Originally from Northern Ireland, Don has over four decades of experience in piping and teaching bagpipes. Since moving to America Don has imersed himself in the fulltime profession of bagpiping, playing at weddings, funerals, memorials and corporate and private events. Don is also the Pipe Major of The North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums. He has performed on many occasions for Queen Elizabeth and the entire Royal Family. Don has toured and performed with the world famous Chieftains since 2004.
Don was fantastic. An ultimate professional, master piper and also a really nice guy. I would highly recommend Don to anyone and will be booking him again!
My father passed away suddenly and we wanted to honor him with a piper at his internment. Mr. Shannon went above and beyond, coordinating with the funeral director and Air Force honor guard on site at a time when we were unable to think clearly ourselves. I've always said, everything is better with bagpipes, but I had no idea it would make such a difference that day. Bagpipes are joyous and bold, but they were developed as a shepherd's instrument. Mr. Shannon surely shepherded my father's soul to his glorious home.
Don played for my father's funeral. He did an excellent job. My father would have loved his rendition of Amazing Grace.
As a part of our wedding on Saturday, we had a country theme on our ranch. My son, however, knew how much I had wanted to wear my kilt and have a piper at the wedding. My son contacted Don the day before, and although he had two other weddings that day, he graciously came out to our ranch (a long drive from Dallas). We hit it off from the moment he heard I had spent so much time in Armagh. He was amazing!! It added a truly memorable and special note to our wedding. If you're looking for an outstanding piper, and a really nice guy, Don is your man!
Past Booked Events
|March 17, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 09, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 29, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 19, 2016 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 21, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 15, 2015||Private Party|
|October 19, 2014||Church Service|
|December 26, 2013||Funeral Service|
|June 08, 2013||Birthday Party|
|January 03, 2013||Funeral Service|
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