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February 2018

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

February 5 - March 26
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/beginner

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Boxwood Festival – Celtic Music Workshop

February 15 - February 20
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

In beautiful and historic Waipu for five days of musical discovery, immersion in traditional music and fun. Info: www.boxwood.org

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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Winter School 2018

February 18 - February 23
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Scottish country dance classes, events and fun at Atholl Palace Hotel. Info: www.rscds.org

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WhiskyFête 2018

February 22
Montréal, QC Canada

Montreal's most unique Scotch Tasting event at the Mont Royal Club. Info: www.whiskyfete.org

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Boxwood Festival – Celtic Music Workshop

February 22 - February 25
Queenscliff, VIC Australia

In beautiful and historic Queenscliff for four days of musical discovery, immersion in traditional music and fun. Info: www.boxwood.org

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Groove CairnGorm

February 23 - February 24
Badaguish United Kingdom

A thrilling weekend of live music, world-class DJs and snow sports all within the setting of Cairngorm Mountain & Badaguish Outdoor Centre. Info: www.groovecairngorm.co.uk

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Ceilidh Club

February 23
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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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Inverness Music Festival

February 24 - February 28
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

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

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Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

February 24
Green Cove Springs – USA Green Cove Springs, FL USA

A "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area at Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 State Road 16 West. Info: (904) 725-5744 or www.neflgames.com

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The National Piping Centre Junior Piping Competition

February 24
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

This annual event held at The National Piping Centre celebrates the best in young piping, from all pipers aged Under 18. Info: If you have [email protected] or 0141 353 0220.

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St. Andrew’s Society of Mid-Maryland Burns Nicht Supper

February 24
Frederick MD United States

Traditional and unique supper at 3620 Urbana Pike, Rt. 355. Info: www.sasmm.com/burns2018

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

February 24
Inglewood, WA Australia

Family friendly ceilidh. All ages welcome. Music by the Heel Toe ceilidh band, dancing and supper. BYO drinks. Entry: $20 non-members, $15 members, children free. Come and enjoy a really fun night out. https://www.facebook.com/events/177538262847882/permalink/177538266181215/

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Queensland Pipers Society Quartet Competition

February 26
Toowong – Australia Toowong, QLD Australia

Teams of 4 pipers matched against each other for a single first prize at Brisbane Boys' College Band Room, Moggil Rd. info: [email protected]

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Eddi Reader Live

February 28
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond. Info: www.eddireader.co.uk

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March 2018

Inverness Music Festival

March 1 - March 7
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

More than 1000 entrants will take part in the Inverness Music Festival hoping to win awards in instrumental, speech and vocal in Gaelic disciplines. Info: www.invernessmusicfestival.org

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

March 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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Panama City Beach Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 3
Panama City Beach, FL FL United States

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

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Scots Day Out

March 3
Bendigo – Australia Bendigo, VIC Australia

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

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34th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 3
Plantation – USA Plantation, FL USA

Pipe bands, Clans, dance and more at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane (W 63rd Ave). Info: 954 460 5000 or www.sassf.org

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54th Phoenix Scottish Games

March 3 - March 4
Phoenix – USA Phoenix, AZ USA

Competitive Highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, vintage British cars, over 50 Clans and more at Steele Indian School Park 300 E Indian School Rd. Info: 480-252-0152 or www.arizonascots.com

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DramFest 2018

March 3 - March 4
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Unique, intimate masterclass tastings are hosted by visiting experts who will share with you some of the most exclusive whiskies at Horncastle Arena, 81 Jack Hinton Drive. Info: 03 377 6824 or www.dramfest.co.nz

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Shot of Scotch Vancouver’s 5th Anniversary Ceilidh

March 3
Vancouver – Canada Vancouver, BC Canada

Celtic folk band Blackthorn will perform along with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. Bring your dancing shoes for some good old fashioned ceilidh dancing and get ready for a walk down memory lane as the Shot of Scotch company dancers perform some of our favourite pieces from the past 5 years. Info: [email protected]

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Bagpipe Knockout Final and Workshop with Dr. Angus MacDonald

March 3
Ottawa – Canada Ottawa, ON Canada

Bagpipes event, competition and workshop at the HMCS Bytown Naval Officers' Mess, 78 Lisgar St. Info: www.ppbso-ottawa.org

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

March 4
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

March 5
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Scottish Country Dancing Beginners Classes

March 6 - March 27
Hamilton – New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand

Lochiel Scottish Country Dance Club invites absolute beginners to join us for an evening of dancing and fun. All ages welcome. Come alone or bring the whole family and/or friends. Wear soft soled shoes or bare feet please. Fun, fitness and friendship at St John's Methodist Church, 20 Wellington St. Info: www.lochielscdclub.org.nz

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

March 6
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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StAnza: Scotland’s Poetry Festival

March 7 - March 11
St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

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

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Scottish Country Dancing

March 7
Picton New Zealand

Have fun and keep fit at the same time with Scottish Country dancing. Very social, no partner needed, just a pair of soft shoes will do. Not to be confused with highland dancing, Scottish Country dancing is a social activity for all ages at Picton Little Theatre, 9 Dublin St. Info: 217 6442.

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Best of Scottish Comedy

March 8 - March 10
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

With the undoubted links between Scotland and Otago, the show returns in 2018. This year brings a new line up but the same desire to bring laughter with a kilt from the frozen north to the deepest south. Sideswipes and observations of the world from a Scottish perspective. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

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92nd New Zealand Pipe Bands Championships

March 9 - March 10
Rotorua – New Zealand Rotorua, New Zealand

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

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8th Annual St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 9 - March 11
St Augustine, Florida.

3 days of fun in America’s oldest Celtic city. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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Sonora Celtic Faire

March 9 - March 11
Sonora – USA Sonora, CA USA

Celebrate Celtic heritage, includes the International Ultimate Jousting Championships at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Info: www.sonoracelticfaire.com

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

March 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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Big Country Australian Tour

March 9 - March 18
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scottish rockers Big Country preforming gigs around Australia. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

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Breabach Australia Tour

March 9 - April 7
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands. Touring nationally for venue locations and dates see: www.breabach.com

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Fife Whisky Festival

March 10
Cupar – Scotland Cupar, Scotland

The inaugural Fife Whisky Festival will showcase the renaissance of whisky-making in Fife, bringing together whisky connoisseurs and beginners with the best whisky producers from Fife and beyond. Info: www.fifewhiskyfestival.com

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Fargo Celtic Festival

March 10
Fargo ND United States

A celebration of the rich culture of the seven Celtic Nations featuring the intriguing history, arts and traditions of Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Info:www.fargoparks.com

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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St Giles 35th Anniversary Workshop

March 10 - March 11
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

35th Annual Scottish Country Dance Club Ceilidh, Workshop and Ball at Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre 2212-13th Street NW. Info: [email protected]

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Curling for Dummies

March 10
Montréal, QC Canada

The St. Andrew Society of Montreal is calling on all those who are interested in trying their hand at curling at The Montreal West Curling Club, 17 Ainslie Road Montreal West. Info: ww.standrews.qc.ca

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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Aye Write! – Glasgow’s Book Festival

March 15 - March 25
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Celebrating the rich variety of Glaswegian writing and also brings the best of Scottish and international writers to the city. Info: www.ayewrite.com

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Niel Gow Annual Scottish Fiddle Festival

March 16 - March 18
Dunkeld & Birnam United Kingdom

Established in 2004 to celebrate the life of Perthshire fiddle legend Niel Gow, this festival is held in his home village of Dunkeld & Birnham each year. Now a breeding ground for traditional music talent, the festival runs a selection of workshops, performances and events each year. Info: www.niel-gow.co.uk

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The Southeast Alabama Highland Games

March 17
Dothan AL United States

Family friendly celebration of Scotland at Houston County Farm Center, 1701 E Cottonwood Rd. Info: www.wiregrasshighlandgames.com

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2018 Heather Ball Weekend

March 17 - March 18
Vancouver – Canada Vancouver, BC Canada

The RSCDS Vancouver Branch is delighted to announce: A weekend of dancing, eating and listening pleasure. Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

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The Scots School Highland Gathering

March 18
Bathurst – Australia Bathurst, NSW Australia

Bagpipes, dancing, stalls and more at The Scots School Bathurst. Info: Email: [email protected]

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Geelong Highland Gathering

March 18
Corio – Australia Corio, VIC Australia

A great day of Scottish fun, entertainment, pipe bands, dancing, Clans, stalls and more at Goldsworthy Reserve Athletics Track, Goldsworthy Rd. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 18
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping session, 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St (cnr Little Bourke). Info: [email protected]

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Big Country New Zealand Tour

March 21 - March 24
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scottish rockers Big Country preforming gigs around New Zealand. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

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Clan Donald Forum

March 22 - March 25
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The Australasian Forum for the Clan Donald societies in New Zealand and Australia with a variety of Clan events and functions. Info: www.clandonaldaustralia.com

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Tartan Day South

March 22 - March 25
Columbia SC United States

A celebration honoring Celtic heritage at Carolina Ale House-Vista. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

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Wild Film Festival Scotland

March 23 - March 25
Dumfries and Galloway United Kingdom

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

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Winnipeg Scottish Festival

March 23 - March 25
Winnipeg – Canada Winnipeg, MB Canada

Pipe bands and more at Canad Inns, Polo Park. Info: www.winnipegscottishfestival.com

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Cocoa Beach Scottish Dance Spring Fling

March 23 - March 24
Cocoa Beach FL United States

35th annual Cocoa Beach, Florida, Scottish Dance Spring Fling. Evening dances on Friday and Saturday nights with a workshop taught by Kay Munn of Kingston, Ontario during the day on Saturday. Info: James [email protected] or www.rscdsorlandobranch.org

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CelticFest MS

March 23 - March 24
Jackson MS United States

Celtic music and fun on the grounds of the MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum, I-55 & Lakeland Dr. Info: www.celticfestms.org

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

March 24
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) in The Rocks. Tickets $35pp. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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Saltwater Highland Games & Heritage Festival

March 24 - March 25
Little River SC United States

Celebrate Celtic Heritage through music, athletics and customs at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex , 150 Citizens Lane. Info: www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com

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Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering

March 24 - March 25
Bakersfield – USA Bakersfield, CA USA

Scottish music, food and fun at The Kern County Fairgrounds 1142 South P St. Info: www.kernscot.org

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West End Workshop & Tea Dance

March 24
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Scottish country dance workshops, dance and events at Turner Fenton Secondary School, 7935 Kennedy Rd, Brampton. Info: www.dancescottish.ca

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Blair Spring Dance

March 24
Kitchener Canada

The Blair Scottish Country Dancers are hosting their annual Spring Dance at Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Info: www.blairscottishcountrydancers.ca or contact Kathryn Lecocq 519-572-2741.

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Ringwood Highland Games

March 25
Ringwood – Australia Ringwood, VIC Australia

Celebrates hundreds of years of Scottish heritage and traditions, and displays to the community many facets of our Scottish culture, the only Highland games in metropolitan Melbourne at East Ringwood Sports Ground, Cnr Mt Dandenong Rd & Dublin Road, E. Info: Phone 0418 370 051 or [email protected]/www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

March 25
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org

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Edinburgh International Harp Festival

March 30 - April 4
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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68th Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

March 30 - April 1
Frimley, Hastings New Zealand

Pipe bands, Clans and more at Lindisfarn College, 600 Pakowhai Rd, Frimley, Hastings. Info: [email protected]

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Maclean Highland Gathering

March 30 - March 31
Maclean – Australia Maclean, NSW Australia

Pipe band contents, Scottish dancing, bar and Scottish stalls in the Scottish town of Australia. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Ceilidh Club

March 30
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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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Champion of Champions

March 31 - April 1
Newcastle, NSW Australia

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

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

March 31 - April 15
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

In 2018, the Scottish Year of Young People and the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is themed around Life, The Universe and Everything - celebrating the wonder and diversity of life. Info: www.sciencefestival.co.uk

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April 2018

Sabhal Mòr Easter Gaelic Courses

April 2 - April 13
Isle of Skye United Kingdom

For over 40 years Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has offered courses in the Gaelic language and in traditional music with instruction in Gaelic, Gaelic song, fiddle, button-box and accordion, photography and a range of other specialised subjects offered by a talented team of instructors. Info: www.smo.uhi.ac.uk

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

April 2
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

April 3
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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The 2018 Commonwealth Games

April 4 - April 15
Gold Coast – Australia Gold Coast, QLD Australia

Cheer on Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018, the international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth at Carrara Stadium. Info: 1300 2018 00 or www.gc2018.com

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Red Deer Scottish Country Dance Workshop & Ball

April 6 - April 8
Red Deer – Canada Red Deer, AB Canada

Classes will be available in two levels - beginner/intermediate and social. Info: www.reddeerscottishcountrydancers.weebly.com

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Happy Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish Heritage that is held on April 6th, the day on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The concept of Tartan Day began at a meeting of the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia on 09 March 1986 by Scottish Banner reader Jean Watson.

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Happy Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish Heritage that is held on April 6th, the day on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The concept of Tartan Day began at a meeting of the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia on 09 March 1986 by Scottish Banner reader Jean Watson.

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

April 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 National Tartan Day Celebration

April 6
Bethlehem – USA Bethlehem, PA USA

The Celtic Cultural Alliance will be celebrating National Tartan Day, which recognizes the contributions of Scottish Americans to our culture and our way of life and marks the Declaration of Scottish Independence at Life in Christ Church, 51 E. Hillmond St. Info: www.celticfest.org/national_tartan_day

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Tartan Dinner

April 6
North York, ON Canada

Celebrate Tartan Day, presented by the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto at Armour Heights Officers’ Mess, 215 Yonge Blvd. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

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National Tartan Day Concert

April 6
Fergus – Canada Fergus, ON Canada

Destined to be a wonderful evening with a brilliant blend of traditional Scottish song, pipes, drums and more at Fergus Grand Theatre, 244 St. Andrew St. W. Info: 519 846 9691.

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The Tartan Spectacular

April 7
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 7
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

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

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New York Tartan Day Parade

April 7
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Celebrate Scotland with thousands of people enjoying Clans, tartan, dogs, pipe bands and much more. One of North America's premier Scottish events. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Dougie MacLean Live

April 7
Dundee – Scotland Dundee, Scotland

Scotland's foremost folk/roots troubadour, renowned for his meaningful, haunting music at Dundee Rep, Tay Square. Info: www.dougiemaclean.com

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A Scottish Ramble

April 7
Saint Paul, MN United States

Celebrate Scottish culture, music, dancing, history, food and merchandise at Landmark Center, 75 5th St W. Info: www.scottishramble.org

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52nd Dunedin Highland Games

April 7
Dunedin – USA Dunedin, FL USA

A great day of Scottish events, entertainment, fun and friendship at Highlander Park Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

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San Antonio Highland Games

April 7 - April 8
Helotes, TX United States

A weekend of Scottish music, culture fun and friendship at Helotes Festival Grounds 12210 Leslie Rd. Info: www.sahga.org

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Beginners Scottish Country Dance Social

April 7
Hamilton – New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand

Lochiel Scottish Country Dance Club invites absolute beginners to join us for an evening of dancing and fun. All ages welcome. Come alone or bring the whole family and/or friends. Wear soft soled shoes or bare feet please. Fun, fitness and friendship at St John's Methodist Church, 20 Wellington St. Info: www.lochielscdclub.org.nz

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Saint Andrew’s Society Los Angeles Tartan Day Celebrations

April 7
Los Angeles CA United States

Celebrate Tartan Day at the InterContinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars. Info: 310 284-6500 or www.saintandrewsla.org

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VanIsle Workshop and Ball

April 7
Victoria – Canada Victoria, BC Canada

Scottish country dance events presented by the Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society. Info: 250-598-0207 or www.viscds.ca

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6th Annual Piping on The Green, a Celtic Musical and Craft Faire

April 7
Tullahoma TN United States

Featuring The Highland Rim Scottish Society Kilted Honor Guard, Highland and Celtic entertainment such as bagpipers, bands, dancers, and more at The Green of The Celtic Cup Coffee House, 106 N. Anderson St. Info: Desireé Porter, 931-581-3076 or www.facebook.com/PipingOnTheGreen

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Ceilidh

April 7
Mooroolbark, VIC Australia

Come along and enjoy an evening with family and friends at a ceilidh. Dances will be walked and talked through so that everyone can get up and have fun. A fantastic supper is provided (no alcohol) - $7.00 for Dancers $3.50 for non dancers at St Margaret's Uniting Church Hall, 219 Hull Rd. Info: [email protected] ... Read more

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A Ceilidh at Cartier Square

April 7
Ottawa – Canada Ottawa, ON Canada

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the RCMP Tartan, and the National Pipe Band Program at Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Dr. It will be a lively and memorable evening of Celtic entertainment featuring The Brigadoons. Info: www.eventbrite.ca

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

April 8
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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39th Arkansas Scottish Festival

April 13 - April 15
Batesville – USA Batesville, AR USA

A weekend full of piping competitions, delicious food, and unique handmade crafts at Lyon College, 2300 Highland Rd. Info: www.lyon.edu/arkansas-scottish-festival

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

April 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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14th Annual Las Vegas Highland Games

April 14 - April 15
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

A massive festival for the community featuring Celtic music, food, vendors, and athletics at Floyd Lamb Park. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org

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Glenbarr Bowman Bateman Foundation Highland Gathering

April 14
Strathalbyn, SA Australia

Celebrate Scotland at Glenbarr Homestead. Info: Vicki Clark 0411 969 679 or [email protected]

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Melrose Sevens Rugby

April 14
Melrose – Scotland Melrose, Roxburghshire Scotland

Scottish Borders Rugby Sevens events. Thousands of spectators come every year to see rugby played at its traditional home. Info: www.melroserugby.org

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Celtic Piping Club Session

April 15
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping session, 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St (cnr Little Bourke). Info: [email protected]

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2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

April 20 - April 22
Gold Coast, QLD Australia

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

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Robert Burns Association of North America AGM & Conference

April 20 - April 21
Philadelphia PA United States

A weekend conference for the Robert Burns Association. Info: [email protected] or www.rbana.org

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Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

April 20 - May 7
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Exhibitions, seminars, talks and events in this festival showing the best of contemporary visual arts and artists. Info: www.glasgowinternational.org

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Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

April 21 - April 22
Ormond Beach – USA Ormond Beach, FL USA

Celtic music and events at Ormond Beach. Info: www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com

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National Tartan Day Celebrations

April 22
Ottawa – Canada Ottawa, ON Canada

Join the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band and their many guests - dancers, singers and more - in a wonderful concert marking heritage and tradition on the front steps of Parliament Hill at 12 noon. Info: www.sospb.com

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TradFest Edinburgh/Dùn Èideann

April 26 - May 6
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Edinburgh’s TradFest kick starts the summer season with a feast of folk arts - music, storytelling, dance, folk film, literature, talks, crafts and visual arts - across Scotland’s capital. Info: www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest

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Ceilidh Club

April 27
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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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Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

April 28 - April 29
Woodland, CA CA United States

Enjoy the caber toss, Highland dancing, pipe bands, historic groups, entertainers and more at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Info: www.woodlandcelticgames.org

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Colonsay Book Festival

April 28 - April 29
Isle of Colonsay – Scotland Isle of Colonsay, Scotland

A book festival hosted by the beautiful inner Hebridean isle of Colonsay. As well as readings and performances, the emphasis is on meeting and chatting with the writers, and debate and good craic in the pub. Info: www.colonsaybookfestival.org.uk

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40th Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

April 28
St. Leonard – USA St. Leonard, MD USA

The oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland at the Jefferson-Patterson Park and Museum. Info: www.cssm.org/events/festival

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

April 28
Inglewood, WA Australia

Dance and sing to Heel N Toe band, $20 non members. Supper supplied at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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First Capital Highland Gathering Concert

April 28
Kingston – Canada Kingston, ON Canada

The Grade 1 Toronto Police Pipe Band takes the stage with the Breck School of Highland Dance. This will mark the grand unveiling of The Kingston Police Pipe Band, and any proceeds go towards assisting the Kingston Police Pipe Band in its teaching efforts at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King ... Read more

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Glasgow Kiltwalk

April 29
Balloch – Scotland Balloch, Scotland

Wear your tartan with pride and join in with your fellow walkers, as this event aims to raise money for charities. This year there are three distances to choose from; 26 miles, 13 miles or the Wee Walk of 6 miles, all of which finish at Moss O' Balloch Park. Info: www.thekiltwalk.co.uk

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Stirling Scottish Marathon

April 29
Stirling – Scotland Stirling , Scotland

Take in the sights of Stirling Castle, Blair Drummond Safari Park, University of Stirling and the historic Wallace Monument. Info: www.princeandprincessofwaleshospice.org.uk/event-article/challenges/stirling-marathon

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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. Info: www.beltane.org

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May 2018

Brisbane Smallpipe Session

May 1
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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Australian Celtic Festival

May 3 - May 6
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

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

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The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2018

May 3 - May 7
Speyside – Scotland Speyside, Scotland

One of the world’s biggest whisky festivals with a programme of almost 500 whisky-inspired events at various venues. Info: +44 7789 671 635 or www.spiritofspeyside.com

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Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

May 3 - May 7
Hawick-Scotland

Attracting some of the most innovative filmmakers from around the world, the experimental film festival will again transform the town into a creative hub as it screens more than 120 films from over 20 different countries. Info: www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 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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Savannah Scottish Games

May 5
Savannah – USA Savannah, GA USA

A day of Scottish celebration at Bethesda Academy Main Campus 9520 Ferguson Ave. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

May 6
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

May 7
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

May 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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Robert Burns Scottish Festival

May 18 - May 20
Camperdown – Australia Camperdown, NSW Australia

A fine weekend of music, dance and poetry celebrating Camperdown's unique link to Robert Burns. Info: Tel: 03 5593 7100 or www.camperdownburnsfestival.com

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155th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

May 19 - May 21
Victoria – Canada Victoria, BC Canada

The celebration of Scottish and Celtic music, arts, and culture at Topaz Park. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

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Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival

May 19 - May 20
Regina, SK Canada

Bagpipes, Scottish dance & heavies and more at Victoria Park. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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World Whisky Day

May 19
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 19
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 19
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 19
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 19
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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British Pipe Band Championships

May 19
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

Paisley comes alive with the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums. Expect over 150 of the finest bands from across the world competing for some of the most prestigious titles in bagpiping at the St James Playing Fields. Info: www.paisley2021.co.uk

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Viking Ball

May 19
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Celebrate Shetland with the Shetland Society of Wellington. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

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Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

May 19 - May 20
Albuquerque – USA Albuquerque, NM USA

Two days of food, drink, live music, athletic competitions, Celtic vendors, and more. Info: www.celtfestabq.com

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58th Annual Fair Hill Scottish Games

May 19
Elkton MD United States

A day of athletics, music, dancing, food, and arts celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture at Fair Hill Race Track, 4600 Telegraph Rd. Info: www.fairhillscottishgames.org

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Celtic Piping Club Session

May 20
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping session, 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St (cnr Little Bourke). Info: [email protected]

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Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair

May 20
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 plethora of entertainment. Info: www.gordoncastlehighlandgames.co.uk

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Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2018

May 24 - May 27
Dumfries and Galloway United Kingdom

The World Ceilidh returns for 2018 to celebrate with the best music, the best audience and the best atmosphere at Knockengorroch Farm, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas. Info: www.knockengorroch.org.uk

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Ceilidh Club

May 25
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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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34th Annual Stoney Lake Scottish Country Dance Workshop

May 25 - May 27
Peterborough ON Canada

RSCDS Peterborough invites you to dance with guest teacher Rebecca Blackhall-Peters and musician Fred Moyes. Enjoy the beauty and recreation of Pine Vista Resort. Info: www.pscds-on.org

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The 2018 Berry Celtic Festival

May 26
Berry – Australia Berry, NSW Australia

Celebrate Celtic cultures at the Berry Showground with plenty of entertainment, stalls, and more. Info: 02 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

May 26
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) in The Rocks. Tickets $35pp. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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16th Eugene Scottish Festival

May 26
Eugene United States

Scottish family day with music, Clans and more at Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Dr. Info: www.eugenescottishfestival.com

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51st Alma Highland Festival

May 26 - May 27
Alma – USA Alma, MI USA

A great weekend of Scottish entertainment, Clans, dance and more at Alma College. Info: www.almahighlandfestival.com or 989 463-8979.

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Greenville Scottish Games

May 26 - May 28
Greenville – USA Greenville, SC USA

Celebrate a great weekend of Scotland at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway. Info: www.gallabrae.com

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Kingston Scottish Festival

May 26
Kingston – Canada Kingston, ON Canada

Pipe bands, Scottish dance, vendors and more. Info: www.kingstonscotfest.com

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Celtic Shindig

May 26
Morley – Australia Morley, WA Australia

A night of music and fun, presented by the Perth Metro Pipe Band, at Morley Sport & Recreation Centre, Wellington Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/perthmetropipeband

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

May 26
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Listen to the pipe band, watch Highland dancing display & participate in Scottish Country Dancing. No experience required as all dancers are called. Cost of the evening is $10pp & Under 13 free, school-children over 13 $5.00 & a plate of food for supper at Drayton ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA May Ceilidh

May 26
Osbourne Park, WA Australia

Sing and dance to Heel N Toe band, $20 non members. Supper supplied at Osbourne Park Community Centre, 11 Royal St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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2018 Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

May 31 - June 3
Wingham – Australia Wingham, NSW Australia

Scottish concert, genealogy fair, Scottish ball, Highland Gathering and more. Info: Eric Richardson 02 6553-5412 or www.manninghistorical.org

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June 2018

Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 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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Glasgow Highland Games

June 1 - June 3
Glasgow – USA Glasgow, KY USA

Annual festival celebrating heritage and traditions of all Celtic people. Info: www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

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Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 2
Friendsville MD United States

Celebrates the heritage, arts, and culture of the Appalachian immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. Info: www.gccelticfestival.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

June 3
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org

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Milwaukee Highland Games

June 3
Wauwatosa – USA Wauwatosa, WI USA

Celebrate Scotland at Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St. Info: www.milwaukeescottishfest.com

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

June 4
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

June 5
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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The National Celtic Festival

June 8 - June 11
Portarlington, VIC Australia

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

June 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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Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 8 - June 10
Salt Lake City – USA Salt Lake City, UT USA

A weekend of Scottish fun and friendship at the Utah State Fair Park 155 N 1000 W, presented by the Utah Scottish Association. Info: www.utahscots.org

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Mother Lode Highland Games

June 9 - June 10
Plymouth – USA Plymouth, CA USA

A full weekend family friendly event, filled with Scottish Heavy Athletics, Highland Dancing, hundreds of bagpipes, Scottish & Celtic foods, music and entertainment at Amador County Fair, 18621 Sherwood St. Info: www.themotherlodegames.com

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Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 9 - June 10
Blairsville – USA Blairsville, GA USA

Celebrate Scotland at Meeks Park. Info: 706 745-5789 or www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com

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43rd Annual Georgetown Highland Games

June 9
Georgetown – Canada Georgetown, ON Canada

A great day of Scottish family fun at Georgetown Fairgrounds. Info: www.georgetownhighlandgames.com

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Moncton Highland Games

June 10 - June 16
Moncton, NB Canada

Scottish dance, pipe bands, athletics and more. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

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Ardrossan Highland Games

June 10
Ardrossan United Kingdom

Traditional Highland games including pipe band competitions, Highland dancing and heavy events. Info: www.ardrossanhighlandgames.org.uk

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Taste of Scotland Festival

June 14 - June 17
Franklin – USA Franklin, NC USA

A celebration of Scotland with music, food and family fun. Info: www.tasteofscotlandfestival.org

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55th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 15 - June 16
Cobourg, ON Canada

Friday night ceilidh and full Highland games on Saturday at Victoria Park. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 15 - June 16
Itasca – USA Itasca, Il USA

An extravaganza of activities and attractions - from the Caber Toss to Highland Dancing to the Dogs of Scotland at Hamilton Lakes, 900 Thorndale Ave. Info: www.scottishfestivalchicago.org

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BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

June 16
Coquitlam, BC Canada

A celebration of Scotland at Percy Perry Stadium, Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way. Info: www.bchighlandgames.com

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Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival

June 16
Mt. Airy – USA Mt. Airy, MD USA

Celtic music and events at Mt. Airy Fire Dept Fairgrounds, 1003 Twin Arch Rd. Info: www.midmarylandcelticfestival.com

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Prosser Scottish Fest

June 16
Prosser WA United States

Central Washington's premier Scottish Fest and Highland Games at Prosser Wine and Food Park. Info: www.prosserscottishfest.org

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The National Piping Centre Virginia Piping School 2018

June 17 - June 22
Winchester, VA VA United States

Presented by Glasgow's National Piping Centre with world-class instructors and welcoming all levels of players at Shenandoah University. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

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Celtic Piping Club Session

June 17
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping session, 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St (cnr Little Bourke). Info: [email protected]

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Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming’s 2018 Summer Music Sessions

June 19 - June 24
Indianapolis IN United States

An intensive summer program for pipers and drummers for both beginners and accomplished musicians with some of the best pipers and drummers in the world at University of Indianapolis. Info: 845-389-1774 or www.Bagpiping.org

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The Ohio Scottish Games

June 22 - June 23
Wellington – USA Wellington, OH USA

The traditional dance, music and athletics of the ancient highland games. at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. Info: www.ohioscottishgames.com

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The Water Valley Traditional Celtic/Folk Festival

June 23
Water Valley, AB Canada

A one day event that features Celtic talent of all levels involving music, dance and stories performed by individuals and groups. Info: www.watervalleycelticfestival.org

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Manitoba Highland Gathering

June 23 - June 24
Selkirk, MB Canada

A weekend of Scottish celebration and events at Legacy Park. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 23
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) in The Rocks. Tickets $35pp. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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45th San Diego Scottish Highland Games

June 23 - June 24
Vista CA United States

A great family Scottish celebration with music, fun and friendship at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr. Info: www.sdhighlandgames.org

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Celtic Fling & Highland Games

June 23 - June 24
Manheim PA United States

Delight your senses with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this rollicking Celtic celebration at Mount Hope, 2775 Lebanon Rd. Info: www.parenfaire.com/celtic

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49th Annual Tacoma Highland Games

June 23
Graham WA United States

Celtic concert and Highland games at Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian Ave E. Info: www.tacomagames.org

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Perth Brewery World Record Kilt Run 2018

June 23
Perth – Canada Perth, ON Canada

The annual Perth's World Record Kilt Run is both a festive spectator sport and unique opportunity for runners of all ages to don a kilt and follow a route through the historic stone streetscapes of Perth and across the spectacular Tay River. Info: www.perthkiltrun.ca

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Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering

June 24
Edmonton – Canada Edmonton, AB Canada

A full day of Scottish events and entertainment with pipe bands, Alberta's largest Highland dance competition, heavy events and more. Info: [email protected]

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The Round Hill Highland Games

June 24
Lakeville – USA Lakeville, CT USA

A wee bit o' Scotland will be at Lime Rock Park celebrating Scottish heritage and culture, holding traditional professional and amateur highland game competitions. Info: www.roundhill.org

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 26 - July 2
Halifax – Canada Halifax, NS Canada

The world's largest annual indoor show based with hundreds of performers onto the stage from around the world at Scotiabank Centre. Info: 1-800-563-1114 or www.nstattoo.ca

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Ceilidh Club

June 29
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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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Piping At Forres

June 30
Forres – Scotland Forres , Scotland

The European Pipe Band Championships 2018 involving thousands of pipers and drummers from far and wide and full day of Scottish events at Grant Park. Info: +44 75 63 18 12 86 or www.pipingatforres.com

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Alaska Scottish Highland Games

June 30
Palmer – USA Palmer, AK USA

Celebrate Scotland at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. Info: www.alaskascottish.org

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July 2018

Happy Canada Day

July 1
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Wishing all our readers a wonderful Canada Day!

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Ceòlas Summer School

July 1 - July 6
Dalabrog, South Uist United Kingdom

Expert tuition in piping, fiddle, song, dance and the Gaelic language are offered over a backdrop of community events, including cèilidhs, concerts and guided walks. Info: www.ceolas.co.uk

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Happy Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrate your Scottish heritage and wear some tartan today on the anniversary of the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense punishable.

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Happy Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrate your Scottish heritage and wear some tartan today on the anniversary of the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense punishable.

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Sabhal Mòr Summer Gaelic Courses

July 2 - August 24
Isle of Skye United Kingdom

For over 40 years Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has offered courses in the Gaelic language and in traditional music with instruction in Gaelic, Gaelic song, fiddle, button-box and accordion, photography and a range of other specialised subjects offered by a talented team of instructors. Info: www.smo.uhi.ac.uk

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Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

July 6 - July 8
Kincardine – Canada Kincardine, ON Canada

Celebrate Scotland with Clans, pipe bands, dance and more. Info: www.kincardinescottishfestival.ca

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

July 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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Celtfest

July 6 - July 8
Almonte – Canada Almonte, ON Canada

A fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park with a select group of artisans and vendors of goods with a Celtic flair. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

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Antigonish Highland Games

July 6 - July 8
Antigonish – Canada Antigonish, NS Canada

Featuring competitions in pipe bands, Highland dancing and Scottish heavy events along with concerts, ceilidhs, Clan gatherings and more. Info: 902-863-4275 or www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 7
Aberdeen – Australia Aberdeen, NSW Australia

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

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Fort Knox Scottish Tattoo

July 7
Prospect – USA Prospect, ME USA

This popular annual event is back, featuring traditional Scottish bagpipers, precision marching bands and a patriotic salute to America. Info: 207 469-6553 or www.fortknox.maineguide.com

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Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming’s 2018 Summer Music Sessions

July 8 - July 13
Fox Chapel PA United States

An intensive summer program for pipers and drummers for both beginners and accomplished musicians with some of the best pipers and drummers in the world at Shady Side Academy. Info: 845-389-1774 or www.Bagpiping.org

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The Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown

July 11 - August 2
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

One of Scotland's top music exports returns for a nationwide tour of Australia as part of the World Hits Tour 2018. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

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63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 12 - July 15
Linville – USA Linville, NC USA

Hundreds of Clans, Scottish entertainment and more at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. Info: www.gmhg.org

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Payson Scottish Festival

July 13 - July 14
Payson UT United States

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

July 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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9th Annual Dundee Scottish Festival

July 14
Dundee NY United States

The festival will feature artists, music, dancers, Highland games and more at the VFW - 125 Seneca Street Extension. Info: 315-729-2124 or www.dundeescottishfestival.com

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Jersey Shore Piping & Drumming Classic

July 14
Toms River NJ United States

Solo piping and drumming and pipeband competitions at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington St. Info: www.jerseyshorecelticfestival.com

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Mackay Bluewater Fling 2018

July 14
Mackay, QLD

Hosted by Mackay & District Pipe Band with pipe bands, highland dancers, and lots of fun at Bluewater Quay. Info: www.mackaypipeband.com.au

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The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Summer School 2018

July 15 - August 12
St Andrews – Scotland St Andrews, Scotland

Scottish country dance courses, events and fun. Info: www.rscds.org

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Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming’s 2018 Summer Music Sessions

July 15 - July 27
East Stroudsburg PA United States

Two sessions of an intensive summer program for pipers and drummers for both beginners and accomplished musicians with some of the best pipers and drummers in the world at East Stroudsburg University. Info: 845-389-1774 or www.Bagpiping.org

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Art ‘n Tartan Wearable Art Awards

July 20 - July 21
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

A wearable art event celebrates heritage, community, and creativity, using tartan as a symbol of connection at Waipu Celtic Barn. Info: www.waipumuseum.com

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Maine Celtic Celebration

July 20 - July 22
Belfast – USA Belfast, ME USA

Celtic music and fun at two adjacent parks in downtown Belfast, Steamboat Landing and Belfast Common. Info: www.mainecelticcelebration.com

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Orillia Scottish Festival

July 20 - July 22
Orillia – Canada Orillia, ON Canada

Celebrate Scotland at Couchiching Beach Park. Info: 705-325-8442 or www.scottishfestival.ca

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Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

July 21
Florence – USA Florence, MA USA

Scottish events, entertainment and fun at Look Park , 300 North Main St. Info: www.glasgowlands.org

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Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games

July 21
Eagan – USA Eagan, MN USA

Celebrate Scotland at Eagan Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway. Info: www.mnscottishfair.org

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Ceilidh Club

July 27
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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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New Brunswick Highland Games

July 27 - July 29
Fredericton – Canada Fredericton, NB Canada

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

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Dayton Celtic Festival

July 27 - July 29
Dayton – USA Dayton, OH USA

Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Celtic heritage at Riverscape MetroPark. Info: www.daytoncelticfestival.com

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72nd Annual Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering

July 28 - July 29
Enumclaw – USA Enumclaw, WA USA

Scotland Comes to the Pacific Northwest at Enumclaw Expo Center 45224 - 284th Avenue SE. Info: 206 522-2541 or www2.sshga.org

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Uxbridge Scottish Festival

July 28
Uxbridge ON – Canada Uxbridge ON, Canada

A one-day event celebrating all things Scottish. Live music, Pipe & Drum Bands, Highland Dance Competition . Fun for the entire clan at Uxbridges Elgin Park. Info: 905 985 6573.

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Fort Henry Annual Tattoo

July 28
Kingston – Canada Kingston, ON Canada

An annual event showcasing the drill and musical skills of various Canadian acts. Bands including fife, brass, pipe and drums fill the Parade Square with music culminating in a Massed Bands and fireworks grand finale. Info: 1-800-437-2233 or www.forthenry.com/events/tattoo

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August 2018

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 3 - August 25
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Experience one of Scotland's greatest events staged on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Info: Telephone: +44(0)131 225 1188 or www.edintattoo.co.uk

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Glengarry Highland Games

August 3 - August 4
Maxville – Canada Maxville, ON Canada

71st edition of one of the largest Celtic events in North America and includes North American Pipe Band Championships- a great family Scottish event. Info: 888-298-1666 or www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

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Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

August 4 - August 5
Monterey – USA Monterey, CA USA

The music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland at Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd. Info: 831 682 2022 or www.montereyscotgames.com

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The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit 168th Annual Highland Games

August 4
Livonia – USA Livonia, MI USA

A celebration of Scotland at Greenmead Historical Park 20501 Newburgh Rd. Info: www.highlandgames.com

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Spokane Scottish Highland Games

August 4
Spokane – USA Spokane, WA USA

Enjoy the traditional features of Scottish Highland Games, such as massed bands, pipe band exhibitions, individual piping, heavy athletics and highland dancing at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Info: www.spokanehighlandgames.net

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The Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown

August 4
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

One of Scotland's top music exports live at the Powerstation as part of the World Hits Tour 2018. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

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Celtic College & Kids Day Camp

August 6 - August 10
Goderich – Canada Goderich, ON Canada

A four-day immersive educational event in the week leading up to the Celtic Roots Festival. Over 60 faculty - world-renowned experts in traditional and folk music, song, dance, and craft art - lead over 100 classes for every skill level. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

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Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

August 10 - August 12
Fergus – Canada Fergus, ON Canada

One of Canada's great Scottish events with concerts, bagpipes, dancing, heavy events, workshops, Clans, Scottish wares and more. Info: 1-866-871-9442 or www.fergusscottishfestival.com

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Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

August 10 - August 12
Goderich – Canada Goderich, ON Canada

Celtic music and events at Lions Harbour Park, 168 West St. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

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77th Central New York Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

August 11
Liverpool NY United States

A celebration of Scotland at Long Branch Park. Info: www.cnyscottishgames.org

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The 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

August 17 - August 18
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Hundreds of pipe band, with thousands of band members, from across the world compete in each grade at Glasgow Green, also a full range of events from Highland dancing, entertainment and more at the home of piping. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival

August 18 - August 19
Amherst – USA Amherst, NY USA

Celebrate Scottish cultural heritage at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Info: www.bnhv.org

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Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival

August 18 - August 19
Hamilton MT United States

Bagpipes, Clans, Highland games and more at Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Hwy. Info: www.bcgg.org

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177th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games

August 25
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

The unique March of the Lonach Highlanders is followed by all the fun of traditional Highland games at Bellabeg Park, Bellabeg House. Info: www.lonach.org

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58th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games

August 25
Old Westbury – USA Old Westbury, NY USA

Celebrate Scotland at Old Westbury Gardens. Info: www.liscots.org

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

August 25
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Listen to the pipe band, watch Highland dancing display & participate in Scottish Country Dancing. No experience required as all dancers are called. Cost of the evening is $10pp & Under 13 free, school-children over 13 $5.00 & a plate of food for supper at Drayton ... Read more

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The Wisconsin Highland Games

August 31 - September 2
Waukesha – USA Waukesha, WI USA

A weekend of Celtic fun for the entire family at Waukesha Expo Center. Info: www.wisconsinscottish.org

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Ceilidh Club

August 31
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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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September 2018

Canmore Highland Games

September 1 - September 2
Canmore – Canada Canmore, AB Canada

Thrill to the sounds of the pipes in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

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Virginia Scottish Games

September 1 - September 2
The Plains – USA The Plains, VA USA

Celebrate Scotland Labor Day weekend at Great Meadow. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

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Capital District Scottish Games

September 1 - September 2
Altamont NY United States

Something for every Scot at Altamont Fair Grounds, 129 Grand St. Info: www.scotgames.com

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Long’s Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival

September 6 - September 9
Estes Park – USA Estes Park, CO USA

The best in Celtic music at Estes Park. Info: www.scotfest.com

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Columbus Scottish Festival

September 8 - September 9
Columbus – USA Columbus, IN USA

A weekend of Scottish entertainment, competition, history and more at Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W 200. Info: www.scottishfestival.org

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The Middle Tennessee Highland Games

September 8
Nashville TN United States

Music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food & craft vendors at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

September 9
Armadale – Australia 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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Prescott Highland Games

September 14 - September 16
Prescott – USA Prescott, AZ USA

A weekend of Celtic celebration at Loch Watson. Info: 928-642-0020 or www.prescottareacelticsociety.com

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