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.
Year of Scotland in Australia 2020
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Annual event celebrating Robbie Burns birthday presented by the St Andrew Society of WA.
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, …
Burn's Supper at Thai Rock, Potts Point with Governor Macquarie Memorial pipe band. Great food and entertainment.
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.
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 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.
Youth Scottish Country Dance weekend for people aged 18 - 40 years. Social dancing and expert tuition.
The Hunter Valley Scots Club Burns Supper is held around the 25th of January each year.
Fractangular Gathering 2020 is held over two days and three nights on Tasmania’s South East Coast, near the small country town of Buckland. Our ethos is to enrich Tasmania’s cultural content, and increase awareness and importance of the arts and expression, health, wellbeing, environmental sustainability, family and community connectedness, while also being a locus for networking, collaboration, participation, experience and exposure. It is time to move away from the destructive direction that seems too easy to fall into at music…