Walking with Heroes, Centenary Tour: Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
This centenary tour comprises of a series of 7 centenary concerts across Scotland in 2018 by the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, entitled 'Walking with Heroes'. This series and accompanying recording includes works by such iconic composers as Holst (Mars), Shostakovich (Festive Overture), John Williams (Liberty Fanfare) and Karl Jenkins (Stabat Mater) in commemoration of 100 years since the end of The Great War.
These sit alongside new compositions and arrangements made especially for the Walking with Heroes recording, as well as a host of soloists and features including, of course, traditional Scottish fare and the unmistakable skirl of the Pipes!
100 years on, please join us to honour Britain's bravest past and present.
This centenary tour and recording is a partnership between the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland. All proceeds from this concert will go to Poppyscotland, and help them provide life-changing support to our Armed Forces community.
£19.18; concessions £11.11 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. They reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding. Poppyscotland believe that those who serve or have served, whether regular or reserve, are deserving of our support to live life fully without disadvantage after service. No veteran should live without the prospect of employment, good health and a home, and we all have a part to play in achieving this. Poppyscotland is best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but they work all year round to help the Armed Forces community receive the care and support they urgently need.
Since 1921 Legion Scotland have stood for and provided support to veterans and their families.
When servicemen and women return to civilian life after serving with the Armed Forces some are in need of community and friendship, maybe as a result of their experiences in the services or purely because they are no longer part of the 'military family' they had come to rely. Legion Scotland make a difference every day to the lives of those veterans through our comradeship and befriending programme, developing strong communities and supporting remembrance.
Their large family network is spread across Scotland and helps support veterans and their families to get on with their lives and assists those who require assistance.
The Corps of Army Music and The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland
The Corps of Army Music is formed up of 22 Regular army bands and 19 Reserve bands based throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. All Bands have specialist capabilities ranging from symphonic wind band, brass bands, multi capability bands, rock/pop bands and a string orchestra.
The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland is one of the 22 Regular Army bands and is based at Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh. The band is a symphonic wind band with the additional capability of a Ceilidh band. The main role of the band is to support the Army, the State and Ceremonial occasions that occur within Scotland. The band also perform all over the world. In recent years the band have travelled to Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Canada to name a few. Every year the band performs at the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo in front of sell out crowds at Edinburgh Castle during the Edinburgh Fringe festival.