6:30pm - Pre-Tattoo Warmup with the Glengarry Massed Fiddlers
7:00pm - Tattoo starts
Next Generation Leahy
Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.
Doug, as a member of “Leahy” and Jennifer, having played music throughout her life, both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide. It is no wonder then that their children understand innately that music will be a huge part of their lives. Even the smallest children feel the music pulsing through their veins. They are drawn to it. They are passionate about it.
It is this drive to create music that has led Doug and Jennifer’s children to achieve so much, even at their young ages. Still all in elementary school, the children are accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. And the children, so in love with what they are doing, enamour audiences who don’t want the show to end. Having shared stages across North America with “Leahy”, their performances leave audiences in awe.
Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and PlayStation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys”, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s 9, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27 hockey videos, The Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR Special on CBC, HBO’S Shameless TV show, HNIC Coach’s Corner (Dale Hunter tribute), 6 music videos on Much Music, and they’ve reached top 20 on the Edge radio.
With over 2500 shows to date, The Mudmen Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher and Dan Westenenk believe that nice guys can finish first. While enjoying life & what you do translates to all audiences.
Brogue Dancers is a professional performing group of Scottish traditional Highland and Step dancers based out of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. These dancers have been performing together for the past decade and have travelled extensively and danced competitively throughout their dance careers. Founded by artistic director and choreographer Sabra MacGillivray, the Brogue Dancers show varies from a traditional to modern repertoire of Highland dancing and Step Dancing, accompanying them at the Tattoo will be Cape Breton sensations Troy MacGillvray and Andrea Beaton. The Brogue Dancers aim is to promote the Scottish tradition of dance through choreography, promote the cultural heritage, and enrich the community through music and dance.
The sight and sounds of the massed bands entering from infield over the mounds is awe-inspiring.
Massed Highland Fling
Over 100 hundred dancers ring the field performing the intricate steps of the traditional Scottish highland fling.
International favourites, the dancers come home every year to celebrate Glengarry's rich history through their lively presentations of Scottish Folkloric and Canadian Step Dancing.
Glengarry’s and North America’s favourite celtic group are a crowd favourite at the Tattoo.
A crowd favourite for the last 20 years, weather-permitting, skydivers proudly deliver the flags of Scotland, the United States, and Canada directly to the infield while the national anthems are performed. It is a thrilling scene to witness!