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2009-05-05 12:47:00

Featured on August 11, 2009, ms Eurodam, Northern Isles Adventure SEATTLE, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line announced today that it has reserved some of the best seats on the floodlit Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to provide booked guests a bird's-eye view to one of the most celebrated events in the world: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo. With more than 1,000 performers, featuring Tongan musicians, an all-male Canadian choir, the Indian Navy and entertainers of the Royal Academy...

2008-08-08 15:00:39

VISITORS to Princes Street Gardens will be treated to a free Military Tattoo performance next week. Musicians, singers, dancers, percussionists and acrobats from all over the world will gather next Thursday at the Ross Theatre for the Royal Bank of Scotland's Taste of the Tattoo. The event, which will showcase 300 performers from around the globe, will provide those who were not able to get hold of a ticket for the sold-out Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade the chance to...

2008-08-01 15:00:35

By Sue Gyford RAMPAGING Vikings on skis bearing flaming torches, a giant dancing lion, and a lone Spanish guitarist - it's just another year at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Crowds braved the rain last night to enjoy the preview of this year's spectacular, with a programme that blended the traditional military celebration of all things Scottish with eclectic performances from around the world. The opening fanfare of this, the 59th Tattoo, was a specially- commissioned piece, entitled...

2008-07-24 15:00:45

By John Gibson PRODUCER Major-General Euan Loudon had got back from checking out the fledgling Basel Tattoo just in time to brief the press in the Castle about the programme for the 59th edition of the Edinburgh original. You could tell he'd been in Switzerland. He was weighed down with cuckoo clocks, bars of Toblerone sticking out of his ears. He doesn't care, just as long as he gets his message across. And the message is . . . the 25 sell-out performances on the rock between August...

2008-07-22 15:00:45

By GARETH EDWARDS A SPECIALLY commissioned fanfare is to open every show of this year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo, it was revealed today. Organisers this morning unveiled the official programme for the event, which will feature more than 1000 performers from around the world. Each of the 25 performances will be opened with the fanfare Op Corporate, composed by Royal Marine Major Mick Dowrick and said to be a "stirring" piece for bagpipes. This year's Tattoo will also feature the...

2008-07-18 15:00:06

By Alan Roden City THE South African flag was flying from the City Chambers today as a series of events to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday got under way across the Capital. A special flowerbed showing the South African flag with the logo for Mr Mandela's Aids charity 46664 - his old prison number - has been planted in east Princes Street Gardens to mark the occasion. And at the Boyzone concert at Edinburgh Castle tonight, fans of the Irish pop stars may be asked to join them...

2008-07-04 18:00:15

By Liam Rudden Arts and EDINBURGH Castle, home of St Margaret's Chapel, the oldest surviving building in the city and of the Honours of Scotland - Scotland's crown jewels. For one month of the year the ancient fortress is also home to the Castle Concerts, Edinburgh's most prestigious popular music series which, in previous years, has brought a host of legendary names to the Esplanade. Stars such as the pinball wizard himself, Elton John, the original princess of punk, Blondie and her...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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