Tag: Scottish

Melbourne Festival: ‘Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour’

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a Scottish Catholic girl’s school – so prestigious that they have had sixteen pregnancies in the last year. Or was it seventeen? The six schoolgirls are on a school excursion to Edinburgh to compete…

Brunswick Music Festival 2016: Shooglenifty

The Brunswick Music Festival is a perfectly timed extravaganza, falling right after Port Fairy Folk Festival, and allowing the opportunity to nab all the great musos in town already. It also allows people like me, who don’t quite manage the trek…

Guide: Brunswick Music Festival 2015

The Brunswick Music Festival may be best known for its showcase event, the Sydney Road Festival, but it’s so much more. Taking over venues all over Brunswick, the two-week celebration showcases worldwide names alongside local acts. We enjoyed ourselves immensely last year, and…

Melbourne’s Best Events In November

Melbourne is always bursting with events, and we try to head to all of the best ones. From bagpipers to bars to partying on a pirate ship, here’s where we went in November. Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards We love us…

A Day at the National Celtic Festival

Live music pouring out of multiple tents, a festival set right on the seashore in a historic Bellarine Peninsula town. The National Celtic Festival knows how to inject Scottish and Irish drama into the middle of Victoria. When my +1…

Burns Night: whisky, poetry, and haggis

Bagpipes, whisky, haggis, tartan, ceilidh dancing, and poetry recited in broad Scots accents. What’s not to love about Burns Night? Burns Suppers/Nights have held around the world since 1802, commemorating the life and times of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet…