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April 2017

Scottish and Old Time Dance

April 28
Mortdale, NSW Australia

Social Scottish and old time dance night for all ages with a light supper supplied plus lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won. Dress is smart casual attire or kilt. Entry fee is $4 for adults and seniors and free for children up to completion of school age at Uniting Church Hall, ... Read more...

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Inglewood, WA Australia

Scottish dancing and social event at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 891 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

April 30
Burnside, VIC Australia

At Burnside Village Community Centre, 16 Nicol Ave. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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The Combined Clans Picnic

April 30
Perth, WA Australia

WA Clans gather at 11am at King’s Park, located behind the Light Horse Memorial. Info: Shirley Oliver 08 9457 1945 or [email protected]

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May 2017

Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

May 1
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

May 2
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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25th Australian Celtic Festival

May 4 - May 7
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

The four-day Festival attracts clans, cultural groups, dancers and performers and this year celebrates our Irish cousins. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com.

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R.U. Brown 2017 Gold Medal Contest

May 6
Prospect, SA Australia

With over 130 Piobaireachd piping competitors in 8 different classes at Black Friar's Priory School,  17 Prospect Rd. Info: www.rubrown.org.au.

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Warringah Scottish and Old Time Dance

May 6
Warringah, NSW Australia

Social Scottish and old time dance for all ages, bring light supper with you to share and have lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won at Collaroy Masonic Hall, Pittwater Rd. Info:  Leslie Bowers 02 9901-1673.

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RSCDS Hunter Valley Branch (Inc) Day of Dance

May 6
East Gosford, NSW Australia

At East Gosford Progress Hall, Henry Parry Drive & Wells Sts. Info: Allyn Douglass 0422747965 or [email protected]

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Redlands Highland Gathering

May 6
Wellington Point, QLD Australia

Presented by the Redlands Sporting Club Pipe Band at Peter Burge Oval. Info: Al Campbell 0434 600 162 or [email protected]

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Scottish Clans & Societies of Victoria 64th Annual Highland Ball

May 6
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 7
Rochedale, QLD Australia

At Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Highland Month in the Hinterland

May 8 - May 26
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Highland Month features Scottish food and music at Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au.

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Epping Scottish and Old Time Dinner Dance

May 13
Epping, NSW Australia

Social Scottish and old time dance for all ages, two course dinner and have lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won at Karonga School Hall, Karonga Court.  Entry by pre booked tickets only info: John Withers: 02 9614-6020.

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The Robert Burns Scottish Festival

May 19 - May 21
Camperdown, VIC Australia

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

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Sunshine Coast Caledonian Pipes & Drums Mini-Bands Competition

May 20
Yandina, QLD Australia

Piping competitions and events at Yandina United Football Club, North St. Info: Robyn: 07 5442 8632.

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World Whisky Day

May 20
Nationwide, Australia

Raise a glass and try a dram and celebrate the water of life! Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Celtic Spectacular

May 20
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Celtic performances with Queensland Pops Orchestra, Sarah Calderwood, BBC Pipes & Drums, Thistle Highland Dancers, Murphy's Pigs and more at QPAC. Info: 136246 or www.qpac.com.au

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Celtic Piping Sessions

May 21
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Celtic Spectacular

May 21
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

Celtic performances with Queensland Pops Orchestra, Sarah Calderwood, BBC Pipes & Drums, Thistle Highland Dancers, Murphy's Pigs and more at Empire Theatre. Info: 1300 655 299 or www.empiretheatre.com.au

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 27
Berry, NSW Australia

Pipe bands, Celtic Clans, Scottish Terrier dogs, vintage cars and more at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Scottish Ceilidh

May 27
Warnbro, WA Australia

A Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser. Live band, The Jarrah Celts, dancing, raffles, food for sale, best dressed, games, prizes, tickets to Bay City Rollers in Perth. All money raised goes to Cancer Council through Relay For Life South Metro.Book online at www.trybooking.com/OUXN or check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/teambloomingbright

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Patrons Trophy

May 27
Wynnum , QLD Australia

At Wynnum RSL, Tingal Rd.. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org.

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Scottish dancing and social event at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 891 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

May 28 - June 4
Wingham, NSW Australia

Something for everyone from Scottish singing, dancing, Highland games, genealogy fair and our traditional Scottish Ball, our aim is to satisfy any Scot longing for the homeland and entice everyone else to join in and sample the true Scottish Spirit. Our Clan of Honour this year is Clan Cameron. Info: www.manninghistorical.org

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June 2017

Toowoomba Caledonian Society Ceilidh

June 3
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

A night of Scottish entertainment at Drayton Hall. Info: [email protected]

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

June 5
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

June 6
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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National Celtic Festival

June 9 - June 12
Portarlington, VIC Australia

A full long weekend of Celtic music, relax and experience the depth of Celtic culture through the festival’s cultural diverse arts program. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com.

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Highland Cattle National Show 2017

June 10 - June 12
Mount Pleasant , SA Australia

June long weekend with Highland cattle and Highland dancers, Clan tents and more. Cattle from Victoria and local exhibitors. Free entry at Mount Pleasant Oval. Info: www.australianhighlandcattle.org.

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Ipswich Highland Gathering of the Clans

June 10
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Scottish stalls, pipe band, solo and drumming competitions at Bill Paterson Oval, Limestone Park. Info: 0411 892 810 or www.ipswichthistle.com.

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Scots on The Rocks Chaotic Ceilidh

June 17
Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos.

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Townsville Clansmen’s Ceilidh

June 17
Townsville, QLD Australia

Celebrate Scotland on the eve of the Townsville Tartan Day events. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or [email protected]

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The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

June 17 - June 18
Boonah, QLD Australia

A celebration of Scottish arts and culture with a particular focus on celebrating the Scottish heritage of the Fassifern at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: [email protected] or 0407 960 029

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Scotland vs Australia

June 17
Sydney, NSW Australia

International rugby as the Aussies and Scots at Allianz Stadium at 3pm. Info: www.rugby.com.au

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Townsville Tartan Day

June 18
Townsville, QLD Australia

In the Cotters Market, Flinders Street with street parade of Clan Banners and bagpipes. Info: Marie Gibson [email protected] or 0413 456 542.

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The National Piping Centre’s Virginia Piping and Drumming School

June 18 - June 23
Winchester, VA United States

Back for 2017 learn from this fantastic line-up of piping and drumming teachers at Shenandoah University. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk.

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Scottish Dancing Association of Australia’s Ceilidh Debutante Ball 2017

June 24
Newtown, NSW Australia

Ceilidh dancing, Scottish Highland dancing performances by SDAA Dancers, live pipe band music and prizes at The Great Dining Hall, St Andrews College, University of Sydney, 19 Carillon Ave. Info: Alison Hughes 0404 145 622 or [email protected]

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Scotland in the Park 2017

June 25
Greenbank, QLD Australia

A full day of Scottish events including pipe bands, entertainment, Scottish stalls ands more at Middle Green Sports Complex, 720  Middle Rd. Info: Neil Macdonald 0412 090 990 or www.scottishclans.org.au.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

June 27
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Scotland the Brave

June 30
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Arts Centre Melbourne, 8:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/world-jazz-folk/scotland-the-brave

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July 2017

Aberdeen Highland Games

July 1
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 1
Fremantle, WA Australia

Presented by The Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Inc. come together as one and enjoy some Scottish traditions. With Heel 'n' Toe band, Perth Metro Pipe band, and an Address to the Haggis, plus plenty of raffles and prizes to be won at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: Peta McLean 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au.

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60th Diamond Grand Australasian Championships and Annual Festival of Highland Dancing

July 2
Wahroonga, NSW Australia

Presented by the National Dancing Association of Australia at Knox College. Info: [email protected] or 0410 646 253.

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Scotland the Brave

July 2
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Arts Centre Melbourne, 2:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

July 3
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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42nd Australian Scottish Country Dancing Winter

July 9 - July 16
Hahndorf, SA Australia

Scottish country dance classes, dances and events in the Adelaide Hills. Info: [email protected]

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Townsville Celtic Festival

July 15
Townsville, QLD Australia

Celebrating the cultural diversity of the seven Celtic nations of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany and Galicia at Jezzine Barracks. Info: www.townsvillecelticfestival.org.au.

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21st International Tartan Day

July 15
Brisbane, QLD Australia

At King George Square with Scottish entertainment, stalls, pipe bands. A free event presented by the Australian Scottish Community (Qld) Inc. Info: Ian Campbell 07 3359 8195 or www.aussie-scots.org.au

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

July 16
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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Scotland the Brave

July 22
Perth, WA Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at the Perth Concert Hall at 2pm and 8pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au and bookings at www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/scotland-the-brave-2017.

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International Highland Dancing Festival of Australia

July 28 - July 31
Gosford, NSW Australia

A spectacular 4 day event on the NSW Central Coast. Held Annually in July Pre-Premier Aggregates, Champion Challenges, Pre-Champs, 10 age Championships. Info: 0437 677 166 or www.cchdi.org.au.

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August 2017

Spirit of Scotland

August 11
Hobart, TAS Australia

Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, a celebration of Scottish music with fiddle and piano at St George's Anglican Church, 30 Cromwell St, Battery Point. Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]

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Winter Ball 2017

August 12
Hobart, TAS Australia

A night of Scottish country dancing and musicians featuring Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt at Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie St. Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]

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Richmond Picnic

August 13
Richmond, TAS Australia

A day of food, fun and dance at Richmond Village Green. Featuring Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, with Scottish fiddle and piano.  Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]

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Scots in the Bush

August 17 - August 20
Boondooma, QLD Australia

Celebrating the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au.

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne AGM and Poetry Q&A

August 20
Flemington, VIC Australia

Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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Scotland the Brave

August 26
Sydney, NSW Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Sydney Opera House, 1:30pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/scotland_the_brave_2017.aspx

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September 2017

Armadale Highland Gathering & Perth Kilt Run

September 10
Armadale, WA Australia

WA's largest Scottish event which features pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans, stalls and the Perth Kilt Run, a free community event at  Minnawarra Park presented by the City of Armadale. Info: 08 9394 5000, www.armadale.wa.gov.au or www.perthkiltrun.com.au.

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Clans on the Coast

September 16
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Scottish pipe bands, Celtic band, Celtic stalls, caber toss, Celtic dancers & Choir and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, No. 1 Oval. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or www.clansonthecoast.com.

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Scots on The Rocks Chaotic Ceilidh

September 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos.

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October 2017

A Capital Jig Canberra Ball

October 7
Canberra, ACT Australia

Scottish Country Dancing  at Albert Hall  with music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org.

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Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering

October 7
Kambah, ACT Australia

A great free day of Scottish culture in the ACT, includes ACT Pipe Band Championships, Scottish dance and more at Kett Street Oval. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au.

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Collie Clan Gathering

October 14
Collie, WA Australia

Inaugural event with a full day of Scottish events and entertainment. Info: 08 9734 3360 or www.collieclangathering.org.

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

October 15
Flemington, VIC

Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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Scotland the Brave

October 21
Brisbane, QLD Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Queensland Performing Arts Centre 2:00pm & 8:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.qpac.com.au/event/scotland_the_brave_17

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November 2017

Glen Innes Highlands String Music Convention

November 17 - November 19
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

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

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, Australia

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

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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Tenterfield St Andrew’s Day Service

December 3
Tenterfield, NSW Australia

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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March 2018

Champion of Champions

March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018
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

2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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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September 2018

The Tartan Spectacular

September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Gold Coast, QLD Australia

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

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