Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - May 2004

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards returning to New Zealand May 2004

For Immediate Release March 3, 2004

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY MARCH 6

Pacific Entertainment is proud to announce Scotland’s most celebrated group of military soldiers will return to New Zealand in May 2004 by popular demand, to entertain their wide ranging New Zealand fans with their internationally acclaimed pipes and drums routines. With military like precision, the 30 members of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards will take in 10 venues in just eight days. On this tour they will visit regions they didn’t get a chance to when last here on their sell-out tour 2 years ago.

Joining them on tour is Scottish born Celine Toner, one of only a few New Zealand female vocalists to perform at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry as well as support Kenny Rogers at the prestigious NZ Mission Estate Concert. Another special guest is New Zealand’s sensational young violin virtuoso Ben Morrison returning from a USA sellout tour and appearing with Sir Cliff Richard. Concert promoters are ecstatic at ticket sales in Australia where a sell-out tour is expected prior to the Royal Scots’ arrival in New Zealand in May 2004.

Included in their spectacular evening of entertainment will be favourites including their Million Selling hits Amazing Grace, Mull of Kintyre, Maggie and Bonnie Scotland. Also included in their repertoire will be a track they have recently recorded with the legendary Mark Knopfler called Going Home.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Scotland's only cavalry, have recently returned from Basra, Iraq where they quickly formed friendships with the local Iraqi people, in particular with the young children. They are now stationed back at their base in near Hanover, northern Germany.

They have recently published and released a book titled “Shot and Captured” which features the social and humanitarian work that The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, have carried out successfully, earning them wide respect around the world.

The Pipes and Drums of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have their origin in the small pipe band that came to The Royal Scots Greys in 1946 as a result of a demobilisation of certain Scottish Territorial Armoured Corps units.

The ethos of 'work hard, play hard' applies to The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards more than ever. In recent years, the Regiment has proven its ability to adapt rapidly to peace support patrolling. The Pipes and Drums, all trained tank crewmen, continue to uphold the name of the Regiment throughout the world, regularly touring America and South Africa.

WHERE
WHEN
HOW

Christchurch Auditorium
Sunday 9 May
Ticketek
Dunedin Town Hall
Monday 10 May
Ticketek
Invercargill Southland Stadium
Tuesday 11 May
Stadium 03-217-1200
Wellington Town Hall
Wednesday 12 May
Ticketek
Napier Municipal Theatre
Thursday 13 May
Ticketek
New Plymouth TSB
Friday 14 May
Ticketek
Rotorua Convention Centre
Saturday 15 May
Ticketek
Auckland Aotea Centre
Sunday 16 May
Ticketek
Tauranga Baycourt Theatre
Tuesday 18 May
Ticketek
Hamilton Founders Theatre
Wednesday 19 May
Ticketek

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news