Events List

Berry Celtic Festival

May 25
Berry, NSW
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A great family day out with pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 25
Inglewood, WA
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Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

May 26
Ipswich, QLD
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A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Cause for Cannonization of the Scottish Blessed Margaret Pole

May 27
Melbourne, VIC
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The Blessed Margaret Pole is the daughter of George brother of King Richard III who was beheaded for her Catholic religion on this day. She is already beatified but is not yet been declared a Saint.Please pray for her admission into Sainthood on this day, at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic ...

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

June 1
Wingham, NSW
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DUE TO GROUND CONDITIONS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A free community event with pipe band displays, re-enactors, Clans, daning and more at Central Park. Info: www.bonniewingham.com

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Sydney Thistle Highland Pipe Band Ceilidh

June 1
Sydney, NSW
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Dust off your dancing shoes, and get your tartan pieces together to join Sydney Thistle for another fun and spectacular Ceilidh, at Petersham Town Hall. Info: www.sydneythistle.com or  www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1186058

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Introduction to social Scottish dancing

June 4
Sydney, NSW
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Introduction to social Scottish dancing. Learn easy dances in a fun, social atmosphere. Scottish country dance is a traditional folk dance from Scotland. Dance to jigs and reels with a partner in a series of patterns in a group. Come solo, with a partner or with friends. Starting Tuesday June 4, 6pm...

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Scottish Highland Day Lunch

June 5
Sydney, NSW
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The kilts will be swirling as Castlereagh Boutique Hotel celebrate the cultural delights of Scotland. Held in Cellos Grand Dining Room, this is definitely a highlight of their annual events calendar and not to be missed. There are prizes for the best-dressed male and female so dress in your Scottish...

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National Celtic Festival

June 7 - June 10
Portarlington, VIC
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A celebration of Celtic culture with live performances, workshops and cultural events on the June long weekend. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com.

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The Australian Highland Cattle Society 2024 National Show

June 7 - June 9
Geelong, VIC
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The Australian Highland Cattle Society will be hosting the 2024 National Show at the Geelong Showgrounds. This event is unique in that it is both an agricultural and cultural event, celebrating both the tradition and beauty of the Highland cattle but also showcasing traditional Scottish foods and cu...

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10th Townsville Tartan Weekend

June 14 - June 16
Townsville, QLD
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Celebrate Townsville Tartan Day with the Townsville Scottish Community Inc. Includes street parade with the largest display of Clan Banners in Australia, pipe bands, Kirkin’ of the Tartans, Scottish dancing and more. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or  www.facebook.com/Townsvillescots

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Tartan Spectacular

June 15
Toowong, QLD
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Held at Brisbane Boys’ College, incorporating Queensland State Pipe Band Championships, Highland Dancing Competitions, Scottish stalls, food trucks, BBQ, bar and more. Info: www.facebook.com/ScotlandHG

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Clydesdale Spectacular 2024

June 15 - June 16
Boonah, QLD
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Horse displays, working dogs, pipe bands play throughout both days lend a colourful atmosphere to this fabulous event, with every performance proclaiming the Scottish ancestry of the Scenic Rim, at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: www.clydesdalespectacular.com.au

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Dubbo Winter Whisky Festival

June 15
Dubbo, NSW
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Join distilleries from around Australia and beyond in a celebration of whisky and craft spirit culture. Regional NSW’s only craft spirit festival at Dubbo Turf Club. Info: www.dwwf.com.au

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Robert Burns Celtic Festival 2024

June 21 - June 23
Camperdown, VIC
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The Robert Burns Celtic Festival is a winter literary and music festival, celebrating Scotland’s national Poet and the Celtic culture in poetry, song, music and dance, in and around the historic buildings of Camperdown, South West Victoria. The 2024 festival will headline The Melbourne Scottish Fi...

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Mid-Winter Scottish Night & Ceilidh

June 22
Bathurst, NSW
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Celebrate the Winter in Bathurst with pipes and drums of the Parramatta Caledonian Pipe Band, Scottish Highland Dancing, songs and poems of Robert Burns, kilts and traditional dancing. Join in lots of dancing with the Ceilidh Dance Band in the ballroom and plenty more at Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir...

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Scottish Week 2024

June 28 - July 2
Sydney, NSW
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Scottish themed events across Sydney which include a Burns Night event, inspection of the Scotland-Australia Cairn at Mosman, history talks, Family Forum, a Kirkin of the Tartan, and more. Info & booking: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

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Tennents Tartan Day Tattoo : A Gathering of Clans

June 29
Wongawallan, QLD
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Celebrate Tartan Day with Scottish food, music and friendship at Fox and Hounds Country Inn,  7 Elevation Dr. Info: www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 29
Inglewood, WA
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Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

June 30
Ipswich, QLD
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A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia Family Winter Ceilidh 2024

June 30
Perth, WA
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Scottish music, dance and fun with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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International Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia
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International Tartan Day is held on July 1st. The day marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Wear some tartan today to celebrate your heritage!

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 6
Aberdeen, NSW
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The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family – there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong M...

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The 47th Australian Winter School

July 7 - July 14
Gatton, QLD
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Scottish Country Dance workshops and events with fabulous teachers and musicians from Australia and overseas and we have put together a week of fun, food and dancing at the Gatton Campus of the University of Queensland in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Info: www.qld-winter-school-2024.org.au

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Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 7 - July 20
Melbourne, VIC
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A variety of events across Melbourne including the Tartan Day Parade on Collins Street, a Gala Dinner at Melbourne Town Hall and more. Guest of Honour Lord Lyon King of Arms. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Caledonian Night

July 13
Argenton, NSW
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Featuring Walcha Road Band The United Mineworkers’ Pipe Band Highland Dancers and very special guest Scottish entertainer & recording artist John MacDonald, at Club Macquarie 458 Lake Rd. Info: [email protected].

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Caledonian Society of WA Christmas in July Ceilidh

July 27
Inglewood, WA
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Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

July 28
Ipswich, QLD
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A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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The Warringah Scottish Society Ceilidh

August 3
Collaroy, NSW
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Share in a fun night of dancing. Be entertained by some of our talent members as they perform solo dances as well as experience the Manly Warringah Pipe Band. Held at the Masonic Hall, Collaroy. Info: www.facebook.com/WarringahScottishSociety

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

August 3
Bundanoon, NSW
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Following significant rainfall conditions impacting the Event Grounds, Brigadoon 2024 (scheduled to take place on Saturday 6 April) has now been rescheduled to Saturday 3 August 2024. Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the be...

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Tasmanian Whisky Week

August 5 - August 11
Hobart, TAS
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A celebration of artisan Tasmanian distillers from across the state, with rare access to Australia’s home of global award-winning whisky. Info: www.taswhiskyweek.com

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Scots in the Bush

August 15 - August 18
Boondooma QLD
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A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia with Celtic musicians, camping, food and more at Boondooma Homestead. Info:  07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au/scots-in-the-bush

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Highland Spectacular

August 17 - August 18
Ballarat, VIC
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A weekend of Scottish events and entertainment at Kryal Castle. Including feats of strength, Clans, pipe bands, historical displays, Scottish dancers and a Highland themed feast. Info: https://checkout.roller.app/kryalcastle/products/highlanderspectacular?date=20240817#/sessions

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R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition

August 24
Exeter, SA
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The P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition is held annually, in conjunction with the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society, to honour P/M Fred Adam’s contribution to the South Australian piping fraternity. The P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition will be held at the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Ha...

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Hunter Valley Highland Games

August 24
Lovedale, NSW
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Experience Scottish tradition in beautiful Wine Country, with pipe bands, Scottish athletics and dance at Saltire Estate Winery, 113 Wilderness Rd. Info: 02 4058 3088 or www.huntervalleyhighlandgames.com.au

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Caledonian Night

August 24
Teralba, NSW
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Join the Hunter Valley Scots Club for a social event at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: www.hvscots.org

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

August 25
Ipswich, QLD
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A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Mackay Blue Water Fling

August 31
Mackay, QLD

Bagpipes, Drums, Scottish Rock, Celtic Folk, Hielan Dancing, Tartan, Clan banners, Haggis, Scotch Pies, Square Sausage, Scottish Beer and much mair. Info: www.bluewaterfling.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

August 31
Inglewood, WA
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Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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The Scots School Albury Highland Gathering and Pipe Band Competition

September 14
Albury, NSW
Australia

Pipe bands, Scottish stalls, entertainment and more at Scots School Albury, 393 Perry St. Info: 02 6022 0000.

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Clans on the Coast Highland Celtic Festival

September 21
Raymond Terrace, NSW
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Pipe bands, Celtic band, variety and Celtic stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic dancers and more at Lakeside Sports Complex , 13 Leisure Way. Info: Adam Nicholas 0432 187 010 or www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Chaotic Ceilidh

September 28
Sydney, NSW
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Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

September 28
Inglewood, WA
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Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

September 29
Ipswich, QLD
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A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 12
Canberra , ACT
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Pipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship as well as the community pipe band elements. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also be other music types throughout the day, massed pipe band performances and other historic re-ena...

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Brisbane Celtic Festival

October 13
Brisbane, QLD
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New Celtic event to be held at the Celtic Standing Stones Monument in Moorlands Park. This will be a celebration of the culture, music, clothing, traditions, language, food and drink of the Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia and Asturias. Info: www.c...

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Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering

October 26
Williamstown, VIC
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A celebration of Celtic culture at Seaworks, Williamstown. Celtic music dance, stalls, dancing and more. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

October 26
Inglewood, WA
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Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

October 27
Ipswich, QLD
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A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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2024 NSW PBA State Pipe Band Championships

November 3
Maitland, NSW
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Bands from around NSW competing at Maitland Regional Sports Ground 9am-3pm.  Featuring competing pipe bands, the HVGS Wind Ensemble Group, along with our award-winning Town Crier Stephen Clarke as MC, stalls and more. A free community event. Info: City of Maitland Pipes & Drums, Greg Queenan: 0...

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Overnewton Castle Scottish Celebration

November 24
Keilor, VIC
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Spend a lovely Sunday soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and sampling the very best Scottish products, food and drinks at Overnewton Castle. Info: https://overnewtoncastle29.rezdy.com/606823/scottish-festival-2024

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R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia Silver Chanter Competition

November 24
Payneham, SA
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This competition consists of three grades: Open (players of gold medal and clasp standard), Restricted (players of silver medal standard and below) and Beginners (novice and bronze medal standard) at Payneham RSL, 360 Payneham Rd. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

November 24
Ipswich, QLD
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A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, 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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Caledonian Society of WA St Andrews Day Ceilidh

November 30
Inglewood, WA
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Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 7
Daylesford, VIC
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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 tinglin...

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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 2025!

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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31
Inglewood, WA
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Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2025
Maryborough, VIC
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The first Highland Gathering for 2025 in the world, the program has something for everyone. A piped band street parade, all-day athletics, highland dancing on two stages all day, Highland Games and traditional strongmen event. Info: www.highlandsociety.com.au/highland-gathering

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Tasmanian Highlands Gathering

February 21, 2025 - February 23, 2025
Miena, TAS
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Enjoy Celtic music, whisky tasting, gourmet Scottish food and scran, pipe bands, fly fishing, hickory golf, dancing, tall tales, kinship and a chance to don your tartan  in Miena, in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. Info: www.facebook.com/tasmanianhighlandsgathering or email [email protected]...

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 5, 2025
Bundanoon, NSW
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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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Australian Celtic Festival

May 1, 2025 - May 5, 2025
Glen Innes, NSW
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A celebration of Celtic culture held in Glen Innes Highlands at the Australian Standing Stones, celebrating the Year of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales. Celtic music, entertainment, vendors and more. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

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