Beginning November 1, we will be holding Scottish Ceilidhs “parties” on Friday nights from 7 to 9:30 at our Hall. Wear your tartan, or just wear a pair of jeans! A traditional Scottish ceilidh includes music and dance. Come on down, bring a friend and just hang out with us! The bar will be open, and you can feel free to bring your own something to eat, or purchase fresh popcorn or a snack from us. Only $5 to non-members, free to members!
From Dublin to Dunedin! The Byrne Brothers are All County Champions of their traditional Irish instruments, Duo and Trio Champions and champion Irish Dancers. Brothers Luca on accordion, Dempsey on bodhran and Finn on banjo & mandolin are taking the Celtic music world by storm. Even their Dad Tommy was Dublin Champion on Bagpipes back in the day and now plays with them on Guitar, Uilleann Pipes, Fiddle, Whistles and Bagpipes. Their Show is fast paced with brilliant musicianship, exciting and dynamic arrangements and world class Irish dancing. Don’t miss it!
We began in the Fall of 2018 bringing a total of 9 concerts of wonderful Celtic music to Downtown Dunedin. The talent was tremendous and the crowd was thrilled! Bands included Runa, MacGilliossa, Screaming Orphans, Seven Nations, and Skerryvore! We thank you for your support to the Hall as well as our on-going fundraising for Dunedin Cares, our local foodbank for the hungry and needy. This year will start out with a fantastic Irish band, Derek Warfield and the Wolfe Tones in September. We have monthly concerts lined up and look forward to your participation.
On Thursday, August 22, 2019, members of the Dunedin City Commission presented the Scottish American Society of Dunedin a plaque commemorating the building designated as a Historic Landmark. With the naming of a new Historic Preservation Advisory Committee in 2018, an Ordinance was approved to review criteria and recognize individual landmarks around the City. With the passage of Ordinance 19-22, the Scottish American Society Hall was Dunedin’s first locally designated historic landmark.
to the Scottish American Society of Dunedin! We are conveniently located in delightful downtown Dunedin off Main Street across from the Caledonia Brewery. The City of Dunedin is rich in Scottish heritage. Dunedin (Dun-Eideann, Gaelic for Edinburgh) was founded by two Scotsmen in the 19th Century. With a Sister City relationship founded in 1964 with Stirling, Scotland, Dunedin maintains its strong Scottish roots. The Scottish American Society of Dunedin was founded in 1980 and today remains true to its mission, promoting and preserving the Scottish culture. It is easy to wander the streets of Dunedin and hear the bagpipes playing and seeing people in kilts!
Dunedin’s Scottish Hall, home of the Scottish American Society of Dunedin, once served as an annex to the City’s Old Red Brick Schoolhouse.