Events List

45th Australian Winter School

September 25 - October 2
Muresk, WA
Australia

The RSCDS WA Branch invites you to join us for the 45th Australian Winter School. The Scottish Country Dance School will be held at the Muresk Institute in the Avon Valley, 96km east of Perth. Info: www.wawinterschool.com

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2022 Australian Pipe Band Championships

October 1 - October 2
Sydney, NSW
Australia

Hosted by the New South Wales branch of Pipe Bands Australia and held at Pittwater Rugby Park. Info: www.championships.pipebandsaustralia.com.au

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Southern Fling – Youth Scottish Country Dance Weekend

October 7 - October 9
Sydney, NSW
Australia

A Scottish Country Dance youth weekend (aimed at 18-40 year olds). Meeting other young dancers is one of the great things about Southern Fling. Eat, drink and make merry after the evening dance to make connections with like minded people. All classes and socials will take place at North Ryde School ...

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 8
Kambah, ACT
Australia

** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO GROUND CONDITIONS ACT’s largest Scottish event with a full day of Scottish entertainment with pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans, stalls and more. A free comunity event. Also a evening ceilidh will be held at the Canberra Burns Club, Kett St. ...

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Superfly – WA Police Pipe Band Live In Concert

October 8
Lakelands, WA
Australia

The WA Police Pipe Band will perform live in concert for the first time since 2016. WAPOL proudly present Superfly, a concert that mixes contemporary and traditional material, backed by innovative arrangements that push the boundaries of live pipe band concerts. The concert will also feature the WA ...

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Armadale Highland Gathering & Perth Kilt Run

October 9
Armadale, WA
Australia

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia at Minnawarra Park. Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clan Village and the Perth Kilt Run – the only charity fun run in Australia that’s done in a kilt! Info: www.perthkiltrun.com.au

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Superfly – WA Police Pipe Band Live In Concert

October 15
Churchlands, WA
WA Australia

The WA Police Pipe Band will perform live in concert for the first time since 2016. WAPOL proudly present Superfly, a concert that mixes contemporary and traditional material, backed by innovative arrangements that push the boundaries of live pipe band concerts. The concert will also feature the WA ...

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Vince Henderson Memorial Concert

October 15
Maryborough, QLD
Australia

Maryborough RSL Highlanders Pipe Band with a mixture of Bagpipes, Brass, Highland and Country Dancers, this concert is not to be missed by and musical fans at Maryborough City Hall. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/vince-henderson-memorial-concert-tickets-393473197927

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 16
Kanahooka, NSW

Pipe band competitions, Scottish dancing, food and stalls at Dandaloo Hotel. Info: Illawarra Pipe Band, James: 0422 699 513 or www.facebook.com/Illawarra-Pipe-Band-131465760252032

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Highlander Live

October 22
Darwin, NT
Australia

For one night only in Darwin, The Highlander Celtic Rock Show will burn your heart with the roaring sounds of Celtic Rock at Kalymnos Club Darwin. Info: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-highlander-celtic-rock-show-tickets-369494025577

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SCCSC 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance

October 22
Sydney, NSW
Australia

Come along and celebrate 40 years of Sydney Celtic Supporters Club with music, memories & special guests at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/sccsc-40th-anniversary-dinner-dance-tickets-386259050217

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Combined Clans Luncheon

October 23
Adelaide, SA
Australia

This event is hosted by Clan Donald, Clan MacFarlane and Clan MacNeil at the Fogolar Furlan Reception Centre, Briar’s Rd, Felixstow at 12.30 pm. Luncheon charge $56.00 per person including a Haggis tasting and whisky toast to the clans. Entertainment by Highland piping medley and Highland danc...

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

October 29
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Redcliffe Scottish Pipe Band Ceilidh

October 29
Redcliffe, QLD
Australia

Join the Redcliffe Scottish Pipe Band, Ishka Ceilidh Band, Highland dancers and more at Webb Hall, Recliffe Showgrounds. Info: 0407 146 374 or [email protected]

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Society of St Andrew of Scotland, Darling Downs Branch Annual Gala Dinner

October 29
Toowoomba, QLD
Australia

Pipes and drums, Highland dancing, haggis and more at Burke & Wills Hotel. Info: Marg 0429 700 217 or www.societystandrewddb.org

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Glenbarr Highland Gathering

October 30
Strathalbyn, SA
Australia

A celebration of Scotland at Glenbarr Homestead, 1400B Paris Creek Rd. Glenbarr was originally a home for Scottish pioneers and was one of the first buildings in Strathalbyn built in c1842. Info: www.glenbarr.com.au

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Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

October 30
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Bagpipes & Beers @ Brewdog

October 30
Brisbane, QLD
Australia

For those with a love of bagpipes or beer (and especially those with a love of both), come on down to Brewdog for a laid back Sunday session of Scottish tunes and Scottish brews. Bagpipers are encouraged to bring a set of pipes and put on your best performance. For those that don’t play but .....

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 4 - November 5
Beechworth, VIC

We regret to advise that this year’s Celtic Festival will not be going ahead, with plans to return for 2023. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Eric Bogle Live

November 4
Hepburn Springs, VIC
Australia

Scottish-Australian singer Eric Bogle is an internationally known and respected singer/songwriter and will perform at the Palais Hepburn. Info: 03 5348 1000 or www.palais-hepburn.com/schedule/eric-bogle

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Celtic Council of Australia 40th Anniversary Lunch

November 12
Sydney, NSW
Australia

The CCA is a non-profit organization that brings all Celtic nations including Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Wales & Brittany. This year we turned 40 & want to celebrate in style. Join us for a lively afternoon at the Royal Automobile Club, Macquarie Room, 4th Floor, 89 Macquarie St. $65 p.p...

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Sydney Super Cup

November 17 - November 23
Sydney, NSW
Australia

Sydney will host an exciting match-up between English Premier League club Everton and Scottish Premiership champions Celtic as they kick off the newly created Sydney Super Cup. Celtic FC vs Sydney FC Nov 17 at Allianz Stadium. The England v Scotland football rivalry will be on full display as these ...

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St Andrew’s Day Ball 2022

November 26
Perth, WA
Australia

Celebrate Scotland’s patron saint with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia for food, music, dance and more at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

November 27
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide

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 3
Daylesford, VIC
Australia

This Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at Victoria Park, also a variety of Scottish Clans and clubs, stalls and more. The end of the day is heralded spectacularly with the Massed Bands, which is a spine tin...

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

December 3
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Scottish Country Dancing

December 15
Darwin, NT
Australia

The Arafura Scottish Dancers meet every Thursday evening from 6pm – 8pm at the Masonic Hall, Stokes St, Parap. Beginners welcome. Info: Mara 0438 842 138.

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Happy Christmas/A Blithe Yule/Nollaig Chridheil

December 25
Nationwide

Wishing all our readers, advertisers and friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2023!

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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31
Inglewood, WA
Australia

Bring in the new year with us, all ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Scottish Weekender

January 20, 2023 - January 22, 2023
Glenworth Valley, NSW
Australia

Burns Supper and Ceilidh in the Valley. Info: www.scottishweekender.com

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2023
Nationwide

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.

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Happy Australia Day

January 26, 2023
Nationwide

Wishing all our readers a wonderful Australia Day!

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Melbourne Celtic Festival

March 17, 2023
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Unique Spaces in the historic Mission to Seafarers complex will burst to life with Celtic Rock and Traditional music, Scottish smallpipes, Celtic harp, jigs, reels, beautiful singing and great craic. Info: www.melbournecelticfestival.com.au

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Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 26, 2023
Croydon, VIC
Australia

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish vendors, entertainment and more at Eastfield Park. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 1, 2023
Bundanoon, NSW
Australia

Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. A great family day of Scottish celebration. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

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Maclean Highland Gathering

April 7, 2023 - April 8, 2023
Maclean, NSW
Australia

Listen to the stirring sounds of the pipes and drums and a variety of solo competitions. Highland dancing, Scottish stalls and more at Maclean Showground, in the Scottish town of Australia. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Australian Celtic Festival

May 4, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Glen Innes, NSW
Australia

Celebrating year of Scotland with a great range of Celtic entertainement, stalls and more amongst the Australian Standing Stones. Come and experience this unique Festival in the spectacularly colourful autumn that is a highlight of the cool New England climate. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiance...

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 27, 2023
Berry, NSW
Australia

The Knights, pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

June 3, 2023
Wingham, NSW
Australia

Pipe bands, Scottish dancers & entertainment, Scottish Clans & community groups on display at Central Park. A free community event. Wingham is a small township 20min drive west of Taree on the beautiful mid-north coast of New South Wales. Info: www.bonniewingham.com

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National Celtic Festival

June 9, 2023 - June 12, 2023
Portarlington, VIC
Australia

The National Celtic Festival, Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture ,held over the June long week-end in beautiful Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 1, 2023
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 Kilted Warriors to enjoy as well as three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround t...

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