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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

From August 1-23, audiences will see a 1,000-strong cast gather for the 65th Tattoo . This year, the stage is set for a Homecoming-themed Tattoo which will celebrate ‘Our Home, Friends And Family‘, once again staged on the floodlit Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.

Each year, some 220,000 people travel from the four corners of the earth to witness a performance of this internationally acclaimed event.

A unique spectacle that is also enjoyed by a further 100 million who tune in on worldwide television.

An exciting line-up awaits, with acts from United Kingdom and beyond.

Don't miss this unique spectacle staged on the floodlit Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.

Pre-order your copy of this unique spectacle now!

Filte gu Blas 2014

Fàilte gu Blas 2014

This year the Blas Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in style with events across The Highlands and Argyll.

The Blas Festival commences on 5th September to 13th September and features a stellar cast of artistes in various locations.

Alasdair Whyte, Angus McColl, Angus McColl Jnr, Ceòl nam Fèis, Cherish The Ladies, Christine Primrose, Còisir G, Da`imh, Dougie MacLean, Drìne, A tribute to Rob Donn, Ellen MacDonald, Fèis Air an Oir, Fèis an Earraich, Fèis an Iar Thuath, Fèis Latharna, Fèis Lochabair, Fèis Oigridh na Mara, Fèis Rois, Fèis Spè, Fèis Thròdairnis, Gillie Mackenzie, Hò-rò, Home and Away / Glòir nan Caman, Howie MacDonald And Marilyn Mackinnon, James Mackenzie and Neil Ewart, Linda Macleod, Macanta, Mànran, Marloch, Mìorbhail Nam Beann, Pipe Major James Mackenzie, Ross Ainslie And Jarlath Henderson, Salt House, The Bothy Singers, The Cast Ewe Cèilidh Band, The Cheryl Heggie Dancers, The Donald Black Band, The MacGillivrays Of Calrossie, The Mischa MacPherson Trio, The Monach Isle Cèilidh Band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Trail West.

Blas visits Oban:
OBAN, Corran Halls Studio Bar - Tuesday 9th September - Cuairt nam Bàrd with Simon Ó Faolain, Dairena Ní Chinneide, Tony Mac Ruairí, Megan Nic Ruairí with Morag MacNeil and Fèis Latharna Cèilidh Trail.

OBAN, Corran Halls - 12th September - Dougie MacLean, Linda Macleod, Alasdair Whyte and Fèis Latharna.

TAYNUILT - Village Hall - 13th September - BLAS Commission 2014 (supported by Scottish Natural Heritage) - 'Miorbhail nam Beann' by Lochaber musician Iain MacFarlane based on one of the most renowned of Scottish Gaelic poets Duncan Bàn MacIntyre's Gaelic poem Moladh Beinn Dòbhrain.

Duncan Bàn MacIntyre's Gaelic poem Moladh Beinn Dòbhrain (In Praise of Ben Dorain) is thought to be one of the greatest nature poems composed in the Gaelic language. The poem will be the focus of a new bilingual commission from Iain MacFarlane using music, images and words to explore the past and present relationship between people, land and culture.
Battlefield Band

Battlefield Band

News from Temple Records - Battlefield Band: IMA Award And Concerts in August / September 2014.

The Battlefield Band's song 'Bagpipe Music' was named as the Vox Pop winner in the 'World Traditional Song' Category at the 13th Independent Music Awards on 13th August 2014.

The song is the opening track on their recent 'Room Enough For All' album (Temple Records), and is based on the great poem by Louis MacNeice.

The Vox Pop award winners are selected by public vote – this year's winners include Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Pierre Bensusan and the late great Pete Seeger.

This is the second time Battlefield Band have been honoured, having previously won in the same category in 2012.

Following on from tours in Germany and the USA this year, and playing their first Scottish shows since winning ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2013 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, the group will kick off a Scottish mini-tour and a trip to Czech Republic.

Guests appearing with the band at some of these shows will include Aaron Jones (Old Blind Dogs, Litha, Kate Rusby), Hamish Napier (Hamish Napier Quintet, Back of the Moon, Man's Ruin).

" fresh as new mown hay...their live show was a revelation, their new album is a keeper" Irish Music Magazine.

Full tour dates are below:
21st Aug 2014 - GLASGOW - Webster's Theatre (tickets via ticketweb book online or call: 0844 477 1000)

23rd Aug 2014 - STRANRAER Stranraer RNLI Park Fest (tickets available at event or call to reserve: 07796 761 568)

23rd Aug 2014 - IRVINE Marymass Folk Festival (book online -individual concert or complete festival saver tickets are available info: 01294 551047)

27th Aug 2014 - SHETLAND Mareel, Lerwick (tickets on sale soon from or call 01595 745 555)

Battlefield Band, August 2014 - Czech Republic - 30th Aug 2014 SYCHROV Sychrov Highland Games , State Castle of Sychrov (book online or email for info)

5th Sept 2014 - PAISLEY - Paisley Arts Centre -(tickets on sale now call 0300 300 1210 or book online)

11th Sept 2014 - ISLE OF COLONSAY - Ceol Cholasa, Colonsay Hall (