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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 Shannon did a Great job playing at the November 6. 2021 Graveside Service.
Making the Day Very Special.
Don Shannon Thank You very much
Great experience! Highly recommend Don.
Don was absolutely fabulous!! I have received from so many that he provided them with the emotional memory of a lifetime. He is so personable. Everyone enjoyed talking with him and his pathway while playing along in front of the audience allowed us all to savor the beauty of the bagpipes and his playing of the instrument. The haunting sound while playing throughout and under the Fire Department water salute provided the fitting and and lasting memory of our Frisco Garden Club/City of Frisco 20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance. Thank you SO very much Don.
We got him at the last minute for a funeral. He did an absolutely great job, I would highly recommend!
Don is quite the professional and I recommend him without any hesitation. This is the second time he has played for our family. He was familiar with venue and the staff which just added to the already established confidence that all would (and did) go well!
Don was absolutely wonderful, played beautifully, and was able to get my husband to tear up (not an easy task)! He was also very professional. Absolutely loved it!
Mr. Shannon was so good to work with. He contacted me when he said he would, he was very patient & flexible about arrangements, arrived early & in full dress. His presence and playing made the service beautifully perfect. I know my sons & I will remember this forever. A perfect addition to the funeral for my husband and their father.
Don came and played at my husband's birthday memorial celebration at the Hillcrest Garden of Memory dressed in his formal attire. It was terribly hot. He was on time and played so many beautiful songs, some that I had asked him to play. He was so accommodating and so professional.
For years, mom had made it known that she wanted a bagpipe player to play at her funeral. Don exceeded expectations. So accommodating - even played a requested song he hadn’t played before! Very professional. I’m quite sure my mother enjoyed it from afar. 👍
Don played for our Senior Living Community and it was a HIT! He was our first since COVID and we cant tell you how pleased we were! We will definitely be having him here again for future events. He was professional and arrived early. 10 out of 10 recommend
Fantastic Don was great!!!!
I hired Don to play at a peewee football game and it was Exactly what we wanted.
We had a delay, so things didn’t go as planned. The bagpiper was most respectful and professional. I highly recommend.
This was my brothers funeral and Don’s performance honored my brother and made his service so special
Don was very professional and had great suggestions. We were thrilled with the outcome of his playing at my sister's memorial service. I know that she would have loved every minute of it. Thank you, Don. Job well done!
Our Scottish friends planned to be in Scotland for their 50th wedding anniversary. Covid caused a change in plans. We hired Don to surprise our friends with a mini concert in their front yard. It was so perfect! Don is very nice and went out of his way to meet our schedule. He looked great walking up the street to our friend's yard, and did a fun mini concert. I would hire him again anytime. I strongly recommend him.
Don really made a huge difference during a very difficult time. We buried my father during this pandemic and Don played beautifully. The songs were just perfect and playing Amazing Grace as he was walking off into the distance was a beautiful end to our ceremony.
Don was nice and easy to work with! We got married in a historic chapel with lots of rules, one of which was only acoustic music. So when we were thinking of songs and instruments that would sound neat in the church and someone mentioned a bagpipe, we knew we had to have one. My husband and I both have Scottish heritage and thought it would be a fun surprise for our guests. I found 3 songs I wanted and the rest were the musicians choice. All three of the musicians (none of who had worked together before) worked out the details, who was playing what, who played together, etc. From my prospective it was so easy and they did a fabulous job! Everyone has commented on how breathtaking it was to have Don walk through the church playing the bagpipe right before my dad and I walked down the aisle. I wish I had more reasons to have Don play the bagpipe. I can't wait to have another event where he can play!
My goodness, Don Shannon is not only a consummate professional, he is just such a special human who seeks to bring inspiration to your event.
Long before our wedding date, he made a connection with me, we began chatting back and forth, and he told me he would meet me at the Filter Building on Whiterock Lake on a Sunday afternoon to play a few tunes for me.
I was hooked the moment he showed up in his kilt and began playing.
Subsequent to that, he even dropped by my fiancé’s house to play in honor of the two year anniversary of the first time we met.
Then at the wedding, he did everything we requested and more!
We also invited he and a guest to join us for the evening, which they did, ingratiating themselves and being an inspiration for our special evening!
As it turned out, he also knew one of our invited guests. So Don is now not only the bagpiper for our wedding, but going forward, he’s our newfound friend.
You will love Don Shannon’s bagpiping, but more importantly, you’ll just love Don Shannon, the man.
Don’t hesitate, hire him, he’s worth every cent, and you will not regret making the commitment to having him play for your event.
Don was the best!!!
Don arrived early. Met the family & clery before the funeral service. He was gracious & kind. His performance of Amazing Grace was outstanding. Many thanks to a wonderful gentleman!
I always knew I wanted a bagpiper at the service when my dad died, but just thought he would play a round of Amazing Grace and that would be it. Don not only played beautifully, but also gave us ideas of how to include his playing in the service. He greeted the guests with fine tunes, and escorted the family into the service and over to the reception. Thank you for your musicianship, experience, and compassion
Don was amazing. He was so personable he became part of our celebration. I would recommend Don for any occasion. Thank you Don!
Our guests were delighted. Don Shannon highly recommended.
Extremely pleased with the entire experience in using Gigsalad and specifically with Don’s communication throughout the entire duration from day one to the date of our event. His customer service and talent is exemplary. I will most definitely use Don again for any future bagpipe performance needs.
I recently hired Don Shannon as a Bagpiper for my son's rehearsal dinner at The Tribute Golf Course in The Colony. Don added just the right entertainment element to the event. He is talented and very friendly and professional. He communicated with me regularly prior to the event and actually showed up a little early and played as guests entered as well as during the event. Our guests loved his performance. I would definitely hire him again and highly recommend him.
Don stayed in touch from the day we booked him. He was open for everything we requested. He arrived early and did a great job. All were impressed.........
He really captured the spirit of Scotland and everyone loved his performance. He made the memorial complete.
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!
Upcoming Booked Events
|February 26, 2022 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Birthday Party|
|March 19, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 23, 2022 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|November 08, 2021 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Fundraiser|
|November 06, 2021 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 01, 2021 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 11, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 10, 2021 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 29, 2021–July 30, 2021 • 11:30pm - 12:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 26, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Surprise|
|June 24, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Worship Service|
|June 14, 2021 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 10, 2021 • 8:30am - 9:00am||Sporting Event|
|June 04, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2021 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 13, 2021 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Corporate Event|
|March 13, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Product Promotion|
|January 06, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 21, 2020 • 9:00am - 10:00am||Sporting Event|
|October 30, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 23, 2020 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 03, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 08, 2020 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|August 02, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday Party|
|April 22, 2020 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 29, 2020 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 22, 2020 • 4:30pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 29, 2020 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 25, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 18, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 21, 2019 • 6:30pm - 11:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 12, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Corporate Event|
|September 07, 2019 • 9:30am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 04, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|June 29, 2019 • 8:30am - 8:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 28, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|May 16, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 22, 2018 • 6:30am - 9:00am||Fundraiser|
|August 23, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|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|