Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015: BagpipesI have played the bagpipes for many weddings. My versatility and experience mean you will have exactly what you want for your wedding day. Bagpipes by Pittsburgh's Sean O'Donnell of Pittsburgh Choose accompaniment that will help make your wedding perfect. Start your new life with something everyone will talk about the rest of their lives. For many weddings, I’ll play as the bridal party processes or lead the bride down the aisle. I commonly play at the altar before the ceremony and lead the recessional, as well. Many couples like having bagpipe music as their friends and family leave the ceremony or gather for a cocktail hour.

I play a variety of appropriately bright tunes, and I will be happy to discuss composing an original piece of music to commemorate your special event. Requests are honored within the limitations of the instrument. Nontraditional tunes I have learned to help make others’ weddings more special include The Doors’ “Peace Frog,” Wings’ “Mull of Kintyre,” and ABBA’s “I Do, I Do, I Do.”

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

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36 Responses to “Weddings

  • Jackie N.
    2 months ago

    Amazing!! Sean did a great job!!

  • Marilyn O.
    2 months ago

    Perfect for this special day!!! I would highly recommend Sean. He was excellent !!!

  • Nathan B
    2 months ago

    Very satisfied with Sean’s performance. His prelude set the atmosphere for a beautiful ceremony and his playing after the processional really made the ceremony perfect. Having a professional musician at your ceremony really tells your guests ‘something special is happening here,’ and Sean conveyed that message through his playing. Sean was jovial and easy to communicate with. Would recommend Sean to anyone for any occasion.

  • Stacey N.
    2 months ago

    Hello Seán,

    I just wanted to thank you again for providing the beautiful music at our sons wedding this past Saturday.

    Would definitely recommend you if anyone would be looking for a bagpiper.

    Best Regards
    Stacey N

  • Margaret G.
    1 year ago

    Hi Sean,
    I just wanted to personally thank you for playing at Melissa and Derek’s wedding.
    You were fantastic – great – wonderful!!
    It was just as I imagined and more.
    Thanks again!

  • Caitlin O.
    2 years ago

    We just wanted to say thank you so much for being there for us on Saturday. Your talent is amazing. Thanks for making our wedding so special.

  • Grant J.
    2 years ago

    What true talent! He truly helped make the event even more special and unique. Sean is talented, kind, professional, and very good at what he does. Thanks again Sean.

  • Kennedy K.
    2 years ago

    I wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for the lovely job you did playing the bagpipes for our wedding. You sounded awesome and I got so many compliments on your performance during the recessional and also for cocktail hour. Even though I obviously saw you, I am sorry that I wasn’t able to actually meet you in person. You are an amazing bagpiper- thank you so much for bringing our Scotch-Irish heritage and family tradition back to life on my wedding day. It has been so wonderful working with you and thank you for being so patient and willing to help coordinate this and make it happen for us.

    I wish you all the best!!

  • Iain D
    2 years ago

    Everything we hoped for

    Sean played for my daughter’s wedding; he arrived on time, played a half hour concert before the service, piped in the groomsmen, and piped out the bride and groom at the end. His playing was flawless and added exactly the special touch we were hoping for, for a very reasonable price, considering he was driving from Pittsburgh to Grove City for the event.
    Thanks, Sean, for making it such a spectacular day!

  • Leigh Anne D.
    2 years ago

    Just wanted to say what a phenomenal performance you gave on Saturday – we were so thrilled! I hope you have a great week and a billion thanks for the performance!

  • Nathan W.
    2 years ago

    Sean played at our wedding on 6/20/15. He was very professional. Prompt in his responses to questions and very knowledgeable in what types of music to play for the occasion. I would most definitely refer his services to anyone else looking for a great bagpiper to play at their wedding. Thank you again Sean for making our special day even better with your performance.

  • Nicole D.
    3 years ago

    Sean was absolutely exceptional! The music he played before, during, and after our outside ceremony was perfect! He kept in touch with us from when we first selected him to the very end. He gave us a list of different songs along with videos so we could actually hear them to pick out for our ceremony music. During pictures he was more than willing to be involved, which I loved and the pictures turned out great! I would highly recommend Sean for your special event, he is professional and very easy to work with and delivers nothing short of your expectations!

  • Jay L.
    3 years ago

    Sean made himself available on very short notice. Very accommodating, professional, and personable.

    Well done! You stole the show.

  • Cindy L.
    3 years ago

    Everyone enjoyed and loved your performance at our wedding. Your bagpipes were just the addition that we needed. Thank you for everything that you did. WE RECOMMEND THIS BAGPIPER!!!

  • Valerie S.
    3 years ago

    Sean was sweet, subtle and totally in-sync with the moment. He graciously took the cue when to finish at the appropriate point in time–without even a word or a previous meeting. I would highly recommend his talent to anyone. Thank you Sean for adding to a truly memorable moment.

  • Christin G
    3 years ago

    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME! Everyone had great things to say about Sean. He played to welcome guests as they entered the ceremony. My dad and I loved it so much, we asked him that day to stay to play as guests were leaving the church, which he did willingly. Correspondence with Sean was always easy- he was very prompt with responding to emails. He was such a pleasure to work with and the music was beautiful. Thanks Sean!!!!

  • Darlene R.
    4 years ago

    Sean was on time, and he was very friendly and professional. Wonderful experience having Sean play at my daughter’s wedding. Guests loved every minute of his playing. I cannot say enough of our experience with Sean.

  • Mary M.
    4 years ago

    This was the easiest and best experience I’ve ever had with a musician. Not only is he an artist, he has a versatile repertoire and is totally professional. He looked wonderful too! The bride and groom were thrilled with his performance. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending Sean O’Donnell to perform at whatever event you might be staging.

  • Bob W.
    4 years ago

    Just a quick note to thank you for helping out with Nate and Julie’s wedding this past Friday night.You were great and thanks for your flexibility on all the last minute changes we had to make.

    I enjoyed your music very much and thanks for a job well done!

  • Jane P.
    4 years ago

    Everyone was blown away at how awesome you were! I got so many compliments on your playing…a few people were even amazed it was just you! They were looking around to see if there was another bagpiper present, because they couldn’t believe that one piper alone could sound so good!!!! And thanks for letting me steal you away to have a picture with you…I told everyone that, for me, you were the most important detail to line up…that I’d booked you before I even had a location or a dress…:)

    You truly made the day all the more special….thank you again!

  • Lang W.
    4 years ago

    Thank you again for a splendid performance for Rebecca and Steve

  • Hi Sean,
    I wanted to thank you for playing at my wedding on October 20, 2012. My husband’s Scottish relatives were very surprised and quite impressed by you! Like my mother Emilia (commented above) said, you were a big hit and we received so many wonderful compliments about your performance!
    Thanks again!

  • Emilia
    5 years ago

    Hi Sean
    You were a big hit at our daughter’s wedding. You did a great job and I’m glad you were a part of it. I will be happy to give you a good reference should the need arise.
    Take care and thanks again
    Emilia P.

  • Meghan
    5 years ago

    Sean, just wanted to drop a quick note as an immense thank you for being a part of our wedding! Your playing was amazing and added such a special touch to our day! Thanks again!

  • Sandy
    5 years ago

    Sean made our wedding AWESOME!!! It was just simply amazing,,The wedding was outside in a rustic like sitting and when everyone heard Sean start to play,,it was more than a WOW factor,,,I think him again for making our wedding such a special day,

    -Sandy J.

  • Candice Scott
    5 years ago

    Sean was an absolutely amazing addition to our wedding!!! He braved the hottest day of the summer and played beautifully before and after our ceremony. He was affordable and extremely easy to work with. My husband and I highly recommend using him for any event!!! Our guests loved it. Thanks Sean!!

  • Dolores Nedrow
    5 years ago

    During the planning of my son’s irish themed wedding, he asked for only one thing: Someone to play the bagpipes. Sean did not disappoint us! He played beautifully and was very professional! During our the planning phase of the wedding, Sean always responded to us quickly and was helpful. He truly added that special irish touch to a lovely and memorable day. Thank you, Sean!

  • Becca Robine
    6 years ago

    I surprised my husband and his family with Sean playing the bagpipes during our wedding ceremony and let me tell you that there was not a dry eye in the church. I also had Sean pipe us down the aisle at the end of the ceremony. Every moment we talk about our wedding with someone who was there, they always compliment how great Sean was and that his playing will forever be a memory. I will always recommend Sean to anyone who is looking for a bagpiper for any function!

  • Chris McCormick
    6 years ago

    Sean played at our wedding in September. There is nothing but great things to say about Sean and his music. He performed outside of the church as people arrived and again to walk us out at the end of the ceremony. We still, almost 4 months later, have people telling us how great Sean was. We highly recommend him!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Sean… You were awesome!

  • Inna Metler
    6 years ago

    Dear Sean:
    I would like to thank you very much for an outstanding performance at my daughter’s Wedding at Kentuck Knob.
    The music was beautiful, the playing masterful, the ambiance spiritual.
    The newlyweds and both families appreciate your art, musicality, competence, and passion.

  • Melissa
    6 years ago

    Sean was the bagpiper at our ceremony. He did a great job. Some people that knew we were having a bagpiper perform were skeptical, but everyone gave me so many compliments in the end. They all loved him.

    Sean was timely in responses to me and was more than willing to work with any special requests we had. My fiance wanted to walk out to the Star Wars Theme, and Sean played it perfectly! It was a great treat for everyone.

    He added something very special to our ceremony!

  • Nikki McDivitt
    6 years ago

    Everything was perfect and having you play at my wedding made my now husband so happy. He was amazed and surprised that I was able to find someone to do this for us and make our day even more special.

    Thank you again for everything!!!!!

  • Scott McWalter
    6 years ago

    I wanted to thank you again – everybody, especially my daughter, thought you were great!

  • Jeremy Vogel
    7 years ago

    Many people gave a lot of positive comments regarding Sean’s authentic Scottish attire, eloquent musical style, and the amazing Scottish mood it gave to the wedding ceremony on May 1st, 2011. Sean was very easy to work with in arranging the proper music for the ceremony. I would highly recommend Sean a wedding. He gets a AAA business rating in my book! And, Sean will be the first bagpipist I recommend to others who are considering a bagpiper for any event. God bless!

  • Kelley Skoloda
    7 years ago

    Sean — everyone at our vow renewal commented on and loved your music. When we exited the chapel and heard the bagpipe playing, it was like something out of a movie.

    Thanks for your music and for being so easy to work with.

  • Sarah and Matt Wolfe
    7 years ago

    Sean played at our wedding on July 10th. Everyone loved his music and it really set the mood for the reception. (He played before dinner.) People loved him so much they were taking pictures with him! Thanks a million Sean, it was a great time and we really enjoyed you.

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