About year of Scotland in Australia 2020

The Year of Scotland in Australia is a nationwide calendar of activity celebrating Scottish music, culture, food and drink.

Start planning your Australian Scottish experience by visiting the newly announced suite of festivals, artist and events taking part in the Year, with more to be added.

Join us in welcoming an influx of Scottish guest artists, and in discovering and celebrating the gems of Scottish culture already sparkling within Australia’s cultural landscape, in 2020.

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Tamar Valley Folk Festival

17 January - 19 January
State: TAS

The festival is a unique event in the Tamar Valley area, bringing many visitors and artists to northern Tasmania from interstate and overseas. It is the major annual cultural event held over three days in George Town, and is a highly regarded musical and artistic festival, recognised as part of the National Folk Festival calendar in Australia. The festival consists of music sessions, concerts, themed concerts children's activities, poetry and dance. There will be music in the street on Saturday…

St Andrew Society of WA – Burns Supper

25 January
State: Western Australia

Annual event celebrating Robbie Burns birthday presented by the St Andrew Society of WA.

The Glenturret Burns Night Supper at the Sydney Opera House

25 January
State: NSW

Sip fine whisky while you’re whisked away on a celebration of Scottish heritage and Indigenous  Australian  culture in this reworking of a traditional Scottish event – inspiring oratory, uplifting toasts, fantastic food and drink and an honouring of poet Robert Burns in a four-hour feast. Part of the Year of Scotland  in  Australia 2020, the Glenturret  Burns Night Supper is your opportunity to enjoy this traditional celebration in an iconic venue. Indigenous artist, Eric Avery, and multi-award-winning Scottish five piece, …

Burns Supper

25 January
State: Nsw

Burn's Supper at Thai Rock, Potts Point with Governor Macquarie Memorial pipe band. Great food and entertainment.

Kejafi at Little Birdy, Uralla NSW

25 January
State: NSW

Music with an irresistible highland spirit. Kejafi bring Scottish traditional music to the New England to tour their recent album Coast. All around the weekend of Burns night. Kejafi play traditional and original music, celebrating the deep Australian and Scottish connection. The Sydney-based trio create an exciting and energetic sound with duel fiddles, octave mandolin and moving songs that will have your feet tapping and your heartstrings pulled. Look out of further details for Scottish fiddle and guitar/bouzouki workshops.

Burns Supper

25 January
State: NSW

The Caledonian Society of Glen Innes will be conducting its annual Burns Supper on Saturday 25 January 2020 at Crofter’s Cottage (a replica ‘taigh dubh’ - black house) at the Australian Standing Stones National Monument.

The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne – Robert Burns Celebrations

26 January
State: Victoria

The club conducts a celebration on the poet's birthday near the Robert Burns statue in Treasury Gardens Spring Street, Melbourne and also holds a Burns Supper each year including the address to the haggis, dinner and dancing. Held on the Sunday nearest January 25th.

Southern Fling Canberra 2020

31 January - 2 February
State: Victoria

Youth Scottish Country Dance weekend for people aged 18 - 40 years. Social dancing and expert tuition.

Hunter Valley Scots Club – Burns Supper

1 February
State: New South Wales

The Hunter Valley Scots Club Burns Supper is held around the 25th of January each year.

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