Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2009

edinburgh military tattoo 2009 It’s time for Edinburgh Military Tatto 2009 from 7 to 29 august. A sold-out edition with 1,000 performers from around the world, and 217,275 tickets for the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade event

Here’s the programme


Global Co-operation

The Massed Pipes and Drums

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
The Royal Dragoon Guards
The 1st Royal Tank Regiment
The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Royal Air Force
Australian Federal Police
Cape Town Highlanders

The Tongan Royal Corps of Musicians

A 50-strong brass band and exhilarating ethnic group with their South Sea Island magic

Burns 250th Anniversary Tribute

A special Burns homage with singers from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Canada’s Calgary Burns Singers

RAF Medical Rescue

The swift treatment and evacuation of casualties in hostile territory

She Huo Cultural Act, Xi’an

The extraordinary talents of the She Huo cultural troupe from Edinburgh’s twin city of Xi’an

The Pipes & Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Classical Brit Award winning pipers and drummers with one of Britain’s finest military bands

Swiss Army Central Band

In their first Tattoo appearance, the Swiss Army’s elite military orchestra

Massed Highland Dancers

A choreographed extract from Burns’ Tam O’Shanter featuring the Edinburgh Tattoo Highland Spring Dancers with OzScot Highland Dancers from Australia

Top Secret Drum Corps

One of the world’s most sensational percussion groups

RAF Massed Bands

“Born to Fly”
The internationally acclaimed bands of the Royal Air Force featuring the Central Band, the RAF College and RAF Regiment Bands along with the RAF Salon Orchestra

The Massed Military Bands and Massed Pipes and Drums RAF Bands

Joined by:

The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland
The Tongan Royal Corps of Musicians
Swiss Army Central Band

The stirring sounds of the combined bands

Going Home
Amazing Grace


Coming Through The Rye
Star of Robbie Burns
National Anthem
Auld Lang Syne
Evening Hymn – Abide with Me, Last Post

Lone Piper – A Gratefu’ Prayer

March Out

Scotland The Brave
We’re No Awa’ to Bide Awa’
Highland Laddie
The Black Bear


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