Tickets on sale for Scottish celebration

On song: The Drowsy Maggies will be returning to Camperdown next month for the Robert Burns Scottish Festival.
On song: The Drowsy Maggies will be returning to Camperdown next month for the Robert Burns Scottish Festival.

Tickets are now on sale for Camperdown’s celebration of all things Scottish.

The Robert Burns Scottish Festival, which celebrates Camperdown’s unique link to the famed Scottish bard, runs from May 19-21.

This year’s line-up includes festival favourites Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt, Fiona Ross, Warrnambool Pipes & Drums, Don Grieve and Angela Preiss, The Likely Celts and Tolka.

Soprano Vivien Hamilton and the Drowsy Maggies return for a second year, with first-timers Satch Campbell, Siobhan Owen, John McAuslan and Duck Duck Goose.

Festival committee member Ruth Gstrein said the festival was a wonderful community event.

“The piping and highland dancing competitions are a highlight, there are art and historic exhibitions, lecture series, jamming and busking, music workshops and Scottish family dancing,” she said.

“It is a really nice mix of music, dance, art and history all rolled into one weekend.”

A full program will be available by the end of April. Ticket details are available at www.camperdownburnsfestival.com