The Glasgow Tattoo will be under the control of current World Champion Adult Drum Major, Brian Wilson MBE, Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band, who has held the title twice previously. He has travelled extensively all over the world to compete in major Championships and Tattoos which include America, South Africa, New Zealand, Belgium, Germany, and Australia. His other titles include Ulster, All-Ireland, Cowal, European, Scottish, British, American and Australian titles. He currently runs his own school of drumming in Armagh. The highlight of Brian’s career was receiving his MBE Award from Prince Charles in 2013.
This historic event will showcase some of the finest musicians and dancers from Scotland, Ulster, and across Europe, in a three hour show. The Glasgow Tattoo will allow the bands and performers to showcase their talents for the first time on a large scale in an indoor Arena. The net has been cast far and wide to bring together bands and dancers of the highest standard.
The Band Of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines are the headline military band, and are world-renowned for the musicianship and precision marching. Their appearance will mark their debut Tattoo performance in Glasgow, following their performance at The Belfast Tattoo in 2015.The Massed Pipe Band will feature The Band Of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines (Scotland), Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band, Glasgow City Pipe Band, The National Youth Pipe Band Of Scotland, Strathendrick Pipe Band, Pride Of Ballinran Flute Band, Blackscull Fife and Drum Band, Murley Silver Band, Dungannon Silver Band, Dunloy Accordion Band, Vow Accordion Band, The Artane Band (Dublin), Lume De Biquera Pipe Band (Madrid), Amigo Leiden Band (Holland), Fascinating Drums (Germany).
In addition, there will be performances from The Glasgow Tattoo Highland Dance Troupe, choreographed by David Wilton, and Innova Irish Dance Troupe, who were semi-finalists in Britain’s Got Talent in 2014.
The venue for the tattoo is the Glasgow SSE Hydro. For more information and ticket sales visit the website at http://www.theglasgowtattoo.com
Glasgow is an easy one hour drive from any of our self-catering holiday cottages and a trip to the first Glasgow Tattoo would make for a great family event while staying here in central Scotland.