Tour Scotland Video Sword Dancers Military Tattoo In Perth Perthshir

Tour Scotland video of Sword Dancers at the Military Tattoo in North Inch Park on ancestry visit to P erth, Perthshire, Scotland. 1st Battalion Scots Guards dancers. The Scots guards have a pipe band famous the world over. In recent years, the band has travelled to America, Canada, Italy, Russia, and Ghana to name but a few. Individual Pipers are often sent on solo engagements ranging from France to Khazakstan. During the America tour in 2009, they had the honour of becoming the first foreign band to play inside the Pentagon. The Pipers and Drummers are trained soldiers first and foremost and attend training at the Infantry training School in Catterick Garrison like all other Infantry Soldiers. They attend The Army School of Bagpipe Music And Highland Drumming in Redford Barracks in Edinburgh. There are 4 different courses that run for Pipers, ranging from the complete novice class 3 course to the Pipe Majors course. The Drummers have courses ranging from class 3 to Drum Major. On these courses they are also taught Highland Dancing which is taught to both Pipers and Drummers however its normally the Pipers that undertake the dancing at functions. The Dancing set is always a favourite of spectators at the shows. The 2 dances that are done most often are the Highland Fling and the Single Swords. From time to time the Broad Swords are danced however it takes 4 people to participate

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