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Old 14-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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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..



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Old 14-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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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!




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Old 14-03-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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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!


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My great uncle does, actually!

Maybe I should take it up as a hobby!




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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..



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

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Old 15-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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I went with brownies when I was younger. I enjoyed it.




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I didn't know there were Brownies in UK

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Old 16-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #9
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Not sure if racist joke or.....



We have Brownies in NZ also.


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Old 17-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #10
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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.

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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.

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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"

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Old 18-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #12
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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!

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I've been, I loved it.



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