Top sounds of pipes and drums

Top sounds of pipes and drums

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World renowned Royal Scots Dragoon Guards will tour WA in November.

The star attraction of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are preparing for their tour of WA.

Producer Tony Brady, who met with the band in June to discuss their repertoire, said the band last came to Australia earlier in the year for the Melbourne tattoo but had not previously visited since 2003.

He said the band, with its super sounds of pipes and drums, would perform its best known hit Amazing Grace as well as traditional Scottish songs and movie themes.

Mr Brady said The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards first formed in 1678 as part of the cavalry while the regiment’s pipes and drums formed in 1946.

They were last deployed in Iraq 2008 where they were driving tanks. At the time of their deployment, they partly recorded their album Spirit Of The Glen: Journey.

Mr Brady said they had kept up with the times by adding electronic sounds to their music and were a hit all over the world.

Singer Toni Gibson, who appeared in the New Zealand production of Phantom of the Opera, will also make a special guest appearance with the guards.

The live performance will include 25 musicians, dancers and singers performing in full ceremonial uniform.

They will appear at the Albany Entertainment centre on November 4 (9844 5000), Crown Theatre Perth on November 5 (136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au) and the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on November 6 (1300 661 272).