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August 2018

Learn Scottish Country Dancing

August 6 - September 24
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. Classes will then continue with casual/weekly payment options, welcoming batches of new dancers at specified intervals. Once you feel confident you can progress ... 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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Barrier Reef Highland Dancing Championships

August 25
Kirwin, QLD Australia

Highland dance competitions at Emmaus Hall, Ryan Catholic College, Canterbury Rd. Info: 0400 932 346.

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

August 27
Toowong, QLD Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Celtic Celebrations

August 30
Ipswich, QLD Australia

A little bit of Irish & a wee bit of Scottish. A morning Celtic show featuring the beautiful mezzo soprano voice of Kathleen Moore, and the hilarious stand-up comedy of Bubble at Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas St. Info: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au

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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

Scottish Pipes & Drums Concert

September 1
Hawthorn, VIC Australia

The Scotch College, Hawthorn and Old Scotch Pipes and Drums bands will be performing a concert at the Geoffrey McComas Theatre, Scotch College. The concert will showcase the talents of current Scotch boys and Old Boys who continue to play beyond their school years at a entertaining evening of Scottish music. Tickets are just $5 ... Read more

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Ipswich Piping and Drumming Solo Championships (IPADS)

September 8
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping and drumming competition hosted by Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band at Ipswich RSL Sub Branch, 63 Nicholas St. Info: www.ipswichthistle.com

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2018 Knox Highland Gathering

September 8 - September 9
Wahroonga, NSW Australia

Knox Solo and Band Contest, includes A Grade Piping Solos at Knox Grammar School, 2 Borambil St. Info: Judith McGhie: 02 9487 0420 or [email protected]

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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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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

September 9
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts., Limstone Park. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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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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Clans on the Coast Celtic Festival

September 15
Nelson Bay – Australia Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Everything from Scottish pipe bands, Celtic bands, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic dancers, Highland dancers, Celtic choir and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, Dick Burwell Oval AFL field. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Sydney Thistle Pipe Band Centenary Ceilidh & Ball

September 22
Kensington, NSW Australia

Celebrate with Sydney Thistle Pipe Band at UNSW Roundhouse, Anzac Parade with pipe band performances and 2 course meal. Info: [email protected] or www.trybooking.com/WRZS

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City of Port Adelaide Highland Dancing Championships

September 22
Enfield, SA Australia

Highland dancing competitions and events at St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School, Whittington St. Info: 08 8281 9680.

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Brisbane Boys Colleage Solo and Mini Band Contest

September 22
Toowong, QLD Australia

Pipes & drums competitions and events at Brisbane Boys College, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3359 4512.

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Celtic Piping Club Session

September 23
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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Pipers Society International Piping Recital

September 24
Toowong, QLD Australia

Bagpipe performances at the Regatta Hotel, 543 Coronation Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.org

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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

Clan Mackenzie National Gathering

October 5 - October 7
Canberra , ACT Australia

Calling all Mackenzies and Septs to join together in a chance to delve into your family history and meet fellow clan members.This event is in conjunction with the Canberra Highland Gathering in Kambah including the Saturday night Ceilidh at the Burns Club. New members and families are welcome. Please contact Secretary Geraldine Fennessy: 0408 507 ... Read more

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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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A Braw Scots Night 2018

October 6
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Clan Campbell Society Australia, Queensland's annual celebration dinner. Celebrate your Clan at the Clan Ceilidh at Riverside Receptions, 50 Oxlade Dr. Info: Peter Spencer: [email protected] or 0403 370 332.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

October 7
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts., Limstone Park. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Sounds of Scotland – The Journey

October 19
Toowong, QLD Australia

Fresh from performing at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Bands join with local musicians and dancers to present their Sounds of Scotland variety concert. Come along for a great night of Scottish entertainment at Brisbane Boys' College (BBC), Kensington Terrace. Info: (07) 3309 3500 or [email protected]

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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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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 21
Kanahooka, NSW Australia

Presented by the Illawarra Pipe Band with pipe band contests, Scottish stalls and more at Dandaloo Sports Oval, Kanahooka Rd. Gates open at 8.30 AM and Massed Bands Closing ceremony at approx. 3.00 PM. Info: Alison 0414 928 016, [email protected] or www.illawarrapipeband.com

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Family Ceilidh [RSCDS]

October 21
Leichhardt, NSW Australia

Simple Scottish dances for all the family to enjoy. Aimed at including children. No experience required, all dances will be walked through. Refreshments afterwards at Leichhardt Town Hall 107 Norton St. Info: www.trybooking.com/XAXU or [email protected]

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Pipers Society Julie Appleton-Seymour Memorial Competition

October 27
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Invitational Hornpipe and Jig competition at Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, St Lucia. Info: [email protected]

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Weary Dunlop Dinner

October 27
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Patron Malcolm Murry the 12th Earl of Dunmore and the Chairman of the Board of Governors Simon Abney-Hastings the 15th Earl of Loudoun on behalf of St Andrew’s First Aid Australia (SAFAA) and The Weary Dunlop Foundation present the Weary Dunlop Dinner at The Kelvin Club Melbourne. Info: St. Andrew's First Aid 0413 932 ... Read more

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November 2018

Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 4
Gosford – Australia Gosford, NSW Australia

This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Grounds and will feature the NSW Pipe Band Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles. Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 9 - November 11
Beechworth, VIC

Bands will play at various locations across the weekend with the Old Gaol Tattoo within the walls of the Old Beechworth Gaol. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Ceilidh in the Forest [RSCDS]

November 10
Forestville, NSW Australia

Sydney Scottish Country Dance Society invites you to an evening of fun social dancing, accompanied by the magical music of Iain Mackenzie on accordion. Come along, bring a drink, enjoy the music and join the dance, no experience or Scottish heritage required. At Forestville Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Starkey St Info: www.trybooking.com/WTAO or [email protected]

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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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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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St Andrews Scottish Evening

November 30
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Celebrate St Andrews Day with live pipes, food and fun at the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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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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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

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January 2019

Burns Supper

January 25, 2019
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Includes the Address the Haggis, 3 course dinner, music and more at the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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February 2019

Richmond Highland Gathering

February 17, 2019
Richmond, TAS Australia

St Andrew Society of Hobart will again be holding its annual Highland Gathering on the Village Green, with Pipe Band displays from across Tasmania, Scottish dancing and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658 or [email protected]

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March 2019

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 2, 2019
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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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 31, 2019
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, 2019
Ringwood – Australia Ringwood, VIC Australia

Melbourne's only Highland Games with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, dogs, Clan and Scottish stalls at the East Ringwood Sports Ground. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/ringwoodvictoriaaustralia

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April 2019

Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 6, 2019
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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May 2019

Australian Celtic Festival

May 2, 2019 - May 5, 2019
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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Celtic Piping Club Session

May 5, 2019
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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