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Albany International Folk ‘n’ Shanty Festival

10 April - 12 April

Albany International Folk 'n' Shanty Festival is Australia's only shanty music festival. The inaugural event was held in 2019 and was an unqualified success with over two thousand people attending events over the Easter weekend. The 2020 festival is set to be even bigger with more groups reflecting the growing popularity if maritime folk and shanty music internationally. The whole event is free to the public and the only money raised is donated to Albany Community Hospice and The Leeuwin…

Forby Sutherland Ceilidh

2 May @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm AEST
State: NSW

This Scottish Ceilidh is a celebration of Scottish tradition and culture, largely centred on eating, drinking, live music, dancing and displays of skills. In this case it will include a parade of flags and banners, the Ode to the Haggis, the story of the naming of Sutherland Shire, a two course meal including haggis, a demonstration of pipe band music and highland dancing, live fiddle music and a dance caller leading traditional Scottish dancing. Forby Sutherland was in the sick…

Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartans

3 May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am AEST
State: NSW

The Kirkin' o' th' Tartans is a traditional Scottish church blessing of the tartan of each of the clans that attend the service. After the defeat of the Scots by the English at the Battle of Culloden 1746, the Act of Proscription banned the wearing of tartans and kilts, speaking Gaelic and other Highland ways in hopes the rebellious Scottish spirit would be subdued. But the canny and defiant Scots preserved their traditions underground. According to legend, one way was…

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

6 May

There are few who can resist the stirring skirl of the pipes and the powerful crash of the drums at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

Easy Dance Social

9 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
State: NSW

EASY DANCE SOCIAL Saturday 9th May 2020 at 7pm Ermington Community Centre, 6 River Road, Ermington, Sydney 2115 A fun evening brought to you by the Royal Scottish County Dance Society (Sydney Branch Inc). Join us to enjoy simple Socttish Dances and ceilidh dances, suitable for beginners and non-dancers. Please wear comfortable clothes and preferably flat shoes. Refreshments will be served. Tickets available in advance at https://rscds-sydney-branch.square.site/s/shop or can be purchased on the door.