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March 2018

Daniel Sloss Now Live

March 29 - April 28
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

A new show from the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish comedian. Star of Conan, he’s performed nine sell-out Edinburgh's, and is touring in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Info: www.century.com.au/tours

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April 2018

Craig Hill Live

April 18 - May 5
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scots funny man Craig Hill with the Someone's Gonna Get Kilt! shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Info: www.century.com.au/tours

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2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

April 20 - April 22
Gold Coast, QLD Australia

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

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Community Ceilidh

April 20
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane's premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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Larry Dean Live

April 22
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

Amused Moose Comedy Award winner (EdFringe) and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2015, Larry Dean (SCO) makes his Auckland debut with his brand new hour of "Hysterical" (Herald Sun) comedy following his world stand-up tour and appearances on The Melbourne Comedy Allstars Gala 2016 & 2017. Info: www.larrydeancomedy.com/live

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

April 28
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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Celtic Connections & Craft

April 29
Bridgewater on Loddon, VIC Australia

Celtic music, Celtic groups and crafts at Bridgewater on Loddon Town Hall. Info: Jenny 03 5437 3198 or [email protected]

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Kirking of the Tartan

April 29
Spring Hill – Australia Spring Hill, QLD Australia

Piping from 9:00am at St Paul's Presbyterian Church with the Scottish Clans Congress of Queensland. Info: 0412 090 990 or www.scottishclans.org.au

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May 2018

Brisbane Smallpipe Session

May 1
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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Australian Celtic Festival

May 3 - May 6
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

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

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Larry Dean Live

May 3 - May 5
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Amused Moose Comedy Award winner (EdFringe) and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2015, Scots comic Larry Dean live at the Comedy Store with his brand new hour of "Hysterical" (Herald Sun) comedy following his world stand-up tour and appearances on The Melbourne Comedy Allstars Gala 2016 & 2017. Info: www.century.com.au/tours

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Scottish Clans & Societies of Victoria Annual Highland Ball

May 5
Coburg – Australia Coburg, VIC Australia

Scottish pipe band and Scottish dance display, dinner and more at Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St. Info: Bill Graham 03 8361 0308.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

May 6
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

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

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Clan Macleod SA – Lunch and Cruise

May 6
Port Adelaide, SA Australia

Join us at 11:00 am on the Queen's Wharf under the red lighthouse for a 2 hour cruise along the historic Port River. The cruise departs 11:30am sharp. Enjoy lunch with members and friends of Clan MacLeod South Australia. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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2018 Fremantle Highland Championships

May 6
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Presented by the Fremantle Sailing Club Pipes and Drums‎, a great day out with bagpipe solos, drumming solos, Highland dancing and bands playing alongside the Fremantle Sailing Club Marina. Info:  www.fsc.com.au/pipesanddrums

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

May 7
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Scots College Solo, Mini Band & Pipe Band Competition

May 12
Warwick, QLD Australia

The competition will be hosted by the College on their Oxenham St Campus at Briggs Oval, with performances in the Solo, Mini Band and Pipe Band categories. Info: Sandy Dalziel: 07 4666 9811 or [email protected]

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Robert Burns Scottish Festival

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

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

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Community Ceilidh

May 18
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane's premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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World Whisky Day

May 19
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Brunswick Scottish Society Social

May 19
Brunswick – Australia Brunswick, VIC Australia

Scottish music and friendship at Victoria Street Hall, Brunswick (next to Bowling Club). Enquiries: Bill Graham (03) 8361 0308.

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Celtic Piping Club Session

May 20
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Mighty Mini MacLeod SA Activity

May 20
Smithfield, SA Australia

Mighty Mini MacLeod and friends gather for an hour of fun at the 'Flip-out' activity centre, Muno Para. Followed by snacks and a chance to chat. Cost $15 pp or $10 for child under 130cm height. Meet at 2:45 for a 3:00pm sharp start at Tenancy 9, Munno Para Shopping City, 600 Main North Rd. ... Read more

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The 2018 Berry Celtic Festival

May 26
Berry – Australia Berry, NSW Australia

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

May 26
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Celtic Shindig

May 26
Morley – Australia Morley, WA Australia

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

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

May 26
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

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

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Caledonian Society of WA May Ceilidh

May 26
Osbourne Park, WA Australia

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

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2018 Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

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

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

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NSW MacLennan Clan Reunion

May 31
Wingham – Australia Wingham, NSW Australia

All McLennan descendants, family and friends welcome to share an evening at the Wingham Golf Club as part of 2018 Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival with the Clan of Honour. More and booking form at www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/aust or Bruce McLennan 0416 231 939.

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June 2018

Clan Davidson Society In Australia AGM

June 2
Wingham – Australia Wingham, NSW Australia

This year CDSA will be holding their AGM as part of the Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival. 5.00pm in the Services Club. Info: Geoff Davidson 0417 240 187.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

June 3
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

June 5
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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The National Celtic Festival

June 8 - June 11
Portarlington, VIC Australia

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

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The Ipswich Gathering of the Clans

June 9
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Ipswich's premier Celtic event, held annually since 1991 and includes the Queensland Pipe Band Championships with a day filled with markets, fun and entertainment at Limestone Park. Info: www.ipswichthistle.com

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Seymour College Pipe Band-Reflections

June 9
Norwood Australia

A musical celebration of traditional and contemporary Scottish music at Norwood Concert Hall. Info: [email protected]

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Community Ceilidh

June 15 - August 17
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane's premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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The Sounds of Scotland Concert

June 16
Batemans Bay – Australia Batemans Bay, NSW Australia

Join The Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band for their all new concert "The Sounds of Scotland". Featuring a mix of Scotland's favourite tunes and modern classics at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. Info: www.bcpb.com.au

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Celtic Piping Club Session

June 17
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Townsville Tartan Day

June 17
Townsville, QLD Australia

The day the Scots of Townsville and everyone who loves all things Scottish come together for a free community event in conjunction with the Cotters Market. 'Tartan Day' is an International event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Info: Marie 0413456542 or [email protected]

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 23
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Scottish Week 2018

June 29 - July 7
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

A celebration of Scots heritage and culture in Australia with Honoured Guest – Grant Guthrie Davidson of Davidston and Madam Davidson. Events include: Burns Supper evening, Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan, Parliamentary Lunch in remembrance of Tartan Day and More. Info: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

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July 2018

Happy Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 7
Aberdeen – Australia Aberdeen, NSW Australia

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

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International Tartan Day Ball

July 7
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Presented by The Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Inc with music, food and friendship.  A night where people of the community can come together as one and enjoy some Scottish traditions at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au

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The Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown

July 11 - August 2
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Mackay Bluewater Fling 2018

July 14
Mackay, QLD

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

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Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 19 - July 22
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

Celebrate Scottish culture at a variety of Scottish themed events across the city. Info: 0417 125 013 or www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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International Tartan Day

July 21
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Free event at King George Square with massed piped bands, Scottish Highland and Country dancing, music and vocalists and Scottie Dog mascots. With Clans, Scottish food & wares and more. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au

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August 2018

Clan MacLeod SA Annual Luncheon

August 19
Novar Gardens, SA

A convivial lunch with panoramic overlooking the striking greens of Glenelg Golf Course. Scottish dancers, pipe music, Clan displays, haggis and guest speakers entertain guests during the annual Clan MacLeod luncheon. Book your tickets for individuals or tables of 8 through Nicole Walters, Secretary, Clan MacLeod SA. Info: 0415 654 836 or [email protected] or see ... Read more

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

August 25
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

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

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Community Ceilidh

August 31
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane's premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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September 2018

Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

September 9
Armadale – Australia Armadale, WA Australia

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

September 15
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 in The Rocks. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp. bInfo: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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Stringmania

September 30 - October 7
Warburton East, VIC Australia

A collaboration between Scottish Fiddler Alasdair Fraser and the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Stringmania is a celebration and exploration of the traditional arts - music, dance, language and song. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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October 2018

Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering

October 6
Canberra , ACT Australia

A free day of Scottish events includes the ACT Pipe Band Championships, Scottish heavy events, Scottish dance and stalls. A great day of Scottish fun and friendship at Kett Street Oval,  Kambah. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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Outlander Fan Gathering

October 20 - October 21
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

The clocks will turn back to 1743 with the magic of the Australian Standing Stones as a backdrop, you can lose yourself in the romance and drama of the Outlander series. Info: www.outlanderfangathering.com.au

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November 2018

Community Ceilidh

November 30
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Celebrate St Andrews Day! Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane's premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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December 2018

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 1
Daylesford – Australia Daylesford, VIC Australia

Enjoy a wee bit of Scotland, the event includes a Street March, then a full days drumming, piping and dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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