Sun, Jun 25|
Carleton Place Community Tattoo
Carleton Place Community Tattoo, June 25 at Noon at the Captain A. Roy Brown Legion Branch 192 in Carleton Place. Enjoy some real Scottish Heritage through the sights and sounds of the Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers. The event will be held rain or shine.
Time & Location
Jun 25, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.
Carleton Place, 177 George St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 1Z6, Canada
About the event
The sights and sounds of the Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancing is returning to the Town of Carleton Place after a 13-year hiatus. There were plans in the making just prior to the COVID pandemic to re-introduce an annual Carleton Place Community Tattoo, but those plans, like many others, unfortunately had to be cancelled.
However, by popular demand, a Town of Carleton Place Tattoo is once again being planned and will be held on Sunday, June 25thbeginning at 12 noon on the grounds of the local Captain A. Roy Brown Legion Branch 192 in Carleton Place. The Tattoo is being held as a tribute to the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth 11.
Through the reinstating of this Tattoo, it has drawn much interest amongst the Pipe Band community. So much so that the organizers have had to draw the line as to the number of bands wishing to participate.
The Duty Band for the Tattoo will be the R.C.M.P. Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers from Ottawa. The band will proudly wear the RCMP tartan kilt and world famous red serge tunic as its dress uniform. This is also a special year for the R.C.M.P. as they will be celebrating their 150thanniversary.
Other bands that will be participating in the Tattoo will include the Highland Mist Pipe Band from Ottawa, the Barrie Pipes and Drums, the Kemptville Legion Pipes and Drums, the Black Watch Association Pipes and Drums from Montreal, the Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums from Ottawa, the Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band, the MacEoin Ramsay Pipe Band from Kanata, the Almonte Legion Branch 240 Pipe Band, the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band from Ottawa and the Ottawa Caledonian Pipes and Drums. So quite a lineup of Pipe Bands. And to add to the Scottish Heritage event will be the Rosemary Breman Highland Dancers from Carleton Place.
The Pipe Bands will participate in two massed band performances. Once during the Opening Ceremonies that will begin at 12 noon, and another to close out the afternoon. Each band will perform individually throughout the afternoon while the Rosemary Breman Highland Dancers will perform following the Opening Ceremonies and prior to the individual band performances.
Refreshments and food will be available throughout the afternoon in the back yard of the Legion grounds at a nominal cost. There will be no admission price, but a collection will be taken to assist with offsetting the costs of the Tattoo.
In order to not impede the marching of Pipe Bands, spectators are being asked to not congregate on the playing field or on the outside perimeter of the playing field or on any of the surrounding streets. These areas will be cordoned off for access for the Pipe Bands and will be policed through the assistance of our local O.P.P.
Spectators are asked to only congregate in the back yardof the Legion grounds. Although there is some seating available, it is being suggested that people may wish to bring their own lawn chairs. Unfortunately, due to Legion rules, pets are not allowed on the Legion grounds and only specialized Service Dogs will be permitted.
Road closures that will take place for the Tattoo will include Morphy Street from Mullet Street to Ramsay Street, and Ramsay Street from Morphy Street to George Street. This area will be policed and cordoned off and cars are asked not to park on these two streets and pedestrians are also asked not to congregate on either of these two streets. Pipe bands will be congregating on Morphy Street and march along Ramsay Street to George Street prior to marching onto the playing field to perform throughout the afternoon.
This event is a community event and the general public are invited to enjoy some real Scottish Heritage through the sights and sounds of the Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers. The event will be held rain or shine.