" aims to act as a preservationist of the Celtic arts while at the same time endeavour to apply the music to modern day "
More than your typical born & bred Seattlite, Bagpiper Don might just be the most creative and ambitious player of Scottish bagpipes in the Pacific Northwest.
From an early age Don was raised being exposed to his Celtic heritage. Exposed to the culture and music, he was particularly drawn to Highland bagpipes. After searching for many years for an instructor, once a teen his parents ultimately found a high school in their district that happened to have its own pipe & drum corps. After petitioning the school district for Don to attend classes on the other side of the city and join their pipe band, the dream began.
Today Don pays tribute to the origins of Celtic music, culture and his instrument through playing traditional style music in service of private observances. Recognizing that music is not static but dynamic he has further stretched himself as an artist composing new music, establishing various bands including his wildly popular experimental Celtic-rock group Nae Regrets, recording an array of different personal albums and applying his talents to recording projects that of other contemporary style bands.
Don aims to act as a preservationist of the Celtic arts while at the same time endeavour to apply the music to modern day. He hopes to lead by example, encouraging the next generation to take up piping and follow their passion and inspiring other pipers to pursue creativity and recording. With recording ideas and performance concepts that resemble nothing short of lightening captured in a bottle, the only way for Bagpiper Don is UP!
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