Brigadoon Festival

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering

From Burns to Barnes

A celebration of Scottish songs and singers

Sunday 12 March

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Soldiers Memorial Hall
3 Railway Avenue

Tickets $10 available from:
The Terrace Tea Shop
Bundanoon (Wed to Sun) and
The Brigadoon Website.

Seats are limited so purchase your tickets early for this musical treat.

Intermission refreshments from

Penrose P&C The Terrace Tea Shop DeliLicious Walkers Shortbread

The Concert

The concert will feature songs written by Scots and songs made famous by Scottish singers.

Appropriately, the concert will start with songs penned by Robert Burns, the national bard of Scotland, whose life and poetry will be celebrated by a Burns Supper which is the lead-off event for the Brigadoon Festival.

Well-known traditional songs will follow before moving to the early 20th century and hearing songs by Harry Lauder who in 1911 was the highest-paid performer in the world.

In the mid 20th century the popular Scottish performers were Andy Stewart and Lonnie Donegan both of whom had number one hits in Australia. There will be songs from Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox, Gerry Rafferty, Dougie MacLean and Julie Fowlis leading the group of modern singers followed by The Proclaimers known for their distinctive singing style with a Scottish accent.

Scottish born singers and musicians have featured prominently in the Australian music scene. These include the Young brothers in the Easybeats and ACDC, the late Bon Scott of ACDC and John Paul Young who had international hits. The concert will feature songs by Colin Hay from Men at Work and the folk singer-songwriter Eric Bogle.

Flame Trees, a song performed by the Brigadoon 2017 Chietain of the Day Jimmy Barnes, when with Cold Chisel, will fittingly round off the concert and for the finale members of the audience will be invited to join in singing Flower of Scotland and Auld Lang Syne.

With such a variety there will be something to please everybody!

Proceeds from the concert will be donated by the Bundanoon Highland Gathering to the Penrose Public School P&C Association.

For more information contact the Concert Convenor, Jim Gillespie.

Phone: 4883 7675     Email:

The Performers

Loosely Woven who describe themselves as 'an adhoc troupe of musicians based in Sydney's Northern Beaches' have very generously agreed to create and perform a concert of Scottish music. Their Musical Director is Wayne Richmond and more information about the troupe can be found on the Loosely Woven website.

The Penrose School Choir under the direction of Maria Dunn, a musician and singer based in Penrose, will perform three songs.

Bundanoon Sings, a local community choir, convened by Geoff McCubbin will perform songs and a medley of songs with guest choirmaster Maria Dunn.

The Brigadoon Festival Committee greatly appreciates the time and effort all the performers are putting in to produce this concert.