joe mac donald

bagpiper in vancouver british columbia


Add that special touch to any occasion with the traditional sounds of the Scottish Highland bagpipe. No matter what the occasion, whether it’s to play the familiar Amazing Grace at a funeral service, to pipe the Wedding March down the aisle at a wedding ceremony, or to commence a festivity, my performance is sure to enhance any setting. Just back from a seven week performance at Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch based theme park located in Nagasaki, Japan.

My career has seen me perform at many unique places around the world.

Joe McDonald Vancouver Bagpiper - McCormick’s Steampipe

In 2000 as the official Tokyo Disneyland Fantasy Bagpiper, and as a member of the Canada Millennium Pipe Band, assembled by the College of Piping, PEI, the Olde 78th Fraser Highlanders re-enactment unit, and having served with the Montreal Air Force Association Pipe Band, my services have been requested at many unique and popular events. Serving mainly in Quebec and Ontario, my career has seen me pipe for such prominent figures as former Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chr tien, to everybody’s favorite cartoon character, Mickey Mouse.

Having performed numerous times in the United States, to places as far away as Japan, from radio talk shows like Montreal’s CJAD, to boxing rings at Montreal’s Bell Centre, I have entertained literally hundreds of thousands of people throughout my fourteen year career.

Joe McDonald plays bagpipes with orchestra

Dressed in full highland regalia including traditional feather bonnet, and wearing my own Cameron of Lochiel tartan, my appearance is guaranteed to attract attention and is a wonderful addition to any photo album.

Allow me to provide you with that special addition which will be remembered forever.


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