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Take a look around my site -- here you will find information pertaining to my professional performing, recording endeavours, various bands, Highland bagpipe instruction and more.  Please contact me with any questions or comments you may have.

BagpiperDon ~ Highlights
  • Performing occasions throughout the Greater Seattle Area and Washington since 1998
  • Studying Scottish & Irish music and playing Highland bagpipes for over 15 years
  • Recording artist since 2003 playing Highland bagpipes, smallpipes, and bodhrán
  • Playing Scottish smallpipes since 2008 and the traditional Irish bodhrán (drum) since ... well, I'm not sure when I started playing bodhrán ... sometime around 2005?
  • Founder, front-man and manager of Celtic-fusion band Nae Regrets
  • Co-Founder and manager of John Cunningham Memorial Tartan Pipes & Drums

Nae Regrets News
BagpiperDon's Celtic-Rock/Fusion Band
Nae Regrets, my Celtic-rock/fusion band, is gearing up for our 4th weekend performing at Northwest Folklife, providing high-energy performances to fantastic audiences.  We are working hard to prepare and release our second studio album "Widdendream" at this year's event -- be there to enjoy us perform and to get your copy of the new album.
Check out the band's website at where you can also download 2 free MP3s
on the Free Stuff page.

Free Stuff on
How cool is that?
I posted 2 free MP3 downloads on my site yesterday -- unedited tracks from my Celtic-rock/fusion band Nae Regrets' recently released album "Alive at Northwest Folklife 2009".  Check out the newly added "Free Stuff" page on my site for the downloads.  Album copies are available through,, myself and Nae Regrets' snare drummer Andrew in Vancouver BC.
ALSO, I recently submitted a track from the album to to IRFT Celtic (online) Radio -- look them up and request music by Nae Regrets!

Smallpipe Album(s)
Back To Work!

I'm very happy to announce that I am back to work on an album I started before my recent round of school.  For this project, titled "Building Fire", I will be playing my fireside smallpipes, and will be joined by a number of talented accompanists between the US and Ireland.  My goal is to release Building Fire during the first half of 2011, following it with a sister-album re-working the original material into an electronic/techno remix edition titled "ElectriFire".

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