If you miss attending a Tattoo this summer, don’t worry, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has launched a new virtual musical performance with pipers and drummers from around the world playing Scotland the Brave and The Black Bear.
“We dedicate this performance to everyone who makes the Tattoo their summer tradition and to everyone who is missing the Tattoo for the first time in a long time,” said Scott Long, the Tattoo’s managing director and executive producer.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition was cancelled.
“The Tattoo has a lot of moving parts and performers from around the world. Given the current situation, it just wasn’t possible to continue planning the show. With people practicing social distancing and having people around the world involved to pull off the show, we could no longer continue to operate as normal,” said Long.
He noted that for many, the Tattoo is a kickstart to their summer.
“We’d like to recognize these long-time fans for their support, including Joyce Meikle. Her grandchildren are planning a small-scale tattoo, with our support, to keep their family tradition going this summer, and we’re honoured to have fans like them who love the Tattoo that much,” said Long.
Scotland the Brave and The Black Bear are always played in the Tattoo final.
MC Countermeasures have presented the Tattoo’s virtual musical projects. The performances have included an Amazing Grace tribute dedicated to SLt Abbigail Cowbrough and the crew of the HMCS Fredericton, the victims and families involved in the tragedies in Nova Scotia in on April 18 and 19, and to frontline workers, healthcare providers, grocery store workers, and other key workers, as they are working tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organization’s performance of Amazing Grace has been viewed more than 16,000 times on YouTube and more than 75,000 times on Facebook since it premiered on April 30, 2020.
The press release noted Tattoo fans could ensure the show’s triumphant return in 2021 by playing the Tattoo’s Online 50/50 until June 24.
The online 50/50 tickets can be purchased here. The mission of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is to honour Canada’s Armed Forces, RCMP, and other first responders and celebrate the heritage of Canadians contribution to national and international peace and stability.