Royal Edinburgh Tattoo Announces The French Artillery Band As First Foreign Act

Posted on July 15, 2019

The announcement was made in Edinburgh to coincide with Bastille Day.
Led by Major Laurent Arandel, director of music, Musique de l’Artillerie are based in Lyon.
Brigadier David Allfrey, chief executive and producer at the tattoo, said: “Major Arandel and his team have been a pleasure to work with and we are delighted that they will join us, in just a couple of weeks’ time for the show.
“The band has developed a tremendous programme and draw from a fabulous palette of musical and military talent.
“We have a rich complement of international acts this year, each one representing one of the colours of the visible spectrum, all set to be seen in their different symmetries through our own kaleidoscope!
“We have astonishing genetic, historic, military and cultural connections with France and even shared a common language at various points in our history.
“Today, our defence forces work closely together in a number of scenarios across the world and we are thrilled this relationship and our long-held alliances can be showcased and celebrated at the tattoo.”
The full programme for the tattoo, which begins on 2 August, will be announced later this month.

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