Wonderful skills and feats on display in competitive events, a huge variety of general activities for spectators to enjoy and spectacular Welcoming and Closing Ceremonies.


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The Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra (SCFO) has been playing together for 10 years. Based in Leeston, they play Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Northumberland, and the Shetland and Orkney Islands. The Southern Fiddle Orchestra is a major contributor to the Hororata Highland Games having played from the very first Games, missing only one year.

Enjoy the colour, energy and excitement of Irish Dancing with students from the Kay-Hallissey Irish Dance School. Based in Christchurch this is one of the top Irish Dance schools with many students winning Championships.

The Selwyn Community Choir is a no audition adults choir based in the Selwyn District of New Zealand with Choir Directors Linley Thomas and Caelan Thomas. They will be singing favourite Kiwi and Scottish songs.

With demonstrations of Scottish County Dancing you might even get the chance to have a whirl.  

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