Melbourne Tartan Festival 19 – 22 July 2018


JULY 19th 2018
A high energy Ceilidh (dance) at the historic
Abbotsford Convent.
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FRIDAY JULY 20th 2018
Unlock your Scottish ancestry with assistance from the
Genealogical Society of Victoria – more details to come.

The premier event of the festival held in the majestic Main Hall of the Melbourne Town Hall with pipers greeting guests for a red carpet arrival.
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Melbourne Tartan Festival – Gala Dinner



Saturday 21st July

The premier event of the festival held in the majestic Main Hall of the Melbourne Town Hall with pipers greeting guests for a red carpet arrival, drinks & canapes on arrival, including a 3 course meal and drinks. VIP guest speakers and an evening of superb entertainment featuring :

o Victoria Police Pipe Band

o Melbourne Fiddle Club

o Fiona Ross, traditional Scots singer

o Celebrated Celtic rock band – Claymore.

Limited tickets available

Main Hall, Melbourne Town Hall
6.30pm arrival
Dress code: Black tie. Ladies evening

Melbourne Tartan Festival – Ceilidh

Ceilidh L


Thursday 19th July

Dance the night away to the music of the renowned Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club at the historic Abbotsford Convent Rubina Auditorium.

Ceilidh (pronounced “Kay-lee”) comes from the Gaelic for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’. A traditional ceilidh may have included dancing, poetry, stories and music. These days a ceilidh is usually centred around dancing – Scottish style. You don’t have to be experienced, there is always someone else there you can follow. It’s all about having fun! But be warned, it’s addictive and once you start you won’t want to stop.

The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club always gives a lively and captivating performance, with a mix of the traditional and contemporary music that will have you on your feet from the moment they begin playing.

ADULT $20pp
CHILD (5-14YRS) $10pp
Rubina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street,
Abbotsford VIC 3067
7:00 PM
Be quick, limited tickets available!

Additional Information

o Parking available in St Heliers St car park opposite Gate A entrance
o Drinks & and nibbles at club prices
Abbotsford Convent Visitor-information

Fiona Ross and Ken Nicol – Melbourne Gig

Fiona Ross Ken Nicol

Scottish Events – February/March


Robert Burns Club of Melbourne

68th Annual Burns Supper

Glenroy RSL

February 3rd 2018 commencing at 6:30pm
Details at: Burns Supper

Brunswick Scottish Society

Annual Burns Supper

Fleming Park Hall.

6:00pm, Saturday 17th February 2018
Details at: Brunswick Burns

Scots Day Out – Bendigo

Sights, Sounds & Tastes for Bonnie Bravehearts

Free Event.

9:00am, Saturday 3rd March 2018
Details at: Bendigo

Brunswick Scottish Society

March Social

Saturday 17th March, 7:45pm
Details at: March Social


Geelong Highland Gathering

One of Victoria’s largest Highland Gatherings

Goldsworthy Reserve,

Goldsworthy Road, Corio

9:00am, Sunday 18th March 2018
Details at: Geelong HG

Ringwood Highland Games

Ringwood East Sports Ground

Cnr Mt Dandenong Rd & Dublin Rd, Ringwood East

9:00am Sunday 25th March 2018
Details at: Ringwood

Clan Cameron Gathering

Gold Coast 2018

Friday 20th April – Sunday 22nd April
Details at: Cameron 2018