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August 2021

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

August 9 - September 27
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. Fee $100pp at Fort St School, Wentworth Park, Ultimo. Info: www.sotr.org.au/beginner

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September 2021

Scotfest | Oklahoma

September 17 - September 19
Broken Arrow, OK OK United States

Oklahoma's Flagship Celtic Music Festival & Scottish Highland Games. Info: www.okscotfest.com

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Scots on the Rocks Moab Celtic Festival

September 17 - September 19
Moab, UT UT United States

Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales at Old Spanish Trail Arena. Info: www.scotsontherocksmoab.org

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Irish & Celtic Music Festival

September 17 - September 19
Yass, NSW Australia

This event has been cancelled for 2021. Info: https://irishcelticmusicfestival.com/

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New Hampshire Highland Games

September 17 - September 19
Lincoln, NH NH United States

The 46th Annual NH Highland Games & Festival returns to Loon Mountain Resort, 60 Loon Mountain Rd. Info: www.nhscot.org

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Ligonier Highland Games

September 18
Ligonier, PA PA United States

A celebration of Scotland and a tradition of preserving and promoting Scottish arts and heritage at Idlewild Park, Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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NESD Celtic Faire & Highland Games

September 18 - September 19
Aberdeen, SD

An exciting opportunity for all individuals who have any interest in Celtic heritage, history, arts, sports, dance, music, food, merchandise, livestock and dog breeds at Richmond Lake. Info: www.nesdcelticfaire.com

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Clans on the Coast

September 18
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Postponed for 2021 and back September, 2022. Info: www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Sounds of Scotland

September 18
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Grab your tartan and come along to the amazing Scottish Music and Dance Show. This highly professional show sees our three Pipe Bands and our young learners take the stage with world champion Thistle Highland Dancers and guests artists BBC Group ‘We Build Spaceships’ and Grade 6 student Billy to present the wonderful ‘Sounds of ... Read more

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Highland Piping Society of Canterbury Sunday Solo’s #4

September 19
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Solo piping event at St Andrews College Christchurch, presented by the Highland Piping Society of Canterbury. Info: www.pipersclub.co.nz

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Isle of Jura Musical Festival

September 24 - September 26
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

Island festival of Scottish traditional music which encourages local talent with concerts, workshops and sessions, and completes the bill with established acts to give them something to aspire to. Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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Vancouver Ceilidh Dance

September 24
Vancouver, BC Canada

Dances are held in the Scottish Cultural Centre with the class starting at 7 to 7:45 p.m. and the dance from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required – we teach you almost everything!! Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band “Calanais.” Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

September 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-The Deans Family – Canterbury’s legend of heartache, tenacity and triumph

September 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Fifth generation member of the family, Nicky Hobbs will ‘show’ us beautiful Riccarton House (acquired by Christchurch Council in 1947) and share the story of these amazing Scottish pioneers, including Jane’s ten-year wait in Scotland to marry John until he got established in this new country, then, as a widow made her family prosper  at the Victoria ... Read more

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The Enchanted Forest

September 30 - October 31
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Cancelled and back in 2022. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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October 2021

Aberdeen Highland Games

October 2
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

Further to the NSW Health update of Thursday 26th August, we find that there is no option than to cancel the Aberdeen Highland Games for 2021 that had previously been postponed to the 2nd October 2021. Although this is extremely disappointing, we feel that making this discision now allows us to move forward and put ... Read more

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Scotland County Highland Games

October 2
Laurinburg, NC NC United States

Celebrate Scotland on the grounds of the NC Rural Heritage Center, 13043 X-Way Rd. Info: www.carolina-highlandgames.com

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NZ Young Piper of the Year 2021

October 2
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

NZ Young Piper of the Year for 2021 is cancelled but will be returning Saturday 8 October 2022 at NMIT in Nelson. Info: www.facebook.com/NZYoungPiper

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Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival

October 3
Croydon, VIC Australia

A decision has been made that the 2021 Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival that was to occur October 3rd 2021 is offically cancelled. Info: www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 3
Armadale, WA Australia

The largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia, which includes: the charity Perth Kilt Run, pipe bands, Medieval Fair, Clan stalls, entertainment and more. A free community event at Minnawarra Park. Info: www.perthkiltrun.com.au

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National Youth Pipe Band of New Zealand Evolution Concert

October 6
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The management team have made the difficult decision to postpone as a result of uncertainty around Covid-19. Info: https://rb.gy/xzamze

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National Youth Pipe Band of New Zealand Evolution Concert

October 7
Timaru New Zealand

The management team have made the difficult decision to postpone as a result of uncertainty around Covid-19. Info: https://rb.gy/fyrmts

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Arkansas Scottish Festival

October 8 - October 10
Batesville, AR

For the first time ever, the College will combine Homecoming and the Arkansas Scottish Festival into a campus-wide festival, at Lyon College, 2300 Highland Rd. Info: www.lyon.edu/arkansas-scottish-festival

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Celtic Colours 2021

October 8 - October 16
Virtual event

As the pandemic continues to impact the possibility of large gatherings and international travel, and with no ability to determine what conditions may be in the fall, Celtic Colours International Festival will once again deliver a celebration of music and culture online this October 8-16. While it is disappointing that we will not be hosting ... Read more

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Royal National Mod

October 8 - October 16
Virtual event

An Comunn Gaidhealach have published competition syllabuses for The Royal National Mòd 2021 which will take place in a hybrid format this year. The online syllabus, similar to the one used for the online Mòd last year, will give people the opportunity to take part in this year’s Mòd by submitting videos of their performances. ... Read more

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City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band Spring Gathering

October 8
Hobart, TAS Australia

With great music from the City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band, delicious food, fine company, rare whisky and superb gin at Hobart Function & Conference Centre. Info: Niall Mitchell [email protected] or 0418 107 175.

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 9
Canberra , ACT Australia

Cancelled for 2021 and back October 8, 2022. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

October 9
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Celtic Spectacular

October 9
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Think Riverdance, Scottish kilts and pipes, Irish whistles and fiddles, tender love lilts with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, Gregory Moore, Sarah Calderwood,  Kevin Higgins, the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance, the OzScot Highland Dancers and the BBC Pipes and Drums at QPAC 2:30pm & 7:30pm performances. Info: 136 246 or www.qpac.com.au/event/qpops_celtic_spectacular_21

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National Youth Pipe Band of New Zealand Evolution Concert

October 9
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

The management team have made the difficult decision to postpone as a result of uncertainty around Covid-19. Info: www.ticketmaster.co.nz

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49th Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

October 15 - October 17
Stone Mountain, GA United States

Celebrate Scotland on the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park located in the Northeast suburbs of Atlanta, GA. Info: www.smhg.org

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RedStone Highland Games & Festival

October 15 - October 16
St George, UT

Celebrate the thrill & excitement of the ancient Highland Games! Athletics, clans, Scot Bands, Dancers, Celtic vendors & more. Family fun in the sun! Info: www.redstonehighlandgames.com

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Scotland The Brave Pipe Celebration Dinner

October 15
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

On arrival be welcomed by the entire Brisbane Pipe Band. As the evening progresses so does the entertainment with fantastic not to be forgotten performances right up close and personal. If you're a passionate Scot or just love the pipes then this is an event not to be missed at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. ... Read more

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The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

October 15
Virtual event

A Ceilidh is all about community and coming together! If you have a story, a song, or an instrument you play, we invite you to contribute - skill level is not the important thing at a Ceilidh, so simply join and tell, sing or play! Most of all, we invite you to contribute with your ... Read more

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Fèis Chomunn Gàidhlig Thoronto!

October 15 - October 16
Virtual event

We are hosting a Fèis weekend (traditional Gaelic arts and culture festival). Due to the pandemic, the Fèis will be online again this year. The event will start off with the Annual General Meeting on Friday the 15th, followed immediately by a traditional Friday Night Ceilidh. The ceilidh will be hosted by Gaelic Singer, Robyn ... Read more

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 16 - October 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

An annual celebration of storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity. Info: www.sisf.org.uk

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 17
Kanahooka, NSW Australia

It is with regret that we have to cancel our contest this year again, due to the recent COVID19 pandemic restrictions, however the contest next year will be the 16th October 2022. Info: James: 0422 699 513,  [email protected] or www.illawarrapipeband.com

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ReJigged Festival 2021

October 21 - October 24
Halifax, NS Canada

Nova Scotia’s new trad celebration to offer both online content and live performances in the Celtic performing arts. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

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St Andrew of Scotland (Qld) Darling Downs Branch 30th Birthday Gala

October 23
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

Includes a 4-course dinner, dram of Scotch, special entertainment by Gregory Moore, Highland dancers and pipers at Oaks Hotel Function Room, Annand St. Info: 0412 987 771 or [email protected]

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CelticFest Mississippi

October 23 - October 24
Brandon, MS United States

A celebration of Celtic culture at Lakeshore Park on the Reservoir,1112 North Shore Parkway. Info: www.celticfestms.org

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Silver Chanter Labour Weekend Competition

October 23 - October 24
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Every October, during Labour Weekend, the Highland Piping Society of Canterbury hold one of New Zealand's premier solo piping contest. These competitions are held at St Andrew's College in Christchurch with the Novice to B Grade events held on the Saturday, the MSR Silver Chanter event on the Saturday evening, all Open Grade events on ... Read more

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Hunter Valley Scots Scottish Night

October 23
Teralba, NSW Australia

Book your seat or table and settle in for an entertaining night of Celtic music and dance at Teralba Hall, 15 Anzac Pd. Info: 0490 419 570 or www.hvscots.org

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-Glamis Castle: mystery, murder and a monster!

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Glamis Castle (near Forfar, north of Perth) was the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. NZ Writer Julia Millen will talk about her Scottish family connection with the castle. As usual – this being the last meeting of the year, we shall start with a brief review of 2021 and look forward to 2022  at the ... Read more

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Vancouver Ceilidh Dance

October 29
Vancouver, BC Canada

Dances are held in the Scottish Cultural Centre with the class starting at 7 to 7:45 p.m. and the dance from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required – we teach you almost everything!! Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band “Calanais.” Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

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Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

October 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Richmond Highland Games

October 30 - October 31
Richmond, VA VA United States

Given the on-going and ever changing COVID circumstances, after much discussion, we have decided to postpone this year’s games. Info: www.vacelticfestival.com/

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November 2021

Perthshire Amber

November 5 - November 7
Dunkeld – Scotland Dunkeld, Perthshire Scotland

Cancelled for 2021. Info: www.perthshireamber.com

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 5 - November 7
Beechworth, VIC

The Celtic Festival will be postponed for this year and back for 2022. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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35th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games

November 5 - November 7
Tucson, AZ AZ United States

A celebration of Celtic culture including dancing, bagpipes, music, Highland Games, vendors and our Clans at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Info: www.tucsoncelticfestival.org

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Hororata Highland Games

November 6
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

A Scottish Festival with a Kiwi twist, with pipe bands, strong men, Clans, and plenty of fun for the whole family at Hororata Domain. Info: www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering

November 6
Charleston, SC United States

The Scottish are coming to Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Info: www.charlestonscottishgames.com

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Austin Celtic Festival

November 6 - November 7
Austin, TX

Austin Celtic Festival, TX  Dedicated to authentic Celtic traditions and hosting the 2021 Scottish Highland Games Masters World Championships at Pioneer Farms. Info: www.austincelticfestival.com 

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Descendants Day Celebration

November 7
Port Adelaide, SA Australia

The 157th anniversary of The City of Adelaide’s (the world's oldest surviving composite clipper ship) first arrival in Adelaide in 1864. The day will have a free component, with lots of activities in Shed 13 Dock 2, Honey St, Port Adelaide. There will also have a paid component for those wishing to undertake a tour of ... Read more

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

November 12 - November 14
Salado, TX United States

The three-day event includes the skirl of the bagpipes, the wearing of the tartan, tossing the caber, Highland dancing, Celtic entertainers, shopping, food and fun. Info: www.saladomuseum.org/scottish-gathering-and-highland-games

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

November 13
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Balmoral Classic: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

November 13
Pittsburgh, PA PA United States

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented Californian cellist Natalie Haas has revived the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello. Appearing with Fraser & Haas will be the winning piper and drummer from the 2021 Balmoral Classic US Junior Solo Piping & Drumming ... Read more

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The Balmoral Classic

November 13
Virtual event

The 15th Annual Balmoral Classic, the only junior solo competition for both bagpipers and drummers in the USA, will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. This will be a virtual event, with competitors submitting videos to our panel of world-renowned judges. Info: https://balmoralschoolofpiping.org/

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Mississippi Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival

November 13 - November 14
Gulfport, MS MS United States

The Covid-19 situation has caused the event to cancel this year's Games. Info: www.mshighlandsandislands.org

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The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

November 19
Virtual event

A Ceilidh is all about community and coming together! If you have a story, a song, or an instrument you play, we invite you to contribute - skill level is not the important thing at a Ceilidh, so simply join and tell, sing or play! Most of all, we invite you to contribute with your ... Read more

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Glasgow’s Whisky Festival

November 20
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow's festival of the national tipple returns for 2021, with more than 60 stands featuring whisky, gin, rum, other spirits and whisky gifts in Scotland’s National Stadium-Hampden Park. Info: www.glasgowswhiskyfestival.com

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Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering

November 20
Williamstown, VIC Australia

Presented by Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival at Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Pl. Info: www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

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Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

November 20
Dunedin, FL FL United States

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

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Auckland Highland Games

November 20
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Cancelled and returning November, 2022. Info: www.facebook.com/aucklandhighlandgames

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Vancouver Ceilidh Dance

November 26
Vancouver, BC Canada

Dances are held in the Scottish Cultural Centre with the class starting at 7 to 7:45 p.m. and the dance from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required – we teach you almost everything!! Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band “Calanais.” Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

November 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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St Andrews Day Ball

November 27
Perth, WA Australia

Come and join the St Andrews Day celebrations at one of the top events of the year with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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St Andrews Scottish Evening

November 27
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

St Andrews Scottish evening with live pipes and drums and $59pp 3 course dinner, at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. Info:  07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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A Right Big Scottish Night

November 27
Sydney, NSW Australia

A night of Scottish music and fun, presented by Mary Kiani, at Paddington R.S.L. Club, 220-232 Oxford St. Info: www.marykiani.com

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St Andrew’s Night Dinner & Ceilidh

November 27
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Celebrate St Andrew's Day with Clan Campbell Society of Australia (Qld) at the Royal on the Park. Enjoy a great night of good food, entertainment, dancing and meet fellow Scots in Brisbane. Info: [email protected]

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St Andrew’s Day Dinner

November 27
Brisbane, QLD Australia

The Redlands, St Andrews and Springfield Pipe Bands will be jointly hosting a St Andrew's Day at Redlands Sporting Club.The event will include a two-course sit-down meal, drinks at bar prices, and entertainment. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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St. Andrew’s Dance

November 27
Toronto, ON Canada

Shiftin’ Bobbins’ traditional St. Andrew’s Dance to live music — subject to prevailing regulations. Info: [email protected]

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195th Caledonian Society of Cincinnati St. Andrew’s Ball

November 27
Cincinnati, OH United States

The 195th St. Andrew's Ball at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Hall of Mirrors, 35 W 5th St. Info: www.caledoniansociety.org

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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 2021

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 4
Daylesford, VIC Australia

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

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Victoria Square Day Highland Day

December 4
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Piping event at The Archery Lawn, Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Info: [email protected]

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 10
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish North American Community Conference

December 10 - December 12
Virtual event

The Conference, now in its 19th year, is presented annually by founding partners, The American-Scottish Foundation and CHICAGO SCOTS in association with St. Andrew's Society of Detroit, Council of Scottish Clans & Associations (COSCA), Clans And Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC), the Toronto, Ontario-based Scottish Studies Foundation and the University of Guelph. The Conference is an opportunity for those in the Scottish North American ... Read more

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

December 11
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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The Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 11
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North, New Zealand

Highland pipe bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers and solo drummers will converge on The Square. A magnificent day out for all ages, there is no admission fee. Info: [email protected]

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 18
New York, NY NY United States

2021 marks the 23rd year of The Pipes of Christmas, NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas concert . By popular demand, their 'Festival of Advent' program returns online Sundays during Advent. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com

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RSCDS New Zealand Christchurch Summer School 2021/22

December 28, 2021 - January 5, 2022
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Scottish Country Dance events and classes. Info: www.dancescottish.org.nz

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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31
Inglewood, WA Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022!

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Helen McGregor Memorial Medley

December 31
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Waipu Caledonian Society presents the Helen McGregor Memorial Medley, like no other piping event in NZ. Open to the public, tickets available at the door $10.00. Info: www.facebook.com/Waipuhiglandgames

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January 2022

150th Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2022
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

One of the longest-running Scottish gatherings in the Southern Hemisphere, offering fierce competition, spectacular entertainment and a full day of family-friendly fun. Info: www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

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Florida Keys Celtic Festival

January 8, 2022 - January 9, 2022
Marathon, FL

Celebrate Celtic culture in the Keys at Marathon Community ParkMM49 US Hwy 1 Ocean Side. Info: www.floridakeyscelticfestival.com

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Winter Storm

January 13, 2022 - January 16, 2022
Kansas City, MO MO United States

Cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Winter Storm is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Kansas City in 2023, January 12-15. Info: www.mhaf.org

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 15, 2022 - January 16, 2022
Winter Springs, FL FL United States

Presenting a taste of Scotland & celebrating Scottish heritage at Central Winds Park. Info: www.flascot.com

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2022
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Burns Supper with Address to the Haggis, music, 3 course dinner $59pp or reduced Table D’Hote at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. Info:  07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Up-Helly-A’

January 25, 2022
Lerwick – Scotland Lerwick, Shetland Scotland

The Lerwick Up-Helly-A’ festival has been postponed for a second year and will return Tuesday, 31st January 2023. Info: www.uphellyaa.org

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158th Turakina Highland Games

January 29, 2022
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina, New Zealand

·New Zealand's oldest festival of sports, music & dance. Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. Info: www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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A Celebration of Scots Song

January 30, 2022
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Recital with Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara has been rescheduled, at Kew Court House Theatre 2.30pm.  The rescheduled date coincides with Robert Burns’ Birthday on 26th Jan, so we’ll be celebrating with a wee surprise or two. To book: https://www.trybooking.com/BRGSP

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February 2022

Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

February 4, 2022 - February 5, 2022
Sarasota, FL FL United States

February 4th,7PM-10PM Ceilidh, followed by a full day of Scottish celebration February 5th, 9AM-5PM with the Games at Sarasota County Fairgrounds. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Balmoral Winter Workshop Online

February 4, 2022 - February 6, 2022
Virtual event

Beginning in February 2021, Balmoral is offering weekend-long Winter Workshops for Pipers and Drummers. Workshop attendees receive instruction on the Great Highland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, Scottish snare drum and more. Info: www.balmoralschoolofpiping.org/winter-workshop

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The 29th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

February 12, 2022
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

Full day Highland Games and evening Tattoo at the Paeroa Domain. Info: www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

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Asheville Celtic Festival

February 19, 2022
Fletcher, NC NC United States

A winter indoor Celtic Festival bringing the Celtic spirit of the Seven Nations to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, will be held inside of the Davis Center at the WNC Agricultural Center. Info: www.ashevillecelticfest.com

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 19, 2022
Richmond, TAS Australia

In observance of the current Tasmanian COVID-19 restrictions in place for outdoor gatherings and the dimensions of the Village Green, the Chieftain and the Committee of the St Andrew Society feel that it is not possible to showcase and enjoy Scottish culture to the fullest in such a restricted environment, and therefore have made the ... Read more

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Canterbury Centre Piping Contest

February 26, 2022
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Innovation Park -185 Kirk Rd, Templeton. Info: [email protected]

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Pipes In The Park

February 26, 2022
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games-Pipe Band competition, Solo Piping, Highland dancing, Irish Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind) and craft markets at Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

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March 2022

Scots Day Out Bendigo

March 5, 2022
Bendigo, VIC Australia

A celebration of Scottish culture with pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans, food and stalls. A free community event at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 5, 2022
Plantation, FL FL United States

A celebration of Scottish culture at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane (W 63rd Ave), presented by  Scottish American Society of South Florida. Info: www.sassf.org

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2022 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

March 11, 2022 - March 12, 2022
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Pipe bands from across New Zealand compete across various Grade's, along with stalls at Onewa Domain, North Shore. Info: www.nzpipebands.org.nz

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The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 12, 2022 - March 13, 2022
St. Augustine, FL FL United States

Find the Celt in you at America’s oldest Celtic city at the multi-award winning St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, a weekend of great Celtic entertainment. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 20, 2022
Croydon, VIC Australia

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish vendors, entertainment and more at Eastfield Park. Info: www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

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CelticFest

March 26, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Warwick, QLD Australia

An annual Celtic Festival featuring: Highland Strong Man Games, Irish & Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands, Markets, Massed Highland Bands, Traditional Ale & Whisky Tasting, Steam Train, Pipe Band Comps, Meeting of the Clans and much more. Info: www.facebook.com/CelticFestWarwick

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April 2022

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 2, 2022
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

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24th Annual NYC Tartan Day Parade

April 9, 2022

The swirl of kilts, the skirl of bagpipes and the cheers of thousands of spectators await. This beloved celebration of Scottish-American culture promises to be extraordinary in scope, talent and turnout as we gather in person for the first time since 2019. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Las Vegas Highland Games

April 9, 2022 - April 10, 2022
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

A festival for the community presented by the Las Vegas Celtic Society, featuring Celtic music, food, vendors, and athletics at Floyd Lamb Park. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org

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Te Anau Tartan Festival

April 16, 2022 - April 17, 2022
Te Anau – New Zealand Te Anau, New Zealand

A fantastic family festival in Te Anau, Fiordland celebrating the south's Scottish roots. Includes Piping & Dancing, & Highland Games for the whole family. The Te Anau Tartan Festival is held over Easter weekend at Real Journeys Fiordland Community Event Centre and adjacent Memorial Park. Info: www.teanautartanfestival.co.nz

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Australian Celtic Festival

April 28, 2022 - May 1, 2022
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

A weekend of Celtic music, spirit and friendship at the Australian Standing Stones. 2022 celebrating the Year of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

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The 2022 Virginia International Tattoo

April 28, 2022 - May 1, 2022
Norfolk, VA VA United States

The Tattoo will return to its longtime home at Scope Arena in Downtown Norfolk; international performers will be back with a renewed desire to share their music, culture and traditions; and the free preshow Tattoo Hullabaloo will once again wow crowds for hours every day. Info: 757-282-2800 or www.vafest.org/tattoo

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May 2022

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 6, 2022 - May 8, 2022
Decatur, TX TX United States

The sounds of bagpipes and Celtic music will fill the air at the 36th Annual Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games celebrate everything "Scottish" at the Wise County Fairgrounds, 3101 FM 51, in Decatur, Texas.  #TEXASSCOTS. Info: www.texasscottishfestival.com

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Saskatchewan Highland Games and Celtic Festival

May 21, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Regina, SK Canada

A celebration of Scottish culture, music and sport at Victoria Park. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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The Gathering

May 22, 2022

The Gathering brings the wider community together in celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance at Ipswich Turf Club. Info: www.gatheringfestival.com.au

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 28, 2022
Berry, NSW Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture at Berry Showgrounds, with pipe bands, entertainment, stalls and more. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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June 2022

Kingsville Highland Games

June 25, 2022
Kingsville, ON Canada

Pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans, entertainment and more at Kingsville's beautiful Lakeside Park. Info: www.facebook.com/kingsvillehighlandgames

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Piping Inverness

June 25, 2022
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

The all-day event incorporates the European Pipe Band Championships, and will see an influx of pipe bands, their supporters, Highland Dancers as well as tourists to Bught Park. Info: www.pipinginverness.com

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July 2022

Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

July 16, 2022 - July 17, 2022
Monterey, CA CA United States

Live music performers, bagpipe competitions, Celtic cuisine and more at Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd. Info: www.montereycelticfest.com

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The Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 23, 2022 - July 24, 2022
Vernon, BC Canada

A heart stirring musical extravaganza featuring pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers, First Nations, and singers of all ages at Kal Tire Place. Tickets: 250-549-SHOW (7469) or info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

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