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Nova Scotia International Tattoo 2001

In June/July 2001 The City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band, including its very own backing band from Pipin' Hot, performed at the world famous Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

The biggest and one of the most sophisticated indoor events in the world, the tattoo attracts around 90000 people from all over the world. The band performed four individual performances in each show. In addition it also played with the massed pipes and drums.

The highlight for the band was performing it's specially choreographed 5 minute precision drill act to music from Pipin' Hot.

The act included the celebrated "Zeto duel"(below) between Sheena Naughton and Derek Ballantine on fiddle and bagpipes.

In the band's second major appearance, Sheena (fiddle) and Trevor Morton (pipes) lead Pipin' Hot as it provided the music for the famous Edinburgh Tattoo Ceilidh Dancers.

vocalist Shannon Cooper-Garland, it played two Pipin' Hot numbers during scene (black-out) changes.

The Nova Scotia International Tattoo, is staged each year in the Halifax Metro Centre. It has run since 1979 and is one of the most spectacular events in Canada. Acts are world class and include music, dance, drama, gymnastics, comedy and military displays

Over 2000 performers from all over the world took part in the 2001 tattoo. They included the Paris Fire Brigade Gymnastic Team, Band of the German Army No. 100, The Flying Grandpas, Traditional Dancers form Korea, Gymnastic Club of Mels, Top Secret Flying Drumsticks, Band of the 51st Highland Brigade, Edinburgh Tattoo Ceilidh Dancers, St. Keverne Village Youth Band, Stadacona Band of maritime Forces Atlantic, Atlantic Area Army Band and Band of the Ceremonial Guard. Pipes and Drums included 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment, 12 Wing Shearwater, Atlantic Region Tri-Service Cadets, Lord Strathcona's Horse (RC) and Fraser Holmes Memorial Ladies.

Media Coverage of Pipin' Hot in Halifax 2002

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