Why is Steven MacDonald the best choice for your event? Not only is Steven one of the highest ranked bagpipers in the world, but he has the accent too! Steven was born in Scotland and moved to the United States when he was twelve years old. He competes with his bagpipes all over the world including Scotland, Canada, and both coasts of the United States, most recently winning the North American Championships! With his knowledge of the Scottish and Irish bagpipes, and his charming personality, Steven will definitely make your event a memorable one. He plays for all events including weddings, funerals, birthday parties, corporate events, golf competitions, large sporting events (30,000 people).
I hired Steven to perform bagpipes at my wife's funeral. In my struggle to locate a vocalist to complement the pipes I expressed my additional need to Steven. Much to my delight he explained he was also a vocalist and could perform the requested song. I immediately hired him. Within 24 hours Steven became versed on the vocals requested and performed it beautifully. The bagpipe performance was equally impressive and provided the sincere warmth desired for such a solemn an indelible memory for both me and our entire family. He was extremely accommodating and generous with his time. I would gladly hire Steven again.
I hired Steven to play at a corporate event to celebrate a promotion. He was wonderful - very professional and excellent to work with. He was very patient throughout some uncertainties as logistics were arranged and flexible to roll with the changes. When the time came to play, his music was beautiful and caused a sensation (in the most positive sense) within our corporate team of approximately 200 people. Steven was fantastic!
Steven ,was a Godsend !! I needed a bagpiper for my dad's funeral ,I contacted him and we agreed on a price,at the time my dad was in hospice so I didn't even have a date yet,but had to start making some arrangements .Iwas a little concerned because I didn't know if he would even show up,but I was pleasantly surprised !! Not only did he show up,he was early,dressed to perfection ,extremely professional,and a exceptional bagpiper ! The Priest was unavoidably detained and it caused a awkward time of silence,but thanks to Steven ,who started playing beautifully ,it filled that time until the Priest could arrive ,and that was a huge comfort to our family !! So I would recommend Steven to anyone who wants exceptional professionalism !!!
Steven played bagpipes as guests arrived at and entered the cocktail hour at our wedding reception. He stayed until the bridal party arrived, as well, and played beautifully. Everyone was impressed with him - he completely set the mood for the night! He was professional, talented, and kind. I highly recommend him for any event!
We hired Steven to play his bagpipes as the lacrosse players entered the field for their first home game of the season. The boys absolutely loved it! Steven was very professional with the adults, and humored the boys on the sidelines with his rendition of rock songs. (Steven played traditional bagpipe classics for the march in.)
We will be hiring him this year!
Steven was the best thing I've ever done for my dad. My dad is very ill and Steven was amazing. He played all of my dads requests, brought my whole family and I to tears. He was extremely courteous and polite. It was an amazing experience. You would not be disappointed and I would never ask anyone else to play.
We saw Steven's videos online, knew he was a perfect fit for our party, and hired him immediately. My wife and I were recently married in Scotland and had a bagpiper. We had a celebration of our wedding for friends and family at our house. Steven was the hit of our party. He arrived on time, was very polite with all our guests, both young and old and played those pipes with pride! He took requests and even played beyond his scheduled time. The next time I host a party, Steven will be a part of it. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a bagpiper for their event. In a word, brilliant!
I hosted a surprise 40th birthday party for my husband with the theme "Around the World"! I found Gig Salad and Steven's information and contacted him kind of last minute thinking this would be a great add on to the party!! Steven emailed and called me right away and booked the party for an hour. He arrived on time and was the hit of the party. Everyone was asking where I found him. Even though he is young, he is very professional and really fit in nice with the party guests. He even played some crazy requests and gave us a little lesson on his instrument! I would book him again instantly, only this time I would make sure to schedule him way in advance or I would change the event schedule!!!!!!!!
I have been a professional musician for over 20 years and an event producer for large scale events for the past 10 years, and I have to say that Steven is an absolute PRO!
I have to admit that I was concerned when I found out that he is a bit on the young side, but those fears were laid to rest the moment we began talking.
Steven really knows his stuff and has a commitment to excellence both as a musician and as a showman.
At the 2013 Posi Music Awards, I hired him to do an intro for my song walking up through the audience while playing. The crowd came unglued and began to applaud as he made his way to the stage.
Afterwards, many people commented on the bagpiper being the highlight of the show!
I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone!
Thank you again Steven!
Peace & Blessings,