Tallaght Youth Band Marching Vikings become ’The Vikings' on the competition field. The name change is also part of a larger transformation of the organisation as this year sees the Vikings transform from brass and reed to a drum & bugle corps.

Tallaght Youth Band Marching Vikings become ’The Vikings' on the competition field. The name change is also part of a larger transformation of the organisation as this year sees the Vikings transform from brass and reed to a drum & bugle corps.

"We are very proud to start this new chapter in our history and continue to grow each year", says corps director Karen Mahon of The Vikings. The organisation name will remain Tallaght Youth Band and consists of 2 marching units, The Vikings Drum Corps and The Cadets.

As well as a new name, the Vikings have announced their 2014 programme '25 to Life'. This year’s show is based around prison life and is split into four different sections, predominantly featuring original music by Eoin O’Keeffe. The Vikings will once again work with the design team of Eoin O’Keeffe, Jon Bilby, and Remco Groenewegen.