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May 2019

Caledonian Society of WA May Ceilidh

May 25, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - May 26, 2019
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, 2019 - June 2, 2019
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, 2019
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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A Night in Scotland

May 31, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - June 10, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - June 18, 2019
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, 2019 - June 16, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - July 7, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - July 13, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - July 21, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - July 21, 2019

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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - August 18, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - October 9, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - September 9, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - October 6, 2019
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, 2019 - October 16, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 @ 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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - October 19, 2019
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, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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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Annual Dinner of The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Darling Downs Branch QLD)

October 25, 2019
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

A special evening of traditional entertainment including: Music by David Kemp Whiskey Mac, Highland Dancers and a Haggis Ceremony at Downs Club Mylne St. Info: 07 4635 4086 or [email protected]

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Sounds of Scotland Concert ‘Amazing Grace’

October 26, 2019
Toowong, QLD Australia

Come along for a night of Scottish entertainment as Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Bands join with local musicians and dancers to present their Sounds of Scotland variety concert. Acts include Pipe Bands, Scottish Music, Dancers, Address to the Haggis and much more. Food, drinks, BBQ and Scottish stalls open at 4.30pm. Info: Director of Pipe ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

October 26, 2019
Inglewood, WA Australia

Dig out your Halloween costume and 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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Julie Appleton-Seymour Memorial Contest

October 26, 2019
St Lucia, QLD Australia

Hornpipe and Jig competition presented by the Queensland Highland Pipers Society at Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Dr. Info: www.qhps.org

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Clan Donald/MacFarlane/McNeil Luncheon

October 27, 2019
Adelaide, SA Australia

Luncheon Fogular Furlan Centre, 69 Briar Rd, Felixstow. 12 noon. Ph. Eileen 8258 5756 or 0433 780 999

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November 2019

Silver Chanter Competition

November 2, 2019
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping competition presented by the R U Brown Piobaireachd Society. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

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Gathering of the Celts

November 2, 2019
Wallsend, NSW Australia

A night of Scottish music with Highland rock band, Scotia Highland Dancers, Miners pipe Band and more at Wallsend Diggers. Info: www.wallsenddiggers.com.au

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2019 Highland Ball

November 2, 2019
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Bring your friends for a night of Scottish food, music and dancing with the members of the BBC Old Collegians' Pipe Band. A fun-filled night including the address to the haggis, toe-tapping pipe band displays and community dancing at Mercure Brisbane. Info: www.facebook.com/events/466214110615323

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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 3, 2019
Gosford, NSW Australia

This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Ground and will feature the NSW Pipe Band Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles. Pipe bands, Drum Majors, the Tossing of the Caber, Tug O'War, Scottish stalls, food, and much more. It is a great day out for the whole family. Info: ... Read more

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Clan MacLeod Society South Australia AGM

November 3, 2019
Adelaide, SA Australia

Clan MacLeod Society South Australia AGM. Held at Powell residence, Semaphore Park. Info: Trevor Powell 0419 819 834 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Ipswich Solo Drumming Championships

November 3, 2019
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Ipswich's own solo drumming competition held at the City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall. Info & entries: www.ipswichpipeband.com/solos

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Beechworth, VIC

Once again the Beechworth Celtic Festival is set to attract the crowds of Celtic lovers to Beechworth with the Beechworth Old Gaol Tattoo again featuring on the Saturday Night. The theme of the Tattoo is the celebration of Armistice Day in World War 1 – music and selected stories from the era re-enacted through the ... Read more

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Celtic Council of Australia’s Annual Awards Dinner

November 8, 2019
Sydney, NSW Australia

If you have Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh, Breton, Manx or any other Celtic nation’s blood, you should certainly enjoy attending this event at The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street. A tasty 2 course dinner will be served in an iconic setting. Lively entertainment with Irish duo Hooper & O’Toole. Guest speaker will be Dr ... Read more

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Pipes and Drums Concert

November 9, 2019
Warwick, QLD Australia

The SCOTS PGC College Pipes are calling! Our Pipes and Drums will be performing in the Warwick Town Hall from 4pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to witness some of our talented pipers and drummers in action. Info: www.facebook.com/events/398789717442395

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Queensland Highland Pipers’ Society-Julie Appleton-Seymour Memorial Contest

November 9, 2019
St Lucia, QLD Australia

Hornpipe and Jig competition at Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Dr. Info: www.qhps.org

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Brunswick Scottish Society’s Ceilidh

November 16, 2019
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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Champion of Champions Solos

November 17, 2019
Fremantle, WA Australia

Solo piping competition presented by the Highland Pipers Society of Perth at Fremantle Sailing Club. Info: www.pipebandswa.com.au

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Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club Annual Concert

November 17, 2019
Mitcham, SA Australia

Toe tapping jigs & reels and haunting slow airs at the Mitcham Institute. Info: www.adelaidescottishfiddleclub.com.au

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24, 2019
Forrest, ACT Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 9:30am - St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, State Circle, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24, 2019
Toukley, NSW Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 9:30am -  St David's Presbyterian Church, Victoria Ave, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24, 2019
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 10am - St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie St, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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Family Ceilidh [RSCDS]

November 24, 2019
Sydney, NSW Australia

Fun-filled Ceilidh dance social for families and non-dancers supported by more experienced dancers. Afternoon tea included. Music by James Gastineau-Hills. All Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, at Leichhardt Town Hall, Leichhardt. Info: [email protected] or https://rscds.org.au/attachments/Family_ceilidh_24Nov2019.pdf

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Festival of Strength @ Elmar’s in the Valley

November 24, 2019
Henley Brook, WA Australia

Featuring an exciting mix of strength sports competitions including Scottish Heavy events, displays and market stalls. Elmar’s in the Valley will be serving traditional Scottish and German food and beers including a special event brew - Highlander Ale at 8731 West Swan Rd. Info: www.highlandgames.org.au

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Jack McCandlish Memorial Contest

November 25, 2019
Toowong, QLD Australia

6/8 competitions for Juniors (4 parts) and Seniors (8 parts) presented by the Queensland Highland Pipers Society at The Walrus Club, 543A Coronation Dr. Info: www.qhps.org

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St Andrew’s Day Ball

November 29, 2019
Perth, WA Australia

Celebrate with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia, with food, music and dance at Pan Pacific Hotel. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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St Andrew’s Night

November 30, 2019
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is celebrating St Andrew's Night in the Drayton Hall commencing at 7pm with the Pipe Band. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Lots of community Scottish country dancing (all dances are called). Cost of the evening is $10 Adults pp. School-aged children Over 13 $5.00 ... Read more

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2019
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 Dinner

November 30, 2019
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Enjoy outstanding performances by the Brisbane City Pipe Band. An event of over 20+ pipers and drummers celebrating St Andrews Day over 3 course dinner including haggis at Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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GSSHD Annual Concert

November 30, 2019
Paralowie, SA Australia

Annual dance concert presented by the Garrick Stewart School of Highland Dancing at The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre. Info: [email protected]

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Saint Andrews Gala Event

November 30, 2019
Townsville, QLD Australia

Tribute to St Andrews with pipes and drums, Parade of Clan Banners, Highland dancing, Scottish food and more at Rydges Hotel, 23 Palmer St. Info: 0427 047 862 or [email protected]

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Hunter Valley Highland Games

November 30, 2019
Rothbury, NSW Australia

Come experience the very first Hunter Valley Highland Games in beautiful Wine Country. This event promises displays from local pipe and drum bands, Highland dancing, heavy events and of course - fine wine. These games celebrate the deep connection between Australia and Scotland at Saltire Estate, 113 Wilderness Rd. Info: www.huntervalleyhighlandgames.com.au

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Caledonian Society of WA November Ceilidh

November 30, 2019
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Ceilidh band on St Andrews Day. Listen to our Piper. Finger food supper supplied BYO alcohol. Children free enter. $20 non members. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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St Andrews Day Dinner

November 30, 2019
Sydney, NSW Australia

Traditional Scottish evening with food, drink, dance and piping not to mention haggis, with a thai twist with Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band. Get your tickets today for this culture adventure at Thai Rock, 28 Bayswater Road. Info: www.trybooking.com/545883

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December 2019

Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

December 2, 2019
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 7, 2019
Daylesford, VIC Australia

Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and then a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park, located at the southern entrance of Daylesford. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Hunter Valley Scots Christmas Social Night

December 11, 2019
Teralba, NSW Australia

Members and friends , come and celebrate the festive season together, 7pm at Teralba Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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Khancoban Carols Pipes and Drums

December 14, 2019
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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Mighty Mini MacLeod end of year event

December 15, 2019
Adelaide, SA Australia

The Mighty Mini Macleods end the year on a high at The Beachouse Swimming Centre. We will have fun, plan next year's activities and start the school holidays. Meet in the foyer at 3:00pm near the ticket office of The Beachouse, 4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg Beach. Cost from $20.00. Info: Nicole 0415 654 836 or ... Read more

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Grumpy Celtic Christmas – Eric Bogle & Claymore

December 20, 2019
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Audiences are in for a Celtic trea as, Eric Bogle and Claymore join forces at the Memo for a one night only in Melbourne Christmas extravaganza, “A Grumpy Celtic Christmas”. Considered two of Australia’s top artists, along with the incredible Glenbrae Celtic Dancers, the event will showcase the best of Celtic entertainment. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2418523578396137

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2019
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2019
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 2020!

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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31, 2019
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Finger food supper supplied BYO alcohol. Children free enter. $20 non members. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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January 2020

The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1
Maryborough, VIC Australia

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

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

January 6
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Singalong to the Songs of Scotland

January 17 - January 18
Perth, WA Australia

This is your chance to experience a real Scottish Singalong led by Jim & Alex from the internationally acclaimed Celtic band The BordererS. It’s the Year of Scotland in Australia in 2020, so come and help us belt out the Proclaimers, Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox, Fairground & more in a fun, friendly, inclusive night to ... Read more

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Scottish Power

January 18
Devonport, TAS Australia

From the misty purple highlands of Scotland to the green valleys and deep lochs, the sound of bagpipes has returned. St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band is back from their tour of Scotland to perform at Scottish Power 2020. Featuring a return of pianist Ben Austin, violinist Catherine Johnstone, singer Sally-Anne Richter as well as the ... Read more

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne – Robert Burns Celebrations

January 19

Join the Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Celebration of the 260th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns at the Statue in the Treasury Gardens, Spring Street Melbourne. 12:00 noon. (BYO Picnic. Anniversary Celebration Commences at 1:30pm includes Poetry, Music and Highland Dancing Display. Info: 03 8333 0973 or [email protected]

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Burns Day at O’Malley’s Hotel Kings Cross

January 19
Sydney, NSW Australia

McGregor fight will be shown from 2pm, Burns Day celebrations will commence after the fight with entertainment, face painting, addressing of the haggis, bag piper and irn bru slushy at O'Malleys Hotel, 228 Williams St, Wooloomooloo. Info: Gavin 02 9357 2211.

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City of Hobart Pipe Band Burns Supper

January 24
Hobart, TAS Australia

Toast the Immortal Memory with whisky, haggis, bagpipes, dancing, fine company and excellent craic at Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Info: [email protected] or 0418 107 175.

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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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Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia Burns Supper

January 25
Perth, WA Australia

Celebrate the Bard at the Pan Pacific Hotel, with Scottish food, music and fun. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Burns Supper

January 25
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Celebrate Rabbi Burns Supper with Pipes, Selkirk Grace, Address to the Haggis and poetry. A special appearance by members of the Brisbane City Pipe Band. 3 Course dinner with haggis and more at Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Ipswich Burns Supper Ceilidh

January 25
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Enjoy a 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, followed by live band "Ishka" with a dance caller for your Dashing White Sergeants and Gay Gordons - and of course the Ipswich Pipe ... Read more

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Central Coast Scots Burns Night

January 25
Gosford, NSW Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns at East Gosford Progress Hall. Info: Ian Davidson 0435 578 353.

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The Glenturret Burns Night Supper at Sydney Opera House

January 25
Sydney, NSW Australia

Superb whisky, a 4 hour, uniquely Australian-Scottish feast and the powerful sounds of two nations united for a Burns Night Supper featuring award-winning Scottish 5 piece, Breabach, and Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist, Eric Avery. Tickets: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

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Burns Night 2020 Townsville

January 25
Townsville, QLD Australia

Come join us celebrate Robert Burns at The Metropole Hotel, Townsville. Piping in of the haggis, poetry, songs, Highland dancers, good cheer, and great company. Three course dinner including wine only $65. Ticket purchase online only. Book tickets and pre-order menu at burnsnight.floktu.com

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Burns Supper with Mary Kiani and Friends

January 25
Sydney, NSW Australia

Celebrate the Bard with Mary Kiani. Please contact Mary either on Facebook ‘Burns supper with Mary Kiani & Friends or drop her an email to [email protected]

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River Heads Burns Night (Hervey Bay)

January 25
River Heads, QLD Australia

Enjoy a tradition Burns super with Whisky, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. Great music, poetry, dancing and bagpipes at River Heads Community Hall Ariadne St. Bookings on https://nextstep.com.au/haggis or Contact Mark on 0408 726 687.

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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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Harry Potter study day

February 8
Kingswood, NSW Australia

JK Rowling recently revealed that Ravenclaw was the Gaelic house at Hogwarts. The Harry Potter novels and movies have a surprising amount of Celtic influence that we will be taking a look at in this study day. We will begin by reviewing the Harry Potter books and movies, their context and authorship. We will examine ... 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

Scottish Radio 35th Anniversary Lunch

March 1
Adelaide, SA Australia

Celebrate 35 great years with Scottish music and friendship at at the Fogolar Furlan Function Centre. Info: Martin: [email protected] or 0415 471 709.

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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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Caledonian Castaways at Wheatsheaf Hotel (Fringe show)

March 5 - March 6
Adelaide, SA Australia

Melbourne's Scottish supergroup bring their all original Blues/Soul/Rocksteady songs and patter to Adelaide for the 1st time. Don't miss out. From selling out at Perth Fringe to headlining festivals it's been a big 2019 for the Caleys at 39 George St., Thebarton. Info: Stuart Ferguson 0448 799 035 or https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/caledonian-castaways-af2020

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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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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: ... Read more

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Melbourne Celtic Festival

March 17
Melbourne, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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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Brunswick Scottish Society Social

March 21
Brunswick East, VIC Australia

Dancing and friendship at Fleming Park Hall, 96 Victoria St. Info: www.facebook.com/BrunswickScottishSociety

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Kooweerup Scots on the Swamp

March 22
Kooweerup, VIC Australia

Rats of Tobruk Pipe Band. Scottish & Irish dancing. Country dancing, fiddler, Highland cattle, Old crafts, Clans, vintage cars, kilt run. Best dressed man, lady, boy & girl at Harewood House. 3310 Sth. Gippsland Highway. Info: Joyce Mills 03 5997 1571 or [email protected]

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

March 25
Teralba, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-With Maitland Pipe Band and other items at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected] or www.hvsc.org.au

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Ernest Dowler Memorial Contest

March 27
Prospect, SA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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Scottish Gaelic Retreat

March 27 - March 29
Callala Beach, NSW Australia

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: https://celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com/events/

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

March 28
Inglewood, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- 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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Swan Valley Highland Games

March 29
Henley Brook, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- A great day for the whole family with heaps of stuff for kids and adults alike! Celebrate Scotland with heavy events, haggis, pipes and ale. Evenyts include Heavy Athletics all day (caber toss, weight for distance, stone put, weight for height etc.), pipe band competition run by Pipe ... Read more

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April 2020

Celtic Poetry Slam

April 1
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Do you enjoy Celtic poetry – Irish, Scottish Gaelic and others? Come and listen to presenters recite and discuss much-loved Celtic poems, ancient and modern. Participants are also encouraged to recite to their own favourite pieces during the evening at Gaelic Cultural Centre, 1/64 Devonshire St. Info: https://celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com/events/

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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 4
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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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2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 4 - April 5
Maryborough, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 24/25. 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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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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The Seventh Annual Dinner for Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in Australia

April 7
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The evening will be chaired by Dr James Donaldson FSA Scot, a short talk on “The Legacies of Gilbert Innes of Stow” will be given by David Rampling FSA Scot, and a Toast to the Society will be proposed by Dr Joe Johnson FSA Scot, at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria in Bourke St, ... Read more

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Champion of Champions

April 10 - April 11
Carrara, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Easter weekend with bagpipes in Australia's "Scottish town", with Scottish dancers, stalls and more. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

April 17
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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History of the Celts in 20 Objects study day

April 18
Revesby, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- This study day seeks to touch on some of the more intriguing aspects of Celtic culture though the objects that are associated with it. In examining our twenty objects, we will also glance quickly at some additional objects that did not make the cut. We will talk about ... Read more

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Scots on The Rocks Ceilidh Course

April 20 - May 11
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-This course is for people who are going to a ceilidh or to an occasion where there might be a ceilidh (wedding, birthday or whatever).Four Weeks (20 April, 27 April, 4 May and 11 May). In the course you will learn steps and basic dance formations as well as ... Read more

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Spirit of the Dance

April 21 - May 16
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- The international Celtic dance sensation is returning to Australia, a celebration of Celtic dance, music and spirit. Info: www.mellenevents.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

April 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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 ... Read more

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Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour featuring Capercaillie

April 29 - May 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

THIS TOUR IS BEING CANCELLED-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 ... Read more

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Australian Celtic Festival

April 30 - May 3
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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Forby Sutherland Ceilidh

May 2
Sutherland, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Clan Sutherland Society of Australia, Scottish Australian Heritage Council and Celtic Council of Australia present a fabulous evening of Scottish entertainment. This is a feature event of the Sutherland Shire Heritage Festival “Remembering Forby Sutherland, the Scottish sailor who gave his name to Sutherland Shire” at Club on ... Read more

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The Chieftain’s Ceilidh

May 9
Yokine, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

May 15
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Clan Maclean Association Chief’s Birthday Banquet Weekend

May 16
Bundaberg, QLD Australia

"BUNDY 2020" includes: Address to the Haggis, Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band, Alison's Celtic Dance Academy and much more at Bundaberg Services Club Function Room (RSL Bundaberg) 17 Quay St. Info: Lyn Maclean Phone: 07 4153 5316 or [email protected]

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World Whisky Day

May 16
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Celtic Concert

May 17
Brighton, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Presented by the Star Chorale at St Andrews Anglican Church at 2:30pm. The concert features an array of wonderful traditional Scottish songs with guest artists on our program of a Scottish Pipe band and a Fiddle group. Info: www.starchorale.org

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

May 18 - June 29
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances - $95pp. Six Weeks (18 May, 25 ... Read more

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 23
Berry, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED -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 ... Read more

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 24 - May 31
Wingham, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-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 ... Read more

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

May 24
Melbourne, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

May 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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The Celtic Shindig 2020

May 30
Perth, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A great night packed full of entertainment and a delicious 2 course buffet dinner at the Wellington Room, Morley Sports and Recreation Centre. Info: www.facebook.com/celticshindig2018 or https://www.trybooking.com/BIQPZ

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June 2020

National Celtic Festival

June 5 - June 8
Portarlington, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

THIS TOUR IS BEING CANCELLED- 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 & ... Read more

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National Highland Cattle Show 2020

June 6 - June 7
Mount Pleasant, SA

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Presented by the Australian Highland Cattle Society, with Highland Cattle, Medieval attractions, stalls and more at Mount Pleasant Showgrounds. Info: www.australianhighlandcattle.org

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

June 10
Teralba, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-With Maitland Pipe Band and other items at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected] or www.hvsc.org.au

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Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

June 13 - June 14
Boonah, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Fassifern Highland Gathering is part of the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular. Clydesdale events are both days of the weekend, while the Scots events are Saturday only. These events include; grand parade, calling the clans, Scots cuisine, heavy events, workshops, history, along with pipe band, highland dancing and ... Read more

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

June 19
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Scottish Week 2020

June 26 - June 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A variety of Scottish themed events held across Sydney presented by The Scottish Australian Heritage Council. Highlights are history talks, a luncheon and tours and more. Info: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au or Nea on 040 899 0413.

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 27
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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 ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

July 17
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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International Tartan Day

July 25
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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The Maitland Tattoo

July 25
Maitland, NSW Australia

Presented by the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums, enjoy a presentation of pipes and drums, dancers and more at Maitland Town Hall, 281 High St. Info: Greg Queenan 0409 918 260 or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

July 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come and join us to celebrate our return. All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe ceilidh band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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August 2020

Hunter Valley Highland Games

August 8
Lovedale, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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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Scots in the Bush 2020

August 13 - August 16
Boondooma QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Celebrating the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia. With music, food and friendship at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.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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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

August 21
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Clan Ceilidh 150th Celebrations

August 29
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is celebrating their 150th year and will be holding a special Clan Ceilidh at the City Golf Club Toowoomba for 7pm. Come along & help us celebrate this occasion. Wear your tartan proudly. Highland Dancing and Pipe Band, Licensed bar available & ... Read more

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September 2020

The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

September 18
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Clans on the Coast

September 19
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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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BBC Highland Gathering

September 19
Toowong, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The Brisbane Boys College 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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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

September 20 - September 27
Wingham, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The 16th Scottish Festival celebrates the lives and culture of early Scottish Australians and welcomes people of all nationalities to join with us in a program of events. Info: https://bonnie-wingham-scottish-festival.manninghistorical.org/

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45th Australian Winter School

September 27 - October 4
Muresk, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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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Queensland State Solo Championships – Piping and Drumming

September 27
Toowong, QLD Australia

Hosted by the Queensland Highland Pipers' Society at Brisbane Boys College. Info: www.facebook.com/events/193639685056253

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October 2020

Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 4
Armadale, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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 ... Read more

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The Canberra Highland Gathering

October 10
Canberra , ACT Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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 ... 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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Ringwood Highland Games

October 11
Wantirna, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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Sydney Scottish Fiddlers

October 11
Sydney, NSW Australia

A group of enthusiastic Fiddlers who play favorite Scottish melodies and learn new tunes.We meet once a month, usually on the first Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm in different peoples houses around Sydney. We occasionally play for dances and concert gigs. If interested in joining us, contact James Gastineau-Hills on 0403809531, or Ann ... Read more

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

October 14
Teralba, NSW Australia

With Maitland Pipe Band and other items at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected] or www.hvsc.org.au

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November 2020

Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 1
Gosford, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 6 - November 8
Beechworth, VIC

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A great weekend of Celtic fun and entertainments, events includes a Tattoo at Old Gaol Beechworth, Celtic Dinner and markets. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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