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June 2018

Celtic Piping Club Session

June 17, 2018
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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Townsville Tartan Day

June 17, 2018
Townsville, QLD Australia

The day the Scots of Townsville and everyone who loves all things Scottish come together for a free community event in conjunction with the Cotters Market. 'Tartan Day' is an International event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Info: Marie 0413456542 or [email protected]

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 23, 2018
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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Scottish Week 2018

June 29, 2018 - July 7, 2018
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

A celebration of Scots heritage and culture in Australia with Honoured Guest – Grant Guthrie Davidson of Davidston and Madam Davidson. Events include: Burns Supper evening, Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan, Parliamentary Lunch in remembrance of Tartan Day and More. Info: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

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July 2018

Happy Tartan Day

July 1, 2018
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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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

July 1, 2018
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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Scottish Heritage Centre of WA Kirking of the Tartan

July 1, 2018
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

The Kirking of the Tartan church service is being held at 2pm at Scots Church, Cnr Parry Street & South Terrace. This is an important event which celebrates Scottish traditions and culture. For bookings for the afternoon tea to follow in the church hall ($5 a head), phone 08 9457 1945 (Shirley Oliver) or 08 ... Read more

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

July 2, 2018
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

July 3, 2018
Milton, QLD Australia

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

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CoHHPB Winter Gathering

July 6, 2018
Hobart – Australia Hobart, TAS Australia

Presented by the City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band with bagpipes, whisky tasting and fun at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Info: [email protected] or 0418 107 175.

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 7, 2018
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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International Tartan Day Ball

July 7, 2018
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Presented by The Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Inc with music, food and friendship.  A night where people of the community can come together as one and enjoy some Scottish traditions at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au

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City of Melbourne Highland Pipe Band 120th Anniversary Gala Ball

July 7, 2018
Melbourne, VIC Australia

This special event for the Band will include canapes and drinks on arrival, two course dinner with entertainment by Borderline Kaylee and the City of Melbourne Highland Pipe Band. Info: www.melbournepipeband.com.au

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Tartan Day Celebrations

July 7, 2018
Tusmore, SA Australia

Enjoy a day of Scottish entertainment to celebrate Tartan Day. Experience Scottish music, dancing, bagpipes, haggis and more at Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Rd. Info: 08 8366 4280 or [email protected]

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Tartan Night

July 7, 2018
Exeter, SA Australia

An evening of Scottish Country dancing. BYO. Shared Basket Supper at The Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Hall, 189 Semaphore Rd. Info: 0481 581 298.

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Australia Winter School

July 8, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Shoal Bay, NSW Australia

RSCDS Hunter Valley Branch is hosting the 43rd Australian Winter School at Shoal Bay. Come and enjoy a fun filled week of Scottish country dancing with great teachers and musicians. Info: www.hvws2018.com

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The Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown

July 11, 2018 - August 2, 2018
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, 2018
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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Celtic Piping Club Session

July 15, 2018
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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Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 19, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Melbourne – Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia

Celebrate Scottish culture at a variety of Scottish themed events across the city. Info: 0417 125 013 or www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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International Tartan Day

July 21, 2018
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Free event at King George Square with massed piped bands, Scottish Highland and Country dancing, music and vocalists and Scottie Dog mascots. With Clans, Scottish food & wares and more. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au

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Pipers Society Jimmy Durham Memorial Solo Competition

July 23, 2018
Toowong – Australia Toowong, QLD Australia

2/4 March competition for young players who have not previously won the event at Regatta Hotel. Info: www.pipebandsqld.org

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August 2018

Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

August 5, 2018
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing

August 6, 2018 - September 24, 2018
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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Seymour College Highland Dancers and Pipe Band Scots Night

August 11, 2018
Glen Osmond, SA Australia

A night of music, dancing, games and haggis tasting, featuring Celtic trio Telenn Tri in the Sports Centre, 546 Portrush Rd. Dress with a touch of tartan. Book at www.trybooking.com/389537

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Caledonian Night

August 11, 2018
Argenton, NSW Australia

Ceilidh night with Scottish Highland and Country dancing, music by Stringfiddle and Newcastle RSL Pipe Band at Club Macquarie. Info: Robyn Smith 02 4959 5123 or www.hvsc.org.au

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Scots in the Bush

August 16, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Boondooma – Australia Boondooma, QLD Australia

The Boondooma Highland Games at historic Boondooma Homestead with Celtic music, stalls, ceilidh, Scottish food, pipe bands and Kirkin O' the Tartan. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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Clan MacLeod SA Annual Luncheon

August 19, 2018
Novar Gardens, SA

A convivial lunch with panoramic overlooking the striking greens of Glenelg Golf Course. Scottish dancers, pipe music, Clan displays, haggis and guest speakers entertain guests during the annual Clan MacLeod luncheon. Book your tickets for individuals or tables of 8 through Nicole Walters, Secretary, Clan MacLeod SA. Info: 0415 654 836 or [email protected] or see ... Read more

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

August 25, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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Celtic Celebrations

August 30, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018 - September 9, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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Stringmania

September 30, 2018 - October 7, 2018
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, 2018 - October 7, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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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Develop Your Scottish Country Dancing

October 8, 2018 - November 26, 2018
The Rocks, NSW Australia

Class for newer dancers who have already done a beginners course (or done at least a few weeks of SCD). Dancers who wish to revise or improve at this easier level are also very welcome. Pay for a course of 8 weeks or pay by the night. At Fort Street Public School, Upper Fort St. ... Read more

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Annual luncheon hosted by Clan Donald, Clan MacFarlane and Clan MacNeil

October 14, 2018
Felixstow, SA Australia

All Scottish clan families and those of you who enjoy Scottish culture and entertainment with haggis will be served during the lunch, entertainment from piper Hamy Marcelin and a display of highland dancing at the Fogolar Furlane Italian Reception Centre. Info: 08 8258 5756 or [email protected]

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Sounds of Scotland – The Journey

October 19, 2018
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, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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, 2018
Kanahooka, NSW Australia

** This event has been cancelled due to wet grounds** 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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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

Annual Celtic Awards Dinner

November 2, 2018
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Hosted by Celtic Council of Australia, honouring the Celtic community, supper and The Argyll Highland & Irish Dancers and piper at The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169-171 Castlereagh St. Info: www.celticcouncil.org.au

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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 4, 2018
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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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Recital Day

November 4, 2018
Rochedale, QLD Australia

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

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Scottish Gaelic Conversation

November 7, 2018 - November 21, 2018
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Learners, practice your Gaelic in a friendly environment with gentle guidance. Our learners’ group provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to make use of your Gaelic, whether you have just a few words or are an advanced learner. Absolute beginners are also welcome to come and listen to the sound of this beautifu language, at Sydney ... Read more

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018
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, 2018
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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Castlemaine Ceilidh

November 17, 2018
Castlemaine, VIC Australia

Swing with your sweetheart, dance a reel with the rellies, fling with your friends, grab a group for the Gay Gordon, do it with Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band. They have the wonderful Borderline Kaylee coming from Melbourne to entertain us, including a dance caller, so no worries id you don't know the moves! Borderline Kaylee ... Read more

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Introduction to Early Medieval Scotland study day

November 17, 2018
Newcastle, NSW Australia

An illustrated overview of the history, religion, archaeology, art, language and literature of Scotland in the fifth to ninth centuries at Travelodge Hotel Newcastle 12 Steel St. Info: https://celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com/events/

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Who were the Celts? seminar

November 18, 2018
Newcastle, NSW Australia

A short introduction to the culture of the Celts, focussing on Iron-Age language, art and archaeology at Travelodge Hotel Newcastle, 12 Steel St. Info: https://celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com/events/

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Modern Piping comes to Sydney

November 24, 2018
Pennant Hills, NSW Australia

The New South Wales Pipe Band Association is proud to present Lincoln Hilton. Modern Piping a movement geared towards pushing the boundaries of pipes at Pennant Hills Bowling Club. Info: [email protected]

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St Andrew’s Day Highland Dancing Championships, Competition and Titles

November 24, 2018
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Highland dancing events and competitions at Salo Centre, St Ursula's College, Rome St. Info: 07 4637 0047.

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St Andrew’s Ceilidh

November 24, 2018
Parap, NT Australia

Come and celebrate St Andrew's Day with the Arafura Scottish Country Dancers. Enjoy the fun of great Ceilidh dancing—beginners welcome. Be entertained by the Darwin & Districts Pipes & Drums with toe tapping music from Murphy and Friends Folk Band. Delight in the variety of traditional Scottish fare. Listen in awe to Robbie Burns’ traditional ... Read more

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St. Andrew’s Night

November 24, 2018
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band is celebrating St. Andrew's Night starting at 7pm in the Drayton Hall, Brisbane St. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Learn all the favourite dances (All called). Cost of the evening is $10pp Adults, School-aged children over 13 $5.00 & under 13 free & please bring ... Read more

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Cinema

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will hit the big screen in Australia for the first time. Audiences will enjoy a 90 minute programme of 2018’s show, ‘The Sky’s the Limit’. The world renowned Tattoo is full of pageantry, military precision, innovation, storyline, music and more and one of the top live experiences in the world. ... Read more

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Exploring Celtic Art seminar

November 24, 2018
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

A lavishly illustrated exploration of Celtic art motifs and techniques through the ages. Explore the best, most intriguing and quirkiest of Celtic manuscripts, sculpture and metalwork of the bronze age, iron age and early medieval period at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St. Info: https://celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com/events/

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Drawing Celtic Knots workshop

November 24, 2018
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Learn the basic design techniques of Celtic knotwork, as seen in manuscripts such as the Book of Kells. Draw your own Celtic knots as we guide you through the steps. Take home your own piece of original Celtic artwork, at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St. Info: https://celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com/events/

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Modern Piping comes to Newcastle

November 25, 2018
Newcastle – Australia Newcastle, NSW Australia

The New South Wales Pipe Band Association is proud to present Lincoln Hilton. Modern Piping a movement geared towards pushing the boundaries of pipes at Mex Club, Mayfield. Info: [email protected]

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A Celtic Affair

November 25, 2018
Castle Hill, NSW Australia

Official 40th Anniversary CD launch and Celtic Concert by the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band, featuring singing sensation, violinist and guitarist Eileen McCann at Pioneer Theatre, 12-14 Pennant St. Adults: $25/Pensioners/Under 18: $18. Info and tickets: 0426 134 058 or www.trybooking.com/XFUY

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Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club Annual Concert

November 25, 2018

2pm at the Mitcham Village Institute, Cnr Princes Rd and Torrens St. Tickets: $15 $10 Concession Students  Under 12 free. Afternoon tea included. Info: [email protected]

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social & Jack McCandlish Memorial Contest

November 26, 2018
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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Community Ceilidh

November 30, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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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Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia 2018 St Andrew’s Day Ball

November 30, 2018
Perth, WA Australia

This year's ball, as well as celebrating St Andrew's Day, celebrates the 80th anniversary of the St Andrew Society of Western Australia, which was formed with the express purpose of celebrating St Andrew's Day back in 1938. The 2018 ball will be held in the Grand River Ballroom at the Pan Pacific Hotel at 207 ... Read more

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Society of St. Andrew of Scotland (Qld) 71st Annual Men’s Dinner

November 30, 2018
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Celebrate the Patron Saint of Scotland with bagpipes, song, haggis and more at Pullman Hotel, King George Square. Info: www.standrewsociety.com

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St Andrew’s Night Social

November 30, 2018
Woodville, SA Australia

Celebrate St Andrew's night with the Bydand Scottish Country Dance Class, enjoying a program of tartan and placename Scottish Dances at St Margaret's Church Hall, cnr Port Road and Woodville Rd. Info: www.rscdsadelaide.org.au

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December 2018

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 1, 2018
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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Claymore & Eric Bogle

December 1, 2018
St Kilda, VIC Australia

Celtic rockers Claymore and internationally acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Eric Bogle join forces for one special night at Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland St. Info: www.claymore.org

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

December 2, 2018
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, Cnr Lion & Moffatt Sts. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Holy Islands – Iona and Lindisfarne Study Day

December 2, 2018
Weston, ACT Australia

At the centre of Saint Columba’s federation of monasteries and churches, the island of Iona was a centre of learning. Spend the first half of this study day with this beautiful island and its intriguing history, at Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com/events/

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Book of Kells Study Day

December 8, 2018
Thirroul, NSW Australia

The Book of Kells is a beautiful, illuminated manuscript made around 750, probably on Iona, Scotland. In this day-long event, we will consider the context of the church in Ireland and Scotland, and the relationship of the Book of Kells to Saint Columba, at Thirroul Community Centre, 352 Lawrence Hargraves Dr. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com/events/

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Clan Douglas Australia Annual Gathering

December 8, 2018
Canberra , ACT Australia

Includes a presentation to the Burns Club with a Clan Douglas plaque to add to their collection. Meet members of the Scottish community at the Canberra Burns Club. Info: [email protected]

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Celtic Christmas Crafts & Traditions Workshop

December 15, 2018
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Learn about Christmas traditions in the Celtic countries. Write a Christmas greeting in your medieval or modern Celtic language of choice. Hosted by Australian School of Celtic Learning at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts 280 Pitt t. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Khancoban Carols Pipes and Drums

December 15, 2018
Khancoban, NSW Australia

Presented by Tumbarumba Pipe Band and Khancoban Alpine Inn. A free evening of Celtic and Christmas music, including pipes culminating in Massed Pipe Band performances throughout the evening. Info: Joanne Lorimar 0417 219 743.

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A Celtic Christmas

December 22, 2018
Thornbury, VIC Australia

Scottish rockers Claymore are bringing together some of their musical mates for a special evening of entertainment with fantastic special guests Colin Lillie, Saoirse, the Hawthorn City Pipe Band and the Glenbrae Celtic Dancers at The Thornbury Theatre, 859 High St. Info: 03 9484 9831 or [email protected]

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2018
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Caledonian Castaways “pre-Hogmanay” show

December 30, 2018
St Kilda, VIC Australia

Traditional Scottish celebration – Untraditional Scottish band. Caledonian Castaways are a group of ex-pat Scots drawn from Melbourne’s blues/roots scene. Their original material covers amusing and heart warming stories about their various journeys from Scotland to Australia at Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland St. Info:  https://www.memomusichall.com.au/memo-gig/the-caledonian-castaways-pre-hogmanay-show/

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2018
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

The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1
Maryborough – Australia Maryborough, VIC Australia

Start the year off Scottish at Australia's oldest continuous running sporting event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, stalls and more at Princes Park. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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National Shortbread Day

January 6
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrate the classic Scottish treat today! Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture which is caused by its high-fat content, provided by the butter.   “Shortening” is its related word that refers to any fat that may be added to produce a “short” (crumbly) texture.

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Scottish Gaelic Poetry Seminar

January 12
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Poetry is a fascinating and beautiful way in to language and culture. In this half-day seminar, we will read and discuss a selection of Scottish Gaelic poems and songs in Gaelic with English translations. No knowledge of Gaelic is required, at Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Who were the Celts? Study Day

January 13
Weston, ACT Australia

A day-long introduction to the culture of the Celts, focussing on bronze-age, iron-age and early medieval language, art and archaeology. Prented by the Australian School of Celtic Learning at Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Hunter Valley Scots Burns Night

January 19
Argenton, NSW Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns with the Hunter Valley Scots Club at Club Macquarie with food, music and dance. Info: www.huntervalleyscotsclub.org.au

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Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts Study Day

January 19
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Spend a day looking at early medieval Celtic illuminated manuscripts from the modest Book of Mulling to the extravagant Book of Kells. Our list will include Scotland’s only securely identified example, the Book of Deer, together with better- and lesser-known examples from various parts of Great Britain and Ireland, at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, ... Read more

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Burns Supper Dance

January 19
Gaythorne, QLD Australia

Presented by the Brisbane Clans Pipes and Drums at Gaythorne RSL. Info: 07 3369 2232.

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Summer “Keep in Touch” Dance

January 19
Melville, WA Australia

RSCDS Western Australia Branch invites you to a  Summer “Keep in Touch” Dance at Melville Uniting Church Hall , 64 Kitchener Rd. Come along and catch up with your friends and  enjoy dancing in the air-conditioned hall. Info: www.rscdswa.com

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Mornington Peninsula Caledonian Society Burns Supper

January 19
Mornington – Australia Mornington, VIC Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns and Scotland at the Mornington Golf Club, wear some tartan and enjoy Scottish food, music and friends. Info: Alice Rooney 0488 600 655 or [email protected]

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Burns Supper

January 25
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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Happy Burns Night

January 25
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Burns Night

January 25
Hobart – Australia Hobart, TAS Australia

Join the City of Hobart Pipe Band to toast the Immortal Memory. Whisky, haggis, bagpipes, The Iain MacLeod Ceilidh Band, dancing for everyone, fine company and excellent craic. Info: www.cohhpb.org.au

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Burns Supper

January 25
Perth, WA Australia

Presented by the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia  at the Parmelia Hilton. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Burns Supper with Mary Kiani & friends

January 25
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns and all things Scottish - A great gathering. with Address the Haggis, Whiskey for the toast, Haggis Neeps n Tatties & Cranachan desert, Highland dancing - Bag pipes & drums, Live singers & guest speakers where the lads take on the lassies, Loads of laughs and lots of banter. A fairly traditional ... Read more

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Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Burns Supper Ceilidh

January 26
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Enjoy our traditional Burns Supper Ceilidh, and celebrate the life of Rabbie Burns. Including a traditional supper while you are captivated by the address to the haggis and all the formalities at Ipswich Masonic Lodge, 82A Nicholas St. Info: [email protected] or 0429 362 142.

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Australia Day ceilidh

January 26
Inglewood, WA Australia

The Caledonian Society of WA invites you to celebrate Australia day with us. Bagpipes, ceilidh band, dancing and supper! All welcome, especially families at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: [email protected]

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February 2019

SAHC Macquarie’s (257th) Birthday Dinner

February 1
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Major General Lachlan Macquarie, CB (31 January 1762 – 1 July 1824) was a colonial administrator from Scotland. Macquarie served as the fifth and last autocratic Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821, and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony, celebrate at this dinner at  ... Read more

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Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Robert Burns Supper

February 2
Exeter, SA Australia

Celebrate with haggis, bagpipes, and great company at the PACS Hall, 189 Semaphore Rd. Info: Chief Jenny Niven for 0400 896 131.

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Robert Burns Supper

February 2
Canberra , ACT Australia

Celebrate 260 years of Robert Burns with a supper from 6.30pm. Complimentary food & whisky tasting available & ladies drink for free at The Burns Club, 28 Kett St, Kambah. Info: Ph: (02) 6296 2425 or  www.burnsclub.com.au

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Burns at Carlyle 2019

February 2
Condon, QLD Australia

A Scottish evening to celebrate the birthday of Rabbie Burns.The well-appointed Carlton Theatre at Carlyle Gardens, North Beck Drive will be transformed into a banquet room in Alloway, Scotland in the late 1700s. Hosted by Townsville Scottish Community Inc. Info: www.facebook.com/events/226523861457966

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Burns Supper

February 2
Melbourne, VIC Australia

At The Glenroy RSL, includes a three course meal including the haggis. The Address to the Haggis, The Immortal Memory, and Toast to the Lassies and Response. Old time and Scottish country dancing music. Info: Ina Graham on 03 8361 0308 or [email protected]

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

February 3
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

February 4 - March 25
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. No partner required at Fort Street Public School, The Rocks. Info: www.trybooking.com/445875 or Diana, 0413542552, [email protected]

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A Night of Robert Burns

February 9
Lyons, NT Australia

Celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns, in poetry, song and dance at Tracy Village Social and Sports Club Bistro, 28 Tambling Tce. Info: Moyston Wright 0487 407 672 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-robert-burns-tickets-52244541831?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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2019 SQRCHDI Workshop

February 9
Manly West, QLD Australia

South Queensland Regional Committee of Highland Dancing are once again thrilled to host a fun-filled weekend of highland dancing to kick start your dancing year. An educational, inspirational and social program at Moreton Bay College, Hargreaves Rd, Manly West. Info:   www.highlanddancecomps.com.au

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Canberra and District Scottish Country Dancing Annual Picnic Dance

February 9
Hall, ACT Australia

Scottish Country Dancing at Hall Village Pavillion, 21 Gladstone St, with music by Canberra Scottish Fiddlers. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org

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Claymore Live

February 9
St Kilda, VIC Australia

This enigmatic band of multi-instrumentalists not only manages to combine traditional elements of Celtic music, but they take that passion and soul and rock it right into the 21st century at The Fyrefly, 34 Ikerman St. Info: www.facebook.com/events/283269458997005

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Scottish Gaelic Retreat

February 15 - February 17
Callala Beach, NSW Australia

Spend a weekend immersed in Scottish Gaelic at beautiful Callala Beach on the NSW South Coast. Formal Gaelic language classes will be interspersed with gentle walks on the beach, cooking traditional Scottish dishes and enjoying the outdoors – all in Gaelic. No prior knowledge of Gaelic required. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Brunswick Scottish Society Burns Supper

February 16
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, haggis and more at Fleming Park Hall, 98 Victoria St. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 17
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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Gosford Opening Social

February 23
Gosford, NSW Australia

Presented by the Gosford Scottish Country Dancers at East Gosford Progress Hall, cnr Henry Parry Drive & Wells Streets. Info: Janice 4388 2253.

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Ceilidh

February 23
Inglewood, WA Australia

The Caledonian Society of WA invites you to our ceilidh. Bagpipes, band, dancing and supper! All welcome, including families. Info: [email protected]

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March 2019

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 2
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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Scots Day Out

March 2
Bendigo – Australia Bendigo, VIC Australia

Scots Day Out will be a day filled with fun, tartan, Scottish entertainment and events and it’s free, at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

March 3
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Danny Bhoy-Age of Fools Tour

March 4 - May 3
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to Australia with a brand new show in 2019. Don’t miss this chance to see this internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed comic, who sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling at various capital cities. Info: www.abpresents.com.au

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[email protected] Spotted Mallard

March 7
Brunswick – Australia Brunswick, VIC Australia

Twice voted Scottish Traditional Music's 'Live Act of the Year,' Skerryvore continue their EVO world tour with a typically high energy set in Brunswick's 'Spotted Mallard.' The eight piece lineup's performance will include a mix of soulful songs with breathtaking, foot-stomping tune sets at the Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd. Info: www.skerryvore.com/tour

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Australia 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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Cairns Celtic Craic

March 16 - March 17
Cairns, QLD Australia

The Craic will be mighty this St.Patrick’s Day weekend with Scottish Celtic Rock sensation - Claymore, plus Irish Australian superstar  Aria award winning Damien Leith at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St. Info: www.facebook.com/ClaymoreMusic

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Highland Roots – Tracing Your Scottish Heritage

March 16
Townsville, QLD Australia

Highland genealogy seminar with internationally recognised historian and genealogist from Scotland, Graeme Mackenzie at Brothers Leagues Club. Info: Marie 0413 456 542

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Geelong Highland Gathering

March 17
North Geelong, VIC Geelong, VIC Australia

One of Victoria’s largest and best Highland Gatherings, presented by the Geelong Highland Gathering Association. Pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans and more at Osborne Park, Swinburne St, North Geelong. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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History and Genealogy of the Highlands

March 19
Cook, ACT Australia

A day in the Highlands with renowned genealogist and historian Graeme MacKenzie, hosted by the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra, 41 Templeton St. Info: www.familyhistoryact.org.au

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Hawthorn Pipe Band Fundraising Ceilidh

March 23
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Featuring Melbourne Scottish Fiddlers and caller. All funds raised go towards the band's upcoming trip to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland in August, 2019. Info: www.trybooking.com/465383

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Scots All Saints College Highland Gathering

March 24
Bathurst, NSW Australia

Pipe band competition, stalls, children’s events and more at the Scots Campus, O’Connell Rd. Info: www.saints.nsw.edu.au

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Ringwood Highland Games Ceilidh

March 29
Ringwood, VIC Australia

Get into your best tartan and enjoy a fabulous evening of music and dance with the great Scottish band, 'The Clan.' We'll have you swinging with your sweetheart, dancing a reel with the rellies, flinging with your friends, and grabbing a group for the Gay Gordon at Central Ringwood Community Centre, Bedford Park (Via Bedford ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA March Ceilidh

March 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Band. Listen to our piper at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

March 30
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). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 31
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
Ringwood – Australia Wantirna, VIC Australia

Melbourne's only Highland Games with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, dogs, Clan and Scottish stalls at J.W.Manson Reserve, Selkirk Ave. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/ringwoodvictoriaaustralia

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The Scots College and Pipe Bands Australia (NSW) Highland Gathering

March 31
Bellevue Hill, NSW Australia

The Scots College Pipes and Drums in conjunction with the NSW branch of Pipe Bands Australia are excited to announce the return of the Scottish Highland Gathering to Sydney which will feature Pipe Band competitions, Highland Dancing, the Heavy Lifters (kilt wearing strongmen) and fair featuring stalls selling Scottish goods, fine food, gifts and artisan ... Read more

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April 2019

Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 6
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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Inverness Highland Dancing Competition

April 6
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Highland dancing event. Info: [email protected]

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

April 7
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

April 7
Flemington, VIC Australia

Theme for the discussion will be early years: poverty and obscurity as seen through his early poems at Canterbury Street Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St. Info: Ina Graham (03) 8361 0308.

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BBC Highland Gathering 2019

April 13
Toowong, QLD Australia

The BBC Highland Gathering is a brilliant day with Pipe Bands, Drum Majors, Medieval Re-enactment, Highland Dancing, stalls and more at Brisbane Boys' College. Kensington Terrace. Info: 07 3309 3500 or [email protected]

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2019 Australian Solo Piping Championships

April 13 - April 14
Adelaide, SA Australia

Scotland’s Robert Wallace will head the adjudication panel for the nation’s premier solo pipe band competition and most prestigious piobaireachd competition conducted by the RU Brown Society. Info: www.pipebandsaustralia.com.au/championships

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Youth Ceilidh – free event

April 13
Dickson, ACT Australia

Looking to have fun dancing to great live music? Then this free Scottish Youth Ceilidh, an ACT Youth Week event, is for you! Come try this social style of dance with other young people, 18-25 years. All dances taught and called. No experience, partner, special dance shoes or booking needed - just your lovely self! ... Read more

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Swan Valley Highland Games

April 14
Henley Brook, WA Australia

Perth’s strongest men and women compete in traditional Scottish heavy events including stone putting, weight throws and the caber toss. Time: Events start at 11am at Elmar’s in the Valley, W Swan Rd. Info: https://elmars.com.au/events/event/swan-valley-highland-games-2019/

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Maclean Highland Gathering

April 19 - April 20
Maclean – Australia Maclean, NSW Australia

In the Scottish town of Australia with full pipe band and solo piping competitions, Highland dancers, stalls and more. Info: Mobile: 0429 842 472 or www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Caledonian Society of WA April Ceilidh

April 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Band. Listen to our piper at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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The Western Australian Clan Societies Joint Picnic

April 28
Perth, WA Australia

The Western Australian Clan Societies Joint Picnic will be on the lawn area behind the Light Horse Memorial, just off Fraser Drive. Start time is 11-11.30 am, with a shared lunch menu, followed by entertainment and shared information and jokes at King's Park. Info: [email protected]

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

April 29
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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May 2019

Australian Celtic Festival

May 2 - May 5
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
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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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

May 5
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Tartan in the Vale

May 5
McLaren Flat SA Australia

Clan MacLeod invites members and friends to join them on a visit to local vineyards, followed by a late Lunch at Carmel's Bar and Grill. Start 10:00am at Hugo Wines, 246 Elliott Rd. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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The Proclaimers Australian Tour 2019

May 16 - May 30
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have reached a rarefied status: after three decades they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, The Proclaimers continue to garner new fans. Tickets available at venues and all usual outlets. Full tour dates and details at: https://www.themusichouse.com.au/files/tour-detail.php?id=82

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World Whisky Day

May 18
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Celtic Mist

May 18
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Discover your Celtic roots with the Queensland Pops Orchestra and over 200 performers on stage it will be a vivid showcase of Celtic music both old and new. Acts include: Gregory Moore, Sarah Calderwood, BBC Pipes and Drums, OzScot Highland Dance, Watkins Academy of Irish Dance and more at QPAC. Info: 136 246 or www.qpac.com.au

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Moreton Bay Highland Dancing Championships

May 19
Narangba, QLD Australia

Highland dance event at Narangba Valley State School, Harris St. Info: 0409 373 480.

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Lattitude with Attitude

May 19
Greenacres, SA Australia

Mighty Mini MacLeods invite members and friends to climb, bounce and fly at Latitude Centre. Cost $18pp or $12.00 for child under 130cm height. Meet at 2:45 for a 3:00pm start. Onsite cafe for parents. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Caledonian Society of WA May Ceilidh

May 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Band. Listen to our piper at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Ceilidh

May 25
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is holding a Ceilidh in the Drayton Hall starting at 7pm. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Lots of Scottish country dancing all dances are called. Listen to the Band, watch highland dancing display. Cost of the evening is $10 Adults pp, School-aged children Over ... Read more

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 25
Berry, NSW Australia

Street parade, Celtic music, pipe bands, dancers, jousting medieval knights, stalls and more at Berry Showground. A great family day out in support of Rotary Club of Berry. Info: (02) 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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The Scots School Albury Pipe Band-Young Drummer of the Year Competition and Pipe Band Reunion

May 25 - May 26
Albury – Australia Albury, NSW Australia

The Scots School Albury Pipe band is celebrating 65 years in 2019 and will be hosting a reunion and Young Drummer of the Year at the Scots School Albury. The event will also be live streamed. Info: 02 6022 0000.

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

May 26 - June 2
Wingham – Australia Wingham, NSW Australia

Presented by Manning Valley Historical Society a week long program of Scottish themed events including a Scottish concert, Genealogy Fair, Highland Games, Ceilidh and more. Info: John 02 6556 9057 or www.bonnie-wingham-scottish-festival.manninghistorical.org

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

May 27
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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A Night in Scotland

May 31
Main Beach, QLD Australia

The Order of St John Priory of Queensland invites you to put on your kilt and join us for a jovial evening of bagpipes, whisky and dancing! Proceeds in aid of the Institute for Glycomics Griffith University Gold Coast and the St John's Crisis Centre in Surfers Paradise. $120pp including welcome drink, 3 course dinner, ... Read more

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June 2019

Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

June 2
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Welcome to Winter

June 2
Malvern, SA Australia

Clan MacLeod SA invites members and friends to bring along a dish to share with others as we welcome Winter at the Walters residence. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Scottish Highland Day Lunch

June 5
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Celebrate the cultural delights of Scotland, enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch of Scotland’s finest fayre, whilst the Highland Dancers perform to the Pipe Band at NSW Masonic Club. Info: 02 9284 1006 or www.nswmasonicclub.com.au

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The National Celtic Festival

June 7 - June 10
Portarlington, VIC Australia

Over the three day long weekend event each June with a diverse range of Celtic music and events at the Village Stage, Celtic Club, Wine Bar, and Celtic Markets. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Curious Caledonians Concert

June 7
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Come join at Elizabeth Bay House for an evening of late 18th and 19th century Scottish music with world-leading early music performers coming together from Glasgow, Melbourne and Sydney. Musicians include members of the Evergreen Ensemble (Australia), Concerto Caledonia (Scotland) and Neal Peres Da Costa and Daniel Yeadon (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney) ... Read more

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

June 12
Teralba, NSW Australia

7pm at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Week 2019

June 14 - June 18
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

A variety of Scottish themed events held across Sydney presented by The Scottish Australian Heritage Council with honoured guest Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon in conjunction with The Australian Heraldry Society. Highlights are two history talks on Friday 14th June & Mon 17th June and a luncheon and historical tour of Old Government House, Parramatta ... Read more

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The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular

June 15 - June 16
Boonah, QLD Australia

Includes the Fassifern Highland Games with Clydesdale and horse events, Scottish pipes & drums, Scottish cuisine, Clydie Spectacular Woodchopping Title and more at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: www.boonahshowsociety.org.au

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Townsville Clansmen’s Ceilidh

June 15
Townsville, QLD Australia

Enjoy Scottish Country Dancing to music by the Black Bear Duo, supported by available pipers and drummers at the Carlton Theatre, Carlyle Gardens, Condon. Tickets at www.Townsvilletickets.com.au

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Townsville Tartan Day

June 16
Townsville, QLD Australia

Enjoy the pipes and drums, the Black Bear Duo (Iain Mckenzie, accordion and Emma Nixon, fiddle), plus Brian Bisset the Scottish tenor from Brisbane, Scottish dancing, and get tips for your family history search. Watch the strongman demonstration by Valhalla Strength. Add your clan to the Clans in Townsville Tree at the Cotters Markets, Flinders ... Read more

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Scottish Ball

June 22
Mount Pritchard, NSW Australia

Scottish Dancing Association of Australia & Associates presents the Scottish Ball and Presentation of Debutantes at The Starz Auditorium, Mounties, Mount Pritchard Community Club. Info: Diane Banks: [email protected] or 02 9824 0860 or Karen McPhillips: [email protected] or 0438 810 960.

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Winter Ceilidh

June 22
Mitcham, SA Australia

Dance Scottish at the Mitcham Village Cultural Institute Hall, 103C Princes Rd. Musicians will be Telenn Tri. Info: www.rscdsadelaide.org.au

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The Gathering

June 23
Ipswich, QLD Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance, including the Queensland Pipe Band Championships at Ipswich Turf Club. Info: www.gatheringfestival.com.au

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

June 24
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 28 - June 30
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. Info: www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.au

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 29
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). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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Tartan Day Tattoo-Gathering of the Clans

June 29
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

The Act of Proscription August 1, 1747 marked the banning by the British Empire the wearing of Tartan. Punishable by gaol. This event we recognise the significant sacrifices made by the Scots to protect their land and families and features the Brisbane City Pipe Band at the Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA June Ceilidh

June 29
Inglewood, WA Australia

Sing and dance to Heel N Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Supper supplied at the Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: 0427 990 754.

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Celtic Force

June 29
Launceston, TAS Australia

This years Celtic Force sees us heading back to the wonderous Princess Theatre for just 2 shows on Saturday 29th June at 2 pm and 7.30 pm. We will have an amazing amount of local talent, including: The Fiddle STIX, Freddie Todman, St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band and the Celtic Force Dancers, Tasmanian DrillDance Team ... Read more

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The Kirking Of The Tartan

June 30
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Scottish Heritage Centre of W.A. is holding The Kirking Of The Tartan church service at 2pm at Scots Church, South Terrace. The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. William MacRae, will be officiating. All are welcome, and there will be an afternoon tea to follow (for $5 per person). Info: Patricia Hatch 08 9384 6332 ... Read more

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July 2019

Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

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Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 3 - July 7
Camperdown, VIC Australia

With great music, guest performers, and lecture series coordinated by the Camperdown Historical Society, Highland Dancing, poetry, Golf Day, Pipes and Drums.  New events will include music workshops and master classes, in-schools music program, dinner at the Masonic Lodge with haggis and Toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, music and dancing. Info: Chris ... Read more

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 6
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family - there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. The 2019 Games will be a very special event marking ... Read more

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Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Tartan Ball

July 6
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Celebrate International tartan Day in Scottish style with an Address to the Haggis, Perth Metro Pipe Band and Heel and Toe Ceilidh Band at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au

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Tartan Day Celebration

July 6
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

A concert in the Burnside Community Centre Hall commencing at 11.00 am. The program will include stories about the history of tartan, the rebellion of the Jacobites leading to the banning of the wearing of tartan, pipe band music played by students of Seymour College, Highland dancing, an Address to the Haggis and haggis tasting. ... Read more

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44th Australian Scottish Country Dance Winter School

July 7 - July 13
Parkville, VIC Australia

The Melbourne & District Branch extends a warm invitation to all dancers to meet at University College, College Drive, University of Melbourne, for a fun filled week of Scottish Country Dancing with great teachers and musicians. Info: www.melbourne2019ws.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

July 7
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 12 - July 21
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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Hawthorn Pipe Band: Taking Flight

July 13
Hawthorn, VIC Australia

Hawthorn Pipe Band, the Grade 2 Australian Champions, present Taking Flight, a night of top-quality Australian piping and drumming. Taking Flight is a nod to their upcoming journey to the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland and promises to be a night of Scottish music at its finest at Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd. ... Read more

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The Celtic Shindig

July 20
Morley, WA Australia

Perth Metro Pipe Band is hosting a Christmas in July event as part of the 2019 Celtic Shindig. It promises to be a great night, filled with music, dancing, games and prizes. Info: https://www.trybooking.com/BAPME

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International Tartan Day

July 20
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

King George Square, 9am to 4pm. A free day of family entertainment Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Celtic Choir, Family History and Genealogy and much more. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au or 07 3359 8195.

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Peter Adams Caledonian Night

July 20
Argenton, NSW Australia

Bob McInnes Band and lots of dancing with the Hunter Valley Scots Club at Club Macquarie 7.00pm. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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Musica Scotland

July 20 - July 21

Celebrate Scotland's music. Includes: Musician Workshop for musicians who play fiddle, accordion and keyboard/piano and are interested in learning how to play for dancing. The RSCDS Ball is on the Saturday evening. A Concert of Scottish Music will be held from 2pm until 430pm, with tributes to Burns. Events at the Estonian Hall, 200 Jeffcott ... Read more

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State Solo Piping Contest

July 20
Perth, WA Australia

Solo piping content and events, hosted by Northside Highlanders Pipe Band. Info: www.pipebandswa.com.au

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

July 22
Toowong, QLD Australia

Jig contest at the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Caledonian Society of WA Xmas in July Ceilidh

July 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Put on your Santa hat and sing and dance to Heel N Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Supper supplied at the Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: 0427 990 754.

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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August 2019

Dunluce Castle Tour and Tea

August 11
Brighton, SA Australia

Join Clan MacLeod members and friends for a private tour of Dunluce Castle.. Our tour will be followed by a cup of tea and chat. Please advise Nicole Walters of attendance. Info: 0415 654 836 or www.dunlucecastleevents.com

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

August 14
Teralba, NSW Australia

7pm at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected]

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Clan MacLeod Week Tour and Tea

August 14
Keswick, SA Australia

Join Clan MacLeod members for a tour of Keswick Barracks Army Museum, followed by a cuppa. Meet at the Barracks site, Anzac Highway, Keswick at 10:30 to get tickets and join the tour. Tour starts promptly at 11:00am. Further details Trevor Powell, 0419 819 843.

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Scots in the Bush Scottish & Celtic Festival

August 15 - August 18
Boondooma QLD Australia

A weekend of great Celtic fun with pipe bands, entertainment, ceilidh dancing and combined band performances, Kirkin O' the Tartan and more at Historic Boondooma Homestead, 8262 Mundubbera-Durong Rd. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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Hobart Winter Ball

August 17
Hobart – Australia Hobart, TAS Australia

A evening of Scottish music and dance. Music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt at Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie St. Info: Sally Ord 03 6249 8880 or [email protected]

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Clan MacLeod SA annual Luncheon – Glenelg Golf Course

August 18
Adelaide, SA Australia

Join Clan MacLeod members and friends for the annual luncheon at Glenelg Golf course. There will be dancers, haggis, pipers, a speaker and fabulous food. Cost $60.00 pp. Bookings to Trevor Powell: 0419819834 or [email protected]

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Who were the Celts? Study Day

August 24
Sydney, NSW Australia

A day-long introduction to the culture of the Celts, focussing on bronze-age, iron-age and early medieval language, art and archaeology. We explore questions of identity, location and time period. We investigate archaeological sites for what they can tell us about Celtic culture. By looking at artefacts we identify the distinctive art styles associated with the ... Read more

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Ceilidh

August 31
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is holding a Favourite Scottish Character themed Ceilidh in the Drayton Hall starting at 7pm. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume/s. Lots of community Scottish country dancing (all dances are called). Watch Highland dancing display & enjoy ... Read more

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Mackay Bluewater Fling

August 31
Mackay, QLD

The Mackay and District Pipe Band is hosting their annual community event 'The Mackay Bluewater Fling' at the Bluewater Quay. The event commences with a massed bands march across the Forgan Bridge at 3pm. Visiting pipe bands from around Queensland and Highland dancing will be featured during the afternoon. Info: Deborah 0408 877 806 or ... Read more

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The Maitland Tattoo 2019

August 31
Maitland, NSW Australia

Presented by the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums with acts such as United Mineworkers Pipe Band, String Loaded Celtic Fiddle Band, The United Mineworkers Pipe Band, Maitland Brass Band, Voyage of Irish Dance, Highland Dancers and more at Maitland Town Hall, 281 High St. Info: Dianne Innes 0408 664 796 or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

August 31
Inglewood, WA Australia

Dance and sing to Heel N toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to the piper. Children free entry. Supper Supplied $20 non members at Bob Daniels Community Centre 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Ceilidh in the Forest [RSCDS]

August 31
Sydney, NSW Australia

Wonderful night of easy dancing introducing new people to Scottish Country Dancing, supported by more experienced dancers. Forestville Memorial Hall, Forestville 7 p.m. Supper included. BYO Drinks. Dancing to the music of Iain McKenzie. Info: [email protected] or https://rscds.org.au/attachments/Forestville_ceilidh_31Aug2019.pdf

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Music & Mayhem – concert and ceilidh

August 31
Perth, WA Australia

Perth Scottish Fiddlers is turning 10! Join us for our annual evening of Music and Mayhem celebrating and sharing the wonderful lively fiddle and dance music of Scotland. The evening will commence with a concert, followed by supper and some Scottish dancing. The dances will be called, so no experience is needed, just enthusiasm! Perth ... Read more

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September 2019

Learn Scottish Country Dancing in Sydney [RSCDS]

September 2 - October 9
Sydney, NSW Australia

Learn the basic steps & formations and some fun dances in a friendly atmosphere - Eight week course - $100 (Includes entry to the Easy Dance Ball) at Fort Street Public School, Upper Fort Street, The Rocks. Info: [email protected] or https://rscds.org.au/attachments/City_Beginners_2Sept_2019flyer.pdf

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North Coast Regional Pipe Band Competition

September 7
Yandina, QLD Australia

Enjoy some of the best pipe bands in South East Queensland at Nambour Yandina United Football Club, North St. Info: 0488 777 081.

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Victorian Scottish Union AGM & Conference

September 7 - September 9
Queenscliff, VIC Australia

Events include: Ceilidh, Conference, Youth Forum, Dinner and Kirking of the Tartan. Info: Jan Macdonald: 0438 584 930 or [email protected]

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North Australian Celtic and Medieval Festival

September 13
Palmerston, NT Australia

Come and celebrate all things Celtic and Medieval at the inaugural North Australian Celtic and Medieval Festival. 3 Irish dance groups, a Scottish Country Dance group, a Medieval display group (sword and forging) and a local 5 piece Celtic band at Goyder Square. The Boulevarde. Info: Moyston Wright 0487 407 672 or www.facebook.com/nacmf

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Victor Harbor Ceilidh

September 14
Victor Harbor, SA Australia

Scottish dancing at Carrickalinga House, Hill. Please wear tartan on the night. Info: Chris Hawkins on 0402 900 255.

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Clans On The Coast

September 21
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Everything from Scottish Pipe Bands, Celtic band, Variety and Celtic Stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic Dancers, Highland Dancers, Irish Dancers, Dog Parade, Rusty Harper Irish Folk Band Vanguard Medieval fighting demonstrations and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, 4981 Nelson Bay Rd. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Scottish Gaelic Study Day

September 21
Revesby, NSW Australia

Learners, practice your Gaelic in a friendly environment with gentle guidance. Our learners’ group provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to make use of your Gaelic, whether you have just a few words or are an advanced learner. Absolute beginners are also welcome to come and listen to the sound of this beautiful language. Throughout ... Read more

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The BBC Solo Piping & Drumming Championships

September 21
Toowong, QLD Australia

An annual event held at Brisbane Boys' College. The contest will be held under the Pipe Band Australia contest rules and conditions. The event is open to members of the public to come along and enjoy a great day of piping and drumming. Info: [email protected] or Stevie 0400 953 126.

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

September 28
Inglewood, WA Australia

Dance and sing to Heel N toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to the piper. Children free entry. Supper Supplied $20 non members at Bob Daniels Community Centre 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Stringmania!

September 30 - October 6
Warburton East, VIC Australia

A celebration and exploration of the traditional arts - music, dance, language and song with an immersive camp for string musicians from beginner to advanced, in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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October 2019

Scottish Gaelic Conversation Evenings

October 2 - October 16
Sydney, NSW Australia

Learners, practice your Gaelic in a friendly environment with gentle guidance. Our learners’ group provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to make use of your Gaelic, whether you have just a few words or are an advanced learner. Absolute beginners are also welcome to come and listen to the sound of this beautiful language. Schedule ... Read more

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Ty Fry and Southern Celt in concert

October 4
Perth, WA Australia

See Tyler Fry's charismatic tenor drumming live on stage with special guest pipers and drummers at the Irish Club in Subiaco. Progressive folk band, Southern Celt will also be performing. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BFCOK

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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Canberra Scottish Ball

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

Presented by Canberra and District Scottish Country Dancing at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. Music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 12
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 re-enactments and the Tartan Warriors at Kambah District Playing Fields, Kett St. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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PACS Variety Evening

October 12
Adelaide, SA Australia

Hosted by Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Inc. An evening of all different acts and entertainment. Bring a plate of shared supper at 189 Semaphore Road, Exeter. Info: 0419 819 834 or [email protected]

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Bands in Parks: Big Bang

October 13
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Cannon firings, brass band and bagpipes and drums. What a great experience!The Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band is performing between 10am and 11am, the cannon firings are at 1pm and 2pm and the brass band will be on from 1pm to 2pm at Fort Lytton. Info: www.facebook.com/pg/QIAPB/events/

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A Day with Robert Burns in Poetry and Song

October 13
Melbourne, VIC Australia

A free event to enjoy the works of Robert Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre. Info: Ina 03 8361 0308.

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

October 17 - October 19
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

One of the greatest shows on earth, featuring more than 1200 performers from around the world, heads to Sydney direct from its annual season on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. Info: www.edinburghtattoosydney.com.au

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Billy Connolly – The Sex Life of Bandages

October 18 - October 20
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. Featuring blistering observations of everyday absurdities and a deeply personal interview, The Sex Life of Bandages is a big screen tribute to an iconic funny man who is ... Read more

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

October 19
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). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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History of the Celts in 20 Objects Study Day

October 19
Glenbrook, NSW Australia

The Celts are defined linguistically, and yet we are able to associate a vast collection of objects, decorative and utilitarian, with Celtic culture over more than two millennia. An attempt to define the history of the Celts through such a small sample as twenty objects is doomed to failure. Rather, this study day seeks to ... Read more

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Brunswick Scottish Society’s Ceilidh

October 19
Brunswick, VIC Australia

Join the Brunswick Scottish Society and learn how to do fun dances, eat a potluck dinner, and have some BYO drinks. Don't worry if you don't know how to dance-the lovely people will teach you. Info: www.facebook.com/BrunswickScottishSociety

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 20
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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Pipers Of Perth Solos

October 20
Perth, WA Australia

Presented by the Highland Pipers Society of Perth at South Perth Bowling Club. Info: www.pipebandswa.com.au

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Clan MacLeod SA Pub Luncheon

October 20
Adelaide, SA Australia

Feel free to join Clan MacLeod as we lunch and catch up with each other at the Buckingham Arms, 1 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton for the annual pub lunch. Meal discounts available. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836.

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