Edinburgh Military Tattoo Videos
This summer’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (until August 25) is now in full swing.
Traditional favourites such as the Massed Pipes and Drums are this year joined by, amongst others, the 130-strong King’s Guard of Norway, Top Secret Drum Corps from the Swiss city of Basel, and the United States Naval Forces Europe Band.
For the 63rd extravaganza, the Tattoo has assembled a host of talent from as far afield as South Africa, Norway, Canada, and Australia as well as across the United Kingdom, presenting over 1,000 musicians and performers. Two themes, ‘The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee’ and ‘The Year of Creative Scotland’ characterize the 2012 production, which also features the first iconic comic-strip characters to grace the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle.
Music, colour, and theatre define this Diamond Jubilee-themed event as this 5-minute DVCam videotape footage helps provide an exclusive illustration of yet more untold stories from the 2012 Castle Esplanade spectacular.
2011 Video News Release
One thousand musicians and performers from across the globe are now in full swing at this summer's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (until August 27th).
Traditional favourites such as the Massed Pipes and Drums are this year joined by, amongst others, the 90-strong Brazilian Marine Corps Martial Band, the German Mountain Army Band and a unique Dutch Bicycle Band.
Staged once again alongside the impressive backcloth of Edinburgh Castle and held in a magnificent new £16m amphitheatre, the show's theme for 2011 is "Of the Sea" and features lead service, the Royal Navy.
Music, colour and theatre define this nautical-themed event as the enclosed five minute DVCam videotape footage helps provide an exclusive glimpse of the 62nd Castle Esplanade spectacular.
A key feature of the film is the rich variety on show at this month's annual Military showpiece and an interview with the new man responsible for the Tattoo: Chief Executive and Producer, Brigadier David Allfrey, at the helm for his first Tattoo.
Attractions such as the Band of the Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiments (including an interview with their leader Major Tijmen Botma), and the Tattoo debut of the Brazilian Marine Corps Martial Band – both adding a distinctly international air to this summer's proceedings – feature amongst a particularly colourful and cosmopolitan cast.
Other highlights include the Royal Navy Piracy Patrol action item (and an interview with Commander Jonathan Lett from HMS Montrose), the German Mountain Army Band from Bavaria (and word from Major Christian Prchal) together with the inspiring music of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines.
Also, this year's maritime-themed Tattoo sees the event present a selection of vignettes using state-of-the-art projection technology, to help mark a number of significant anniversaries and events, as the High Constables of Edinburgh celebrate 400 years of service and the Royal Military Police mark an unbroken 'golden thread' of 500 years of service to the Crown.
Colour, music, song, dance and spectacle permeate this 5-minute video recording of the 60th birthday celebrations for the 2010 Diamond Jubilee Tattoo providing a distinctive flavour of this Castle Esplanade spectacular.
A selection of DVDs including the 2011 production are available from the Tattoo Online Shop.
1,000 international performers combined with the very best of modern production technology, fireworks and theatrical special effects to present an electrifying musical spectacular.
This 100 minute DVD contains excerpts from the seven Tattoos from 1996 to 2002 and includes contributions from some awe-inspiring national and international participants.
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