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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!



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).

"..as 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 www.shetlandboxoffice.org or call 01595 745 555)

Battlefield Band, August 2014 - Czech Republic - 30th Aug 2014 SYCHROV Sychrov Highland Games , State Castle of Sychrov (book online www.shotskehry.cz 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 (www.ceolcholasa.co.uk)
Far, Far From Ypres - The Stage Production

Far, Far From Ypres - The Stage Production

Far Far From Ypres was originally conceived as a celebration of World War One songs and poems, mainly Scottish, for a double album on Greentrax Recordings. It evolved into a stage production at the 2012 and 2014 Celtic Connections Festivals where it was described by the Festival Director, Donald Shaw, as "brilliant".

The show will be presented again in 2014 at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh at 8pm on Sunday 17th August and at Perth Concert Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 30th August.

The show features the large screen projection of relevant images throughout the evening enhancing greatly the audience's understanding of the story unfolding before them. The format of the evening takes the form of two fifty minute halves with an interval. It has a cast of 26 folk singing stars, who remain on stage throughout the performance, singing the "trench", "marching" and Music Hall songs of the time. From that chorus, groups and soloists come to the middle of the stage and perform songs, both contemporary and traditional, about the Great War.

The narrator, Iain Anderson, brilliantly links the songs with stories about the hero of the show, Jimmy MacDonald, who was born in "any village in Scotland". It tells of Jimmy's recruitment and training then follows his journey to the Somme and back to Scotland. It would not be a Scottish tragedy without laughter, so there are also stories of humour and joy that take this production well away from the path of unremitting gloom.

Written and directed by Ian McCalman, this production features 26 folk stars, which has included Dick Gaughan, Iain Anderson, Barbara Dickson, Sangsters, Ian Bruce, Siobhan Miller, Ian McCalman, Stevie Palmer, Stephen Quigg, Ragged Glory, Sineag MacIntyre, Soopna, Donald Hay, Drew Talbot, Dennis Wilson, Brian Miller, Tom Ward and a host of others.