On the third weekend in August (14 to 18 August) the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums will be heard for many kilometres around the Boondooma and Durong areas. It is expected that at least 400 caravans will converge on Boondooma Homestead for a great Celtic celebration.
Celebrations will actually begin on the Wednesday evening with a sausage sizzle, sound check and performances by walk up artists. Proceeds from the Sausage sizzle will be donated to Life Flight.
The main program will begin at 1.30 pm on Thursday afternooon and the very popular Scottish Ceilidh will take place on Thursday Evening. This is a great opportunity for people to join in the singing and dancing. Four pipebands will entertain this year and they are, The Clan, Noosa and District Pipes and Drums, Dalby Thistle Pipe Band and Murrumba Pipes and Drums. These bands will join together with individual pipers and drumers to participate in massed band entertainment.
Ceilidh bands, Celtic Psychosis, Celtic Crossover, Ishka, Tartan Time, Mouldy Haggis and Velcro will provide toe tapping entertainment throughout the weekend. The Rum City Dancers will once again entertain with the old and the new highland dancers. Amy Bromham from Burdekin Celtic Dancers will delight the crowd with some Irish dancing. The popular Moreton Fiddle Club together with Limerick and Scarlet Road will be highlights.
South Burnett’s own Scotsman, Jervase Fullerton will address the Haggis at lunch time on Saturday. Gervase will thrill the crowd with his dramatic address followed by his favourite Scottish songs.
Scottish food will be available throughout the weekend – come on Saturday and enjoy a meal of Haggis, tatties and neeps. Dundee stew and rumbledethumps and potato damper will be available on Friday evening. Enjoy shortbread, Dundee cake and scotch pancakes for morning and or afternoon tea.
Come in Highland dress for the Clan and Tartan Parade on Saturday. This will be followed by the
highland sports. During the sports, pipebands will entertain in the Boondooma Gardens.
It will be an exciting weekend. Lots of tartans, entertainments and beautiful food on offer.
More information is available on the web site www.boondoomahomestead.org.au
Enquiries to The Caretaker 07 4168 0159.