As the weather cools down into winter the events heat up!
There are some great events coming up this month, don’t forget your flask of Whisky to keep warm.
Come back to the BBC Pipe Band
An event for anyone who has ever played with the BBC Pipe Band, reconnect with former members and hear about the bands trip to play at the 2018 Edinburgh Tattoo , includes band performances. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toowoomba Caledonian Society Ceilidh
A night of Scottish entertainment at Drayton Hall. Info: email@example.com.
Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social
Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.
Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering
Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brisbane Smallpipe Session
Small pipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or email@example.com.
Scottish Highland Day Lunch
Be transported to Scotland at this outstanding annual lunch, held in Cellos Grand Dining Room at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Beautifully restored to it original 1920s Art Deco glory, Cellos is the perfect backdrop for a sumptuous 3-course lunch and some traditional Scottish entertainment. Enjoy performances by our charming Scottish Highland Dancers and Pipe Band plus you’ll be treated to the Haggis Ritual.
Gather a group of friends and book your table for a fun filled lunch in this breath-taking venue! Cost: $65.00 per person Includes: 3-course lunch with two beverages (soft drink, local beer or house wine). Book http://www.thecastlereagh.com.au/deals/scottish-highland-day-lunch.htm or call 02 9284 1006.
National Celtic Festival
A full long weekend of Celtic music, relax and experience the depth of Celtic culture through the festival’s cultural diverse arts program. Info: http://www.nationalcelticfestival.com.
Highland Cattle National Show 2017
June long weekend with Highland cattle and Highland dancers, Clan tents and more. Cattle from Victoria and local exhibitors. Free entry at Mount Pleasant Oval. Info: http://www.australianhighlandcattle.org.
Ipswich Highland Gathering of the Clans
Scottish stalls, pipe band, solo and drumming competitions at Bill Paterson Oval, Limestone Park. Info: 0411 892 810 or http://www.ipswichthistle.com.
Scots on The Rocks Chaotic Ceilidh
Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://www.sotr.org.au/chaos.
Townsville Clansmen’s Ceilidh
Celebrate Scotland on the eve of the Townsville Tartan Day events. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering
A celebration of Scottish arts and culture with a particular focus on celebrating the Scottish heritage of the Fassifern at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: email@example.com or 0407 960 029
Scotland vs Australia
International rugby as the Aussies and Scots play at Allianz Stadium at 3pm. Info: http://www.rugby.com.au
Townsville Tartan Day
In the Cotters Market, Flinders Street with street parade of Clan Banners and bagpipes. Info: Marie Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 456 542.
The National Piping Centre’s Virginia Piping and Drumming School
Back for 2017 learn from this fantastic line-up of piping and drumming teachers at Shenandoah University. Info: http://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk.
Scottish Heritage Week
The Scottish Australian Heritage Council is delighted to announce that John, Chief of Macleod of Raasay, and Elizabeth, Madame Macleod of Raasay, have accepted our invitation to be the Honoured Guests for Scottish Heritage Week. A variety of events will take place across the city such as Clans and Families Forum, Parliamentary Lunch for Tartan Day, annual inspection of the Scotland Australian Cairn, Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan for Tartan Day and more. Info: http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
Scottish Dancing Association of Australia’s Ceilidh Debutante Ball 2017
Ceilidh dancing, Scottish Highland dancing performances by SDAA Dancers, live pipe band music and prizes at The Great Dining Hall, St Andrews College, University of Sydney, 19 Carillon Ave. Info: Alison Hughes 0404 145 622 or email@example.com.
Scotland in the Park 2017
A full day of Scottish events including pipe bands, entertainment, Scottish stalls ands more at Middle Green Sports Complex, 720 Middle Rd. Info: Neil Macdonald 0412 090 990 or http://www.scottishclans.org.au.
Queensland Highland Pipers Society Pipers Night
Strathspeys and Reels at BBC Band Room, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.
Celtic Piping Sessions
Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bay City Rollers Australian Tour
Rollermania with the greatest hits tour featuring Les McKeown with a new energy for all the classic hits. Info: http://www.metropolistouring.com/baycityrollers
Scotland the Brave
The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Arts Centre Melbourne, 8:00pm. Info: http://www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: http://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/world-jazz-folk/scotland-the-brave
Brunswick Scottish Society Highland Ceilidh
Includes 2 course meal with entertainment from Highland Pipe Band, Highland dancing display, Scottish country dancing, old time dancing to the Hat Band. Dancing for our young patrons. Cost: adults: $50, students: $30,children under 12: $20. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308.