The Celtic vibe comes alive in 2021! Think Riverdance, Scottish kilts and pipes, Irish whistles and fiddles, tender love lilts … not to mention all those moving reminiscences on windswept moors and craggy hills across the great Celtic musical landscape.

Watch Musical Director Patrick Pickett (a true ‘Lord of the Dance’!) swirl his baton as he works the rich seam of Celtic classics in one of the Queensland Pops’ most requested series of concerts. Hear the legends, the fables, the humour, the melancholy and the euphoria all come to life with some of Australia’s best-loved sings and traditional instrumentalists and dancers. A warm welcome back to special guest stars Gregory Moore and Sarah Calderwood, who will combine the very best elements of Celtic music into one unforgettable package. Returning to showcase his traditional Irish music talents is Kevin Higgins, who plays the concert wooden flute and is a master of the Uilleann Pipes, both of which he plays extensively as soloist and in bands throughout Australia and overseas.

Savour the spectacular precision of the all-star line-up of dancers who will be the crowning glory of the Celtic Spectacular: the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance, the OzScot Highland Dancers and the glorious strains of the BBC Pipes and Drums, all of which promise to awaken the ancient spirits and leave you spellbound.


High Drive
Pipe Major Ian McMaster
Glasgow City Police Pipes, Geese In The Bog, Kelsey’s Wee Reel, The King Of The Gardenden
Funky Amazing Grace
The Sky And The Sun And The Dawn
Cliffs of Dooneen
Alana’s Waltz
Trip to Nova Scotia
Minstrel Boy
You Raise Me Up
Hector the Hero
Welsh National Anthem
We’ll Keep A Welcome In The Hills
Cwm Rhondda
Men Harlech
Welsh Dragon
Danny Boy
The Watchman
Celtic Mist
Galician Set
Ireland’s Calling
Parting Glass

This event has been rescheduled from 9 October 2021 to 6 November 2021. If you have a question regarding your booking, please contact QTIX on 136 246.



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Presented by Queensland Pops Orchestra

Pricing Guide

A-Reserve Adult $88 Concession^ $82 Student^^ $30
B-Reserve Adult $82 Concession^ $75 Student^^ $30
Groups i Admission $82
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