Events List

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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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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The Western Australian Clan Societies Joint Picnic

April 28
Perth, WA
Australia

The Western Australian Clan Societies Joint Picnic will be on the lawn area behind the Light Horse Memorial, just off Fraser Drive. Start time is 11-11.30 am, with a shared lunch menu, followed by entertainment and shared information and jokes at King’s Park. Info: [email protected]

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

April 29
Toowong, QLD
Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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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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Tartan in the Vale

May 5
McLaren Flat SA
Australia

Clan MacLeod invites members and friends to join them on a visit to local vineyards, followed by a late Lunch at Carmel’s Bar and Grill. Start 10:00am at Hugo Wines, 246 Elliott Rd. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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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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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

May 5
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

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

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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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World Whisky Day

May 18
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Lattitude with Attitude

May 19
Greenacres, SA
Australia

Mighty Mini MacLeods invite members and friends to climb, bounce and fly at Latitude Centre. Cost $18pp or $12.00 for child under 130cm height. Meet at 2:45 for a 3:00pm start. Onsite cafe for parents. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Moreton Bay Highland Dancing Championships

May 19
Narangba, QLD
Australia

Highland dance event at Narangba Valley State School, Harris St. Info: 0409 373 480.

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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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The Scots School Albury Pipe Band-Young Drummer of the Year Competition and Pipe Band Reunion

May 25 - May 26
Albury – Australia
Albury, NSW Australia

The Scots School Albury Pipe band is celebrating 65 years in 2019 and will be hosting a reunion and Young Drummer of the Year at the Scots School Albury. The event will also be live streamed. Info: 02 6022 0000.

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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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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

May 27
Toowong, QLD
Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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A Night in Scotland

May 31
Main Beach, QLD
Australia

The Order of St John Priory of Queensland invites you to put on your kilt and join us for a jovial evening of bagpipes, whisky and dancing! Proceeds in aid of the Institute for Glycomics Griffith University Gold Coast and the St John’s Crisis Centre in Surfers Paradise. $120pp including welcom...

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Welcome to Winter

June 2
Malvern, SA
Australia

Clan MacLeod SA invites members and friends to bring along a dish to share with others as we welcome Winter at the Walters residence. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

June 2
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

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

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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. Highlights are two history talks on Friday 14th June & Mon 17th June and a luncheon an...

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The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular

June 15 - June 16
Boonah, QLD
Australia

Includes the Fassifern Highland Games with Clydesdale and horse events, Scottish pipes & drums, Scottish cuisine, Clydie Spectacular Woodchopping Title and more at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: www.boonahshowsociety.org.au

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The Gathering

June 23
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance, including the Queensland Pipe Band Championships at Ipswich Turf Club. Info: www.gatheringfestival.com.au

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

June 24
Toowong, QLD
Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 28 - June 30
Kilmore, VIC
Australia

A celebration of the early settlers who came here from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall & Wales with Celtic music and events in historic Kilmore. Info: www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.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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Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Tartan Ball

July 6
Fremantle – Australia
Fremantle, Australia

Celebrate International tartan Day in Scottish style with an Address to the Haggis, Perth Metro Pipe Band and Heel and Toe Ceilidh Band at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au

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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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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

July 7
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

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

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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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Hawthorn Pipe Band: Taking Flight

July 13
Hawthorn, VIC
Australia

Hawthorn Pipe Band, the Grade 2 Australian Champions, present Taking Flight, a night of top-quality Australian piping and drumming. Taking Flight is a nod to their upcoming journey to the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland and promises to be a night of Scottish music at its finest at Hawthorn...

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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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Scots in the Bush Scottish & Celtic Festival

August 15 - August 18
Boondooma QLD
Australia

A weekend of great Celtic fun with pipe bands, entertainment, ceilidh dancing and combined band performances, Kirkin O’ the Tartan and more at Historic Boondooma Homestead, 8262 Mundubbera-Durong Rd. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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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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Stringmania!

September 30 - October 6
Warburton East, VIC
Australia

A celebration and exploration of the traditional arts – music, dance, language and song with an immersive camp for string musicians from beginner to advanced, in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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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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The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2020
Maryborough, VIC
Australia

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

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2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Maryborough, VIC
Australia

Pipe Bands Australia diamond jubilee year Australian Pipe Band Championships are expected to attract bands from across the country and overseas with a full program of events which include Highland dancing and Scottish stalls. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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