Tattoo and Concert
A ceilidh like no other! A memorable evening of tradition and entertainment you will not want to miss!
6:30pm - Pre-Tattoo Warmup with the Glengarry Massed Fiddlers
7:00pm - Tattoo starts
The MacLeod Fiddlers
The MacLeod Fiddlers are a musical group from the county of Glengarry, a hot bed of Scottish culture in Ontario, Canada. They are the performance group for “The MacLeod School of Fiddling” which under the direction of instructor Ian R. MacLeod, teaches, promotes and preserves the Glengarry Scottish fiddle.
In addition to performing in their local area, The MacLeod Fiddlers have also made multiple trips to Canada’s East Coast and the USA, where they have performed at the Loon Mountain Highland Games, New Hampshire and the Scottish Festival in Dundee, New York. For nine years in a row, they have performed at the Greater Philadelphia International Mid-winter Scottish & Irish Festival. In July of 2012, the group did a successful two week tour of Scotland.
This summer, they will be releasing their newest recording.
The Tattoo is proud to show case this amazing group in a year which marks the 25th anniversary of the school!
RCMP Pipes, Drums and Dancers
The RCMP Pipes, Drums and Dancers - National Division have been proud to represent the National Police Service at many Canadian and International events. This highly regarded and sought after scarlet tunic clad band, along with their dancers, have earned a stellar reputation through their parades and performances both at home and abroad. We are proud to feature them this year in the Glengarry Highland Games Tattoo, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the RCMP Tartan.
The Steel City Rovers
The Steel City Rovers are Celtibilly; the cross-pollination of the Celtic and North American traditions. Sophisticated and hypnotizing musical arrangements. Expressive and clever lyrical compositions. The Rovers are warm and engaging performers who are simply electric to witness in person. Ryan is a powerful baritone and is joined on harmonies by his guitar-playing brother Joel for that inimitable familial vocal blend. The rest of the band often harmonizes as well, creating a classic Celtic feel. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist, rotating quickly between wind, strings, keys and even the Scottish smallpipes. Dave on fiddle is lightning-quick and incredibly precise. Dave on percussion plays a dynamic setup of own invention.
We are excited to welcome them to Glengarry’s Tattoo stage, as this act is always fresh, familiar and fun.
Championing Traditional Scottish & Irish music in North America for 40 plus years. The Brigadoons have been the mainstay of numerous Highland Games and Scottish events in both the United States and Canada for decades. They have been perennial favorites, not only at the The Glengarry Highland Games, but also the Capital District Scottish Games (New York State), the New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain, and the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival (Colorado). This veteran group has shared the stage with acclaimed international Celtic artists.
They bring Glengarry to the world and the world to Glengarry!
The MacCulloch Dancers
Once again, The MacCulloch Dancers made Glengarry and area proud at the 24th Annual Folklore Festival in Százhalombatta, Hungary, in August 2017. At the same time, they also represented Canada well, as they have done so many times in the past, at countless international events. Under the direction of Deborah (MacCulloch) Wheeler, The Glengarry Highland Games Tattoo is proud to have this energetic performance group bring their talents to our show … from Tradition, comes pride.
If you are wondering if you have a pulse this will find it! The awe-inspiring, must witness sights and sounds of the massed bands entering the infield will stir you to your core!
Massed Highland Fling
Grace, colour and beauty, with over 100 hundred dancers ringing the field performing the intricate steps of the traditional Scottish Highland fling…a sight not to be missed.
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!