On June 18, 2020, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and the Canadian Armed Forces teamed up to present a special show to long-time Tattoo fan Nanny Joyce Meikle.
Meikle, who had never missed a Tattoo since the very first show in 1979, was surprised by her grandchildren who made the request to Tattoo organizers after the 2020 show was cancelled due to COVID-19. We’re proud to present the Royal Nanny International Tattoo, featuring performances by the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, 12 Wing Shearwater Pipes & Drums and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Highland Dance Team!
Our thanks to the We Are Young Association for their support of this project as well!
This summer, we’re highlighting some of our favourite and most exciting moments from Tattoo footage captured over the last 40 years, in partnership with Sobeys!
Check back here or stay tuned to our social accounts to find out which year we revisit next!
The Tattoo called upon its friends from far and wide to participate in this virtual project, and we’re proud to share this rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ presented by MC Countermeasures.
We dedicate this performance to SLt Abbigail Cowbrough and the crew of the HMCS Fredericton; to the victims and families involved in the heartbreaking tragedies in Nova Scotia two weeks ago; and to frontline workers, healthcare providers, grocery store workers, and other key workers who are working tirelessly throughout this pandemic.
The skirl of the bagpipes. The rat-a-tat-tat of the drums. The two most iconic sounds at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. We’ve called on our friends from around the globe to take part in this new virtual project, and we’re proud to share this rendition of ‘Scotland the Brave/The Black Bear’ presented by MC Countermeasures.
We dedicate this performance to everyone who makes the Tattoo their summer tradition and to everyone who is missing the Tattoo for the first time in a long time. We dedicate this to Nanny Joyce Meikle, a loyal Tattoo fan from the very beginning, and to everyone who loves the Tattoo as much as she does.