Performers Ready For 2015 Bermuda Tattoo

October 22, 2015

Local and international performers for the Bermuda Tattoo 2015 held their final dress rehearsal in the Keep Yard of the Royal Naval Dockyard last night in preparation for the first performance, being held this evening, Thursday, October 22.

Musicians and dancers from fourteen military and civilian bands dazzled a crowd of invited guests with almost 2 hours of music, dance and competition, culminating in the world premier performance of Half Century Celebration, a tune specially composed in honour of the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s 50th anniversary, by the Bermuda Tattoo’s Pipe Major, MWO Alan B. Clark CD, Pipe Major, Ceremonial Guard, Ottawa, Canada.


The Bermuda Tattoo will be held over 3 nights this week [Thursday, October 22; Friday, October 23, and; Saturday, October 24]. Tattoo performance pieces include:

  • Scotland Is My Ain Hame
  • Frimley
  • BCA Pipe Band—Angus Lawrie
  • On Evil
  • Lady Carmichael
  • Cearcall a Chuain
  • Runrig
  • Smokin in the Kitchen
  • Mickie Ainsworth
  • The Merry Lads of Greeland
  • Archie Brown’s Reel
  • Reprise for ending with harmonies
  • Farewell to the Creeks
  • Homeland
  • In storm and Sunshine
  • Golden Jubilee March
  • Songs of Joy
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Wi’ A Hundred Pipers
  • Half Century Celebration
  • Bermuda is Another World
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Last Post
  • Pipers Lament
  • QM Bermuda
  • We’re No Awa Taw Bide Awa
  • The Black Bear

The Bermuda Tattoo is the signature event of the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebrations, and features the below groups.

From the United Kingdom:

  • 19 Regiment Royal Artillery Pipes and Drums;
  • The Waterloo Band of the Rifles;
  • 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Pipes and Drums [the Black Watch], and;
  • The Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Logistic Corps.

From the United States of America:

  • The United States Marine Corps 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band.

From Canada:

  • The Regimental Band of the Governor General’s Foot Guards;
  • The Pipes and Drums of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa;
  • The Schiehallion Dancers;
  • Toronto Police Pipe Band, and;
  • 36 Halifax Pipes and Drums.

From the Caribbean:

  •  The Bands of the Jamaica Defence Force.

The above international acts will be hosted by the Tattoo’s Bermuda contingent, comprised of:

  • The Band and Corps of Drums of the Bermuda Regiment;
  • The Bermuda Islands Pipe Band;
  • The Bermuda Tattoo Choir [a specially assembled gentlemen’s chorus under the direction of Lloyd Mathew].

Some seats remain.  To purchase tickets, priced $40.00-$100.00, visit; Box office locations at Pulp & Circumstance, Washington Mall, Hamilton and Fabulous Fashions, Heron Bay; or call [441] 232-2255.

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  1. Rockfish#1 and #2 says:

    Can someone at Warwick Camp explain why a British soldier working in the Regiment stores has been appointed Tattoo drum major at the expense of the Bermuda Regiment drum major?

    • Rockfish#1 and #2 says:

      Saw the tattoo tonight and ask, what did the British soldier do that the Bermuda Regiment drum major could not easily do?

      It was embarrassing to see the Bermuda Regiment drum major following the British soldier around while doing the exact same thing during the grand finale.

    • Smith says:

      As a Forner trained Regimental Drum Major the most senior Drum major is in charge of the parade not the host country Drum major.

  2. Ameboa says:

    They should have tried to bring in Top Secret from Bassel.