and fun in music, song and dance. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

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Piping Live!

August 10 - August 16
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Piping Live! brings together musicians from across the globe, who come to Glasgow with pipe bands and music groups from many different countries to take part. With Pipe Idol, The Piping Live! Big Band, The Masters, Evening Concerts, the festival club, Street Café and more, the festival  has something for everyone. Info: www.pipinglive.co.uk

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Scots in the Bush Scottish & Celtic Festival

August 15 - August 18
Boondooma QLD Australia

A weekend of great Celtic fun with pipe bands, entertainment, ceilidh dancing and combined band performances, Kirkin O' the Tartan and more at Historic Boondooma Homestead, 8262 Mundubbera-Durong Rd. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 16 - August 17
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Two days of competition showcases the extraordinary ability of 8000 pipers and drummers taking part. Defending champions Inveraray and District will face bands from around the World as they compete to hang on to their crown at Glasgow Green. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival

August 17 - August 18
Amherst, NY NY United States

Celebrate Scottish cultural heritage at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Info: 716-689-1440 or www.bnhv.org/scottish

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Capital City and Johnsonville Shared Annual Dance

August 24
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish Country Dance event at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Road, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

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Cowal Highland Gathering

August 29 - August 31
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

Celebrating 125 years and renowned for the quality of its Highland dancing, drawing in the best performers from around the globe as they compete in the Scottish and World Championships. Info:  www.cowalgathering.com or 01369 703206.

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Canmore Highland Games

August 31 - September 1
Canmore, AB Canada

In the beautiful Canadian Rockies just minutes from Banff. A full weekend of Scottish music, events and fun. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

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Ceilidh

August 31
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is holding a Favourite Scottish Character themed Ceilidh in the Drayton Hall starting at 7pm. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume/s. Lots of community Scottish country dancing (all dances are called). Watch Highland dancing display & enjoy ... Read more

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Calgary Highland Games

August 31
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

One of the oldest gatherings in North America at the Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Road SE. Info: www.calgaryhighlandgames.com

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The Caledonian Club of San Francisco’s Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

August 31 - September 1
Pleasanton, CA CA United States

Labor Day Weekend to celebrate Scottish culture, competition, cuisine and entertainment at its very best at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

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September 2019

2019 Clan MacAulay Gathering

September 5 - September 8
Aviemore United Kingdom

MacAulays (of all spellings) will gather in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park at the Hilton Coylumbridge. It will be a time to connect with our fellow MacAulays, make new friends and reacquaint with friends you’ve made at previous Gatherings. Info: www.clanmacaulay.org.uk

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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 5 - September 8
Estes Park, CO CO United States

Celebrating Over 40 Years in the Celtic Capital of North America with Celtic music, vendors, entertainment and more.  Info: (800) 903-7837 or www.scotfest.com

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The Stewart Gathering 2019

September 6 - September 8
Elgin, Moray United Kingdom

The Stewart Society (of Edinburgh) will hold its Annual General Meeting, hosted by the Royal Hotel with trips to Duffus Castle, Spynie Palace, Burghead, Darnaway Castle, Holy Trinity Church, and Dunkeld Cathedral to visit the tomb of the Wolf of Badenoch. Info: www.stewartsociety.org

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 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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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 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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61st Ligonier Highland Games

September 14 - September 15
Ligonier, PA PA United States

An annual celebration of Celtic traditions at Idlewild Park, Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 20 - September 22
Lincoln – USA Lincoln, NH USA

One of the largest and most diverse Highland Games held in North America at Loon Mountain Resort. Info: www.nhscot.org

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Clans On The Coast

September 21
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Everything from Scottish Pipe Bands, Celtic band, Variety and Celtic Stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic Dancers, Highland Dancers, Irish Dancers, Dog Parade, Rusty Harper Irish Folk Band Vanguard Medieval fighting demonstrations and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, 4981 Nelson Bay Rd. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival

September 28
Dandridge, TN TN United States

A celebration of Celtic culture with music, dance and friendship. Info: www.scotsirishfestival.com

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Stringmania!

September 30 - October 6
Warburton East, VIC Australia

A celebration and exploration of the traditional arts - music, dance, language and song with an immersive camp for string musicians from beginner to advanced, in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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October 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 4
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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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 6
Armadale, WA Australia

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia! Gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair at this free community event.The morning begins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run, the only fun run in Australia that’s done in ... Read more

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 11
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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Canberra Scottish Ball

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

Presented by Canberra and District Scottish Country Dancing at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. Music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

Bagpipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also other music types throughout the day as well as historic re-enactments and the Tartan Warriors at Kambah District Playing Fields, Kett St. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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The Collie Clan Gathering

October 12
Collie, WA Australia

Presented by The Collie Pioneer Masonic Lodge and The Elliot Clan Society in Australia at Wallsend Grounds, with pipe bands, Scottish dance, stalls and more. Info: James Elliott 0428 396 052 or  www.collieclangathering.org

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Seaside Highland Games

October 12 - October 13
Ventura, CA CA United States

The premier Scottish event on the Central California Coast at Seaside Park. Info: www.seaside-games.com

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

October 17 - October 19
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

One of the greatest shows on earth, featuring more than 1200 performers from around the world, heads to Sydney direct from its annual season on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. Info: www.edinburghtattoosydney.com.au

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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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Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 18 - October 20
Stone Mountain – USA Stone Mountain, GA USA

The impressive mix of sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games presented in a uniquely southern style at Stone Mountain Park. Info: www.smhg.org

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

October 19
Sydney – Australia 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). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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December 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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