Ceilidh/Aberdeen Highland Games

  • July 6, 2013 · 10:30 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

The Aberdeen Highland Games is an annual NSW event. I've been in touch with the organisers and they have agreed to put on a special Ceilidh because there was so much demand from the Sydney Scots group*.

It's a couple of hours drive outside of Sydney so everyone will need to sort out transport. You can go for the daytime events but for the Ceilidh it's best to stay overnight or have a willing late night driver for the return trip to Sydney.

Daytime events are suitable for families and cost $20 for the ticket, pay on entry, evening Ceilidh is $65 (best to book beforehand).

We went last year and it was good fun - kilts, caber tossing, bagpipes, bonnie baby competitions - so a bit of an ersatz shortbread tin version of a Scotland that has never really existed but enjoyable nonetheless.

If you can change your RSVPs to indicate whether you can make this date that would be great. Add a comment to the thread to tell us whether you want to come along to the day or evening bit and how you are sorted for transport. I am sure we can sort out lifts if anyone needs one. Last year tickets for the day and evening events were available on the door so should be able to come along last minute if you are not sure.

*Not really. This is a lie. They have the Ceilidh every year.

 

 

Join or login to comment.

  • Alan

    Whoops! Sorry thought this was just a general meet up - next time!

    July 5, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Sorry for the apparent last minute withdrawal - I hadn't even realised I was signed up for this one.

    July 5, 2013

  • Jemima J.

    I presume no one is going to this then? Well I am going to be there with my boyfriend. If any of you have bought tickets and want to meet up with us then email me and i will give you my number.

    June 29, 2013

    • David

      Hey Jemima,

      July 2, 2013

    • David

      I emailed you earlier in the week. Really sorry but I am the worst organiser ever and am no longer going to be able to go to this. It will be an awesome time though, I think it is almost sold out now.

      July 2, 2013

  • Jemima J.

    Hey thats great :) I got my tickets. I have also got two spare tickets for a ceilidh this saturday if anyone is interested. They are $30 each and you can BYO Alcohol http://sotr.org.au/chaos I didnt mention it earlier because if they go on sale they usually sell out within 10 minutes!!!

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to attempt to make it! Haven't been to a ceilidh in years. Hope I remember how!

    June 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually just realised I have a ticket for the Lions v Wallabies test in Sydney so won't make it. Next year for sure!

      June 4, 2013

  • Alan

    Sounds interesting - what's the score?

    May 12, 2013

    • Julie G.

      Eh not sure really, get a venue, music, food....if anyone's got any idea where to start let me know! :-)

      May 13, 2013

  • Julie G.

    Yay glad there's so much interest....but I'm not sure where to begin organising.....sorry guys! I'll look into it and see what I can do :-)

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what's a ceilidh? is that Scottish for a get-together?

    May 10, 2013

    • Jemima J.

      Its traditional Scottish dancing.

      May 10, 2013

  • Jemima J.

    I will totally go. I can get friends to go too :-) i love a good ceilidh.

    May 10, 2013

4 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy