Tattoo opportunities for Australian pipers and drummers

Tattoo opportunities for Australian pipers and drummers

Pipe Bands Australia is pleased to assist the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in promoting The Pipers' Trail project that will enable pipers and drummers to participate in one of the world's greatest celebrations of pipe, drums and military music.

The popular appeal of the pipes and drums has never been stronger, both in appreciation of the music and the considerable talent in the bagpipe, drums and traditional dancing in Scotland and abroad.

The Pipers’ Trail is an exciting initiative to connect musicians around the world and create a new collective of performers, teachers and supporters.

It’s an opportunity for individual pipers, drummers and dancers - young and old - to take part in the Tattoo, outside the traditional bands and groups; or ne part of a sustainable network of piping, drumming and dancing capability, or building connections within the international piping, drumming and dancing communities.

The Pipers’ Trail promotes Scottish heritage, culture and traditional music, especially amongst young people. It aims to support and deliver better teaching of the Great Highland Bagpipe in the community while reinforcing the development of an appropriate piping, drumming and dancing capability for broad community purposes, for the Services, the Scottish diaspora, and indeed for future Tattoos.

The Pipers’ Trail provided a file in in the 2016 Tattoo massed pipes and drums under the leadership of Australia’s Pipe Major Roddy MacDonald who was also featured as the Tattoo’s Lone Piper.

Pipe Bands Australia has a strong connection with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, facilitating the involvement of our bands in Tattoos presented in Australia over the past two decades and growing links between our bands and the Tattoo.

Members of Pipe Bands Australia interested in participating at the Tattoo with The Pipers’ Trail can visit www.thepiperstrail.com contact Stevie Small MBE at piperstrail@edintattoo.co.uk


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