The Belfast Tattoo 2014

The Belfast Tattoo 2014


Odyssey Arena Belfast


Friday 5th & Saturday 6th September 2014

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Following the success of the first Tattoo in September 2013, which hosted an audience in excess of 11,000, it has been confirmed that The Belfast Tattoo 2014 will take place at The Odyssey Arena in September 2014, and will now be an annual event for the City.

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster said: “Last year’s inaugural Tattoo was a huge success, and attracted large numbers with a number of high quality performances. It set a very high standard, and I have no doubt that 2014 will see the bar raised higher again. Northern Ireland has many award winning bands so it is fitting that we now have our very own Tattoo. I am confident that this will become a significant event in our cultural calendar for years to come.”

The Belfast Tattoo 2014 will showcase some of the finest musicians and dancers from across Ulster and beyond, in a two hour show which will allow the Artistes and Bands to feature and showcase their talents.

The Musical Director for Pipes and Drums 2014 will be Derek Boyce. Derek has been a member of the Killeen Pipe Band and left in 2010 and played with Cullybackey Pipe Band for a year before joining St Laurence O’Toole in 2011. He is currently a member of Bleary & District Pipe Band.

As part of the Belfast Tattoo 2014, there will be a display of 30 Champion Drum Majors, under the control of Senior Drum Major Brian Wilson MBE. The 30 Champion Drum Majors, drawn from all levels across competition grades, will put on a display never before seen in Ulster.

** Due to demand, an extra show has been added on Thursday 4th September, in addition to Friday 5th & Saturday 6th September. Participants in 2014 include: **

The Pipes & Drums Of The 1st Scots Regiment shall be joining the Pipes and Drums of:

1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment

152 (Ulster) Transport Regiment RLC

North Irish Horse

Ravara Pipe Band

Aughintober Pipe Band

Manorcunningham Pipe Band

Bleary and District Pipe Band

Surely this must be one of the greatest Massed Pipe Bands ever assembled under one roof anywhere in the world given the quality that will be on parade.


Ballylone Flute Band

Cahard Flute Band

Churchill Flute Band

Hunter Moore Flute Band – celebrating their 130th Anniversary


Murley Silver Band – celebrating their 90th Anniversary

Dungannon Silver Band


**Visiting International Band, include The Bagpipe Band, Lume De Biqueira from Madrid**

Lume De Biqueria Pipe Band from Madrid will perform at The Belfast Tattoo 2014 which takes place at The Odyssey Arena Belfast, on Thursday 4th, Friday 5th & Saturday 6th September 2014.

The Centro Gallego de Madrid (Galician Centre Of Madrid) saw the birth of Lume De Biqueira Pipe Band in 1998. By then, a small group of bagpipers and percussionists set the foundations of what today has become one of the most solid performing bands and schools in Spain, according to quality, number of performances, and the range and originality of its repertoire. Appearances include:

Dublin’s Saint Patrick’s Festival in 2003, 2004, and 2010 - Best Overall Band 2003, Spirit of Parade 2004, Best Adult Band 2010.

Festival de Béziers – France 2002

Festival de Montbrison – France 2003

Festivale di Agrigento – Sicily 2010

Performing with The Chieftains - Valladolid, Spain 2005

Performing with Carlos Núnez on numerous occasions ...

Apart from Festivals, the band has been invited to perform for various official authorities and figures including: Their Majesties the Monarchs of Spain, His Holiness The Pope John Paul II, and various Spanish ministers and mayors. In addition, the band have performed on TV, most remarkably in a tribute to internationally renowned Spanish singer, Julio Iglesias.

The Band’s Director, Darío Nogueira, is the mastermind behind the band’s success. He is a bagpipe master, educated at the Real Banda De Gaitas de la Diputación de Orense (The Royal Pipe Band of The Council Of Orense). His musical and instrumental skills, his contagious confidence, his directive style and love for improvisation and his close and friendly relationship with the other band members have been instrumental in achieving the goals set by the band.


The Belfast Tattoo 2014 is supported by The Northern Ireland Tourist Board

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