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Her Majesty's Royal Marines Confirmed for...

03 August 2016

Glasgow will host itís first Tattoo in January 2017, with over 600 performers, and will showcase some of the finest marching bands, musicians, and dancers from across Scotland, Ulster and beyond, in a three hour show, building up to the Grand Finale of the Massed Pipe And Drums.


The SSE Hydro Glasgow

Thursday 19th January, Friday 20th January & Saturday 21st January 2017 - Show Starts @ 7.30pm

The SSE Hydro            Tel:   0844 3954000

The Glasgow Tattoo    Tel:   028 90319 319


We are delighted to confirm thatThe Band Of Her Majestys Royal Marines, are the first headline act to be announced for 2017, and are world-renowned for their musicianship and precision marching performance.   Their appearance will mark their debut Tattoo performance in Glasgow, following their performance at The Belfast Tattoo in 2015.  Other highlights for the 2017 Glasgow Tattoo include an 80-strong dance troupe of Highland dancers and Irish dancers.

Participants Confirmed To Date:

The Band Of Her Majestys Royal Marines (Scotland)


The Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band

Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band

City Of Glasgow Pipe Band

National Youth Pipe Band Of Scotland


Pride Of Ballinran Flute Band

Black Skull Fife and Drum Band


Murley Silver Band

Dungannon Silver Band


Dunloy Accordion Band

Vow Accordion Band


Lume De Biquera Pipe Band - Madrid

Fascinating Drums - Germany

The Artane Band - Dublin


The Glasgow Tattoo Highland Dancers - Choreographed By David Wilton

Innova Irish Dance Troupe - Semi-Finallists in Britains Got Talent (2014)

The 2017 Glasgow Tattoo will contain a packed list of international, as well as local performers.  If  you enjoy the spectacle and playing of bagpipes, drums, brass and flute bands, precision marching, the style and grace of  Highland and Irish dancers, exciting displays from European performers - The 2017 Glasgow Tattoo is sure to be a spectacular event, and can be enjoyed by young and old:  Something for all the family at The Glasgow Tattoo

The Band of Her Majestys Royal Marines (Scotland) needs little introduction

These versatile and talented musicians play all over Scotland and the North of England, and their recent ceremonial duties included provision of the military music at the launch of the last of the Daring class destroyers HMS Duncan at Scotstoun and the commissioning of the submarine HMS Astute at Faslane last year. 

They have been Beating the Retreat on Horseguards Parade London, and provided the music for Homecoming Parades and Remembrance Services. Equally renowned for their concert performances, their repertoire embraces all kinds of music, including popular classics, music of the Big Band era, exciting contemporary works and amusing solo features, which all combine to produce programmes that are both entertaining and spectacular. 

The inclusion of the Corps of Drums brings movement, colour, and a flavour of the Ceremonial and State occasions of which Royal Marines Bands are such an integral part. This ensures that the grand spectacle of the traditional Concert Finale is presented as a fitting climax with appropriate pomp and drama.

The Scotland band was formed at HMS Condor, Arbroath, in 1960 and remains the only one of the 4 RM Bands stationed north of Portsmouth! The band moved to Rosyth in 1971 and is now accommodated in a purpose built Band Room at the Royal Naval Support Establishment HMS Caledonia Rosyth. It travels extensively throughout the UK, but also abroad, and will shortly be appearing in the USA.

Most members of the Band play at least two instruments, with some being required to play three. All are required to perform different styles of music including wind band, marching band, big band, orchestral and dance band engagements.

They also provide many small combinations including jazz, string and woodwind ensembles, making the Royal Marines musician one of the most adept in the military music world. Engagements can range from parades and mess functions to recordings and charity fund raising concerts. The Band actively supports many charities both service and non-service.

As with all Royal Marines Bands, the principal role is to provide musical support to the Naval Service but within their secondary role the bands men and women undertake a variety of important support tasks during active operations. A number of the current band have seen service in Afghanistan and Iraq.


The SSE Hydro Glasgow

Thursday 19th January, Friday 20th January & Saturday 21st January 2017 - Show Starts @ 7.30pm

The SSE Hydro            Tel:   0844 3954000

The Glasgow Tattoo     Tel:   028 90319 319

Issued On Behalf of The Glasgow Tattoo

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