Mr. O'Brien performed on bagpipes for my brother's funeral and showed himself to be an exemplary musician, as well as a most pleasant personality. Patient with the inevitable delays, understanding of our needs, stoic in the hot weather, he added a special and unforgettable element to our solemn day. He was even willing to devise a version of a favorite melody and went the extra mile to see that his playing provided a beautiful background to the services. He was even willing to play in the parking lot as guests arrived and walked with us to the cemetery, a half mile there and back, playing all the while. Mr. O'Brien's kilt ensemble is authentic and his music haunting; all in attendance were charmed by him. I give Mr. O'Brien a top recommendation and only regret that I did not hire him for other events in the past. I cannot thank him enough for the generous time he spent, his kind demeanor, and his incredible talent.