Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

Ashburton - New Zealand Ashburton, New Zealand

Come along to the Royal Lawn (opposite the playground, Ashburton Domain) to hear pipe bands play an assortment of scottish music; marches, strathspeys, reels, and medley selections. The local pipe band will be playing, along with bands that may visit from North Canterbury through to South Canterbury. Info: Peter MacLean: [email protected].

Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2024/World Gaelic Week 2024

Nationwide

Celebrating Scottish Gaelic across the globe. The theme for the 2024 edition of the cultural celebration is Do Chànan. Do Chothrom, which translates to Your Language. Your Opportunity. Participants are encouraged to showcase how the Gaelic language benefits and enriches lives, opening doors for connections, collaboration and success. Info: www.seachdainnagaidhlig.scot

RNZPBA Wellington – Hawkes Bay Pipe Band Centre Contest

Palmerston North - New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

The regional pipe band competition, featuring bands from the lower North Island. Enjoy the sound of bagpipes and Scottish drumming with some of New Zealand's top pipe bands on show. Visit the "Have a Go" area and pick up some information on how to get involved, at Marist Sports Palmerston North, 17A Pascal St. Info: ... Read more

Queenstown Solo Piping and Drumming Championships

Queenstown , New Zealand

Queenstown solo piping and drumming (snare, tenor and bass), with an outstanding lineup of world-class judges and great prize money. Info: Drumming https://rb.gy/en055k or Piping https://rb.gy/6z1u8p

Pipes in the Park – Wellington

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A celebration of Scotland in the heart of Wellington at Waitangi Park. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide

Listen of play some pipes today! This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions.

2024 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

The contest will offer the full suite of grades from Grade 4B through to Juvenile and Grade 1, at the Onewa Domain. It is compulsory for all bands to compete in the Street March competition - unique to the Southern Hemisphere. Info: https://rnzpba.com/2023/05/26/2024-nzpb-champs

Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

Hastings - New Zealand Hastings, New Zealand

Includes Highland & National Dancing and Solo Piping Competition at Lindisfarne College, Frimley. Info: www.facebook.com/HBEasterHighlandGames

126th Mackenzie Highland Show

Fairlie , New Zealand

The largest one day Show in New Zealand, includes pipe bands, Highland dance,  dog trials, Scottish heavy events, equestrian events and more. Info: www.mackenzieshow.co.nz

Highland Storm

Te Anau - New Zealand Te Anau, New Zealand

Electrifying fusion of pop, Celtic and Kiwi music. A one-night-only show in Te Anau of Celtic entertainment at Realnz Fiordland Community Events Centre. Info: www.teanautartanfestival.co.nz

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellingon , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

ScotStringNZ

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and immerse yourself in the music and traditions of Scotland. Specialist teachers from Scotland will offer lessons for strings, keyboards and accompaniment instruments, as well as band work. Info: www.scotstring.nz

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Ngaio – Annual Dance

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish Country Dance event at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Road, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

World Whisky Day

Nationwide

World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Events are taking place all over the globe.  Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Tawa Annual Dance

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish country dancing in Wellington at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Rd, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

International Tartan Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

International Tartan Day is held on July 1st. The day marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Wear some tartan today to celebrate your heritage!

Upper Hutt Annual Dance

Upper Hutt - New Zealand Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Scottish country dancing at Wesley Centre, Benzie Ave. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

Hororata Highland Games

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

A Scottish Festival with a Kiwi twist! Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, stalls, Clans, heavy events and more at the Hororata Domain. A great family day out with lots of chances to take part and have a go in Scottish events. 45 minutes inland of Christchurch. Info: www.hororata.org.nz/highland-games

Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide

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!

RSCDS NZ Branch Wellington Summer School 2024/25

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Join RSCDS NZ at Scots College, Strathmore, Wellington for a packed programme of Scottish country dance classes, socials and formals. Info: www.nzsummerschool2024.nz

Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

The first Highland Games in the world every year. With pipe bands, solos, Highland dance, athletics, Clans and more at Caledonian Park. Info: www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

DramFest

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Exhibitors representing distilleries, producers and independent bottlers from Scotland, Japan, Ireland and around the whisky world. Info: www.dramfest.co.nz

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