The 2011 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

A journey across the seas from your seat on the Castle Esplanade

The 2011 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

One thousand musicians and performers from across the globe were in full swing at the 2011 Tattoo.

Traditional favourites such as the Massed Pipes and Drums were joined by, amongst others, the 90-strong Brazilian Marine Corps Martial Band, the German Mountain Army Band and the unique Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiments 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 was "Of the Sea" and features lead service, the Royal Navy.

Music, colour and theatre defined this nautical-themed event

2011 also saw new Chief Executive and Producer, Brigadier David Allfrey at the helm for his first Tattoo, which had a distinctly international air to proceedings – featuring a particularly colourful and cosmopolitan cast.

The maritime-themed production also marked a number of significant anniversaries and events, such as the High Constables of Edinburgh celebrating 400 years of service and the Royal Military Police marking an unbroken 'golden thread' of 500 years of service to the Crown.

The full DVD of the 2011 Tattoo is available to purchase from our online shop



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