Events List

  • Celtic Christmas

    Christmas songs played by over 6 different instruments throughout lunch in a Celtic form at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

    December 4 - December 15 at Wongawallan, QLD
  • A Joyful Celtic Christmas

    A must-see performance this holiday season, Riverside Theatres will present ‘A Joyful Celtic Christmas’ performed by the Sydney Welsh Choir and City of Holroyd Brass. Info: Box Office 02 8839 3399 or https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/a-joyful-celtic-christmas

    December 15 at Parramatta, NSW
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

    Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

    December 17 at
  • Happy Christmas

    Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

    December 25 at
  • Happy Hogmanay

    The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

    December 31 at Nationwide – Australia
  • Scottish Hogmanay Ceilidh

    Music, dancing and supper. Ceilidh music (Heel Toe Band). All ages welcome, very family friendly. Non-Scots welcome. 7.30pm at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. $20 entry, $15 members, children free. Info: [email protected]

    December 31 at Inglewood, WA
  • The Maryborough Highland Gathering

    Australia’s oldest continuous running sporting event. With pipe bands, Scottish dancers, athletics and more. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

    January 1, 2018 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

    January 1, 2018 at Adelaide – Australia
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

    January 2, 2018 at Milton, QLD
  • Brisbane Clans Pipes & Drums Burns Supper & Dance

    Celebrate the Bard with food, music and friends at Gaythorne RSL, Samford Rd. Info 07 3369 2232.

    January 20, 2018 at Mitchelton, QLD
  • City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band Burns Night

    Celebrate Burns with music, food and more at the Hobart Function and Convention Centre. Info: [email protected] or 0418 107 175.

    January 25, 2018 at Hobart – Australia
  • Burns Supper

    Greeted by a lone piper to celebrate the great poet Robbie Burns at the Burns Supper at Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

    January 25, 2018 at Wongawallan, QLD
  • Happy Burns Night

    A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

    January 25, 2018 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 2018 Burns Supper

    Celebrate the bard with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

    January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Perth – Australia
  • Happy Australia Day

    Wishing all our readers a wonderful Australia Day!

    January 26, 2018 at Nationwide – Australia
  • Mackay & District Pipe Band Burns Supper 2018

    Celebrate the 259th anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet, Robert Burns. There’ll be pipes & drums, Highland dancing, a buffet dinner, the haggis ceremony, poetry, and Scottish country dancing at North Mackay Bowls Club, 74-76 Malcomson St. Info: www.mackaypipeband.com.au

    January 27, 2018 at Mackay, QLD
  • AWEsome Scottish Country Dance Weekend

    AWEsome is a Scottish Country Dance Weekend for younger dancers aged from 18 to 40 years. Info: [email protected]

    February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018 at Sydney – Australia
  • Quirindi Military Tattoo

    The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Info: 02 6746 1755 or www.quirindimilitarytattoo.com.au

    February 3, 2018 at
  • Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

    This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/beginner

    February 5, 2018 - March 26, 2018 at Sydney – Australia
  • Celtic Woman Australian Tour

    Celebrating the timeless emotion of Celtic music and centuries-old heritage, Celtic Woman will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth on their Voices of Angels Australian tour. Info: www.ticketek.com.au

    February 7, 2018 - February 16, 2018 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 30th Anniversary Clan MacRae Gathering, Dinner & AGM

    Celebrate and gather with Clan MacRae with tours, AGM and a dinner. Info: Roslyn MacRae 0412 491 054 or [email protected]

    February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018 at Albury – Australia
  • Richmond Highland Gathering

    Tasmania’s only Highland games at historic Richmond oval. Pipe band competitions, highland dancing competitions and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658 or [email protected]

    February 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Richmond – Australia
  • Scots Day Out

    A free Scottish event in the centre of the city with pipe bands, Scottish stalls, dancing and more at Rosalind Park. Info: 0419 549 743 or www.scotsdayout.com

    March 3, 2018 at Bendigo – Australia
  • The Scots School Highland Gathering

    Bagpipes, dancing, stalls and more at The Scots School Bathurst. Info: Email: [email protected]

    March 18, 2018 at Bathurst – Australia
  • Geelong Highland Gathering

    A great day of Scottish fun, entertainment, pipe bands, dancing, Clans, stalls and more at Goldsworthy Reserve Athletics Track, Goldsworthy Rd. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

    March 18, 2018 at Corio – Australia
  • Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

    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

    March 24, 2018 at Sydney – Australia
  • Ringwood Highland Games

    Celebrates hundreds of years of Scottish heritage and traditions, and displays to the community many facets of our Scottish culture, the only Highland games in metropolitan Melbourne at East Ringwood Sports Ground, Cnr Mt Dandenong Rd & Dublin Road, E. Info: [email protected] or www.ring...

    March 25, 2018 at Ringwood – Australia
  • Maclean Highland Gathering

    Pipe band contents, Scottish dancing, bar and Scottish stalls in the Scottish town of Australia. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

    March 30, 2018 - March 31, 2018 at Maclean – Australia
  • Champion of Champions

    Presented by the Highland Dance NSW Australia a weekend of Highland dance competition and events at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Info: www.nswhighlanddancing.com.au.

    March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018 at
  • The Tartan Spectacular

    A celebration of all things Scottish and includes Australian Pipe Band Championships with competitors from across the country and beyond at Brisbane Boys’ College. Info: www.tartanspectacular.com.au.

    April 7, 2018 at
  • Bundanoon Highland Gathering

    Australia’s largest Scottish event celebrating 41 years. A day of great entertainment from pipe bands, singers, dancers, strong man competitions and much more. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au.

    April 7, 2018 at
  • 2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

    The first national Clan Cameron gathering in Australia. All national and international Cameron descendants are invited to attend. Info: [email protected] or www.clan-cameron.org.au.

    April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018 at
  • Australian Celtic Festival

    Celebrating Brittany, Galacia & Asturias at the Australian Standing Stones with music, food, stalls, entertainment and events taking place all over Glen Innes. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

    May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018 at
  • World Whisky Day

    A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

    May 19, 2018 at Nationwide – Australia
  • Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

    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

    May 26, 2018 at Sydney – Australia
  • The 2018 Berry Celtic Festival

    Celebrate Celtic cultures at the Berry Showground with plenty of entertainment, stalls, and more. Info: 02 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

    May 26, 2018 at Berry – Australia
  • The National Celtic Festival

    Held over the June long weekend the festival offers a broad and diverse range of arts experiences that capture the Celtic culture in its many interpretations within the Australian setting. Info: 0473 345 870 or www.nationalcelticfestival.com

    June 8, 2018 - June 11, 2018 at Portarlington, VIC
  • Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

    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

    June 23, 2018 at Sydney – Australia
  • Aberdeen Highland Games

    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

    July 7, 2018 at Aberdeen – Australia
  • Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

    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

    September 15, 2018 at Sydney – Australia
  • Outlander Fan Gathering

    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

    October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018 at