Events List

Celtic Christmas Crafts & Traditions Workshop

December 15
Sydney – Australia
Sydney, NSW Australia

Learn about Christmas traditions in the Celtic countries. Write a Christmas greeting in your medieval or modern Celtic language of choice. Hosted by Australian School of Celtic Learning at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts 280 Pitt t. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Khancoban Carols Pipes and Drums

December 15
Khancoban, NSW
Australia

Presented by Tumbarumba Pipe Band and Khancoban Alpine Inn. A free evening of Celtic and Christmas music, including pipes culminating in Massed Pipe Band performances throughout the evening. Info: Joanne Lorimar 0417 219 743.

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A Celtic Christmas

December 22
Thornbury, VIC
Australia

Scottish rockers Claymore are bringing together some of their musical mates for a special evening of entertainment with fantastic special guests Colin Lillie, Saoirse, the Hawthorn City Pipe Band and the Glenbrae Celtic Dancers at The Thornbury Theatre, 859 High St. Info: 03 9484 9831 or [email protected]

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

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

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Caledonian Castaways “pre-Hogmanay” show

December 30
St Kilda, VIC
Australia

Traditional Scottish celebration – Untraditional Scottish band. Caledonian Castaways are a group of ex-pat Scots drawn from Melbourne’s blues/roots scene. Their original material covers amusing and heart warming stories about their various journeys from Scotland to Australia at Memo Music Hall, ...

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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 2019!

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The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2019
Maryborough – Australia
Maryborough, VIC Australia

Start the year off Scottish at Australia’s oldest continuous running sporting event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, stalls and more at Princes Park. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Scottish Gaelic Poetry Seminar

January 12, 2019
Sydney – Australia
Sydney, NSW Australia

Poetry is a fascinating and beautiful way in to language and culture. In this half-day seminar, we will read and discuss a selection of Scottish Gaelic poems and songs in Gaelic with English translations. No knowledge of Gaelic is required, at Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St. Info: www....

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Who were the Celts? Study Day

January 13, 2019
Weston, ACT
Australia

A day-long introduction to the culture of the Celts, focussing on bronze-age, iron-age and early medieval language, art and archaeology. Prented by the Australian School of Celtic Learning at Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts Study Day

January 19, 2019
Sydney – Australia
Sydney, NSW Australia

Spend a day looking at early medieval Celtic illuminated manuscripts from the modest Book of Mulling to the extravagant Book of Kells. Our list will include Scotland’s only securely identified example, the Book of Deer, together with better- and lesser-known examples from various parts of Great Br...

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Hunter Valley Scots Burns Night

January 19, 2019
Argenton, NSW
Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns with the Hunter Valley Scots Club at Club Macquarie with food, music and dance. Info: www.huntervalleyscotsclub.org.au

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A Night of Robert Burns

January 25, 2019
Lyons, NT
Australia

Celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns, in poetry, song and dance at Tracy Village Social and Sports Club Bistro, 28 Tambling Tce. Info: Moyston Wright 0487 407 672 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-robert-burns-tickets-52244541831?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

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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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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Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Hobart – Australia
Hobart, TAS Australia

Join the City of Hobart Pipe Band to toast the Immortal Memory. Whisky, haggis, bagpipes, The Iain MacLeod Ceilidh Band, dancing for everyone, fine company and excellent craic. Info: www.cohhpb.org.au

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Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Burns Supper Ceilidh

January 26, 2019
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

Enjoy our traditional Burns Supper Ceilidh, and celebrate the life of Rabbie Burns. Including a traditional supper while you are captivated by the address to the haggis and all the formalities at Ipswich Masonic Lodge, 82A Nicholas St. Info: [email protected] or 0429 362 142.

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

February 4, 2019 - March 25, 2019
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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2019 SQRCHDI Workshop

February 9, 2019
Manly West, QLD
Australia

South Queensland Regional Committee of Highland Dancing are once again thrilled to host a fun-filled weekend of highland dancing to kick start your dancing year. An educational, inspirational and social program at Moreton Bay College, Hargreaves Rd, Manly West. Info:   www.highlanddancecomps.com.a...

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Scottish Gaelic Retreat

February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Callala Beach, NSW
Australia

Spend a weekend immersed in Scottish Gaelic at beautiful Callala Beach on the NSW South Coast. Formal Gaelic language classes will be interspersed with gentle walks on the beach, cooking traditional Scottish dishes and enjoying the outdoors – all in Gaelic. No prior knowledge of Gaelic required. I...

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 17, 2019
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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Scots Day Out

March 2, 2019
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, 2019
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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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2019
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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Geelong Highland Gathering

March 17, 2019
Corio – Australia
Corio, 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 Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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

March 31, 2019
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, 2019
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, 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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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 6, 2019
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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BBC Highland Gathering 2019

April 13, 2019
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, 2019 - April 20, 2019
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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Australian Celtic Festival

May 2, 2019 - May 5, 2019
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, 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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The Proclaimers Australian Tour 2019

May 16, 2019 - May 30, 2019
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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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

May 26, 2019 - June 2, 2019
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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Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 3, 2019 - July 7, 2019
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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44th Australian Scottish Country Dance Winter School

July 7, 2019 - July 13, 2019
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 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019
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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