Events List

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

February 4 - March 25
Sydney – Australia
Sydney, NSW Australia

Eight week course aimed at beginners (and improvers). Learn the basic steps and formations along with some simple but fun Scottish country dances. A great way to keep fit and make friends. No partner required at Fort Street Public School, The Rocks. Info: www.trybooking.com/445875 or Diana, 04135425...

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Ceilidh

February 23
Inglewood, WA
Australia

The Caledonian Society of WA invites you to our ceilidh. Bagpipes, band, dancing and supper! All welcome, including families. Info: [email protected]

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Gosford Opening Social

February 23
Gosford, NSW
Australia

Presented by the Gosford Scottish Country Dancers at East Gosford Progress Hall, cnr Henry Parry Drive & Wells Streets. Info: Janice 4388 2253.

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Scots Day Out

March 2
Bendigo – Australia
Bendigo, VIC Australia

Scots Day Out will be a day filled with fun, tartan, Scottish entertainment and events and it’s free, at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 2
Quirindi, NSW
Australia

The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Longfield Oval Sporting Precinct, Henry St. Info: [email protected] or www.liverpoolplainsmilitarytattoo.com.au

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

March 3
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Danny Bhoy-Age of Fools Tour

March 4 - May 3
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to Australia with a brand new show in 2019. Don’t miss this chance to see this internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed comic, who sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling at various capital cities. Info: w...

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[email protected] Spotted Mallard

March 7
Brunswick – Australia
Brunswick, VIC Australia

Twice voted Scottish Traditional Music’s ‘Live Act of the Year,’ Skerryvore continue their EVO world tour with a typically high energy set in Brunswick’s ‘Spotted Mallard.’ The eight piece lineup’s performance will include a mix of soulful songs with breatht...

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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Cairns Celtic Craic

March 16 - March 17
Cairns, QLD
Australia

The Craic will be mighty this St.Patrick’s Day weekend with Scottish Celtic Rock sensation – Claymore, plus Irish Australian superstar  Aria award winning Damien Leith at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St. Info: www.facebook.com/ClaymoreMusic

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Highland Roots – Tracing Your Scottish Heritage

March 16
Townsville, QLD
Australia

Highland genealogy seminar with internationally recognised historian and genealogist from Scotland, Graeme Mackenzie at Brothers Leagues Club. Info: Marie 0413 456 542

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Geelong Highland Gathering

March 17
North Geelong, VIC
Geelong, VIC Australia

One of Victoria’s largest and best Highland Gatherings, presented by the Geelong Highland Gathering Association. Pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans and more at Osborne Park, Swinburne St, North Geelong. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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History and Genealogy of the Highlands

March 19
Cook, ACT
Australia

A day in the Highlands with renowned genealogist and historian Graeme MacKenzie, hosted by the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra, 41 Templeton St. Info: www.familyhistoryact.org.au

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Scots All Saints College Highland Gathering

March 24
Bathurst, NSW
Australia

Pipe band competition, stalls, children’s events and more at the Scots Campus, O’Connell Rd. Info: www.saints.nsw.edu.au

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Ringwood Highland Games Ceilidh

March 29
Ringwood, VIC
Australia

Get into your best tartan and enjoy a fabulous evening of music and dance with the great Scottish band, ‘The Clan.’ We’ll have you swinging with your sweetheart, dancing a reel with the rellies, flinging with your friends, and grabbing a group for the Gay Gordon at Central Ringwood...

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

March 30
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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Caledonian Society of WA March Ceilidh

March 30
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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The Scots College and Pipe Bands Australia (NSW) Highland Gathering

March 31
Bellevue Hill, NSW
Australia

The Scots College Pipes and Drums in conjunction with the NSW branch of Pipe Bands Australia are excited to announce the return of the Scottish Highland Gathering to Sydney which will feature Pipe Band competitions, Highland Dancing, the Heavy Lifters (kilt wearing strongmen) and fair featuring stal...

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Ringwood Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 31
Ringwood – Australia
Wantirna, VIC Australia

Melbourne’s only Highland Games with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, dogs, Clan and Scottish stalls at J.W.Manson Reserve, Selkirk Ave. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/ringwoodvictoriaaustralia

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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 31
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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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 6
Bundanoon – Australia
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia’s largest Scottish event with pipe bands, Clan village, Scottish dancing, music, heavy events, stalls and more-a great day for the entire family in the beautiful Southern Highlands. Info: 02 4883 7471 or www.brigadoon.org.au

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

April 7
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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BBC Highland Gathering 2019

April 13
Toowong, QLD
Australia

The BBC 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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Maclean Highland Gathering

April 19 - April 20
Maclean – Australia
Maclean, NSW Australia

In the Scottish town of Australia with full pipe band and solo piping competitions, Highland dancers, stalls and more. Info: Mobile: 0429 842 472 or www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Caledonian Society of WA April Ceilidh

April 27
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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Australian Celtic Festival

May 2 - May 5
Glen Innes – Australia
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

Celebrating Celtic culture amongst the Australian Standing Stones with Celtic music, vendors, entertainment and ceremony. 2019 is the Year of Scotland. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

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Celtic Piping Club Session

May 5
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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The Proclaimers Australian Tour 2019

May 16 - May 30
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have reached a rarefied status: after three decades they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, The Proclaimers continue to garner new fans. Tickets available at venues and all usual outlets. Full tour dates and...

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Ceilidh

May 25
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...

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 25
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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Caledonian Society of WA May Ceilidh

May 25
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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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

May 26 - June 2
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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The National Celtic Festival

June 7 - June 10
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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Scottish Week 2019

June 14 - June 18
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. Info: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 29
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
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 In...

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Tartan Day

July 1
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 - July 7
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 t...

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 6
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 sp...

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44th Australian Scottish Country Dance Winter School

July 7 - July 13
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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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 12 - July 21
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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The Celtic Shindig

July 20
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
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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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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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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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 6
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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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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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 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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