Events List

Scots in the Bush Scottish & Celtic Festival

August 15 - August 18
Boondooma QLD
Australia

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

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Clan MacLeod SA annual Luncheon – Glenelg Golf Course

August 18
Adelaide, SA
Australia

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

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Who were the Celts? Study Day

August 24
Sydney, NSW
Australia

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

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Ceilidh

August 31
Toowoomba – Australia
Toowoomba , QLD Australia

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

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Music & Mayhem – concert and ceilidh

August 31
Perth, WA
Australia

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

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

August 31
Inglewood, WA
Australia

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

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Ceilidh in the Forest [RSCDS]

August 31
Sydney, NSW
Australia

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

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The Maitland Tattoo 2019

August 31
Maitland, NSW
Australia

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

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Mackay Bluewater Fling

August 31
Mackay, QLD

The Mackay and District Pipe Band is hosting their annual community event ‘The Mackay Bluewater Fling’ at the Bluewater Quay. The event commences with a massed bands march across the Forgan Bridge at 3pm. Visiting pipe bands from around Queensland and Highland dancing will be featured du...

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing in Sydney [RSCDS]

September 2 - October 9
Sydney, NSW
Australia

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

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North Coast Regional Pipe Band Competition

September 7
Yandina, QLD
Australia

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

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Victorian Scottish Union AGM & Conference

September 7 - September 9
Queenscliff, VIC
Australia

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

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Victor Harbor Ceilidh

September 14
Victor Harbor, SA
Australia

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

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Scottish Gaelic Study Day

September 21
Revesby, NSW
Australia

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

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Clans On The Coast

September 21
Nelson Bay, NSW
Australia

Everything from Scottish Pipe Bands, Celtic band, Variety and Celtic Stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic Dancers, Highland Dancers, Irish Dancers, Dog Parade, Rusty Harper Irish Folk Band Vanguard Medieval fighting demonstrations and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, 4981 Nelson Bay Rd. Info: Ron S...

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

September 28
Inglewood, WA
Australia

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

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Stringmania!

September 30 - October 6
Warburton East, VIC
Australia

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

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Scottish Gaelic Conversation Evenings

October 2 - October 16
Sydney, NSW
Australia

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

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A Braw Scots Night 2019

October 5
Brisbane – Australia
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Gather your Clan for an evening of Scottish entertainment, food and friendship at the Clan Campbell Society Australia, Queensland’s annual celebration dinner at Riverside Receptions, 50 Oxlade Dr. Info: Peter 0403 379 332 or [email protected]

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Armadale, WA
Australia

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia! Gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair at this free community event.The morning begins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run, the only fun ru...

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The Collie Clan Gathering

October 12
Collie, WA
Australia

Presented by The Collie Pioneer Masonic Lodge and The Elliot Clan Society in Australia at Wallsend Grounds, with pipe bands, Scottish dance, stalls and more. Info: James Elliott 0428 396 052 or  www.collieclangathering.org

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Canberra Scottish Ball

October 12
Canberra , ACT
Australia

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

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 12
Canberra , ACT
Australia

Bagpipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also other music types throughout the day as well as historic re-enactments and the Tartan Warriors at Kambah District Playing Fields, Kett St...

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Bands in Parks: Big Bang

October 13
Brisbane, QLD
Australia

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

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

October 19
Sydney – Australia
Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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History of the Celts in 20 Objects Study Day

October 19
Glenbrook, NSW
Australia

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

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Pipers Of Perth Solos

October 20
Perth, WA
Australia

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

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Clan MacLeod SA Pub Luncheon

October 20
Adelaide, SA
Australia

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

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 20
Kanahooka, NSW
Australia

Presented by the Illawarra Pipe Band with pipe band contests, Scottish stalls and more at Dandaloo Sports Oval, Kanahooka Rd. Gates open at 8.30 AM and Massed Bands Closing ceremony at approx. 3.00 PM. Info: Alison 0414 928 016, [email protected] or www.illawarrapipeband.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

October 26
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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Sounds of Scotland Concert ‘Amazing Grace’

October 26
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 sta...

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Clan Donald/MacFarlane/McNeil Luncheon

October 27
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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Silver Chanter Competition

November 2
Adelaide, SA
Australia

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

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Clan MacLeod Society South Australia AGM

November 3
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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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 3
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 ...

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 8 - November 10
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-e...

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Champion of Champions Solos

November 17
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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Family Ceilidh [RSCDS]

November 24
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/...

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
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
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
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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St Andrew’s Day Ball

November 29
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
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 ...

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
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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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 7
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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Mighty Mini MacLeod end of year event

December 15
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 04...

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
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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The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2020
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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Clan MacRae Reunion & Gathering

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 16, 2020
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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Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 7, 2020
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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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 4, 2020
Bundanoon – Australia
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

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

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2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Maryborough, VIC
Australia

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

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Australian Celtic Festival

April 30, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Glen Innes, NSW
Australia

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

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