Set against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit Edinburgh Castle, hundreds of musicians: pipers, drummers, singers and dancers perform at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the cobbled Esplanade. Each year some of the most memorable highlights are the stirring performances of the Massed Pipes and Drums and the Massed Military Bands that emerge from the huge castle gates playing the stirring battle tunes of Scotland’s famed regiments.
Add to this the spectacular displays from the many overseas performers who bring music, action and color to the event in Edinburgh and you have a winning blend that always keeps the Tattoo fresh, exciting and alive, even for the many faithful fans who return here every year.
This unforgettable spectacle is brought to an emotional and poignant close each evening as a lone piper, spotlit high on the castle ramparts, plays a haunting lament. Fireworks, a mass chorus of Auld Lang Syne from the audience and the roar of jets from a military flypast bring the curtain down on a truly memorable night’s entertainment.
This will truly without a doubt be a most memorable bucket list adventure to check off my list.
The Royal Tattoo is only the start of my European Adventure, so be sure to check back soon for more updates from Scotland, London and PARIS!!!!!