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Maclean Highland Gathering 2022

Maclean Highland Gathering 2022


Maclean Showground,12 Cameron St, Maclean, NSW 2463, Australia


Saturday 16 April 2022
8am to 8pm

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ENTRY: Adult *
AUD $15.00
ENTRY: Aged Pensioners *
AUD $10.00
Aged Pensioner applies to current Seniors and Aged Pension card holders. Please present your valid aged concession card upon arrival.
ENTRY: School Aged Students (5-17yrs) *
AUD $5.00
ENTRY: Child (Under 5yrs)
AUD $0.00

About Maclean Highland Gathering 2022

If you want to see some of Australia's best pipe bands on a spectacular scale, then the Maclean Highland Gathering is for you.

On Saturday morning, the competing bands parade through the streets of Maclean to the delight of the gathered crowd on their way to the Maclean Showground, where they battle across the day to determine who will take the trophies in one of the most competitive pipe band competitions on the Australian calendar.

The climax of the event sees all the pipe bands combine in a spectacular Massed Bands display to salute the Chieftain and the crowds on the hill of the Maclean Showground – one of the largest gathering of its kind in Australia. The sight and sound of 100's of pipers and drummers playing in unison in this unique setting is an unforgettable experience.

The sheer brilliance of the pipers and drummers makes this an event not to be missed.

The Solo Piping Competition takes place in Maclean on Easter Friday afternoon and evening each year. Hundreds of pipers from across the country gather to compete in one of Australia’s foremost solo piping competitions.

Whether your interest is in the ancient and melodic sounds of the Piobaireachd, or Ceòl mór, with compositions dating back many hundreds of years, or the light music (Ceòl beag) with more modern, up tempo marches and the dance tunes of the strathspeys, reels, hornpipes and jigs, there is something for you to enjoy.

Highland Dancing is distinct from Scottish Country Dancing. The Gillie Callum (Sword Dance) is the oldest and dates back to the 11th Century.

The Highland Fling is said to have been inspired by the sight of a stag wandering the hills with the arms of the dancer forming the shape of the antlers.

The Saenn Truibheas (Old Trousers) dates back to the time after Culloden in 1746 when the kilt was forbidden.

Maclean Highland sport has grown over the years to provide a unique combination of culture, sport and social entertainment.From traditional heavy athletics like caber tossing, log wrestling, shot put, famers walk to field and track events. The Highland games at Maclean attract competitors for the social participation, rather than highly competitive. The games are a spectacle like no other with a programme for Men, Ladies, Boys and Girls.

EVENT LOCATION: Maclean Showground,12 Cameron St
Maclean, NSW 2463, Australia View Larger Map
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