Events List

Develop Your Scottish Country Dancing

October 8 - November 26
The Rocks, NSW
Australia

Class for newer dancers who have already done a beginners course (or done at least a few weeks of SCD). Dancers who wish to revise or improve at this easier level are also very welcome. Pay for a course of 8 weeks or pay by the night. At Fort Street Public School, Upper Fort St. ... Read more

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Pipers Society Julie Appleton-Seymour Memorial Competition

October 27
Brisbane – Australia
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Invitational Hornpipe and Jig competition at Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, St Lucia. Info: [email protected]

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Weary Dunlop Dinner

October 27
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

The Patron Malcolm Murry the 12th Earl of Dunmore and the Chairman of the Board of Governors Simon Abney-Hastings the 15th Earl of Loudoun on behalf of St Andrew’s First Aid Australia (SAFAA) and The Weary Dunlop Foundation present the Weary Dunlop Dinner at The Kelvin Club Melbourne. Info: St. An...

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Annual Celtic Awards Dinner

November 2
Sydney – Australia
Sydney, NSW Australia

Hosted by Celtic Council of Australia, honouring the Celtic community, supper and The Argyll Highland & Irish Dancers and piper at The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169-171 Castlereagh St. Info: www.celticcouncil.org.au

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Recital Day

November 4
Rochedale, QLD
Australia

Piping event at Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 4
Gosford – Australia
Gosford, NSW Australia

This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Grounds and will feature the NSW Pipe Band Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles. Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 9 - November 11
Beechworth, VIC

Bands will play at various locations across the weekend with the Old Gaol Tattoo within the walls of the Old Beechworth Gaol. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Ceilidh in the Forest [RSCDS]

November 10
Forestville, NSW
Australia

Sydney Scottish Country Dance Society invites you to an evening of fun social dancing, accompanied by the magical music of Iain Mackenzie on accordion. Come along, bring a drink, enjoy the music and join the dance, no experience or Scottish heritage required. At Forestville Senior Citizens Centre, 2...

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St Andrew’s Ceilidh

November 24
Parap, NT
Australia

Come and celebrate St Andrew’s Day with the Arafura Scottish Country Dancers. Enjoy the fun of great Ceilidh dancing—beginners welcome. Be entertained by the Darwin & Districts Pipes & Drums with toe tapping music from Murphy and Friends Folk Band. Delight in the variety of tradition...

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St. Andrew’s Night

November 24
Toowoomba – Australia
Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band is celebrating St. Andrew’s Night starting at 7pm in the Drayton Hall, Brisbane St. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Learn all the favourite dances (All called). Cost of the evening is $10pp Adults, School-aged children over...

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St Andrew’s Day Highland Dancing Championships, Competition and Titles

November 24
Toowoomba – Australia
Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Highland dancing events and competitions at Salo Centre, St Ursula’s College, Rome St. Info: 07 4637 0047.

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Modern Piping comes to Sydney

November 24
Pennant Hills, NSW
Australia

The New South Wales Pipe Band Association is proud to present Lincoln Hilton. Modern Piping a movement geared towards pushing the boundaries of pipes at Pennant Hills Bowling Club. Info: [email protected]

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Modern Piping comes to Newcastle

November 25
Newcastle – Australia
Newcastle, NSW Australia

The New South Wales Pipe Band Association is proud to present Lincoln Hilton. Modern Piping a movement geared towards pushing the boundaries of pipes at Mex Club, Mayfield. Info: [email protected]

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social & Jack McCandlish Memorial Contest

November 26
Toowong, QLD
Australia

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

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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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St Andrew’s Night Social

November 30
Woodville, SA
Australia

Celebrate St Andrew’s night with the Bydand Scottish Country Dance Class, enjoying a program of tartan and placename Scottish Dances at St Margaret’s Church Hall, cnr Port Road and Woodville Rd. Info: www.rscdsadelaide.org.au

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Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia 2018 St Andrew’s Day Ball

November 30
Perth, WA
Australia

This year’s ball, as well as celebrating St Andrew’s Day, celebrates the 80th anniversary of the St Andrew Society of Western Australia, which was formed with the express purpose of celebrating St Andrew’s Day back in 1938. The 2018 ball will be held in the Grand River Ballroom at ...

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Society of St. Andrew of Scotland (Qld) 71st Annual Men’s Dinner

November 30
Brisbane – Australia
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Celebrate the Patron Saint of Scotland with bagpipes, song, haggis and more at Pullman Hotel, King George Square. Info: www.standrewsociety.com

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Community Ceilidh

November 30
Red Hill, QLD
Australia

Celebrate St Andrews Day! Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane’s premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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St Andrews Scottish Evening

November 30
Wongawallan, QLD
Australia

Celebrate St Andrews Day with live pipes, food and fun at the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 1
Daylesford – Australia
Daylesford, VIC Australia

Enjoy a wee bit of Scotland, the event includes a Street March, then a full days drumming, piping and dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

December 2
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, Cnr Lion & Moffatt Sts. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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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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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, QLD 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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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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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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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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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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Robert Burns Festival

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Camperdown – Australia
Camperdown, NSW Australia

The festival celebrates Camperdown’s unique link to Robert Burns and features a mix of international and local musicians, as well as a Burns lecture series each year. Info: 03 5593 7100 or www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au

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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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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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