Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo came to town.....



n. pl. tat·toos
1. signal sounded on a drum or bugle to summon soldiers or sailors to their quarters at night.
2. display of military exercises and music offered as evening entertainment.
3. continuous, even drumming or rapping.

We purchased tickets to the Tattoo with Elder and Sister Stewart. 
They work in the mission office. 
They drove us to Halifax where we had a nice dinner at 
The Five Fishermen Restaurant
It was pricey, but good. 
Our restaurant was across the street from the Scotiabank Centre.
We were able to see a fun exhibition by a bagpipe and bugle group. (bottom)
On the upper left, St. Paul's Church was completed in 1750.
It was the first church outside Great Britain to be designated as an Anglican Cathedral. 

In 17th century Dutch villages, drummers marched through the streets summoning
 British soldiers to return to their quarters from the taverns and inns. 
A drumbeat signalling innkeepers to "doe den tap toe" or 
"turn off the taps" was shortened to "tattoo." 

On to the TATTOO.......
Pictured is a portion of the amazing choir that performed.

RCMP National Ceremonial Troop

Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums 
From the Boston area

Gym Wheel Team Taunusstein (Germany I believe)
(I did not take this picture, it's from the net)

Service des Compagnies Motocyclistes de la Préfecture de Police de Paris
The Paris Police motorcycle team.
(I did not take this picture, it's from the net)

This is once again the Paris Police motorcycle team with the Paris Police Gymnastics team 
(I did not take this picture, it's from the net)

There were many, many performing groups, bands, highland dancers etc. 
It was so delightful!

The participants came from many countries; Canada, United States, England,
 Scotland, Oman
Germany, France and many more!

You have to love bagpipes and we surely do!!
This is The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Army of Oman

The entire evening was a salute to the amazing military past and present. 
What a wonderful presentation. 
The rendition of the Canadian National Anthem was beautiful.

We had a wonderful evening and look forward to Tattoo 2016!
The first week of July every year!


  1. So glad you liked it! The Tattoo is something we always recommend to people... something you just really can't explain, but you sure did a great job!

    1. We are so, so glad we went!! Such a fun time!!


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