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January 2020

Southern Fling Canberra 2020

January 31 - February 2
Canberra , ACT Australia

Youth Scottish Country Dance weekend for people aged 18 – 40 years. Social dancing and expert tuition. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org

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Governor Macquarie’s birthday dinner

January 31
Sydney, NSW Australia

The Scottish Australian Heritage Council invites you to a dinner to celebrate Lachlan Macquarie’s birthday Cello’s Restaurant, The Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St. He was the fifth Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821, and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. $ 80 pp members ... Read more

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February 2020

Burns Supper

February 1
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. will hold their Annual Burns Supper in the Drayton Hall.It is a 4 course formal dinner which includes a Haggis entrée. Entertainment by 2 Lassies singing Burns songs, The Immortal Memory by Mal Leslie (Past Chieftain & Past president of the Society in Toowoomba).Bookings are essential for ... Read more

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Hunter Valley Burns Night

February 1
Argenton, NSW Australia

Celebrate the Bard with the Hunter Valley Scots, with Scottish food, music and friendship at Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Road. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Burns Supper

February 1
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will hold their Annual Burns Supper at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club 776 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds. The evening commences at with pre-dinner drinks at 6:30pm. A 3 course meal includes haggis entree. Immortal Memory, Toast to the Lassies and entertainment by Matthew Robertson & David South and ... Read more

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Warringah Scottish Burns Night

February 1
Collaroy, NSW Australia

Come have a taste of Haggis as we celebrate Robbie Burns. Our February dance is a night of dancing, the address to the Haggis ceremony and the Pipe band will be entertaining us as well. BYO supper, we will be serving a taste of Haggis along with tea and coffee. Info: www.facebook.com/events/s/warringah-scottish-burns-night/2727121277333822/

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

February 3
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

February 4
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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A Night with Robbie Burns 2020

February 6
Warners Bay, NSW Australia

Scottish dancers, bagpipes and haggis at Warners Bay Lions Club, Cnr. King and Sweet St. Info: 0417 498 724 or [email protected]

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Tallangatta Ceilidh 2020

February 8
Tallangatta, VIC Australia

Enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish dancing, live band music and other live entertainment for your enjoyment. The evening will include a traditional Scottish dinner commencing at 6.30 pm with the Piping of the Haggis, then a tasting of the haggis as an entree. A two course dinner is included with refreshments available at Tallangatta ... Read more

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Clan MacRae Reunion & Gathering

February 14 - February 16
Bathurst, NSW Australia

A weekend of all things “MacRae” including AGM, dinner and more. Non-members very welcome. Info: Clan MacRae Society Secretary, Roslyn MacRae: [email protected]

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Brunswick Scottish Society Robert Burns Night

February 15
Brunswick East, VIC Australia

Immortal Memory of Robert Burns at Fleming Park Hall, 96 Victoria St. Info: www.facebook.com/BrunswickScottishSociety

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 16
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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Scotland in Australia

February 21
Adelaide, SA Australia

Performing a varied program of contemporary and traditional music, the Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club is excited to be playing highlights from their debut CD. Join this vibrant community group to hear how contemporary Australian composers are building on the Scottish tradition. Info: www.adelaidefringe.com.au

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Ballarat Highland Gathering

February 23
Ballarat, VIC Australia

The Federation University Australia Pipe Band hosts the Ballarat Highland Gathering supported by Pipe Bands Victoria. Come join the free event in the Ballarat sunshine with your loved ones at Victoria Park, Sturt St. Info: www.fedunipipeband.com.au

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Scots Day Out

February 29
Bendigo, VIC Australia

A free community event with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Scottish dogs, Clans, Scottish food & stalls and more in the beautiful setting of Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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Caledonian Society of WA February AGM/Ceilidh

February 29
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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March 2020

Adelaide Piper’s Gathering

March 2
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

March 3
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 7
Quirindi, NSW Australia

Get your kilts out and your bagpipes at the ready at the Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo. Pipe bands, dancers, musicians and more. Info: www.liverpoolplainsmilitarytattoo.com.au

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A Celtic Affair

March 7 - March 8
Castle Hill, NSW Australia

Two shows featuring the Governor Macquarie Pipe Band with singer & violinist Eileen McCann at Pioneer Theatre, 12-14 Pennant St. Info/tickets: 0426 134 058 or www.trybooking.com/BFXWD

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone. Or you can simply listen to the pipes and enjoy the sound of Scotland!

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Ozlander Fan Gathering 2020

March 14 - March 15
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The inaugural Outlander specific fan convention in the Southern hemisphere. Spend two days at The Melbourne Museum, surrounded by the glorious Carlton Gardens and the wonders of the world, whilst immersing yourself in all things Outlander with some of the cast will be joining. Info: www.facebook.com/ozlanderfangathering

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Sydney Highland Gathering

March 15
Sydney, NSW Australia

The Scots College in Sydney's Bellevue Hill plays host to the annual Sydney Highland Gathering. The event celebrates its Scottish Heritage with Pipe Band Competitions, Highland dancing, Scottish food, Highland Strongmen displays and Gift and home wares stalls. Info: [email protected]

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The Geelong Highland Gathering

March 15
Geelong, VIC Australia

The 2020 gathering will mark 163 years since the first Geelong Highland Gathering was held on New Years day 1858 and will be the 60th anniversary of the modern era, which began in 1958. Featuring pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Scottish stalls and more. A great Geelong day out! Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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Melbourne Celtic Festival

March 17
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Gather your clan and join us to celebrate all things Celtic on St Patrick's Day at The Mission to Seafarers Victoria, 717 Flinders St. Info: www.melbournecelticfestival.com.au

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

March 21
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) at The Rocks. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://sotr.org.au/chaos

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Ernest Dowler Memorial Contest

March 27
Prospect, SA Australia

Presented by the R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia at Prospect RSL, Wilcox Ave. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

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International Whisky Day

March 27
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

The annual celebration of whisky- raise a dram - where ever in the world to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries. Info: www.internationalwhiskyday.org

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

March 28
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Ringwood Highland Games

March 29
Wantirna, VIC Australia

Metropolitan Melbourne's only Highland Games at JW Manson Reserve,Selkirk Ave. Includes a full day of Scottish fun with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans, stalls and more. A great family day out! Info: 0418 370 051 or www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

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April 2020

2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 4 - April 5
Maryborough, VIC Australia

Pipe Bands Australia diamond jubilee year Australian Pipe Band Championships are expected to attract bands from across the country and overseas with a full program of events which include Highland dancing and Scottish stalls. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 4
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish celebration with pipe bands, heavy events, Scottish dancing & entertainment, Clans village, stalls and much more. A great day for the entire family in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: 02 4883 7471 or www.brigadoon.org.au

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

April 5
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Join in the discussion and presentation on the life and works of Robert Burns at a Poetry Afternoon at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308 or Noel Wright 03 8333 0973.

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Adelaide Piper’s Gathering

April 6
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

April 7
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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Champion of Champions

April 10 - April 11
Carrara, QLD Australia

Champion of Champions is Australia's most prestigious Highland Dancing event. Held every two years, this event attracts highland dancers from across Australia and indeed the world to contest the championships and supporting events over two days of thrilling competition. Info: www.facebook.com/championofchampions2020 or www.sqrchdi.com

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116th Maclean Highland Gathering

April 10 - April 11
Maclean, NSW Australia

Easter weekend with bagpipes in Australia's "Scottish town", with Scottish dancers, stalls and more. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

April 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

April 26
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon held by the Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will be held at The Burnside Retirement Village – Community Centre,16 Nicol Avenue, Burnside. The afternoon commences at 2:00pm. Entertainment includes Scottish Folk songs, Pipers, music by Matthew Robertson & David South as well as the Glenbrae Celtic Dancers. Bookings essential for ... Read more

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Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour featuring Capercaillie

April 29 - May 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scots folk band Capercaillie will perform in a special stripped back quartet format for the inaugural Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour, a new national tour to celebrate the Year of Scotland in Australia, 2020. Presented in Australia’s splendid National Trust properties and town halls where the Scottish diaspora have made their homes, the 20 ... Read more

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Australian Celtic Festival

April 30 - May 3
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

A full weekend of Celtic entertainment and events held at the Australian Standing Stones. 2020 celebrating Ireland and the Isle of Man. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

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May 2020

The Warringah Scottish Society Tartan Night

May 2
Collaroy, NSW Australia

Tartan night is our dance where we represent our clans with anyone who loves Scotland. When we come together we wear a bit of tartan and enjoy Scottish and old time dancing. The Manly Warringah Pipe band will also be entertaining us. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2484234191703984/

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The Chieftain’s Ceilidh

May 9
Yokine, WA Australia

Ceilidh with live Scottish country dance band, dinner, raffle, lots of fun! Hosted by The St Andrew Society of Western Australia at Yokine Bowling Club, 10 Wordsworth Ave. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 23
Berry, NSW Australia

A great day of Celtic fun and entertainment at Berry Showgrounds. Pipe bands, singers, dancers, stall sand more. Info: 02 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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The Gathering

May 23 - May 24
Ipswich, QLD Australia

In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment will also feature at this annual Highland gathering ... Read more

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 24 - May 31
Wingham, NSW Australia

Includes a genealogy fair, clan gathering and ceilidh, markets and clan stalls, street parade, Highland games, pipe bands, dancing and grand Scottish ball.Highland games on Saturday May 30 with massed bands, Clan information, Medieval warriors, Caber Toss-a great free day of Scottish celebration at Central Park. Info: 02 6556 9057 or www.manninghistorical.org or John: 02 ... Read more

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

May 24
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Join in the discussion and presentation on the life and works of Robert Burns at a Poetry Afternoon at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308 or Noel Wright 03 8333 0973

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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June 2020

National Celtic Festival

June 5 - June 8
Portarlington, VIC Australia

Celebrate the long weekend with a vast program of Celtic culture, music and more. Includes the National Highland Cattle Show and Year of Scotland Australia 2020 performances.Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

June 6
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is holding a Ceilidh with the Pipe Band marching in at 7pm in the Drayton Hall, Brisbane St. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish country dancing which are all called. - Dashing white Sergeant, strip the Willow, Gay Gordon & Cumberland Reel & others. Licensed ... Read more

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 27
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) at The Rocks. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://sotr.org.au/chaos

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 27 - June 28
Kilmore, VIC Australia

A celebration of the early settlers who came here from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall & Wales with Celtic music and events in historic Kilmore over a fun-filled weekend of music, poetry & dance. Info: www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.au

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Tennents Tartan Tattoo – A Gathering of Clans

June 27
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Join the Fox & Hound with the entire Brisbane City Pipe Band as they hold our own Tattoo. With 20 Pipers and drummers this will be an event not to be missed by all Clans near and far at Fox & Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or [email protected]

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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July 2020

Camperdown’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival 2020

July 1 - July 5
Camperdown, VIC Australia

Camperdown in south west Victoria is the home of the oldest statue of Robert Burns in the world. This festival combines a unique blend of music, dance, cuisine, education and learning. Info: www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 4
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

A family fun-filled day to celebrate Scotland with bagpipes, Scottish dance, heavy events and much more in the Upper Hunter Valley. Info: www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com or Scone Visitor Centre: 02 6540 1300.

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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 11 - July 25
Melbourne, VIC Australia

A diverse range of Scottish events across Melbourne including: Ceilidh Dance, Gala Dinner, Genealogy Day, Pipe Bands and more. Info: 0417 125 013 or www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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International Tartan Day

July 25
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Scottish awareness in the Australian community,a free day of entertainment including Pipe Bands, Highland & Country Dancers, Celtic Bands,Fiddle orchestra,solo artists & much more from 9am to 4pm at King George Square. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au

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August 2020

Hunter Valley Highland Games

August 8
Lovedale, NSW Australia

Come and spend the day in vines and hear the pies, see the strength and watch the dance at Saltire Estate, 113 Wilderness Rd. Info: www.huntervalleyhighlandgames.com.au

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne AGM & Poetry Afternoon

August 16
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Annual General meeting of The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will be held at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. The AGM will be followed by a Question and Answer discussion on Robert Burns, his Life and Works. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham ... Read more

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September 2020

Clans on the Coast

September 19
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

A great day of Celtic family fun, with pipe bands, Celtic music, stalls, dancers and more at Tomaree Sports Complex. Info: Diane 041 161 9471 or www.clansonthecoast.com

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

September 19
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) at The Rocks. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://sotr.org.au/chaos

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45th Australian Winter School

September 27 - October 4
Muresk, WA Australia

The RSCDS Western Australia Branch invites dancers to join them at Muresk Institute in the Avon Valley for the 45th Australian Winter School-– a week of dancing with teachers and musicians. Info: www.winterschool2020.com

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October 2020

The Canberra Highland Gathering

October 10
Canberra , ACT Australia

Bagpipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also other music types throughout the day as well as historic reenactments and displays. There will also be a series of Scottish heavy sporting events run by the Tartan Warriors ... Read more

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

October 11
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Join in the discussion and presentation on the life and works of Robert Burns at a Poetry Afternoon at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308 or Noel Wright 03 8333 0973.

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November 2020

Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 1
Gosford, NSW Australia

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition, Pipe Band Competition, Scottish Country Dancing display, Highland Muscle Heavy Events (Caber Toss etc), Scottish Clan information at The Entertainment Grounds.Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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