Category Archives: Edinburgh International Festival

PERCUSSION AND PYRO

The amazing pounding of drums and pyrotechnics together were brought to the crowds attending the Edinburgh Military Tattoo this year.

Whilst the team from the Top-Secret Drum Corps from Switzerland have shown their prowess in precision marching and drumming in the past, this is the first time they have included pyrotechnics in the display, much to the delight of the crowds.

The highly technical team usually wear uniforms of black and white with drums and sticks the same. They have been entertaining crowds around the World with their astonishing precision both drumming and marching.

The traditional drum used is the marching snare which in deeper and has a higher tension head (skin) made from either Kevlar or Mylar or indeed a combination of both, which helps to improve the tone of the sound created irrespective of how hard the playing.

Annually, this team creates a fabulous new routine which improve on the display before. This year as well as the exceptional drumming and marching, they added pyrotechnics into the mix. At just after 6 minutes on the following video, the drummers strike their sticks together, and instantly they light up and the line begins drumming again and the flags behind the drumline light up with cascading sparks which sweep around. Beautiful:

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Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Display

Festival fireworks Edinburgh castle

The Edinburgh Festival has come to an end with the city’s annual firework display.

Approximately, 250000 spectators watched the fireworks display across Edinburgh last night. Over 400,000 fireworks were electronically fired during the concert. The firework display was designed by Mr. Keith Webb of Pyrovision, who synchronized the display with live music by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which was conducted by Mr. Clark Rundell.

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FIREWORKS AT THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

WHAT: FIREWORKS AT THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
WHY: EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
WHEN: MONDAY 27TH AUGUST 2018
WHERE: ROSS THEATRE & PRINCESS STREET GARDENS, EDINBURGH
COST: £15.50 – £34.00 WITH STANDING AND SEATED TICKETS AVAILABLE

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings an explosive end to the Edinburgh International Festival taking place in the beautiful city of Edinburgh from the 3rd to the 27th August 2018.

The concert brings together both music and pyrotechnics spectacularly choreographed to produce a ‘one of a kind’ explosive show.

The backdrop to the festival is the beautiful historic Edinburgh Castle; one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. The castle is set high above the City so there are plenty of vantage points to chose from to witness the fantastic fireworks. If you don’t get close enough to listen to the music don’t worry there are also live broadcasts of the music on the local radio stations across the city.

The evening kicks off with music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Clark Rundell. The month-long music festival this year has marked the centenary year of the composer’s birth.

After the interval, the crowds will be treated to a journey into the deepest darkest space with Holst’s “The Planets” perfectly synchronised to the fireworks display.

The planning of the event finale can take up to a month of planning and the original set up of the display begins 7 days before. The fireworks display and finale lasts just under an hour and in this time, there will be over 4 tonnes of explosives and over 400,000 fireworks released in perfect harmony to the music.

Last year’s event drew crowds all over and around the city of up to a quarter of a million, proving that this pyro musical showstopper is definitely not one to be missed.

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