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Originally from Northern Ireland, Don Shannon has over four decades of experience in piping and teaching bagpipes. Since moving to the US, Don has immersed himself in the full time profession of bagpiping, playing at weddings, funerals, memorials and corporate events. Don is also the Pipe Major of the award winning North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums.
He has performed for most of the British Royal Family (including Queen Elizabeth II), Prime Minister Tony Blair, President George W. Bush and countless other dignitaries and VIPs. Don has also appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson. Don has played on numerous occasions with The Chieftains, Ireland's premier musical ambassadors, including touring with them in 2006.