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February 2018

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

February 5 - March 26
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/beginner

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Boxwood Festival – Celtic Music Workshop

February 22 - February 25
Queenscliff, VIC Australia

In beautiful and historic Queenscliff for four days of musical discovery, immersion in traditional music and fun. Info: www.boxwood.org

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

February 24
Inglewood, WA Australia

Family friendly ceilidh. All ages welcome. Music by the Heel Toe ceilidh band, dancing and supper. BYO drinks. Entry: $20 non-members, $15 members, children free. Come and enjoy a really fun night out. https://www.facebook.com/events/177538262847882/permalink/177538266181215/

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Queensland Pipers Society Quartet Competition

February 26
Toowong – Australia Toowong, QLD Australia

Teams of 4 pipers matched against each other for a single first prize at Brisbane Boys' College Band Room, Moggil Rd. info: [email protected]

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March 2018

Scots Day Out

March 3
Bendigo – Australia Bendigo, VIC Australia

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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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

March 4
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

March 5
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

March 6
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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Big Country Australian Tour

March 9 - March 18
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scottish rockers Big Country preforming gigs around Australia. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

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Breabach Australia Tour

March 9 - April 7
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands. Touring nationally for venue locations and dates see: www.breabach.com

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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The Scots School Highland Gathering

March 18
Bathurst – Australia Bathurst, NSW Australia

Bagpipes, dancing, stalls and more at The Scots School Bathurst. Info: Email: [email protected]

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Geelong Highland Gathering

March 18
Corio – Australia Corio, VIC Australia

A great day of Scottish fun, entertainment, pipe bands, dancing, Clans, stalls and more at Goldsworthy Reserve Athletics Track, Goldsworthy Rd. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 18
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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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

March 24
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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Ringwood Highland Games

March 25
Ringwood – Australia Ringwood, VIC Australia

Celebrates hundreds of years of Scottish heritage and traditions, and displays to the community many facets of our Scottish culture, the only Highland games in metropolitan Melbourne at East Ringwood Sports Ground, Cnr Mt Dandenong Rd & Dublin Road, E. Info: Phone 0418 370 051 or [email protected]/www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

March 25
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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Maclean Highland Gathering

March 30 - March 31
Maclean – Australia Maclean, NSW Australia

Pipe band contents, Scottish dancing, bar and Scottish stalls in the Scottish town of Australia. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Champion of Champions

March 31 - April 1
Newcastle, NSW Australia

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

Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

April 2
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

April 3
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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The 2018 Commonwealth Games

April 4 - April 15
Gold Coast – Australia Gold Coast, QLD Australia

Cheer on Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018, the international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth at Carrara Stadium. Info: 1300 2018 00 or www.gc2018.com

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The Tartan Spectacular

April 7
Toowong, QLD Australia

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
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

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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Ceilidh

April 7
Mooroolbark, VIC Australia

Come along and enjoy an evening with family and friends at a ceilidh. Dances will be walked and talked through so that everyone can get up and have fun. A fantastic supper is provided (no alcohol) - $7.00 for Dancers $3.50 for non dancers at St Margaret's Uniting Church Hall, 219 Hull Rd. Info: [email protected] ... Read more

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

April 8
Rochedale – Australia Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Glenbarr Bowman Bateman Foundation Highland Gathering

April 14
Strathalbyn, SA Australia

Celebrate Scotland at Glenbarr Homestead. Info: Vicki Clark 0411 969 679 or [email protected]

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Celtic Piping Club Session

April 15
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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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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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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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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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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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

May 7
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [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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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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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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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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June 2018

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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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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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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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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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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August 2018

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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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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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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