This historic event will showcase some of the finest musicians and dancers from across Ulster in ...
This historic event will showcase some of the finest musicians and dancers from across Ulster in a two hour show which will allow the artists and bands to feature and showcase their talents on a scale or in an arena never before available to these artists and bands, and the event is taking place with the support of Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
The Tattoo will have its roots unashamedly in the traditions of the UlsterScots people but will reach out, through the forthcoming years, to showcase the talents, through music and dance, that UlsterScots people have come into contact with, as they have travelled around the world and also those traditions and people who have come to Ulster and had an impact on the traditions of the people of Ulster.
The Belfast Tattoo is pleased to announce that the Success Dance Team from the Chinese Community have agreed to appear and perform their Dragon Dance as part of the Tattoo celebrations.
Also taking part in the event will be:
The Massed UlsterScots Pipe Band - Featuring Ravara Pipe Band; Seven Towers Pipe Band; Aughintober Pipe Band; Killeen Pipe Band, Cottown Pipe Band & Mannorcunningham Pipe Band.
Flute Bands - Featuring Brookeborough Flute Band & Ballinran Flute Band.
Accordion Bands - Featuring Dunloy Accordion Band & Vow Accordion Band.
Silver Bands - Featuring Murley Silver Band & Dungannon Silver Band.
The Belfast Tattoo Highland Dance Troupe, drawing dancers from all parts of Ulster and down into Dublin, and will be led and choreographed by Michelle Johnston, current Ulster Highland Dance Champion at adult level for the sixth year in a row
Ex-World Champion Drum Majors - Brian Wilson, Violet McBride MBE & Alan McBride MBE
The Success Dance Team from the Chinese Community will perform the spectacle that is The Dragon Dance.
The MC for The Belfast Tattoo will be Ms Helen Mark. Her list of presenting credits include Greenfingers, Countryfile, Farming Today, Open Country and The Family Show. She also presents may programmes centred around the UlsterScots, especially Santer and Kist O Wurds.
Dame Mary Peters DBE LL RNR will be in attendance on Saturday 28th September and will take the salute at the end of the evening. Dame Mary has been an inspiration to people throughout Northern Ireland, bringing people together in times of trouble, through her sporting triumphs. She is the current Lord Lieutenant of the City of Belfast. In May of this year, she will be given the Freedom of the City of Belfast.