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The Symphony's Heartbeat: A Career in Rhythm - Episode #43 with Douglas Howard
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The Symphony's Heartbeat: A Career in Rhythm - Episode #43 with Douglas Howard

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #43 Douglas Howard One of the leading orchestral percussionists of his generation, Douglas Howard served the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for forty-three years as both Principal Percussionist and Associate Principal Timpanist, retiring in 2018. He also served as Interim Principal Timpanist for the orchestra’s 2009-10 season. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1970, Mr. Howard joined the United States Air Force Concert Band in Washington, DC, first as a percussionist, and later as timpanist. Upon completion of his military service, he was awarded a fellowship to study with Charles Owen at the Aspen Music Festival, and was also appointed Principal Percussionist of The Louisville Orchestra (KY) in 1974. He began his work with the Dallas Symphony in 1975, and has also performed as a guest percussionist with numerous other major American orchestras. As a founding member of the Dallas based world-music ensemble, D’Drum, Mr. Howard has performed as a soloist in Stewart Copeland’s Gamelan D’Drum with the Dallas Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the San Antonio Symphony. He also has performed with D’Drum at PASIC on three different occasions. In 2006, Mr. Howard received the Sabian Lifetime Achievement Award during the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Mr. Howard headed the percussion program in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for 41 years, and he has been a member of the Artist Faculty at the Aspen Festival for 42 years. A 2023 recipient of the PAS Lifetime Achievement in Education Award, he has taught at the Oberlin Percussion Institute, the Ludwig International Percussion Symposium, and has given orchestral masterclasses at institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory, Ithaca College, Temple University, Peabody Conservatory, University of North Texas, and Baylor University. Mr. Howard has toured Europe and Asia with the Dallas Symphony and has often appeared with that orchestra in New York’s Carnegie Hall. His work can be heard on Dallas Symphony recordings spanning four decades with Music Directors Eduardo Mata, Andrew Litton, and Jaap van Zweden, and for record labels including RCA, Angel-EMI, Telarc, Dorian, Delos, and Pro Arte. Mr. Howard now makes his home in Chapel Hill, NC. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Healing Power of Music for Veterans - Episode #42 with Dr. Niyati Dhokai
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Healing Power of Music for Veterans - Episode #42 with Dr. Niyati Dhokai

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #42 Dr. Niyati Dhokai Dr. Niyati Dhokai is a Research Associate Professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University, and she serves as Program Director for the Veterans and the Arts Initiative at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. In addition, Dr. Dhokai serves as a Faculty Fellow for Curricular Innovation in the Office of the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. In recognition of her work, Dr. Dhokai is the 2018 recipient of the Change Maker of the Year award from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the 2018 recipient of George Mason University’s Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations in the faculty/staff category; she was also named a 2022 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Prior to joining the faculty at GMU, she worked with veterans and service members recovering from injuries in post-acute neurorehabilitation in the Washington D.C. metro area by designing and facilitating music activities to support community integration. She has a B.A. in Music from George Mason University, and she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Alberta (Canada), where her doctoral dissertation research was supported by a Fulbright grant to study in India. Hylton Performing Arts Center: https://hyltoncenter.org/ For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Hendrick’s Gin and the Art of Mixology - Episode #41 with Erik Andersson
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Hendrick’s Gin and the Art of Mixology - Episode #41 with Erik Andersson

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #41 Erik Andersson Erik Andersson is on his seventh year as the East Coast Ambassador to Hendrick’s Gin. Prior to his move across the big pond, Erik began his journey in 2012 as the Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador to Asia looking after markets including China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. His love affair with spirits began when he was a young bartender in his hometown Uppsala in 1998. Erik holds 25 years of experience in the industry, and has a deep and passionate love for travel, which led him to bar programs and ownership roles in London, China and Stockholm. In addition to his wealth of knowledge in mixology, service, and spirits, Erik plays the bass clarinet and is fluent in Mandarin, both of which he brings with him on his travels to exotic locales. Most recent Erik passed the International Brewers and Distillers Certificate in distillation, Bar5Day, inducted in the UK Gin Guild and nominated for ambassador of the year at GinMagazine awards in 2021. Erik spends his days exploring the most eccentric bars and speakeasies across the region, finding new ways to celebrate the unique rose and cucumber-infused gin in subtle and complex concoctions. Outside of mixology, Erik can be found enjoying the great outdoors hunting and fishing as well as playing classical music. Erik’s Instagram handle is @youngmrflanagan For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Piping, Policy, Whisky, & Outlander: Scottish Diaspora - Episode #40 with Chris Thomson
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Piping, Policy, Whisky, & Outlander: Scottish Diaspora - Episode #40 with Chris Thomson

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #40 Chris Thomson Chris joined the Scottish Government USA team in October 2021. Prior to his move to America, Chris spent a number of years working in Economic Development for the Scottish Government, most recently as Head of Clyde Mission, where he was tasked with taking a Mission-based approach to making the river Clyde and its immediate environs “an engine of sustainable and inclusive growth for the city, the region and Scotland”, working closely with the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL. He has previously led delivery of regional economic development investments, cityregion growth deals, economic partnership initiatives and Community Wealth Building policy across Scotland. Prior to joining the Scottish Government, Chris spent a number of years working in criminal justice, including the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Scotland’s public prosecution service) and the Scottish Prison Service, delivering a major HR policy review, multi-year pay outcomes and trade union negotiations. Chris studied Sociology at the University of Glasgow, and HR and Management at the University of the West of Scotland. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a 2021 Royal Academy of Engineering Policy Fellow. Whilst in Scotland Chris volunteered on various Children’ and Young People’s issues, including acting as a young persons’ Mentor for Career Ready Scotland, and sitting on the Children’s Panel; a judicial tribunal which makes orders for the protection and guidance saraof children and young people who are experiencing difficulties – whether through offending behaviour, or lack of protection and guidance from responsible adults. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Global Grooves Unleashed - Episode #39 with Tyler Fry
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Global Grooves Unleashed - Episode #39 with Tyler Fry

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #39 Tyler Fry Hometown start with a global vision The TyFry company is renowned as the industry leader in innovation, design and manufacturing of all variations of tenor drum mallets used today, and holds all of the global patents. Pioneered by Tyler Fry at the age of 13 in Kincardine, Ontario, TyFry’s revolutionary product range has grown from the first handmade prototype to include the international best-selling TyFry Classic, Platinum, Ultimate, Ultimate Practice and the groundbreaking myTyFry Ultimate Custom tenor drum mallets. Tyler is internationally recognized as the leading percussionist of a generation in the art of pipe band tenor drumming. By the age of 15, he had won every major professional solo tenor drumming event in North America; including the Canadian, United States and North American Championships. His band honours include three-time winner of the Grade One World Bass Drum Section Championship with the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band of Toronto, as well as countless Scottish, British, European and World band and drum corps titles with Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band and the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band under the leadership of the legendary Drum Major Jim Kilpatrick MBE. Nowadays Tyler travels extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia conducting masterclasses and seminars, presenting and commentating at major events, and performing regularly on international tours with the infamous bagrock group, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Weaving Tapestry and Heritage - Inside the ScotlandShop - Episode #38 with Anna White
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Weaving Tapestry and Heritage - Inside the ScotlandShop - Episode #38 with Anna White

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #38 Anna White Meet Anna White, tartan aficionado, a dairy farmer’s daughter, lover of all things outdoors and founder of ScotlandShop, a multi-million pound retail business operating internationally. Winner of the Women’s Enterprise Scotland International Business award and the DIT Made in the UK, Sold Worldwide Awards, Anna has 20 years of experience in the retail world of Scottish textiles. Initially inspired to support the rural economy and incredible textiles industry in the Scottish Borders, Anna’s ecomm operation has expanded to shops in Scotland and the US, with a long list of events around the world to make sure everyone has a chance to unearth their heritage and join the tartan clan. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Military, Music, & Marines - Episode #36 with Jesse Sieff
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Military, Music, & Marines - Episode #36 with Jesse Sieff

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #36 Jesse Sieff In 2016, Jesse enlisted in the Marine Corps as an active duty musician stationed at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., with the “The Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. During his four years as a percussionist with "The Commandant's Own", Jesse’s aptitude for creating media content was heavily utilized in the unit’s Public Affairs Office. Jesse’s videography work was recognized beyond the company level and led to collaborations with the Marine Barracks Washington Battalion COMMSTRAT, The USMC Color Guard, The USMC Silent Drill Platoon, and beyond. Jesse holds a B.A. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, and an A.S. in Computer Aided Drafting & Design from the CCAC Department of Civil Engineering. A veteran percussionist in Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International, Jesse has an extensive background in the marching arts activity and over a decade of experience as an educator with independent, scholastic, and collegiate percussion ensembles. Jesse continues to share his passion for music through a variety of methods, and is a sought-after clinician, online percussion instructor, and published composer. Currently, Jesse is the proud owner of Sieff Studios, a media production company based in Annapolis, MD. His strong foundation in the musical and visual arts combined with his love for community and military service brought Jesse to the production team of The Washington Tattoo in 2019. He is passionate about creating and sharing media experiences that reflect his background and values, and is thrilled to promote musical, cultural, and educational experiences through this world class organization. Jesse in an endorsed artist with Gridbook Percussion Education, Dynasty Titan, Innovative Percussion, Reflexx, and Grover Pro Percussion. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
A Performance Fit for a King - Episode #35
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A Performance Fit for a King - Episode #35

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #35 - A Performance Fit for a King The Mountbatten Festival of Music returns, features the Massed Bands of His Majesty’s Royal Marines, performs at the Royal Albert Hall in the heart of London. This concert displays the outstanding versatility of some of the world’s finest military musicians while guests are given the “West End” treatment with spectacular lighting effects. The Festival sees the Royal Marines showcase their incredible musicianship and pageantry and features a wide range of musical styles, including music from the big screen and superb solo items, as well as the traditional marches and overtures that have proved such a hit with audiences over the years. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
An insight into all things Gaelic - Episode #34 with Joy Dunlop
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An insight into all things Gaelic - Episode #34 with Joy Dunlop

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #34 Joy Dunlop Gaelic Singer | TV & Radio Presenter | Scottish Stepdancer | Educator Joy Dunlop’s singing career is the result of a life–long fascination with Scotland’s traditional music and has led her all over the world; from major Celtic festivals, to touring the UK, Europe, Canada, USA, Japan and New Zealand. Through her singing, she showcases Gaelic music and song in a contemporary way that always remains true to its roots. Nominated as Gaelic Singer of the Year 2020, 2016, 2011 & 2010, she has also won both the coveted Royal National Mòd Gold Medal and the Oban Times Gold Medal and is the only person to be crowned both Traditional Singer of the Year & Traditional Dance Champion at the Pan Celtic Festival. She’s released three highly acclaimed solo albums, Caoir, Dùsgadh and Faileasan and also, Dithis; a duo album with her brother Andrew. Joy is also the driving force between ‘Gaelic/Gaeilge supergroup’, LAS and has featured on a range of collaborative albums. A popular television & radio broadcaster, Joy is involved with a wide range of music, current affairs and light entertainment programmes. With her trademark poise and depth of knowledge, Joy’s warmth and enthusiasm have made her increasing in-demand in television and radio broadcasts alike; from presenting the weather on both BBC Scotland & BBC Alba, to fronting SpeakGaelic; a wide-ranging, multi-faceted learning brand, offering the most comprehensive approach to learning Scottish Gaelic in a generation. She also presents the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition and often hosts well known music programme Travelling Folk. Joy is also the creator and co-host of the popular Scottish Gaelic and irish podcast ‘A-nunn ’s Anall’. A fluent Gaelic speaker, with an honours degree in Gaelic Language and Culture, Joy has taught Gaelic language and song courses across the globe and in her spare time, she also conducts the Alba Choir; Scotland’s first and only Eurovision entry, who participated in the 2019 Eurovision Choir of the Year finals in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is also the director of Seachdain na Gàidhlig / World Gaelic Week - the first official nationwide language and culture week to be held in Scotland. Seachdain na Gàidhlig aims to raise the profile of Gaelic through community initiatives, projects and events. It provides the opportunity for both Gaelic speakers and those without the language to take part in a way that suits them; here in Scotland and further afield. See www.joydunlop.com for further details. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
10 years of Excellence, Showmanship & Pageantry - Episode #33 with Brigadier David Allfrey MBE
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10 years of Excellence, Showmanship & Pageantry - Episode #33 with Brigadier David Allfrey MBE

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #33 David Allfrey Experienced tourism, hospitality and major events Senior Executive, Brigadier David Allfrey MBE has built a successful military career and lasting name as the CEO/Producer of the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. David currently helps companies, local, regional and national authorities and Governments develop focussed, innovative, deliverable and sustainable strategies and plans. A personable, energetic, and innovative leader, Brigadier Allfrey’s inspirational leadership showcases his reputation for accurate analysis, vision casting, and building confident and dynamic teams. We are honored and humbled to call Brigadier David Allfrey MBE a friend and advisor to the Washington Tattoo. Full CV: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14maHolNCUsKaD0zp6bIdkIH0wSBjNnzQ/view?usp=sharing For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
100 years of Army Service - Episode #32 with David Coker