Irish and Celtic Music Festival

Yass, NSW , Australia

The festival celebrates Irish, Celtic & Australian music and related arts with music, poetry, dance, Celtic markets. Info:

Clans on the Coast

Raymond Terrace, NSW , Australia

New location for 2023 with Pipe Bands, Celtic band, variety and Celtic Stalls and more at Lakeside Sports Complex. Info:

46th Australian Winter School

Kiama, NSW , Australia

Come and join us in Kiama on the beautiful shores of the south coast of New South Wales. There will be Scottish country dance classes in the mornings, a variety of interesting afternoon sessions, a social or special event in the evenings, culminating in the Centenary Ball. Info:

Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships

Warwick, QLD , Australia

This inaugural event will commence with focused development opportunities such as workshops and recitals for developing youth Pipe Band organisations and will culminate to showcase Australia’s best pipers and drummers in the Australian Piping and Drumming Solo Championships, followed by the Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships at at the SCOTS PGC College ground. Info:


Warwick, QLD , Australia

CelticFest Warwick celebrates the Southern Downs’ rich Scottish and Irish heritage as well as contemporary Celtic culture and the natural beauty of the region, bringing ‘All things Celtic’ together at the Warwick Showgrounds. Info:

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

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

WAYO the Brave

Perth, WA , Australia

Bagpipes, drums, and a massive orchestra unite in a spectacular fusion to perform some beloved Scottish-inspired classics. In an electrifying performance, the WA Youth Orchestra join forces with the pipes and drums of the WA Police Youth Band at Perth Concert Hall. Info: 08 9231 9999 or

University of Queensland Scottish Society Highland Games

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

There will be a multitude of games for people to try out, we would love to be authentic but this is our first attempt and games might be improvised in order to conduct them with our finite resources and time. Spectators are free to attend with no cost but competitors will need to buy a ... Read more

2023 Canberra Highland Gathering

Canberra , ACT , Australia

Pipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship as well as the community pipe band elements. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also be other music types throughout the day, massed pipe band performances and other historic re-enactments and displays. A free community event ... Read more

Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run

Armadale, WA , Australia

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia at Minnawarra Park. Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clan Village and the Perth Kilt Run – the only charity fun run in Australia that’s done in a kilt! Info:

The 2023 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Cinemas

Various venues , Australia

Returning to cinemas with its brand new 2023 show, a musical journey entitled 'Stories'. As ever, military acts will play a prominent role in the show, with the Royal Air Force (RAF) as the lead service. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Tattoo Arena will play host to impressive cultural showcases from ... Read more

Royal Caledonian Society Chief’s Dinner/Ceilidh

Felixstow, SA , Australia

Featuring displays by the oldest civilian Pipe Band in the Sth Hemisphere - the Pipes & Drums of the Royal Caledonian Society of SA, Garrick Stewart Highland Dancers & Scottish Country Dancers. Find your tartan, grab your friends and family for an evening that celebrates the rich Scottish culture in a lively evening of Scottish ... Read more

Burnie Highland Pipe Band Spring Ceilidh

Wynyard, TAS , Australia

Celebrate the season with some energetic dancing, hear some great Scottish music and bring your singing voices too! Bring a plate of supper to share and join us at the Wynyard Golf Club, Fossil Bluff. Info:

Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

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

Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering

Williamstown, VIC , Australia

A celebration of the Highland and Celtic culture at Seaworks in Williamstown. There will be dancing, music, displays, food and merchandise to enjoy. Book at: Info:

Society of St Andrew of Scotland, Darling Downs Branch 2023 Gala Dinner

Toowoomba, QLD , Australia

Society of St Andrew of Qld (Darling Downs Branch) proudly holding their Gala Dinner. Displays of Highland Dancing & Piping. This year awards are to be presented to a couple of talented & promising young students. A Bursary from the Leslie Clan given to St Andrew's Hospital Toowoomba. This year a first, a Hand-fasting ceremony ... Read more

Glenbarr Highland Gathering

Strathalbyn, SA , Australia

Pipe bands, sword fighting displays, wine tasting showcasing the local wine industry, as well as the chance to sample the traditional Scottish haggis at Glenbarr homestead. Info:

The Warringah Scottish Society Party Night

Collaroy, NSW , Australia

Join Warringah Scottish. Party night is full of fun games, entertainment as well as plenty of dancing at 1183 Pittwater Rd. Info:

Beechworth Heritage Festival

Beechworth, VIC

A celebration of historic Beechworth's rich local history, including First Nations, Chinese and Celtic forebears. Info:

St. Andrew’s Ceilidh Dance

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Dance the night away with fabulous music at this St. Andrew’s Ceilidh Dance at Collingwood Town Hall, with the fabulous Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club. Info:

VPA Piobaireachd Workshop with Malcolm McRae

Burwood, VIC , Australia

Join the Victorian Pipers Association for the VPA Piobaireachd Workshop with special guest tutor Malcolm McRae at PLC Burwood. Malcolm is one of the most knowledgeable piobaireachd masters in the World, a senior CPA adjudicator, Gold Medallist, and former president of the Piobaireachd Society. Info:

Sounds of Scotland Concert

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

This highly professional show sees the BBC Pipe Band, who are regular performers at the World-Famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo take the stage with the Ceilidh band and champion highland dancers to present the Scottish variety concert titled ‘The Next Chapter’, at BBC College Hall. Info:

End of Year Ceilidh – Clan MacLennan & Clan Cameron

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Clans MacLennan & Cameron invite you to join us for a night of dancing, singing and good company at the Roseville Club, 64 Pacific Highway, Roseville. Music by Graeme McColgan, The Scotsman (formerly known as the Ukulele Scotsman). Info:

Deacon Blue Australian 2023 Greatest Hits Tour

Various venues , Australia

Thirty-five years since their debut single, ‘Dignity’, and millions of record sales since, Deacon Blue are digging out all their old 45s - the Top 10s, the favourites, the sing-along rarities in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Info:

Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland) St Andrew’s Dinner

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

This year for the first time it is for both the lads and the lassies. The traditional dinner format but re-imagined to be even more celebratory of the contribution of Scotland and the Scots to the Queensland of today. Info:

Fox and Hounds St Andrews Day Celebrations

Wongawallan, QLD , Australia

On the last Saturday in November celebrate St Andrews Day  with pipers, drummers and dancers from Brisbane City Pipe Band that will not only welcome you to the Hotel but will be performing for you during the evening.  Info: 07 5665 7582 or

Happy St Andrew’s Day


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!

Daylesford Highland Gathering

Daylesford, VIC , Australia

This Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at Victoria Park, also a variety of Scottish Clans and clubs, stalls and more. The end of the day is heralded spectacularly with the Massed Bands, which is a spine tingling experience. Info:

St Andrews Shindig

Cronulla, NSW , Australia

Featuring The (Ukulele) Scotsman and The Tartan Crows Trad Band, fine Scottish brews and ceilidh dancing at Gunnamatta Pavilion, Gunnamatta Park. Info:

Christmas Ceilidh in Currambine

Currambine, WA , Australia

Come and get into the festive spirit with Gallus Ceilidh Band at Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Ave. Info:

Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

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

Tasmania Hogmanay Hootenanny

Trevallyn, TAS , Australia

Calling all lovers of Scottish culture and lively celebrations! Prepare to kick off the New Year in true Scottish style at Tasmania's most electrifying Hogmanay Ceilidh. Get ready for an evening of energetic dances, traditional music, and unforgettable merriment at Max Fry Memorial Hall, 60 Gorge Rd. Info:

Happy Hogmanay


The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2024!

Maryborough Highland Gathering

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

A new year celebration like no other-the program has something for everyone. A piped band street parade, all-day athletics, highland dancing on two stages all day, Highland games and traditional strongmen event. Info:

Scottish Weekender

Glenworth Valley, NSW , Australia

Burns Supper & Ceilidh in the Valley. Join Mary Kiani & 200+ friends for a fantastic Scottish festival gathering in the stunning Glenworth Valley/Peats Ridge. Info:

Happy Burns Night


Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

Fox and Hounds Burns Supper

Wongawallan, QLD , Australia

Greeted by a lone piper to celebrate the great Poet Robbie Burns at the Burns Supper. Be part of Burns night with traditional Scottish fare whilst they address the Haggis. There will be three courses beginning with Pate to share, choice of mains of Haggis, vegan roast, roast beef or pork, lemon pepper cod, cock-a-leekie ... Read more

Burns Supper

Campbell Town, TAS , Australia

An evening of celebration in honor of this famous  poet and writer which includes the piping in of the haggis, poetry readings, whisky drinking and a Scottish supper at The Church. Info:

Burns Night

Teralba, NSW , Australia

Celebarte the Bard, Robert Burns, with the Hunter Valley Scots. Info:

Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Croydon, VIC , Australia

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish vendors, entertainment and more at Eastfield Park. Metropolitan Melbourne's only Highland Games. Info: or

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean, NSW , Australia

Solo and pipe band competitions and displays, Highland dancing, Highland Games and stalls in Australia's very own Scottish town over the  Easter long weekend. Info:

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW , Australia

Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. A great family day of Scottish celebration. Info:

2024 Australian Pipe Band Championships

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

Pipe Bands Australia Victoria Branch and the Maryborough Highland Society will present the Australian Pipe Band Championships at Princes Park, which all grades competing.  Also a post championship event at the Maryborough Highland Society from 5:30pm is scheduled to include impromptu piping and drumming performances on stage. Info:

Australian Celtic Festival

Glen Innes, NSW , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture held in Glen Innes Highlands at the Australian Standing Stones, celebrating the Year of Ireland & The Isle of Man.Celtic music, entertainment, vendors and more. Info: 02 6730 2400 or

Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW , Australia

A great family day out with pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info:

Pipe Bands Queensland State Championships

Toowong, QLD , Australia

Queensland State Championships, pipe band competitions and events with Pipe Bands Qld at Brisbane Boys' College. Info:

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW , Australia

The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. 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 Kilted ... Read more

Highland Spectacular

Ballarat, VIC , Australia

A weekend of Scottish events and entertainment at Kryal Castle. Including feats of strength, Clans, pipe bands, historical displays, Scottish dancers and a Highland themed feast. Info:

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