Thirty-five years since their debut single, ‘Dignity’, and millions of record sales since, Deacon Blue are digging out all their old 45s - the Top 10s, the favourites, the sing-along rarities in Wellington and Auckland. Info: www.livenation.co.nz
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
The day begins at 8.30am with bagpipe and drum solos ranging from novice to A grade and attracts some of New Zealand's best musicians at Palmerston North Square. Info: www.manawatuscottishsociety.com
Live Scottish music With Willie Mcarthur and maybe special guests, whisky and good old Scottish banter. Meals available, and a great selection of Beers and whisky's at Rose & Thistle, 24a Main North Rd. Info: www.williemcarthur.com
Highlights of the 2023 Pipes of Christmas performance will be globally streamed via Eventbrite from December 22-31 – available anywhere there’s an internet connection! Stream the 2023 performance of this beloved Celtic Christmas concert. Features traditional carols and new works for bagpipes, brass, and more. Details: www.eventbrite.com/e/global-webcast-concert-highlights-tickets-744401293307
Wishing all our readers, advertisers and friends a very happy, safe and peaceful Christmas!
NZ Branch Inc annual Scottish country dance Summer School to be held in Nelson. Includes a great line up of teachers from NZ and Australia as well as local musicians. There will be a full range of classes for all abilities and ages. Info: [email protected]
The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2024!
New Zealand’s top pipers enter this prestigious event which has grown in popularity over the years. Held on New Year’s Eve in the Celtic Barn foyer starting at 4pm, tickets $10 available at the door. Supper is served, bar sales available and it finishes early so that you can still go out and party the ... Read more
One of the longest-running Scottish gatherings in the Southern Hemisphere, offering fierce competition, spectacular entertainment and a full day of family-friendly fun., a great family day out since 1871. Info: www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz
Celebrate the historic and classic Scottish treat enjoyed around the world known as shortbread. Enjoy a taste of Scotland today!
With international and domestic tutors across all disciplines, this is the best way to kick start your piping or drumming year. Info: www.rnzpba.com
Round up your friends, get your glad rags and dancing shoes on for a traditional Celtic evening full of banter, craic, eating, drinking, and dancing. We transform the Athenaeum Hall into a little bit of Scotland for the night. Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2024/arrowtown-burns-supper-ceilidh/arrowtown
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.
Join Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and the Dunedin Burns Club to consider thoughts on Burns and family life from Emeritus Professor Tom Brooking and his daughter, Dunedin MP Rachel Brooking. Enjoy Traditional Scottish food and drink, kick your heels up at the ceilidh with music from the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. Cheer the winning entries of ... Read more
Join in celebrating our Scottish roots on poet and lyricist, Robert Burns’ birthday. An evening featuring a Scottish-inspired 3-course menu & good Scotch Whisky at The Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave St, Thorndon. Info: www.thistleinn.co.nz
A full day of family fun and entertainment. Highland Dancing, solo bagpiping, solo drumming and pipe band competitions. Traditional Scottish Field Events for everyone to try at Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. Info: www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz
The City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band brings you Pipes in the Park again for its seventh year. The Celtic music and dance extravaganza is being held, once again, at the Fairfield House Meadow, with an exciting line up of performers this year including the full Pipe Band, as well as soloists, the Kahurangi Irish ... Read more
Raise a dram to a global celebration of Scotch whisky. A day for people to come together and enjoy a drink while paying homage to the rich history and culture of Scotland.
9am to 9pm, at the Paeroa Domain, 12 hours of entertainment with Highland Games. Info: www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz
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.wellington-gaelic-club-communn-gaidhealach-wellington.weebly.com
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
A celebration of Scotland in the heart of Wellington at Waitangi Park. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN
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.
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
Join the Clan MacKenzie Society of New Zealand for a weekend of Clan and social events. Info: www.clanmackenzienz.org
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
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
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