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Pipe Major Don Shannon

Pipe Major Don Shannon, a native of Northern Ireland, has been piping for over 35 years. In the UK, Don served as Pipe Major of an award winning band, participating in numerous competitions in Northern Ireland, England and Scotland, including the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association World Championships. Don has performed for many V.I.P.'s and numerous members of the Royal Family including Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair.

Since coming to America, Don has played for Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Texas Governor George W. Bush and English rocker Rod Stewart. Don has also appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and performs annually at the nationally televised Byron Nelson Golf Classic.
Don is Pipe Major of the North Texas Calendonian Pipes and Drums. Under his leadership, the band performs for audiences at notable venues such as the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and the Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Don now resides in Dallas with his Texas born wife, Patricia, whom he met while on tour in Washington, D.C., where he had the honour of playing for the Princess Royal, Princess Anne.



Long after the cake has been enjoyed and the flowers are gone, one of the most talked about and cherished memories will be the sound of the great highland bagpipes.

The bagpipes will provide an extraordinary and enduring aspect to your wedding day. And considering the cost of the average wedding, hiring a piper is one of the least expensive, yet most memorable, touches to your special day.

Your guests will always remember the beauty, joy and tradition of hearing a piper.

Bring that wee bit of Scottish and Irish tradition to your grand day with the sight and sound of the bagpipes.

Every wedding day is unique and special, but here are just a few ideas on how to best incorporate the beautiful sound of the bagpipes.

  • Play for guests arriving at the wedding site
  • Play for all processionals, including the bride
  • Play for the recessional
  • Play for guests as they are leaving
  • Lead the bride and groom into the reception site

Don has a wide selection of music which he can suggest for your wedding day.

Should you decide to reserve Don's services, you can meet with him for a consultation, hear him play and make the final decisions for including the bagpipes on your special day. There is no charge for the consultation.

No doubt....the bagpipes will help make your wedding a glorious and unforgettable day.

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