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Isoverity 14-03-2013 07:55 PM

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
 
Anyone been to one of these? A friend told me he was going this year and I thought he was getting inked up lol. Never saw so many pipes in one place..



Ash* 14-03-2013 08:00 PM

Meeeee!

I LOVE ii. More for nostalgia than anything else. I used to stay with my gran and grandad over the summer and we'd always get the coach up. If we didn't go I'd stay up with my cousins and watch it.

One of the perks of being Scottish!

Isoverity 14-03-2013 08:07 PM

Does anyone in your family play?

The most pipes I ever saw in person (there are a lot at the St Pat's parade in New York but I would never go to that) was at an Irish Festival last summer. They weren't in very good shape though!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIb3HWz3wmw

Ash* 14-03-2013 08:09 PM

My great uncle does, actually!

Maybe I should take it up as a hobby!

nowhereman 15-03-2013 12:18 AM

My mam always wanted to go to that. We said we'd go this year but of course when the tickets went on sale she said she didn't know if she could go..

Isoverity 15-03-2013 09:29 AM

Anyone know if some days are better to attend than others?

Bellatrix 15-03-2013 10:40 AM

I went with brownies when I was younger. I enjoyed it.

Isoverity 15-03-2013 11:04 AM

I didn't know there were Brownies in UK

effervescence 16-03-2013 12:13 AM

Not sure if racist joke or.....



We have Brownies in NZ also.

Harley's Dad 17-03-2013 04:12 PM

Jack, it's a great spectacle and I very much doubt that many of those who go come away disappointed, particularly overseas visitors. There'll certainly be lots of pipes and, en masse, their skirling is stirring(!). Apart from the Scottish regiments there are usually Gurkhas too - also playing the pipes. Thoroughly recommended on any day your friend can get in, though obviously a clear, dry night is better than a dismal wet one.

Tony.

Isoverity 17-03-2013 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Harley's Dad (Post 3531457)
Jack, it's a great spectacle and I very much doubt that many of those who go come away disappointed, particularly overseas visitors. There'll certainly be lots of pipes and, en masse, their skirling is stirring(!). Apart from the Scottish regiments there are usually Gurkhas too - also playing the pipes. Thoroughly recommended on any day your friend can get in, though obviously a clear, dry night is better than a dismal wet one.

Tony.

Yes I heard it can be very cold and wet - even in summer. Everyone I have run across who has been to the ET has spoken highly of it. This year I know one group is:

" The Exemplary Wind Symphony Orchestra at the General Military Staff of Mongolia in cooperation with the Military Song and Dance Academic Ensemble"

Dreaming. 18-03-2013 08:30 PM

I went a few years ago - apart from being booed for being English it was fun. Incredible spectacle, it's a really good atmosphere - even with the rain! - but inevitably incredibly tourist-y, particularly as it overlaps with the Edinburgh Fringe. Very fun though. You should pop over to the UK sometime and go!

Patch. 18-03-2013 08:33 PM

I've been, I loved it.


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