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Donald B. Willis

Bagpipes from Lyndhurst, OH - Will travel up to 100 miles
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34 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
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$200 - $400 per job
BAGPIPES. . .the name alone conjures up visions of misty glens, deep lochs and mystical tales of the Old Ways. The bagpipes were a part of everyday lives of the Celts and their distinctive sounds were readily available to celebrate any special occasion. Let the wild music of the Highlands and the powerful skills of the Great War Pipes of the North make your special day even more memorable.

Donald B. Willis is piper to the clans Wallace and Lamont and Ritual Piper for the Scottish Heritage Association, Rowfant Club and English-Speaking Union. He is also a proponent of the 'Cape Breton style' of old-time community dance pipers.* A solo piper of extensive experience and repertoire, he has performed in every conceivable venue as varied as country Grange Hall dances, live stage performances with rock bands to entertaining Presidential candidates. He is also a closet old-time country fiddler.

*(All tunes performed in the old-fashioned "open" style of early dance-hall pipers.)

Donald is the author of three best-selling novels, 'Mystery of the Waterloo Bagpipes,' 'The Secret of Lightning Ridge' and 'Calvin Hemingway's Diary.'
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Recommend

Mr. Willis was very personable and accommodating. He arrived 1/2 hour early and visited with some of the residents at the facility and met and visited with my mother, the "birthday girl". He played a variety of tunes and had the attention of the residents who were present and others who arrived later after hearing the music. He told some interesting stories but it would have been very helpful if he had had a small microphone that he could have turned on when he spoke. It was difficult to hear in the large room and people were sitting scattered at tables, many with hearing difficulties. I think they would have enjoyed the stories if they could have heard them.

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Bridal Shower

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Donald arrived on time and was very professional. Nice manner- added a great deal of charm to our party!

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Wedding

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Mr. Willis delivered his services as requested and even dressed in tartan colors of the groom and posed for pictures. It was an honor to have him perform at our sons wedding. It was a wonderful tribute to our family heritage.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Mar
17
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Solon, OH
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM
2017
Nov
18
Wedding
Lakewood, OH
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Oct
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Cleveland, OH
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2016
Oct
1
Country Club Event
Broadview Heights, OH
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2016
Mar
19
Community Event
Chagrin Falls, OH
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2015
Sep
19
Bridal Shower
Rocky River, OH
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
2015
Sep
5
Wedding Ceremony
Painesville, OH
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2015
Feb
7
Funeral
Gates Mills, OH
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
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Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Please note Donald B. Willis will also travel to Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Beachwood, Garfield Heights, Euclid, Maple Heights, Lakewood, Parma, Bedford, Mayfield Heights, Richmond Heights, Middleburg Heights, Rocky River, Brookpark, Broadview Heights, Fairview Park, Wickliffe, Gates Mills, Solon, North Royalton, Northfield, Bay Village, Berea, Eastlake, Macedonia, North Olmsted, Westlake, Chesterland, Chagrin Falls.
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