Water firm sponsors slice of British Isles military tattoo concert

Irish dancers, Morris dancers and the Rhos Male Voice Choir join the Band and Drums of The Cheshire Constabulary in “A Slice of The British Isles” concert on Saturday 2 October 2021.

Regional water firm, United Utilities, is sponsoring the concert which will play for one night only at Coleg Cambria’s new, multi-million pound facility at Grove Park Road in Wrexham.

Tickets are now on sale for the concert which is in aid of The Not Forgotten charity which provides support for wounded service personnel and disabled veterans.

Performers on the night include:

  • The British International Tattoo Pipes and Drums accompanied by Highland Dancer Claire Harvey
  • China Spirit with Chinese Lion Dance, Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
  • The Rhos Male Voice Choir
  • The Emma May School of Irish Dance
  • Traditional English Morris Dancing from the Mersey Morris Men.
  • China Spirit with Chinese Lion Dance, Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
  • The Band and Drums of The Cheshire Constabulary with “Songs of Victory” a musical journey from The First World War, to the present day with rousing classics
  • A Grand Finale including Auld Land Syne and Land of Hope and Glory

Richard Waggitt, Head of United Utilities’ Armed Forces Network, commented: “As a very Forces friendly company, that recognises the value of the military style ethos and camaraderie, I am pleased we are able to sponsor the Military Tattoo Concert and bring together a programme to provide some light and enjoyment at the end of what has been a challenging 18 months for everybody.”

Show producer, Gareth Butler, said: “I’m delighted that, despite the difficulties we have all faced over the past 18 months, we are still in a position to be able to stage a show that will serve as an exciting introduction to what we have planned for our full tattoo in 2022.

“I am immensely proud of our cast and crew and, by supporting our concert, you will be allowing our wonderful dancers, singers, bands and choirs to do what they do best, showing off the skills that they have been forced to keep under wraps due to the pandemic.

“This time twelve months ago we could not have dreamed of staging such an event but with the support of our cast, our main event sponsors, United Utilities, our individual act sponsorship and, in line with the latest government guidelines, we have finally reached a stage where we can showcase The British International Tattoo – In Concert. A Slice of The British Isles,” he added.

Chief Executive of The Not Forgotten, Brigadier James Stopford said: “We are delighted that The British International Tattoo – IN CONCERT - has chosen to support The Not Forgotten and we very much look forward to being a part of this celebration.”