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September 2017

Isla Grant Live

September 5 - October 22
Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Legendary Scottish singer Isla Grant returns with exciting new songs, plus her extensive repertoire of much loved music. Info: www.grand-concerts.com

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October 2017

Develop your Scottish Country Dancing

October 9 - November 27
The Rocks, NSW Australia + Google Map

This course is for dancers who have some Scottish Country dancing experience and wish to improve their technique and knowledge of the dance figures. It is an ideal follow-on for anybody who has attended our stage 1 course or anyone who feels a bit rusty and wants to brush up on their skills. The course ... Read more

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Brigadoon

October 28 - November 5
Melbourne – Australia, Melbourne, VIC Australia + Google Map

Brigadoon is the story of two young American tourists lost in the Highlands of Scotland, who stumble upon a mysterious village called Brigadoon at Arts Centre Melbourne for 11 shows only. To book www.artscentremelbourne.com.au, www.ticketmaster.com.au or telephone 1300 182 183 or 1300 136 166.

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Tasmania Highland Dancing Championships

October 28
Riverside, TAS, Australia + Google Map

Highland dancing competition at Riverside High School, West Tammar Rd. Info: 03 6391 2324.

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November 2017

Celtic Council Annual Awards Dinner

November 3
Sydney – Australia, Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

If you have Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh, Breton, Manx or any other Celtic nation’s blood, you may be interested to attend the Celtic Council of Australia’s annual awards dinner. A tasty 3 course buffet dinner will be served in good company at an iconic location. Guest speaker will be MS Claire Dunne, OAM, Irish Language ... Read more

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Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Solos Competition

November 4
Ipswich QLD – Australia, Ipswich QLD, Australia + Google Map

Solo piping competition at Limestone Theatre. Info: 0414 776 361.

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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 5
Gosford, NSW Australia + Google Map

Inaugural Highland gathering at The Entertainment Grounds, Racecourse Rd and will feature the NSW Pipe Band State Championships and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles.  Pipe bands, drum majors, Scottish stalls & food. A great day out for the whole family. Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

November 5
Rochedale – Australia, Rochedale, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Burns Poety Afternoon

November 5
Melbourne – Australia, Melbourne, VIC Australia + Google Map

The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne invites you to a poetry afternoon of Burns poems with a theme of the supernatural. 1:00pm Canterbury Stables Community Centre, Canterbury St. Flemington. Info: Noel Wright (03) 9306 7495or [email protected]

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Annual Kirking of the Tartan Service

November 5
Walkerville, SA, Australia + Google Map

Welcome all to be celebrated at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Cnr Church Terrace & Fuller Street, with The Scottish Associations of South Australia & Clan McLeod Society of SA. Info: John [email protected]

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

November 6
Adelaide, SA Australia + Google Map

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

November 7
Milton, QLD Australia + Google Map

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 10 - November 12
Beechworth, VIC,

At the Old Beechworth Gaol with Celtic bands, dancers and market stalls and this year the festival will also host the inaugural 'Old Gaol Tattoo' at 7pm on Saturday night. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Glen Innes Highlands String Music Convention

November 17 - November 19
Glen Innes, NSW Australia + Google Map

With presenter profiles, workshop synopsis at Glen Innes Services Club. Info: 02 6732 1355.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

November 19
Melbourne, VIC Azerbaijan + Google Map

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

November 24
Red Hill, QLD Australia + Google Map

Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com.

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St Andrew’s Ceilidh

November 25
Toowoomba – Australia, Toowoomba , QLD Australia + Google Map

Scottish music and dance presented by the Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band at Drayton Hall. Info: 0419 791 171 or www.tcpb.com.au

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Queensland Highland Pipers Jack McCandlish Trophy Contest

November 27
Toowong – Australia, Toowong, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping contest at Brisbane Boys College, Bands Rooms, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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December 2017

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 2
Daylesford, VIC Australia + Google Map

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

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St Andrews Dinner Pipe Competition

December 2
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

An event of over 20+ pipers and drummers representing Clans of Scotland present the best in piping and celebrate Scotland's patron saint at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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St Andrews Day Ball

December 2
Perth – Australia, Perth, WA Australia + Google Map

Presented by Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at the Grand River Ballroom, at the Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Tce. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Tenterfield St Andrew’s Day Service

December 3
Tenterfield, NSW Australia + Google Map

With pipes and drums and a traditional Scottish luncheon at Tenterfield Presbyterian Church, 117 Logan St at 10am. Info: 02 6736 5849.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

December 3
Rochedale, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

December 4
Adelaide, SA Australia + Google Map

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Celtic Christmas

December 4 - December 15
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

Christmas songs played by over 6 different instruments throughout lunch in a Celtic form at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Batemans Bay Caledonian Society End-of-year Social

December 4
Batemans Bay – Australia, Batemans Bay, NSW Australia + Google Map

At Soldiers Club, Beach Rd. Info: Kathryn Johnson [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

December 12
Milton, QLD Australia + Google Map

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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Celtic Piping Sessions

December 17
Melbourne, VIC Australia + Google Map

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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January 2018

The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2018
Maryborough, VIC Australia + Google Map

Australia’s oldest continuous running sporting event. With pipe bands, Scottish dancers, athletics and more. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2018
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

Greeted by a lone piper to celebrate the great poet Robbie Burns at the Burns Supper at Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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2018 Burns Supper

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Perth – Australia, Perth, WA Australia + Google Map

Celebrate the bard with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Happy Australia Day

January 26, 2018
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Wishing all our readers a wonderful Australia Day!

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Quirindi Military Tattoo

January 27, 2018
Quirindi , NSW Australia + Google Map

The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Info: 02 6746 1755 or www.quirindimilitarytattoo.com.au

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February 2018

AWEsome Scottish Country Dance Weekend

February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Sydney – Australia, Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

AWEsome is a Scottish Country Dance Weekend for younger dancers aged from 18 to 40 years. Info: [email protected]

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Celtic Woman Australian Tour

February 7, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Celebrating the timeless emotion of Celtic music and centuries-old heritage, Celtic Woman will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth on their Voices of Angels Australian tour. Info: www.ticketek.com.au

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30th Anniversary Clan MacRae Gathering, Dinner & AGM

February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Albury – Australia, Albury, NSW Australia + Google Map

Celebrate and gather with Clan MacRae with tours, AGM and a dinner. Info: Roslyn MacRae 0412 491 054 or [email protected]

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richmond – Australia, Richmond, TAS Australia + Google Map

Tasmania's only Highland games at historic Richmond oval. Pipe band competitions, highland dancing competitions and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658 or [email protected]

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March 2018

Scots Day Out

March 3, 2018
Bendigo – Australia, Bendigo, VIC Australia + Google Map

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

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Champion of Champions

March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Newcastle, NSW Australia + Google Map

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

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April 2018

The Tartan Spectacular

April 7, 2018
Toowong, QLD Australia + Google Map

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

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 7, 2018
Bundanoon, NSW Australia + Google Map

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

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2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Gold Coast, QLD Australia + Google Map

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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May 2018

Australian Celtic Festival

May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Glen Innes, NSW Australia + Google Map

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

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The 2018 Berry Celtic Festival

May 26, 2018
Berry – Australia, Berry, NSW Australia + Google Map

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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June 2018

The National Celtic Festival

June 8, 2018 - June 11, 2018
Portarlington, VIC, Australia + Google Map

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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July 2018

Aberdeen Highland Games

July 7, 2018
Aberdeen – Australia, Aberdeen, NSW Australia + Google Map

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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October 2018

Outlander Fan Gathering

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Glen Innes, NSW Australia + Google Map

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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