Clan Cameron Activities – 27 June update

NSW 2022

Saturday 6th August

 

 

 

Brigadoon Highland Gathering NSW

This annual event began on 21 October 1978, its principal aim to raise funds for local charities and bring tourists to Bundanoon in particular and the Southern Highlands in general thereby benefiting local businesses, guesthouses and hotels. Continuing to this day, “Bundanoon is Brigadoon” has become one of the most successful events staged in the area. From its humble beginnings of a handful of pipe bands and spectators, and is recognised worldwide and has grown to into one of the finest Highland Gatherings in Australia.

Brigadoon

Saturday 4 June 2022

 

 

 

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival NSW

The Manning Valley Historical Society presents the annual Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival, Clans from all over the country descend on the town of Wingham (N.S.W.) to enjoy the Festival.
The Clan of Honour for 2022 will be Clan Donnachaidh.
The program will depend on COVID requirements. Hopefully, we will be able to have a full program for 2022.

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 2nd jULY 2022

Aberdeen Highland Games NSW

What’s On

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 Man events with the Kilted Warriors to enjoy as well as three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround the area selling all manner of Scottish heirlooms and souvenirs, clothing and garb, and food and drink to complete your day.

In the evening there will be a Pipe Band Quintet competition at the Aberdeen RSL Club.

Aberdeen Highland Games

 

Australia

JUNE 2022

Sydney Scottish Week

24-27, Sydney, NSW

Scottish Week returns to Sydney with a range of events for those who love to celebrate all things from the land of Alba. Details of events and program will be available on the Scottish Australian Heritage Council’s website. Info: Nea 0408 990 413 or www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

Kilmore Celtic Festival

25-26, Kilmore, VIC

All day non- stop live Celtic music. Evening concert until 11pm. Sunday: The Celtic Banquet with fantastic live music accompaniment. Info: 03 5782 2636 or www.facebook.com/ Kilmore-Celtic-Festival-102868380457

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

25, Inglewood, WA

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

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

26, Ipswich, QLD

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

The Highlands and the Heather

26, Wangi Wangi, NSW

Enjoy the excitement of bonnie Scotland, the perfume ‘o the heather, wearing o’ the tartan, the wail o’ the bagpipes and perhaps a wee taste o’ the Haggis at Wangi Workers Club. Featuring the music of John MacDonald and including Robert Burns’ immortal ode “Address to a Haggis”, $50.00 per person. Bookings Essential 02 4970 5105 or info@auntymollys.com.au

JULY 2022

International Tartan Day

1, Nationwide

International Tartan Day marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

Robert Burns Scottish Festival

1-3, Camperdown, VIC

The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria. Info: 0407 056 126 or www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au

Aberdeen Highland Games

2, Aberdeen, NSW

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 Kilted Warriors to enjoy as well as three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround the area selling all manner of Scottish heirlooms and souvenirs, clothing and garb, and food and drink to complete your day. Info: 02 6540 1300 orwww.aberdeenhighlandgames.com

Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan Service

3, Melbourne, VIC

10.45am join the congregation of The Scots’ Church, Collins St, for the annual Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan service commemorating the repeal of the Act of Proscription on 1st July 1782. Clan Associations – Register your Clan’s participation in the Clan Tartan Procession at: www.trybooking.com/BZOQH

Melbourne Tartan Festival

3 -28, Melbourne, VIC

The Festival program includes pop-up events in the city, Kirkin ‘O The Tartan, historical tour and exhibition, a high energy Ceilidh Dance with Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Scottish Connections CBD walking tour, Scottish migration author talks, Gaelic language, music & culture morning, whisky dinner, whisky tasting, a haggis supper, traditional Scots music recital, concerts, music gigs, The Victorian Pipers Association Championships and the Victorian Scottish Dancing Members Association 61st Commonwealth Championships. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

Melbourne Tartan Festival Ceilidh Dance

14, Melbourne, VIC

This year the high energy Ceilidh Dance has moved to Collingwood Town Hall with its’ larger dance floor. Dance the night away to the fabulous music of the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, with lively and captivating performances combine a mix of traditional and contemporary music that will have you on your feet from the moment they begin playing. To book: www.trybooking.com/BYKLZ

Hawthorn Pipe Band Legacy Live

16, Melbourne, VIC

“Legacy” is a special music tribute to the band’s long serving Drum Major and WW2 veteran Bob Semple and features a mix of new and traditional pipe band music with folk inspirations. Hawthorn is one of Australia’s top pipe bands, and the “Legacy” concert will see the band at its best. With special guests, including Ballarat Grammar and Scotch College at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. Info: www.hawthornpb.com

A Celebration of Scots Song – Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara

17, Melbourne, VIC

This themed concert of traditional Scots song, interweaving live music with narrative and audio-visual presentation at Kew Court House Theatre. The concert includes songs from their recent album Sunwise Turn – winner of Music Victoria’s Best Folk Album 2020 Award. To Book: www.trybooking.com/BRGSP

International Tartan Day Brisbane

23, Brisbane, QLD

This event has been cancelled for 2022 and returning in 2023. Info: 07 3359 8195 or www.aussie-scots.org.au

Burns Night + 70th Birthday Celebration

23, Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane Pipe Band is hosting a traditional Burns Night and ceilidh to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. Includes a 3-course meal – including a toast to the haggis – and a traditional Ceilidh, with entertainment throughout the night from Brisbane Pipe Band, Celtic folk band ISHKA, and a traditional Scottish dance caller at Geebung RSL. Tickets:www.trybooking.com/BVLHK

Melbourne Tartan Festival Gala Dinner & Concert

23, Melbourne, VIC

The premier event of the Festival held in the majestic Main Hall of Melbourne Town Hall. Pipers will greet guests, drinks & canopies, a traditional ‘Address to a Haggis; gourmet seasonally inspired menu and drinks, VIP guest speaker and an evening of superb concert style entertainment. A fabulous black tie/kilted evening to remember! More info & bookings: www.melbournetartanfestival. com.au or www.trybooking.com/BQYJO

Robert Burns in July

30, Darwin, NT

Come and celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns, in poetry, song and dance. Meals and drinks available for purchase including haggis Entertainment by Get Reel, Darwin and Districts Pipes and Drums and dancing by the Arafura Scottish Dances at Darwin Railway Club. Info: www.facebook.com/northauscelticfest

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

30, Inglewood, WA

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

75th Anniversary of the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums

30-31, Maitland, NSW

A weekend of entertainment is part of the 75th Year of Foundation celebrations for the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums. Includes a free entry concert for the community at Maitland Park. Info: Greg: 0409 918 260 or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

31, Ipswich, QLD

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

AUGUST 2022

Caledonian Castaways Concert

5, Melbourne, VIC

The Caledonian Castaways are a group of ex-pat Scots drawn from Melbourne’s Blues/ Roots scene singing amusing and heart-warming songs about Scots in Australia and back ‘hame’, at Collingwood Town Hall. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

6, Bundanoon, NSW

Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

Scots on The Rocks – August 2022 Course for Beginners

8 -September 26, Sydney, NSW

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Eight Week Course (8 August – 26 September 2022) at Fort Street Public School (temporary location) Wentworth Park, Wattle St, Ultimo. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.trybooking.com/BYVYN

Scots in the Bush 2022

18-21, Boondooma, QLD

A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia with Celtic music, entertainment and more. Camping on site at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

Peter Adam’s Caledonian Night

20, Teralba, NSW

Join the Hunter Valley Scots Club at Teralba Hall. Info & bookings: 0428 618 313 or hunterscots@gmail.com

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

27, Wingham, NSW

The Manning Valley Historical Society presents the annual free community event, Clans from all over the country descend to enjoy the Festival. The Clan of Honour for 2022 will be Clan Donnachaidh. Also pipe bands, entertainment, Scottish dancers and stalls. Info: www.bonniewingham.com