The popular, patriotic and heart-felt song ‘Scotland the Brave’ is an unofficial Scottish national anthem that not only stirs the soul of Scots worldwide, but evokes transport to the world of its Edinburgh Military Tattoo where it features as a program highlight. It is more than appropriate therefore that it should also serve as the title of the celebration of the best of traditional Scottish music, song and dance, coming to QPAC’s Concert Hall for one night only on Saturday 21st October.
The production features not just brave rousing anthems, but hymns too, such as the melodic ‘Highland Cathedral’, the redemptive ‘Amazing Grace’ and, of course, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, the Scots poem written by Robert Burns, now known more for its bid of farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight… so it promises something for everyone with a Celtic craving. Indeed, with a production featuring singers, dancers, and musicians, performing popular works, it sure to be spectacular, especially given its line-up of soloists includes the internationally acclaimed soprano Mirusia and popular tenor Gregory Moore.
There will be tartan, kilts, bagpipes and highland dancers … all wonderful icons of Scotland’s sprightly heritage, to set the heart a-dreaming, combining for a ceilidh-like experience of transformation to a world of all things Scottish in either memory of, or as motivation to attend Edinburgh Festival’s Military Tattoo.