2020 is officially the ‘Year of Scotland in Australia’ - the largest ever showcase of traditional Scottish music and heritage in Australia. The year will feature performances from some of Scotland’s best-loved Traditional, Gaelic and Celtic musicians as well as highlighting the ongoing work of Australian-based organisations who maintain Scottish tradition and culture.
To celebrate, we're producing a series of articles throughout the year to highlight some of the amazing events taking place, as well as looking at some of the connections between our two countries.
How to celebrate when you’re ‘Down Under’
The ties that unite Australia and Scotland are far greater than a shared ancestry. Discover all the ways you can get involved in Australia’s biggest-ever celebration of Scottish culture, music and heritage.
the musical roots that bind our nations
From sail-hauling songs to sea shanties, Gaelic psalms to bawdy ballads, the love of traditional music and song between our countries is as strong today as it ever was.