Events List

Community Ceilidh

June 15 - August 17
Red Hill, QLD
Australia

Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane’s premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 23
Sydney – Australia
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Scottish Week 2018

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

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

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Scottish Heritage Centre of WA Kirking of the Tartan

July 1
Fremantle – Australia
Fremantle, Australia

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

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

July 1
Rochedale, QLD
Australia

Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org

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Happy Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

Celebrate your Scottish heritage and wear some tartan today on the anniversary of the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense punishable.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

July 2
Adelaide, SA
Australia

Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

July 3
Milton, QLD
Australia

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

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CoHHPB Winter Gathering

July 6
Hobart – Australia
Hobart, TAS Australia

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

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Tartan Night

July 7
Exeter, SA
Australia

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

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City of Melbourne Highland Pipe Band 120th Anniversary Gala Ball

July 7
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

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

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International Tartan Day Ball

July 7
Fremantle – Australia
Fremantle, Australia

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

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 7
Aberdeen – Australia
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

Fun for all the family with Clans, Highland and country dancing, pipe bands, Tartan Warriors,  Kilted Dash and more. One of Australia’s top Scottish events at Jefferson Park. Info: 02 6540 1300 or www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com

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Tartan Day Celebrations

July 7
Tusmore, SA
Australia

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

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Australia Winter School

July 8 - July 15
Shoal Bay, NSW
Australia

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

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The Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown

July 11 - August 2
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

One of Scotland’s top music exports returns for a nationwide tour of Australia as part of the World Hits Tour 2018. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

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Mackay Bluewater Fling 2018

July 14
Mackay, QLD

Hosted by Mackay & District Pipe Band with pipe bands, highland dancers, and lots of fun at Bluewater Quay. Info: www.mackaypipeband.com.au

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Celtic Piping Club Session

July 15
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Piping session, 3pm – 5:30pm, upstairs at The Last Jar – 616 Elizabeth Street (cnr Queensberry St). Info: [email protected]

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Melbourne Tartan Festival

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

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

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International Tartan Day

July 21
Brisbane – Australia
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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Pipers Society Jimmy Durham Memorial Solo Competition

July 23
Toowong – Australia
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

August 5
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

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

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Seymour College Highland Dancers and Pipe Band Scots Night

August 11
Glen Osmond, SA
Australia

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

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Caledonian Night

August 11
Argenton, NSW
Australia

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

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Scots in the Bush

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

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

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Clan MacLeod SA Annual Luncheon

August 19
Novar Gardens, SA

A convivial lunch with panoramic overlooking the striking greens of Glenelg Golf Course. Scottish dancers, pipe music, Clan displays, haggis and guest speakers entertain guests during the annual Clan MacLeod luncheon. Book your tickets for individuals or tables of 8 through Nicole Walters, Secretary...

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Barrier Reef Highland Dancing Championships

August 25
Kirwin, QLD
Australia

Highland dance competitions at Emmaus Hall, Ryan Catholic College, Canterbury Rd. Info: 0400 932 346.

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

August 25
Toowoomba – Australia
Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Listen to the pipe band, watch Highland dancing display & participate in Scottish Country Dancing. No experience required as all dancers are called. Cost of the evening is $10pp & Under 13 free, school-children over 13 $5.00 &...

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Community Ceilidh

August 31
Red Hill, QLD
Australia

Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane’s premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

September 9
Armadale – Australia
Armadale, WA Australia

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

September 15
Sydney – Australia
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Celtic Piping Club Session

September 23
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Piping session, 3pm – 5:30pm, upstairs at The Last Jar – 616 Elizabeth Street (cnr Queensberry St). Info: [email protected]

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Pipers Society International Piping Recital

September 24
Toowong, QLD
Australia

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

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Stringmania

September 30 - October 7
Warburton East, VIC
Australia

A collaboration between Scottish Fiddler Alasdair Fraser and the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Stringmania is a celebration and exploration of the traditional arts – music, dance, language and song. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering

October 6
Canberra , ACT
Australia

A free day of Scottish events includes the ACT Pipe Band Championships, Scottish heavy events, Scottish dance and stalls. A great day of Scottish fun and friendship at Kett Street Oval,  Kambah. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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Outlander Fan Gathering

October 20 - October 21
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

The clocks will turn back to 1743 with the magic of the Australian Standing Stones as a backdrop, you can lose yourself in the romance and drama of the Outlander series. Info: www.outlanderfangathering.com.au

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 21
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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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 4
Gosford – Australia
Gosford, NSW Australia

This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Grounds and will feature the NSW Pipe Band Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles. Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Community Ceilidh

November 30
Red Hill, QLD
Australia

Celebrate St Andrews Day! Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane’s premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 1
Daylesford – Australia
Daylesford, VIC Australia

Enjoy a wee bit of Scotland, the event includes a Street March, then a full days drumming, piping and dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2019
Wongawallan, QLD
Australia

Includes the Address the Haggis, 3 course dinner, music and more at the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 31, 2019
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Piping session, 3pm – 5:30pm, upstairs at The Last Jar – 616 Elizabeth Street (cnr Queensberry St). Info: [email protected]

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