Danne Farrell has been bagpiping in Western New York since 1997. Danne has professionally bagpiped over 800 Weddings, Funerals, St Patrick's Day gigs, birthday parties, sports competitions and other events. He is one of the most sought after bagpipers in Western New York. Two of his memorable accomplishments is having bagpiped for former Governor George Pataki at Harry's Harbor Grille and with the "Piano Guys" at Shea's Performing Arts Centre in Buffalo, NY.
From the first day I spoke with Danne to the conclusion of my Father's burial service his sincere heart felt professionalism was nothing short of outstanding.
Danne's beautiful bagpipe music tribute to my Father brought a warmth to the heart of every soul that was in attendance on that special day.
Thank you Danne Farrell
Response from Danne Farrell - Bagpiper:
Thank you for giving me the opportunity of being a part of your Father's burial service Mark. You and your family were very kind to me. If I can ever be of service in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I needed a bagpiper for our wedding ceremony and in the haste of booking everything else, I forgot. I called Danne and he was available, reasonably priced, and very knowledgeable about our music selection. He gave us options for songs for the ceremony as well as where we could hear examples. I would recommend him time and time again and know we will us him in the future.
My husband is from N.T. but had not been home in 11 years. His son had not been to N.T. since he was a baby, he is now 19. I had never been there. This trip was very special as my husband walked his son through his childhood. His son never met his grandparents either. i decided to arrange a surprise memorial service formy husbands parents. Years ago they had a bagpiper play at his fathers funeral, so I thought I'd try and arrange for a bagpiper once again. I had no idea where to begin looking, but I found Danne Farrell on this sight and thought I'd try my luck. From the initial contact Danne was personable and kind. On the day of the service, Danne was on time and .....words cannot describe just how perfectly fitting his performance was.
Everyone was touched by performance, my husband and his sister especially. He knew all the songs my in laws loved and played them perfectly.
Danne, you were such a blessing to our family. I know my in laws Scotty & Edna were toe tapping and singing along in heaven above.
Thank you, thank you!!
I hired Danne to lead the recessional at my wedding. He was responsive to my phone calls and emails--getting back to me right away. He went to the church days prior to the wedding, so he was prepared for the day of. He was awesome afterwards: playing for the guests, stood in for pictures, and was great with the family. I highly recommend Danne for any occasion, and I thank him for a job wonderfully done.
Danne played for my mom's funeral/memorial mass. He played beautifully and was a complete professional. He went above and beyond when it came to planning issues I was having, and rearranged his schedule a few times to accommodate. It was a true honor to hear him play for my mom. Thank you for making Her celebration so memorable.
Response from Danne Farrell - Bagpiper:
Thank you for the review Jamie! It was an honor for me to be a part of your Mother's service. Thank you for the opportunity. If I can ever be of service to you or your family in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I hired Danne for my mothers memorial service because of her love for bagpipes. Danne played Amazing Grace, and there was not a dry eye in the church. He is professional, caring, and did an amazing tribute to my mother.
My family thanks you from the bottom of my heart!
Yesterday was my daughter's wedding and we were thrilled with Danne's bagpipe playing! All of our family and friends enjoyed his musical talent, the beautiful way he was dressed, and his professionalism. Thank you, Danne, for helping us to have a perfect day.
Asked Danne Farrell (Bagpiper) to perform at our daughter's wedding. Guests were greeted with pipe Celtic music as they were seated and after the wedding as well. Everyone loved the music (and of course, Danne and his kilt) and many guests commented on what a beautiful gesture it was. Danne added a touch of elegance to a very special day and made it that much more special. Our family highly recommends hom.
Danne was professional, courteous and did an amazing job throught our ceremony!
Danne Farrell arrived on time looking polished and professional. He was so sincere with his congratulations that it truly felt he was part of our family. He played beautifully and for the time he was supposed to. I would definitely recommend him for any occasion.
Bagpiper: Danne Farrell
Professionalism and approachability were extraordinary, Danne is very easy to speak with while
maintaining a clear and direct interaction to find and deliver exactly what the client is /maybe looking
for from the live music and overall experience of a highly experienced bagpiper with accommodating
attire appropriate for any type event(i.e. Irish & Scottish heritage full tartan attire among others).
Danne was more than complete in his initial conversations regarding the event and follow up with me.
Danne and his hired drummer both arrived early, fully dressed in appropriate uniform for the requested
Scottish kilt and attire, discussed and understood the itinerary and waited for their role in the ceremony
with great poise and patience. They executed each song and led our procession with perfect skill and
I am highly recommending that Danne Farrell be in the listings for anyone who may require bagpipes (be it somber or uplifting, because he was able to come through on both counts for our event).
Additionally his knowledge and access to other bagpipers and drummers (bagpiper musicians) is extensive and his rates are extremely reasonable for all of the above.
He is able to carry the event by himself or build to accommodate a larger troupe of pipers and drummers.
I personally am keeping Danne Farrell in my address book and plan to be in contact with him for future
contract work and possible community events.
Danne performed at my wedding. His playing and presentation were top-notch. He was great to communicate with, was flexible, and very helpful when we were looking for song selections. I would recommend Danne in a heartbeat to anyone who asked!
Danne is the consummate professional, yet warm and approachable. He played for our guests as they were arriving for our wedding outside, and was greeted with smiles. He played as my husband and the best man came in, then played for our recessional.
We invited him to join us for the reception, and he charmed the table and our other guests with his wit. I highly recommend him for any event that you may have need for a bagpiper. :-)
Having danne in our wedding was amazing.we will never forget it.
Danne was wonderful to work with, very flexible, professional and extremely helpful!
With a joyful rendition of a celtic music, Danne marched in the door surprising my brother for his 60th birthday. Everyone at the party was awestruck by his appearance and performance. Dressed in the Royal Stewart plaid, Danne sparked the party with a joyful exhuberance. He also is so kind and personable we all enjoyed meeting him while he answered lots of questions. We were so happy to have booked him. Thanks, Danne!
My guests all commented on Danne's beautiful music. It was the perfect way to announce the bride's arrival and introduce the new couple after the ceremony.
Where do I start? Danne was not only a true professional from the first time I reaches out, but throughout the entire process! He entertained our guests as they entered the church, and then gave us the best procession I have ever seen at a wedding! My husband is Scotch-Irish, so I wanted to tie in his heritage in our wedding, and this was not only the perfect way, but an original and special way. Our guests were not disappointed and my husband was blown away! Thanks, Danne!! Mr. & Mrs. Mack
I'd recently hired Danne to play at my Mother's memorial service. He was fantastic to work with. He was very professional and provided a very personal touch to the service. We confirmed all the arrangements over the phone and Danne arrived well in advance of the performance [thank you!] and expressed his sympathies for the solemnity of the occasion. He attended the service and played 3 wonderful songs for the attendees as they were exiting the church following the service. Simply outstanding and a very heartfelt touch to the service.
Danne played several tunes on the shore of Lake Erie at eventide for a memorial for my fiance who was Scottish. At sunset we lit the bonfire and Danne walked around the assembled group playing Amazing Grace and left with the music fading away. Just perfect...
Danne Farrell has added a delightful touch of class to the opening ceremonies for our event for the past three years now. This past year, as always, he did a terrific job, leading the procession of athletes and officials into the competition arena and then playing to a roaring crowd who just ate up the sound of his bagpipes! He has always shown up 30-60 minutes early to review and confirm the details for his role in the event and has been the a true professional. In addition, this past year, when the opening ceremonies ended, I quickly thanked him and paid him for his services and proceeded to move on to other tasks that needed my attention. A few minutes later he showed up to inform me that I had mistakenly given him $100 more than our agreed upon fee and handed me the money back. This guy is a class act - and an honest guy!
I recently hired Danne to play at my wedding ceremony. He did a fantastic job! I couldn't have asked for anything better. The level and quality of his talent is truly breath taking. He had great communication with us and was very punctual. I would give him my highest recommendation.
Danne played as our guests arrived for our wedding, bringing everyone to the correct outdoor location for the ceremony. He then played a Celtic wedding song during the ceremony and a beautiful Celtic recession song as we walked down the isle. Our wedding had a Celtic theme and Danne's music was perfect.
Danne was outstanding for our wedding! He accomodated my questions, made recommendations and listened to what we were looking for. It was perfect! Clear communications up front made this detail of our wedding one of the easiest!
Danne was awesome!! From the time I booked his services until the day of the funeral he kept in contact with me to make sure there were no changes etc. He came early so that he would be prepared for the service and was very professional-he knows his stuff!! The music was incredible! I could not have asked for more-he was the bright spot in a very sad day!!
As Chaplain for my Fire Company for the past 20 years plus. I have been required to use Danne for several Member Funerals and have had him play at six different Annual Department MemorialServices.Danne is always Professional and respectful to our wishes. His playing has never failed to bring tears to those present and honor our members with tradition.His rates are fair and he is always on time dressed to the 9's.He is a resource to me and after a simple phone call that detail of my job is done!He's a GREAT guy!
What to Expect
A Client can expect a professional appearance in Full Highland attire and a bag piper who can proficiently play the bag pipes.
Danne Farrell started learning to play the bag pipes in September 1994 with the "Caledonian Pipes and Drums of Buffalo". He purchased his first set of bag pipes in February 1997 and became a full-member with the band in May of that year. Danne played with the Caledonian Pipes and Drums from 1997 until September of 2008 when he switched over to the very talented and innovative pipe band "Celtic Spirit". Danne has played for numerous funerals and weddings and is at the top of the calling list for many funeral directors in Erie/Niagara Counties. His military-type playing style and presentation has earned him top placement at many funeral homes when families are looking for a bag piper.
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