Top Gaelic singer joins tattoo line-up

 

 One of Scotland’s best known Gaelic singers has joined the line-up of the Highland Military Tattoo.  

Singer and songwriter Fiona J Mackenzie will be performing at the tattoo being held at Fort George from 4-7 September.  

Originally from Moray and now living in Dingwall, Fiona won the Gold Medal at the National Mod in 2005 and was nominated as Gaelic singer of the year in 2005, 2006 and 2012. She has won international prizes for song writing and is now a Gaelic arts consultant and a member of Gaelic, folk and roots band the Kilmarnock Edition.  

Highland Military Tattoo Director, Major General Seymour Monro, said: “We are delighted that a Gaelic singer of Fiona’s calibre is able to join us for what is promising to be a fantastic programme.” 

Bringing together a mix of local, military and international acts, the Tattoo promises to be a stunning spectacle.  Kicking off with a flypast from an RAF Typhoon from RAF Lossiemouth, it will showcase to visitors and local people alike the best of traditional and contemporary Highland culture from fiddlers to pipe bands, Highland dancers to Gaelic singers.  

The Highland Military Tattoo forms part of Highland Homecoming 2014, a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games.  

Support for the event has come from Event Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Inverness Common Good Fund and The Highland Council.  

All profits from the events will be donated to Armed Forces charities. More information is available at http://www.highlandmilitarytattoo.com/ or by calling Ticketmaster Scotland on 0844 499 9990.  Tickets, priced from £10 to £30, are also available on this number or via the Ticketmaster Scotland website.  Booking fees apply. 

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12 Aug 2014
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