The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returned to the iconic Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in 2017 for its 68th season as it celebrated Splash of Tartan. ABC Classics is proud to announce the Australian release of the Splash of Tartan CD recorded live at Edinburgh.
Welcoming a cast of more than 1,200 performers from all points of the compass, including over 250 pipers and drummers, five United Kingdom military bands drawn from across the three Services, as well as plenty of other surprises along the way – The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the greatest shows on earth!
This year’s programme paid rich tribute to the UK’s maritime heritage and the Royal Navy in this special year, with HMS Queen Elizabeth now on sea trials and HMS Prince of Wales in build.
Also encompassing Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, the 2017 Tattoo reflected on Scotland’s links across the globe and showcased some of its finest musical traditions with outstanding performances from the Tattoo Dance Company and the Hjaltibonhoga – The Shetland Fiddlers.
Joined by acts from France, the United States, India, and – for the first time ever – Japan, the 68th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, brought cast and audience from all over the world together to celebrate another extraordinary year.
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1. Fanfare 2. The Massed Pipes and Drums 3. The Indian Naval Band 4. The Fanfare Band of the 9th French Marine Infantry Brigade 5. Hjaltibonhoga – The Shetland Fiddlers 6. Tattoo Dance Company 7. Japan Ground Self Defence Force Central Band 8. United States Naval Forces Europe Band 9. The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland 10. The Queen’s Colour Squadron with the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment 11. The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines 12. The Massed Military Bands 13. The Massed Military Bands 14. Pipers Trail 15. The Massed Military Bands 16. The Massed Military Bands and Massed Pipes and Drums 17. March Out