Musical Tattoo

The following is a list of the bands that will take part on the Musical Tattoo of the Cincinnati Celtic Festival. For schedules, click here

Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums

The Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes & Drums Band (CCP&D) was established circa 1912, making us one of the oldest pipe bands in the United States. The mission of the band is to preserve and promote appreciation of Scottish culture and heritage through Highland Piping and Drumming. CCP&D meets its mission by performing at public events, sponsoring instruction in Scottish cultural activities such as music and dance, and teaching free, quality lessons in Scottish bagpiping and drumming.

Cincinnati Emerald Society Police & Fire Pipes & Drums

The Greater Cincinnati Police and Fire Emerald Society is an all volunteer organization dedicated to honoring the fallen and celebrating the lives of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Our members consist of police officers, firefighters, military and civilians.

To promote and instill in individuals in the police and fire service pride in their Irish heritage and culture, to educate said individuals as to the importance of the contributions of Irish-Americans in all fields of endeavor; to maintain the high levels of competence, achievement, professionalism and courage as historically exhibited by Irish immigrants and their descendants.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Pipes and Drums

The Pipe & Drum Corps of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office plays a central role in all formal ceremonies of the Sheriff’s Office and is also featured in many ceremonies in the local community. The unit provides a dignified musical presentation at Police and/or Fire Department memorial services, as well as being utilized in parades and other events involving the Sheriff’s Office.

The Corps is under the supervision of the Court Services Divisions of the HCSO. Tracing their tradition to Scottish heritage, this group of officers uses personal time to perfect their art and engage in community activities.

Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers

The Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers have been a fixture at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and throughout the Midwest since 1962. Our band is a diverse group of individuals brought together for a common cause, to promote and share with the public the heritage of Scottish/Celtic culture and music. With the primary emphasis being the performance of bagpipe and drum music we hope to educate, entertain and enlighten those who see us perform. Through instruction and fellowship we hope to help others further their understanding and appreciation of the Scottish/Celtic culture.

35th Indiana Pipes and Drums

We are a young Pipe and Drum band located in Southeastern Indiana. We preform at all types of functions.. Parades, Veterans events, supporting our local Fire and Police Depts.

Shamrock Club Pipes & Drums of Columbus

The Shamrock Club Pipes and Drums is the official pipe band of the Shamrock Club of Columbus.  The band has performed at parades, music halls, festivals, competition fields, and pubs in Central Ohio since 1964. Today, the band is composed of musicians from all walks of life, all sharing a passion for the music of the great highland bagpipes.

Aladdin Shrine Pipes and Drums

…To learn, perform and promote pipe band music and provide entertainment as directed and approved by the Potentate.

Camp Chase Fifes and Drums

The Camp Chase Fifes and Drums has been a leader in historical military field music since 1983. Camp Chase is an authentic recreation of a Civil War-period regimental fife and drum corps named after the combined Union Army training camp and Confederate prisoner of war camp that was located near Columbus, Ohio during the American Civil War. Their music, played on authentic wooden fifes and rope tension drums, comes from the military field music manuals used by the armies of the United States and Europe from the mid-18th century to the late-19th century.

Camp Chase ensures that the memory of the Civil War lives on through the tunes that reflect the hardships and valor of the men who marched to them.