Special Events

Pittsburgh Bagpiper Sean O'Donnell plays the bagpipes at a graduation ceremonyI’ve performed for many special events: anniversary and retirement parties, St. Patrick’s Day events, graduation ceremonies, and church services. I delighted audiences as the King’s bagpiper for the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival from 2008 through 2010. I’ve also marched in Pittsburgh’s Celebrate the Seasons and St. Patrick’s Day parades.

Throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, I have played at various venues, including Claddagh, Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. I’ve performed at some of the area’s leading golf clubs, such as the Rolling Rock Club, Nevillewood, Nemacolin, Sewickley Heights Golf Club, Laurel Valley Golf Club, and the Allegheny Country Club. And I’ve performed with numerous Pittsburgh musicians, including to a sold-out Diesel crowd with Gene the Werewolf.

Availability for St. Patrick’s Day 2016 will go fast. Contact me today to have professional, reasonably priced bagpipe music for your special celebration.

For rate quotes and availability, contact me online or by phone at (412) 298-8782.

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17 Responses to “Special Events

  • Louise H.
    1 month ago

    This morning, my husband is talking to our house guests about how good he thought you were and how much he enjoyed your playing. Thank you!

  • Mike M.
    2 months ago

    Sean is a great performer and will play at a reasonable rate. His playing was a nice addition to our birthday party. He was kind and explained what songs he was playing and even played “Happy Birthday” on the pipes for us at the end so my wife could cut her cake to it. People who came to the party later were disappointed that they missed his playing. I would recommend Sean to anyone who is looking for a bagpiper that is reasonably priced. His playing brought a different texture to our party. He was also very pleasant and accommodating. If you hire him, you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Sean for a great time at our birthday party.

  • Kevin S.
    1 year ago

    Sean’s performance was amazing! He played three different selections during our Veteran’s recognition ceremony. I received nothing but positive feedback from those in attendance. Sean was very accommodating regarding our early start time and communicated with me several times prior to our event. I would highly recommend Sean for any Bagpiper event.

  • Edward B.
    2 years ago

    On time Friendly Cooperative Flexible Sociable

  • Brandy W.
    3 years ago

    I hired Sean to play bagpipes for our Easter Service and he did a great job! He arrived early, was very polite and respectful (even removed his hat upon entering the sanctuary), and played wonderfully. I highly recommend Sean!

  • Susan R.
    3 years ago

    Sean O’Donnell was a wonderful surprise! Personable and talented beyond my hopes. I booked him to pipe at my Father’s 90th birthday party. Dad had tears trickle down his face and was trying to tap his feet on the wheelchair foot rests. Sean the Piper was all he spoke about after the party. I am grateful to Sean for making such an impression and providing such great entertainment for all of us. Thank you for your talent.

  • Peter J. Luley Organist-Choirmaster, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Highland Park
    3 years ago


  • Don P.
    4 years ago

    Thanks so much for coming up last night and performing for us. You did a great job, and we all loved it. Many compliments today. Thanks again so much. Hopefully we can do it again some time.
    Thank you Don P.

  • Stephen J.
    4 years ago

    Thank you for a job well done!! I greatly appreciate your service.

  • Brenda B.
    4 years ago

    What a wonderful experience you provided today. You are a very gifted bagpiper. The clan was so impressed after you left (during the meeting) they asked me to book you for a return gig.

    Everyone was just so impressed that’s all they could talk about, and you made it very interesting by answering questions and going into detail about the different bagpipes etc.

    Thank you so much for a wonderful day!

  • April
    5 years ago

    I just want to thank you for making mom

  • Isabel
    5 years ago


    Thanks so much for participating in our parade. You were a big hit.


  • THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for making so many people happy and the most happiest,…. my Dad!!!!

    You truly provided the best entertainment for all of us!!!! I am so glad i found you!!!!

    Thank you again Sean.

  • Sean did a fantastic job of showing his skills as a bag pipe player. My husband was thrilled and could not be happier with his performance.

  • Sean,

    I just wanted to thank you for your performing at Relay again this year. It was wonderful and those performances really add to the Survivor Lap. Your services were truly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Suzy (Relay For Life East Pittsburgh)

  • Maddie
    8 years ago

    We were lucky enough to have Sean play during St. Patrick’s Day at the Peters Township Public Library. He was a huge hit with all of our patrons: adults, children and teenagers alike. Since then, we have had numerous patrons ask to have him back! I could not be more thrilled with how the event turned out, thanks to Sean’s professionalism, friendliness and outstanding musical talent. We will hopefully be able to have him return in the near future.

  • Couldn’t have asked for a better treat on St Pats parade day! Sean on the bagpipes is a great addition to any special event. We will definitely be asking him back soon!

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