Don Shannon – Pipe Major
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.