Richeal Paige, Demi Redman (front) Grace Lomax and Eve Hibbard from Alison’s Celtic Dance Academy will be performing at the pavilion in Bundaberg CBD on St Andrew’s Day.
Richeal Paige, Demi Redman (front) Grace Lomax and Eve Hibbard from Alison’s Celtic Dance Academy will be performing at the pavilion in Bundaberg CBD on St Andrew’s Day. MAX FLEET

Sweet Scottish sounds in the CBD

THE sweet sounds of the rolling Highlands will peak tomorrow night in the CBD, as Scottish tradition St Andrew’s Day is celebrated in Bundaberg.

Diana Day, organiser and Scottish presenter of Celtic Connections on Coral Coast Community Radio 74.7FM, said this was the fourth year of the event and a decent crowd was expected.

“It’s lovely to meet so many people who have come from Scotland,” she said, adding that many with Scottish ancestry also come to experience their distant culture.

“It’s been building up, last year we had 150 people.”

Mrs Day said she was looking forward to the free concert in the Bundaberg CBD Pavilion tomorrow, from 6pm to 8pm.

“We get great support from the Caledonian Pipe Band and Alison Petersen’s Highland Dancers,” she said.

“And the U3A accordion players will be back again this year because they loved it last year.”

This will also be Mrs Day’s second year, taking over from former presenter of the Scottish program, Mac Jonson.

The Celtic Connections program will bring the sounds, songs and dances from Scotland to celebrate an evening for the official patron saint of Scotland.

Although St Andrew’s Day is officially on November 30, ex-patriot Scots, people with Scottish ancestry, and those who love Scottish culture can go along tomorrow night and enjoy the event for free.



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