2018 REMT: Australia will be there

Australian pipers and drummers will form a strong contingent at this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Four Pipe Bands Australia bands – Royal Victoria Regiment Association, Manly Warringah, The Scotch College Perth and Brisbane Boys’ College – will form five files in the massed pipes and drums.

And the Tattoo’s Pipers’ Trail comprising players from around the world will include 11 Australians in its team of 50.

REMT chief executive and producer Brigadier David Allfrey MBE said: “This is extraordinary. A great Australian showing.”

Pipe Bands Australia and REMT have an ongoing international friendship of support and encouragement to provide performance opportunities for Australian pipers and drummers.

The number of Australian band files is this year’s REMT is possibly the largest since all Australian state police pipe bands appeared in 1975.

Pipe Bands Australia president Chris Earl said: “Again, the REMT is providing an international stage for so many of our members to share and celebrate their music in the experience of a lifetime at Edinburgh Castle.”

The 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo runs from 3 to 25 August with the theme The Sky’s the Limit, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People and the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

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