Events for June 2017.

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

June 2
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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: bbcpipebandevents@gmail.com

Toowoomba Caledonian Society Ceilidh

June 3
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

A night of Scottish entertainment at Drayton Hall. Info: margbond@bigpond.net.au.

Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

June 4
Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

June 5
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan brennanjack@optusnet.com.au.

Brisbane Smallpipe Session

June 6
Milton, QLD Australia

Small pipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or mrmclaren@bigpond.com.

Scottish Highland Day Lunch

June 7
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

June 9June 12
Portarlington, VIC Australia

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.

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Highland Cattle National Show 2017

June 10June 12
Mount Pleasant , SA Australia

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

June 10
Ipswich, QLD Australia

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

June 17
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

June 17
Townsville, QLD Australia

Celebrate Scotland on the eve of the Townsville Tartan Day events. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or mlg7@optusnet.com.au.

The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

June 17June 18
Boonah, QLD Australia

A celebration of Scottish arts and culture with a particular focus on celebrating the Scottish heritage of the Fassifern at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: clydiespectacular@hotmail.com or 0407 960 029

Scotland vs Australia

June 17
Sydney, NSW Australia

International rugby as the Aussies and Scots play at Allianz Stadium at 3pm. Info: http://www.rugby.com.au

Townsville Tartan Day

June 18
Townsville, QLD Australia

In the Cotters Market, Flinders Street with street parade of Clan Banners and bagpipes. Info: Marie Gibson mlg7@optusnet.com.au or 0413 456 542.

The National Piping Centre’s Virginia Piping and Drumming School

June 18June 23
Winchester, VA United States

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

June 22July 1
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Scottish Dancing Association of Australia’s Ceilidh Debutante Ball 2017

June 24
Newtown, NSW Australia

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 sdaball2017@gmail.com.

Scotland in the Park 2017

June 25
Greenbank, QLD Australia

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

June 26
Toowong, QLD Australia

Strathspeys and Reels at BBC Band Room, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

Celtic Piping Sessions

June 27
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: email@celticpipingclub.com

The Bay City Rollers Australian Tour

June 29July 21
Nationwide, Australia

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

June 30
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

June 30
Brunswick, VIC Australia

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.

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