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The Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival’s Tattoo Estes is a unique military parade ground concert. This years program will commemorate our grand fathers who were in WW1and other events between 1910-1920, also there was 400,000 Irishman that fought in that war and as they were veterans of WW1 and we were said to have been the most successful combatants during the revolution This was at the same time Estes Park was being incorporated, Rocky Mountain National Park was dedicated, and The Stanley Hotel and the Fall River Road was being constructed and the Titanic was sunk (a special segment in this years Tattoo Estes remembers the Irish lost in this tragedy).

The 1st Marine Division Band and the 4th Infantry Army Bands will perform with the US Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, The Halifax WW1 re enactors and the Texas Camel Corps is Lawrence of Arabia.

To complete the performance team two of Scotland’s best championship pipe bands,
The Scottish Power and The Lothian and Borders Police Pipe Bands will be joined by The Ft. Collins & The Centennial State Pipe Bands and the World Championship Irish Dancers from Colorado Springs.

The tradition of Tattoo Estes is modern day version of an historical event from the 1700
hundreds when the British Armies were deployed in Belgium and France. On quiet days the soldiers would leave camp and go into the villages and of course gather at the bars.
At a designated time the commanding officer would send an NCO with a piper or a drummer, order the men out of the bars, and demand that the bar keepers shut off the beer taps (tap too). The soldiers were marched back to camp then ordered to perform a military drill for the commanding officer. Over time this event has become TATTOO.

This years Tattoo Estes will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 pm
September 6,7,8 at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park, Colorado.
Tickets are $25.00 at the gate, however it’s best to reserve your ticket at scotfest.com or
970 586 6308.

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