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February 2019

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

February 4 - March 25
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Eight week course aimed at beginners (and improvers). Learn the basic steps and formations along with some simple but fun Scottish country dances. A great way to keep fit and make friends. No partner required at Fort Street Public School, The Rocks. Info: www.trybooking.com/445875 or Diana, 0413542552, [email protected]

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Hebridean Dark Skies Festival

February 8 - February 21
Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

Ambitious programme of events featuring stargazing events, workshops and talks led by leading scientists, film, music, theatre and more - all located on the Isle of Lewis, which has some of the darkest skies in the UK and is one of the best places in the country to see the Aurora Borealis. Info: www.lanntair.com/darkskies

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RSCDS Winter School

February 17 - February 22
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Held in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, the RSCDS Winter School, has Scottish country dance classes held at different venues around Pitlochry. Classes are held every morning and there are optional classes in the afternoon — a full day of dancing if your feet are up for it! Info: www.rscds.org

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Glasgow Film Festival

February 20 - March 3
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

One of the largest film festivals in the UK, with new local and international film from all genres; mainstream crowd-pleasers to groundbreaking art-house experimentation; the return of well-loved classics alongside rare cult gems; with filmmaker guest appearances, interactive workshops and discussion panels to complete the mix. Info: www.glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival

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Fort William Mountain Festival

February 20 - February 24
Fort William – Scotland Fort William, Scotland

A series of films and lectures celebrating the great outdoors and mountain culture, held in Scotland's outdoor capital, and spread over five nights. Info: www.mountainfestival.co.uk

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WhiskyFête 2019

February 21
Montreal – Canada Montreal, QC Canada

Montreal's most unique Scotch Tasting event, an evening of unique and rare whiskies at The Mount Royal Club. Info: www.whiskyfete.org

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Ceilidh Club

February 22
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 23
Maxville, ON Canada

Indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage, a chance to nurture your inner Scot. A spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan at Maxville & District Sports Complex, 25 Fair St. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Gosford Opening Social

February 23
Gosford, NSW Australia

Presented by the Gosford Scottish Country Dancers at East Gosford Progress Hall, cnr Henry Parry Drive & Wells Streets. Info: Janice 4388 2253.

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Wellington-Hawke’s Bay Pipe Band Contest

February 23
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Annual Centre Pipe Band Contest for Wellington-Hawke's Bay is to be held at the Scots College Grounds. Info: Sandra Harry: [email protected]

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Ceilidh

February 23
Inglewood, WA Australia

The Caledonian Society of WA invites you to our ceilidh. Bagpipes, band, dancing and supper! All welcome, including families. Info: [email protected]

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Braemar Mountain Festival

February 28 - March 3
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

The second Braemar Mountain Festival celebrates the mountains in winter with a programme of workshops covering ski touring, winter skills, avalanche awareness, low level walking, navigation and fell running. Info: www.braemarmountainfestival.com

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Inverness Music Festival

February 28 - March 6
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 with over 75 awards to be won. Competitions are open to the public. Info: www.invernessmusicfestival.org

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March 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

March 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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Belleville Scottish Country Dance Weekend

March 1 - March 3
Belleville, ON Canada

The Belleville Scottish Country Dance Society cordially invites you to our Annual Ball Weekend at the Masonic Temple.Info: David Aston [email protected]

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Scottish Cultural Celebration

March 1
Norwood, MA United States

Come taste your way through a palate pleasing selection of some of Scotland's most exciting exports. With an industry expert on hand to help guide you through the history, distillation process, and bouquet of flavors that we'll have the opportunity to sample at Orient Lodge 76 Day St. Info: Rick Cushing [email protected] or 508-259-2675.

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Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 2
Quirindi, NSW Australia

The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Longfield Oval Sporting Precinct, Henry St. Info: [email protected] or www.liverpoolplainsmilitarytattoo.com.au

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Scots Day Out

March 2
Bendigo – Australia Bendigo, VIC Australia

Scots Day Out will be a day filled with fun, tartan, Scottish entertainment and events and it’s free, at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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55th Anniversay Phoenix Scottish Games

March 2 - March 3
Phoenix – USA Phoenix, AZ USA

Presented by The Caledonian Society of Arizona at Steele Indian School Park, highlights include: Genealogy tent, traditional and modern Scottish tunes, competitive highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, vintage British car exhibitions and more. Info: 480-788-6694 or www.arizonascots.com

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Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 2
Plantation – USA Plantation, FL USA

Celebrate Scotland at Plantation Heritage Park with pipe bands, Clans , Scottish dance and more. Info: www.sassf.org

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Papakura Pipe Band’s Mini Pipe Band Contest

March 2
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Battling it out on stage will be New Zealand's top pipe bands showcasing their talent in a relaxed backyard bar environment at Murphy's Law, 200 Great South Rd. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

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Shetland Society of Wellington Picnic

March 3
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Shetland Society of Wellington social event. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

March 3
Ipswich, QLD Australia

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

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Danny Bhoy-Age of Fools Tour

March 4 - May 3
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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StAnza

March 6 - March 10
St Andrews – Scotland St Andrews, Scotland

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

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Bruichladdich Whiskey Dinner

March 6
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

A Bruichladdich Whiskey pairing dinner with one of Bruichladdich's award winning, unique and often hard-to-find whiskeys at Cilantro, 338 17th Ave SW. Info: [email protected]

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The Celtic Concert

March 6
Aurora, ON Canada

The music and dances of Scotland and the world are front and centre in this first Celtic Concert. The boys of St. Andrew’s College present an evening recital of pipes, drums, voice, dance, and ensembles in the intimate setting of the St. Andrew’s College Wirth Theatre. Settle back, tap your feet, and enjoy the rich ... Read more

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[email protected] Spotted Mallard

March 7
Brunswick – Australia Brunswick, VIC Australia

Twice voted Scottish Traditional Music's 'Live Act of the Year,' Skerryvore continue their EVO world tour with a typically high energy set in Brunswick's 'Spotted Mallard.' The eight piece lineup's performance will include a mix of soulful songs with breathtaking, foot-stomping tune sets at the Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd. Info: www.skerryvore.com/tour

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St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 8 - March 10
St. Augustine, FL FL United States

Celtic artisans, Celtic food, and more in America’s Oldest Celtic City at Francis Field, 29 W Castillo Dr. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

March 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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Sonora Celtic Faire

March 8 - March 10
Sonora, CA CA United States

A full weekend of Celtic fun, including the International Ultimate Jousting Championships at Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Dr. Info: www.sonoracelticfaire.com

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

March 8
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

Workshop Theatre Society presents The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Jean Brodie is a free-spirited teacher at a Scottish girls' school during the 1930s. She encourages her young pupils to embrace romantic ideals, educating them about love and art rather than hard facts. At The Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue Southwest. Info: Please contact us ... Read more

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Canterbury Centre Pipe Band Contest

March 9
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Canty Centre Contest held at Innovation Park, Templeton with both music events and Street March. Juvenile event and display. Info:  Kim Robertson - [email protected] or 027 222 7330.

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Auckland Centre Pipe Band Contest

March 9
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Piping and drumming competitions at Drury Rugby Field. Info: [email protected]

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Fife Whisky Festival

March 9
Cupar – Scotland Cupar, Scotland

The Fife Whisky Festival brings over 30 distilleries and independent bottlers from all over Scotland to showcase their whisky wares at Cupar Corn Exchange, St Catherine St. Info: www.fifewhiskyfestival.com

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Celtic Ceilidh

March 9
Vancouver – Canada Vancouver, BC Canada

A fun evening, with live music by 'Kilbirnie Station' that will make you want to dance all night. No need to know the steps - our Caller will take you through each dance. Come on your own or bring your friends at Caulfeild Cove Hall, 4773 Piccadilly St. Info: www.caulfeildcovehall.ca

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. 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 – Canada Nationwide, Canada

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. 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

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. 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

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. 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

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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Canterbury Centre Pipe Band Contest – Dean’s Bush

March 10
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Canty Centre Contest held at Riccarton House/Dean's Bush with piping and drumming events. Info: Kim Robertson - [email protected] or 027 222 7330.

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Scottish Folk and Baroque

March 10
Bellevue, WA United States

Scotland’s natural beauty and rich heritage has inspired musicians for centuries. Internationally acclaimed fiddler and violinist Brandon Vance joins harpsichordist and guitarist Henry Lebedinsky invite you to explore the interplay between art and folk music in 18th century Scotland. Sonatas by Oswald, MacLean, Munro, and Marshall dance alongside traditional reels, Strathspeys, jigs, and marches in ... Read more

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Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival

March 14 - March 31
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Aye Write! remains committed to celebrating Scottish and international writers and writing. Info: www.ayewrite.com

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Glasgow International Comedy Festival

March 14 - March 31
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow's comedy festival birls back into your life, getting ever more impressive with each outing. For 2019, you're looking at a lineup of Craig Hill, Janey Godley, Julian Clary and more. Info: www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com

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Niel Gow Annual Scottish Fiddle Festival

March 15 - March 17
Dunkeld & Birnam United Kingdom

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

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Curling for Dummies

March 16
Montreal – Canada Montreal, QC Canada

Presented by the St Andrew’s Society of Montreal at the Montreal West Curling Club. All of the curlers, whether experienced players or complete beginners, can have a great time shooting and chasing the rocks over the ice. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

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Central North Island Pipe Band Contest

March 16
Rotorua – New Zealand Rotorua, New Zealand

Centre pipe band contest on the Village Green, Rotorua. Info: Paul Fuller 0274377383 or [email protected]

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Rat Race Mighty Deerstalker

March 16
Innerleithen, Scottish Borders United Kingdom

An evening obstacle course where tweed is actively encouraged followed by the Mighty Beerstalker Party with food, ales and live bands. Legend tells of a cult running event deep in the Scottish Borders. This is probably the hardest off-road-Tweed-clad-pipe-lit-plus-four-and-headtorch-wearing run that exists at Traquair House. Info: www.mightydeerstalker.co.uk

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Sounds from Stirling Castle: A Military Concert

March 16
Stirling – Scotland Stirling , Scotland

Performances in aid of the service charity Erskine and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum Trust,. At Stirling Castle a magical evening of military performances featuring: The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Military Wives Choir and The Pipes, Drums and Dancers of Queen Victoria School. Info: www.historicenvironment.scot

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Southeast Alabama Highland Games

March 16
Dothan, AL AL United States

Family friendly Highland games at the Houston County Farm Center at:1701 E Cottonwood Rd. Info: www.wiregrasshighlandgames.com

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Cairns Celtic Craic

March 16 - March 17
Cairns, QLD Australia

The Craic will be mighty this St.Patrick’s Day weekend with Scottish Celtic Rock sensation - Claymore, plus Irish Australian superstar  Aria award winning Damien Leith at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St. Info: www.facebook.com/ClaymoreMusic

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Highland Roots – Tracing Your Scottish Heritage

March 16
Townsville, QLD Australia

Highland genealogy seminar with internationally recognised historian and genealogist from Scotland, Graeme Mackenzie at Brothers Leagues Club. Info: Marie 0413 456 542

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Scottish Society of Ottawa 2019 St. Patrick’s Parade Scots & Scottish Dogs

March 16
Ottawa, ON Canada

Join the Scottish Society of Ottawa and our Celtic cousins at our Scots and Scottish breed doggies Marching Group at the 37th Annual St. Patrick's Parade. Don your kilts, tartans, tweeds and tams, and bring along your Scottish-breed dogs (Note: dogs not essential - everyone is welcome). Scottish-themed dog wear is encouraged at Ottawa City ... Read more

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CelticFest Vancouver Ceilidh 2019

March 16
Vancouver – Canada Vancouver, BC Canada

The Beating Heart of CelticFest Vancouver featuring some of Vancouver’s finest Celtic performers!Join Blackthorn and friends for a full night of music, dance and craic, featuring:Traditional Irish Session, BC Regiment of Irish Pipes and Drums, Eire Born Irish Dance Company, Shot of Scotch Vancouver Company (Scottish Dance Troupe) at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. ... Read more

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Geelong Highland Gathering

March 17
North Geelong, VIC Geelong, VIC Australia

One of Victoria’s largest and best Highland Gatherings, presented by the Geelong Highland Gathering Association. Pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans and more at Osborne Park, Swinburne St, North Geelong. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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History and Genealogy of the Highlands

March 19
Cook, ACT Australia

A day in the Highlands with renowned genealogist and historian Graeme MacKenzie, hosted by the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra, 41 Templeton St. Info: www.familyhistoryact.org.au

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An Evening of Traditional Music

March 22
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

An exuberant evening of  traditional music featuring  students from  Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Info: www.rcs.ac.uk

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Winnipeg Scottish Festival

March 23
Winnipeg – Canada Winnipeg, MB Canada

Piping events and more. Info: www.winnipegscottishfestival.com

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Heather Ball and Musicians’ Workshop

March 23 - March 24
Vancouver – Canada Vancouver, BC Canada

RSCDS Vancouver proudly presents the Heather Ball with Scottish music and dancing and workshops at Scottish Cultural Centre. Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org/dance/the-heather-ball

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38th Annual Highland Ball

March 23 - March 24
Washington, PA PA United States

The 38th Pittsburgh Highland Ball and Workshop will once again be at the Washington Elks Lodge Ballroom.Excellent music will be provided by Highland Square. Info: www.pscds.org

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West End Workshop and Tea Dance

March 23
Brampton, ON Canada

Full day workshop and tea dance for Scottish Country Dancers in the Toronto area at Turner Fenton Secondary School. Lunch and afternoon tea included. Pre-registration is required. Info: www.dancescottish.ca

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Sherman Celtic Festival & HighlandGames

March 23 - March 24
Sherman, TX TX United States

Celtic music, Pipe Band Competition, Celtic dogs, Scottish athletics and more at 2190 Fallon Dr. Info: www.shermancelticfest.com

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Scots All Saints College Highland Gathering

March 24
Bathurst, NSW Australia

Pipe band competition, stalls, children’s events and more at the Scots Campus, O’Connell Rd. Info: www.saints.nsw.edu.au

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Madison Scottish Country Dancers Ball Weekend

March 29 - March 31
Madison WI United States

Madison Scottish Country Dancers are thrilled to welcome A Parcel of Rogues back to the shores of Loch Mendota at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union's newly renovated Great Hall their 41st Scottish country dance ball. Info: www.madisonscottishcountrydancers.org

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Ringwood Highland Games Ceilidh

March 29
Ringwood, VIC Australia

Get into your best tartan and enjoy a fabulous evening of music and dance with the great Scottish band, 'The Clan.' We'll have you swinging with your sweetheart, dancing a reel with the rellies, flinging with your friends, and grabbing a group for the Gay Gordon at Central Ringwood Community Centre, Bedford Park (Via Bedford ... Read more

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New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

March 29 - March 30
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Best of pipe bands come to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South, with full competitions and events at  the Otago University Oval, Logan Park Dr. Info: Maureen Hurrell 03-478-0676 or [email protected]

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Ceilidh Club

March 29
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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CelticFest Mississippi

March 29 - March 30
Jackson, MS MS United States

A celebration of Celtic culture at the MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum, I-55 & Lakeland Dr. Info: www.celticfestms.org/wp

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Caledonian Society of WA March Ceilidh

March 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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The Louisiana Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 30 - March 31
Gonzales, LA LA United States

Scottish entertainment, Clans and athletics at Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Info: www.lahgcf.com

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

March 30
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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Pub Night With Greater Midwest Pipeband

March 30
Troy, MI MI United States

Come see the 2015 North American Champions, Greater Midwest Pipeband for a night of Pipes and Drums featuring Greater Midwest Pipeband at Kilgour Scottish Centre of the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit. Info: www.greatermidwestpb.org

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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 31
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Ringwood Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 31
Ringwood – Australia Wantirna, VIC Australia

Melbourne's only Highland Games with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, dogs, Clan and Scottish stalls at J.W.Manson Reserve, Selkirk Ave. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/ringwoodvictoriaaustralia

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The Scots College and Pipe Bands Australia (NSW) Highland Gathering

March 31
Bellevue Hill, NSW Australia

The Scots College Pipes and Drums in conjunction with the NSW branch of Pipe Bands Australia are excited to announce the return of the Scottish Highland Gathering to Sydney which will feature Pipe Band competitions, Highland Dancing, the Heavy Lifters (kilt wearing strongmen) and fair featuring stalls selling Scottish goods, fine food, gifts and artisan ... Read more

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April 2019

9th Annual Tartan Day South Celebration

April 4 - April 7
Cayce, SC SC United States

A four day event honoring Celtic heritage with an array of different events at many different venues featuring unique sports, incredible music, great foods and interactive as well as interesting exhibitions. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

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Glenfarg Folk Feast

April 5 - April 7
Kinross United Kingdom

A small and friendly stalwart of the folk festival calendar, this festival is an initiative of Glenfarg Village Folk Club and is open to many musics of an acoustic variety as well as storytelling and poetry. Info: www.glenfargfolkclub.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

April 5
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Edinburgh International Harp Festival

April 5 - April 10
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

A wonderful selection of concerts, courses and workshops at  Merchiston Castle School for a celebration of all things harp. Info: www.harpfestival.co.uk

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Family Friendly Ceilidh

April 5
Winnipeg – Canada Winnipeg, MB Canada

All are welcome to join the St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg's family friendly Ceilidh at Crescentwood Community Centre, 7pm to 1:00 am Live music, Scottish dancing, pipe band, food & bar and more. Info: [email protected]

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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 6
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish event with pipe bands, Clan village, Scottish dancing, music, heavy events, stalls and more-a great day for the entire family in the beautiful Southern Highlands. Info: 02 4883 7471 or www.brigadoon.org.au

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Dunedin Highland Games & Festival

April 6
Dunedin, FL FL United States

Pipe bands, Scottish dancing, entertainment, athletics and more at Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

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New York Tartan Day Parade

April 6
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Celebrate Tartan Day in the Big Apple. The Parade starts at 2.00pm at West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th St. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Scottish Clans -Scottish Settlers Bus Tour 2019

April 6
Northland New Zealand

Come and explore our Scottish history in Northland with the  Scottish Clans Association. Going to Waipu Museum, Normanite performance, Fiddlers, Paihia, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Stephenson Lighthouse at Cape Brett, Music & crafts, and dinner with friends. Info: 021 739 643 or www.scottishclans.co.nz

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A Scottish Evening

April 6
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

The Guthrie School of Dance students invite you to a Scottish Evening in support of their trip to Scotland in July 2019, where they will represent Canada among some of the best dancers of the world! Grab your ghillies and a bit of tartan and come out to Brunswick Beirworks for some fabulous drinks and ... Read more

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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San Antonio Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

April 6 - April 7
Helotes, TX TX United States

A kilt-filled weekend for all ages at Helotes Festival Grounds, 12210 Leslie Rd. Info: www.sahga.org

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Tartan Day Dinner

April 6
Winnipeg – Canada Winnipeg, MB Canada

Hosted by the Ena Sutton Highland Dancers of Winnipeg and St. Andrews of Winnipeg Grade 4 Pipe Band. With  Scottish fare, music and dance at St James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Ave. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2173351702687004

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Edmonton Youth Pipe Band 90th Anniversary Celebration

April 6
Edmonton – Canada Edmonton, AB Canada

Since 1929, the Edmonton Youth Pipe Band organization has been inspiring, mentoring and tutoring youth bagpipers and drummers from around the greater Edmonton area. Celebrate 90 years of helping kids realize their full potential through the magic of the Scottish arts with dinner and entertainment at Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex 9615 153 Avenue Northwest. Info: ... Read more

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Scottish Day with the Sens

April 6
Ottawa, ON Canada

Celebrate Tartan Day with the Scottish Society of Ottawa and the Ottawa Senators, includes pipe bands and Highland dancing at the Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Dr. Info: https://ottscot.ca/

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Ardenwood Tartan Day Scottish Faire

April 6
Fremont, CA CA United States

The pipes are calling, and the bold Scottish tribes will gather once again for the annual Tartan Day Scottish Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Info: 510 544-2797.

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24th Annual Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering

April 6 - April 7
Bakersfield, CA CA United States

This event has something for every member of the family. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland firsthand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine at Kern County Fairgrounds. Info: Email [email protected] or call 661-865-8890.

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Pittsburgh Tartan Day 2019

April 6
Bethel Park, PA PA United States

The members of the St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh will host visitors between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The event is free to the public. There will be entertainment from bagpipers, fiddlers, and dancers. Food, raffles, Celtic workshops, and a variety of gifts can be purchase. Info: www.standrewspittsburgh.org

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House of Scotland Pipe Band Tartan Day

April 6
San Diego – USA San Diego, CA USA

There will be music, dancing, children's activites, shopping, bagpipers, bagpipe competitions, pipe bands, Highland dancers, country dancers, stage entertainment, traditional foods including haggis, meat pies, and more at Balboa Park. Info: www.hospb.org

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National Tartan Day

April 7
Ottawa, ON Canada

Celebrate Tartan Day with the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band at  Parliament Hill 12 to 1:30 pm. Info: www.sospb.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

April 7
Ipswich, QLD Australia

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

April 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Loch Norman Highland Games

April 12 - April 14
Huntersville, NC NC United States

The Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill is a family friendly event presented by Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd. Info: www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net

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BBC Highland Gathering 2019

April 13
Toowong, QLD Australia

The BBC Highland Gathering is a brilliant day with Pipe Bands, Drum Majors, Medieval Re-enactment, Highland Dancing, stalls and more at Brisbane Boys' College. Kensington Terrace. Info: 07 3309 3500 or [email protected]

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Scotland’s Daffodil Festival

April 13 - April 14
Collessie, Fife United Kingdom

Make the most of spring daffodils with a woodland walk, an egg hunt, artisan stalls, talks, nine hole putting and more. Home to the National Collection for Narcissus Backhouse cultivars. See some of the first daffodil cultivars ever created in the UK from the Wordsworth style daffodils and hundreds of different historic, modern, scented and ... Read more

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Whisky Tasting

April 13
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Hosted by Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner of Hanson and Stokes, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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SFU Pipe Band: In Concert

April 13
Vancouver – Canada Vancouver, BC Canada

Simon Fraser University Pipe Band with The Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band live at the Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St. Info: [email protected]

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Maclean Highland Gathering

April 19 - April 20
Maclean – Australia Maclean, NSW Australia

In the Scottish town of Australia with full pipe band and solo piping competitions, Highland dancers, stalls and more. Info: Mobile: 0429 842 472 or www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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True OriGINs: The Scottish Gin Festival

April 19
Inverurie – Scotland Inverurie , Scotland

Festival celebrating Scottish gins, with masterclasses, live music, Scottish-inspired street food and plenty of botanicals to enjoy, the first gin festival from Scotland to promote purely Scottish gins. Info: www.trueorigins-ginfestival.com

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Scottish & Celtic Heritage Festival

April 20
Parkersburg, WV WV United States

The festival will feature day long entertainment with Scottish, Irish bands, Highland dancers, bagpipers, raffles, Celtic ware vendors, crafters, genealogy, local history and more at the City Park Pavilion. Info:[email protected]

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Danny Bhoy-Age of Fools Tour

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

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

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Virginia International Tattoo

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

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

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Ceilidh Club

April 26
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Music Show Scotland

April 27
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

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

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Caledonian Society of WA April Ceilidh

April 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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Etape Loch Ness

April 28
Loch Ness – Scotland Loch Ness, Scotland

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

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Colonsay Festival of Spring

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

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

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Beltane Fire Festival

April 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Join hundreds of performers and thousands of revellers as they come together on Calton Hill to celebrate the death of winter and the birth of summer by casting off the darkness and celebrating the light on one of the most magical nights of the year at Calton Hill. Info: www.beltane.org

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May 2019

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

May 1 - May 6
Speyside – Scotland Speyside, Scotland

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

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Australian Celtic Festival

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

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

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28th Annual Ball Weekend of the RSCDS Central Iowa Branch

May 3 - May 5
Ames, IA IA United States

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 3
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Burnsfest! 2019

May 4
Ayr – Scotland Ayr, Scotland

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

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Ngaio – Annual Dance

May 4
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

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

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

May 4
Ottawa, ON Canada

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

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Celtic Piping Club Session

May 5
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

May 10
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Texas Scottish Festival

May 10 - May 12
Decatur, TX TX United States

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

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The Proclaimers Australian Tour 2019

May 16 - May 30
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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British Pipe Band Championships

May 18
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

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

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Shetland Viking Dance

May 18
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

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

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156th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

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

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

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

May 18 - May 19
Maryville, TN TN United States

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

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Caledonian Society of WA May Ceilidh

May 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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Kingston Scottish Festival

May 25
Kingston – Canada Kingston, ON Canada

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

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Ceilidh

May 25
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

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

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 25
Berry, NSW Australia

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

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

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

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

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Ceilidh Club

May 31
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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June 2019

Fourth Annual Old Orchard Beach Scottish Festival

June 1
Old Orchard Beach, ME ME United States

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

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Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 1
Friendsville, MD MD United States

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

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The National Celtic Festival

June 7 - June 10
Portarlington, VIC Australia

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

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Midwest Scottish Weekend

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

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

June 7
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 7
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 14 - June 15
Cobourg, ON Canada

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

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Scottish Week 2019

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

A variety of Scottish themed events held across Sydney presented by The Scottish Australian Heritage Council with honoured guest Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon in conjunction with The Australian Heraldry Society. Info: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

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BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

June 15
Coquitlam, BC Canada

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

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New England Piping & Drumming Academy 2019

June 16 - June 21
Byfield, MA ME United States

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

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The Virginia Piping School 2019

June 16 - June 21
Winchester, VA VA United States

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

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National Clan Sinclair Canada Gathering

June 19 - June 23

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

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Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 21 - June 22
Caledonia, ON Canada

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

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 22
Kingsville, ON Canada

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

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The Manitoba Highland Gathering

June 22 - June 23
East Selkirk, MB Canada

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

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Piping Inverness

June 29
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

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

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The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 29 - July 6
Halifax, NS Canada

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 29
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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Tartan Day Tattoo-Gathering of the Clans

June 29
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

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

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July 2019

Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 3 - July 7
Camperdown, VIC Australia

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

July 5
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

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

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

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Almonte Celtfest

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

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

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 6
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

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

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The Penticton Scottish Festival

July 6
Penticton, BC Canada

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

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44th Australian Scottish Country Dance Winter School

July 7 - July 13
Parkville, VIC Australia

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

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The 156th Annual Antigonish Highland Games

July 7 - July 14
Antigonish – Canada Antigonish, NS Canada

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

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The Ceòlas Summer School

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

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

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The Balmoral School’s 2019 Summer School

July 7 - July 12
Pittsburgh PA United States

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

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 11 - July 14
Linville, NC NC United States

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

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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 12 - July 21
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

July 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Balmoral School’s 2019 Summer School

July 14 - July 19
East Stroudsburg PA United States

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

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HebCelt

July 17 - July 20
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

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

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Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games

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

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

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The Celtic Shindig

July 20
Morley, WA Australia

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

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International Tartan Day

July 20
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival

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

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

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

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

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

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August 2019

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 2 - August 24
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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Glengarry Highland Games

August 2 - August 3
Maxville, ON Canada

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

August 2
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected].co.nz

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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The Edinburgh International Festival

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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International Scottish Gin Day

August 3
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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

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Montreal Highland Games

August 4
Montréal, QC Canada

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

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Clan Baird Society General Meeting

August 5
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

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

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 9
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Clan Munro Gathering

August 9 - August 11
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

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

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Piping Live!

August 10 - August 16
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

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

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 16 - August 17
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

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

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Capital City and Johnsonville Shared Annual Dance

August 24
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

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

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Cowal Highland Gathering

August 29 - August 31
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

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

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Canmore Highland Games

August 31 - September 1
Canmore, AB Canada

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

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Ceilidh

August 31
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

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

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Calgary Highland Games

August 31
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

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

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

August 31 - September 1
Pleasanton, CA CA United States

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

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September 2019

2019 Clan MacAulay Gathering

September 5 - September 8
Aviemore United Kingdom

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

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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

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

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

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The Stewart Gathering 2019

September 6 - September 8
Elgin, Moray United Kingdom

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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61st Ligonier Highland Games

September 14 - September 15
Ligonier, PA PA United States

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

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Clans On The Coast

September 21
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

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

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October 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 4
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 6
Armadale, WA Australia

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Canberra Scottish Ball

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

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

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

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

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The Collie Clan Gathering

October 12
Collie, WA Australia

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

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Seaside Highland Games

October 12 - October 13
Ventura, CA CA United States

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

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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

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

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The 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 18 - October 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

October 19
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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November 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 1
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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The Perthshire Amber Festival

November 2 - November 4
Perthshire United Kingdom

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Hororata Highland Games

November 9
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

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

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Forrest, ACT Australia

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

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Toukley, NSW Australia

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

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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St Andrew’s Night

November 30
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

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

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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December 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 7
Daylesford, VIC Australia

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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