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February 2017

Learn Scottish Country Dancing

February 13 - April 3
Sydney, Australia

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks. You don’t need swords, kilts, a partner or a Scottish accent. No previous dancing experience necessary. At Fort Street Public School Observatory Hill, The Rocks. Info: Robert 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/beginner.

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

February 27
Balmoral, QLD Australia

At Bulimba Bowls Club, Quinn St. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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March 2017

R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of S.A Tutorial

March 3
Prospect, SA Australia

Piobaireachd piping at Prospect RSL, Wilcox Ave. Info: www.rubrown.org.au.

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RSCDS Sydney Branch Inc. 2017 Katoomba Weekend

March 3 - March 5
Katoomba, NSW Australia

If you enjoy Scottish Country Dancing then this residential weekend is for you with instruction, dance and events. Info: Pat Charlton Phone: or 9520 9075 or charlton.pat@gmail.com

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Celtic Celebration

March 4
Exeter, SA Australia

Celebration of all the Celtic Countries with music, dancing and a shared basket supper and BYO Alcohol. Soft drink available for purchase at 189 Semaphore Rd. Info: www.scots-sa.org.au.

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The Newcastle Highland Dancing 50th Anniversary Championships

March 4 - March 5
Warners Bay, NSW Australia

At Warners at the Bay Function Room, Hillsborough Rd with a Ceilidh  and a workshop. Info: 0438 671 790 or www.nswhighlanddancing.com.au.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

March 5
Rochedale, QLD Australia

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

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Scots on the Swamp – Harewood House Charity Open Day

March 5
Koo Wee Rup,, VIC Australia

Victorian Police Pipe Band, Scottish and Irish dancing, Clan tents, whisky tasting, Highland cattle and more at  Harewood House, 3310 South Gippsland Hwy. Info: (03) 5997 1033.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

March 6
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan brennanjack@optusnet.com.au.

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

March 7
Milton, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or mrmclaren@bigpond.com.

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide, Australia

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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From Burns to Barnes-A celebration of Scottish songs and singers

March 12
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Presented by the Brigadoon Festival, the concert will feature songs written by Scots and songs made famous by Scottish singers at Soldiers Memorial Hall, 3 Railway Ave. Info: Jim Gillespie 02 4883 7675 or concert@brigadoon.org.au.

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Eddi Reader Live

March 15
Thornbury,, VIC Australia

The songs of Robert Burns live by one of Scotland's top female vocalists at Thornbury Theatre. Info: www.thethornburytheatre.com

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Eddi Reader Live

March 16
Brisbane, QLD Australia

The songs of Robert Burns live by one of Scotland's top female vocalists at Concert Hall, QPAC. Info: 136 246 or www.qpac.com.au

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60th Geelong Highland Gathering

March 19
Corio, VIC Australia

A great Scottish day out which includes the 2017 Victorian Pipe Band Championships., Clans, Scottish dancers, heavy events and much more at Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

March 19
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: email@celticpipingclub.com

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Scots School Bathurst Highland Gathering

March 19
Bathurst, NSW Australia

Pipe band competition, stalls, children's events and more at the Scots School Bathurst, 4173 O'Connell Rd. Info: 02 6331 2766 or www.scots.nsw.edu.au.

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Eddi Reader Live

March 21
Sydney, NSW Australia

The songs of Robert Burns live by one of Scotland's top female vocalists at The Factory Theatre. Info:02 9550 3666 or www.factorytheatre.com.au.

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Eddi Reader Live

March 22
Adelaide, SA Australia

The songs of Robert Burns live by one of Scotland's top female vocalists at Trinity Sessions. Info: Tel: 0401 122 256 or www.trinitysessions.org.

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Scotland the Brave

March 24 - March 25
Adelaide, SA Australia

The international smash hit features the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra joined on the Festival Theatre stage by over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers. Info: 131 246 or www.scotlandthebrave.com.au/ www.aso.com.au/products/2017/showcase/scotland-the-brave

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Eddi Reader Live

March 24
Fremantle, WA Australia

The songs of Robert Burns live by one of Scotland's top female vocalists at Fly By Night. Info: 08 9430 5208 or www.flybynight.org/event/eddie-reader.

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Scots on The Rocks Chaotic Ceilidh

March 25
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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51st Ringwood Highland Games

March 26
Ringwood, VIC Australia

Celebrate Scotland with pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans, stalls and more at the East Ringwood Sports Ground. Info: Sue MacLeod 0407 334 709 or www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.

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Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Band Competition

March 26
Toowong, QLD Australia

Pipe band competitions at  Kensington Terrace. Info: 07 3309 3500 or www.bbc.qld.edu.au.

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

March 27
Balmoral, QLD Australia

At Bulimba Bowls Club, Quinn St. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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April 2017

40th Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 1
Bundanoon – Australia,
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Bundanoon is Brigadoon, Australia's largest Scottish festival with pipe bands, Scottish dancing, Clans, strong men, food, stalls and more-a magical Scottish day out for the whole family. Featuring Chieftain Scottish rocker Jimmy Barnes. Info: http://www.brigadoon.net.au.

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering Céilidh

April 1
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Annual event and is held in the evening after the Bundanoon Highland Gathering at Soldiers Memorial Hall, 3 Railway Ave. Info: Ceilidh Convenor, Helene Jessep 02 4883 6033 or ceilidh@brigadoon.org.au.

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

April 2
Flemington, VIC Australia

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

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

April 2
Rochedale, QLD Australia

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

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The Classic Concert

April 2
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Presented by the Bundanoon Highland Gathering,  the enduring passion of Scotland and beyond through music and words at Holy Trinity Church, 15 Church St. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

April 3
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan brennanjack@optusnet.com.au.

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

April 4
Milton, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or mrmclaren@bigpond.com.

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R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of S.A Ernest Dowler Memorial Contest

April 7
Prospect, SA Australia

Piobaireachd piping at Prospect RSL, Wilcox Ave. Info: www.rubrown.org.au.

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Maclean Highland Gathering

April 14 - April 15
Maclean, NSW Australia

Annual Scottish event in the Scottish town of Australia, with full pipe band and solo competitions. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au.

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South West Coast Piper Drummer Dancer

April 21 - April 23
Warrnambool, VIC Australia

Three days of piping, drumming and dancing, learning and fun at Ardlie Street Campus, Emmanuel College. Info: www.wadpadi.org.au

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Clan Davidson Society in Australia Gathering

April 21 - April 23
Canberra, ACT Australia

Clan Davidson members unite from across Australia. Info: naira@bigpond.com

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Celtic Piping Sessions

April 25
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: email@celticpipingclub.com.

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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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May 2017

Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

May 1
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan brennanjack@optusnet.com.au.

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

May 2
Milton, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or mrmclaren@bigpond.com.

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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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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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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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Celtic Piping Sessions

May 21
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: email@celticpipingclub.com.

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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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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: margbond@bigpond.net.au.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

June 5
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan brennanjack@optusnet.com.au.

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

June 6
Milton, QLD Australia

Small pipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or mrmclaren@bigpond.com.

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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
Keith, 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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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 mlg7@optusnet.com.au.

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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: clydiespectacular@hotmail.com or 0407 960 029

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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 mlg7@optusnet.com.au or 0413 456 542.

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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@celticpipingclub.com

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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.

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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: lyn_keating@hotmail.com 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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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: ws2017@rscdsadelaide.org.au

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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.

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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 ord.sally@gmail.com.

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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 ord.sally@gmail.com.

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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 ord.sally@gmail.com.

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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.

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September 2017

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.

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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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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: CameronGathering2018@gmail.com 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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