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Forby Sutherland Ceilidh
2 May @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm AEST$80
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 bay on board the HMB Endeavour on 29th April 1770 (250 years ago) when she dropped anchor in Botany Bay. He died of Tuberculosis overnight, and Captain Cook ordered that he should be buried ashore near the watering place. Subsequently, due to the interest of Thomas Holt, the Parish, the township and the Shire were named after Forby Sutherland.
As a signature event of the Sutherland Shire Citizens Heritage Festival, Clan Sutherland Society of Australia presents the Forby Sutherland Ceilidh. This event is presented in collaboration with the Scottish Australian Heritage Council and the Australian Celtic Council.