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Maitland Tattoo to celebrate 75 years of local Pipes and Drums Band

Formed in 1947, the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums Band is part of a long history that stretches back to ancient origins in Scotland and Ireland.

The band will celebrate that history, and its 75th birthday, at the Maitland Tattoo over two days in July.

A Tattoo with Supper, to be held on Saturday 30 July will be held at Hunter Valley Grammar School and bring together pipe and drum bands from across NSW, along with performances from Scottish and Celtic Dance Groups and the Nartana School Indian Dance.

The action will continue with a free Maitland Tattoo event on Sunday, 31 July.

Along the lines of the Edinburgh Tattoo, the event is a celebration of culture, featuring Celtic and Indian dance and a collection of songs and pipe music and drill.

The free event, held on the same day as Hunter Valley Steamfest, is being made possible with support from Maitland City Council, Beyond Bank, Burton Automotive Group, Hunter Ready Mix Concrete, Easts Bowling and Sports Club and PRD Reality East Maitland.

The Maitland Tattoo will come to life on 30 and 31 July. To find out more about the event and the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums band visit