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Testimonials

Burns Supper 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By boyre - Jan 29, 2010
He was brilliant. He made the evening as "Scottish" as is possible in Portland. Don't you dare call him, he's ours for January 25th, 2010.
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Brothers' 60th Birthday Party
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Jeanette - Nov 18, 2009
Dan started the evening off with Amazing Grace, this was for a tribute for our brother that just passed on. He had half the crowd tearing up. After that he played all of our requests, he also did Happy Birthday to the lighting of the cake. My brother told me that Dan's performance, is the BEST gift he had ever received. Dan's surprise performance was the icing on our cake. He was punctual, professional and most of all very friendly, and fit right in with our family. Well worth the money, and the music was wonderful. He made our party and us feel very special. We plan on booking him again for a future celebration.
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Bob's Red Mill World Champion...
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Ted - Oct 23, 2009
We wanted to create an event to celebrate the homecoming of the Bob's Red Mill Golden Spurtle team. This was team that went to Scotland and had their Oatmeal selected the world's best. Dan's playing added to the event by creating the pagentry necessary for such an event. Dressed in his traditional garb and playing expertly, Dan's contribution to the event made it something that no one will forget.
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Oreogn Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By burtonml - Jul 13, 2009
Daniel did a great job playing for the re-dedication of the statue of Abrahma Lincoln in the Park Blocks in Portland. Not only is his bagpipe playing professional but he carries himself well and was easy to work with for the event
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Golf Tournament Tribute was a success
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By damon.pettit - Jul 6, 2009
I found Dan on a search for local Bagpipers and gave him a call. Dan was very easy to work with and enthusiastic about our event. We do an annual golf event at Skamania Lodge and over the last 9 months we lost three very close and dear friends, and we felt that a bagpiper would be a perfect and appropriate sendoff. Dan was awesome and easy to work with. A true professional and phenomenal player. Thank you Dan from all of us.
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great for our outdoor wedding
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By john - Jul 5, 2009
we hired dan to play at our rooftop wedding ceremony, and it was perfect. you could hear the pipes from blocks around as everyone was arriving. dan was great to work with and he definitely helped to add a unique and special touch to our big day!
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Wedding
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By J - Jun 26, 2009
Played before our wedding and was fantastic! Guests loved it, he played on the street to let people know where the wedding was, would highly recommend.
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Oh Danny Boy!
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By holstads - Jun 19, 2009
As a tribute to my Mother who had a Scottish Grandmother and so loved the bagpipes I ask Dan to play at her graveside services. When he started playing Amazing Grace I cannot describe the delightful lift of spirits in the group. My family didn't know that he was going to be there until they heard him start to play. Words cannot describe how beautiful the whole setting was. Thanks Dan! Shirley Holstad
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Corporate Event Piper
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By jpfinley - Apr 24, 2009
Loaves & Fishes Centers asked Dan to play for a major donor reception at our headquarters on a weeknight. He showed up on time in a tidy uniform and played brilliantly. He is not only a great musician, but very professional. I would recommend him highly.
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Dan performed at my father's funeral
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Richard - Apr 23, 2009
Dan was a complete and thoughtful gentleman at a very difficult time in the life of our family. He made a very helpful contribution to the ceremony; which helped to bring the family together at this difficult time. I could recommend Dan without hesitation.
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Peter's 60th Birthday Party
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By askover - Apr 14, 2009
I hired Dan to surprise my husband at his 60th birthday party. What a surprise it was! We could hear Dan warming up the pipes outside the banquet room but people didn't quite know what was going on. Then in walks Dan! My husband's eyes got big a saucers... he was surprised at the impressive site before us. There were about 100 people in the room and all of us were mesmerized by the wonderful sound and fabulous performance. It was one of the highlights of the evening and the big kick off for a great party. After Dan played Peter went up to thank Dan... later Dan told me he didn't think that was the birthday celebrant... he was looking for an "old guy"... hey, 60's the new 40! Thanks, Dan for adding to the enjoyment!
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Veteran's Day Performance
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Misty - Nov 21, 2008
Dan DelMain "the Portland Bagpiper" performed at Elite Care's Fanno Creek in Tigard for Veteran's Day. We have several residents who are veteran's and we honored them that day in many ways. Having Dan play his bagpipes was a memorable event they won't soon forget! He was extremely professional and informational. I personally enjoyed learning more about the bagpipes and appreciated his patience in answering all our resident's questions. I would highly reccomend him for any event you need an awesome bagpiper for!!
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Wedding
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Vanessa - Oct 14, 2008
Dan recently played at my wedding as a surprise to my new husband. He was wonderful. He travelled all the way from Portland to Bend to play for us. He was very professional and friendly. He was definitely an asset to our wedding.
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Dan turns our wedding into a magical...
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Stephanie - Sep 10, 2008
We hired Dan to play our wedding as a surprise for our family and it was the best decision I could have made. He's extremely professional, personable and I would hire him again should the need arise.
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Highly recommend Portland Bagpiper
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Scott - Sep 5, 2008
We found Dan on the internet and were impressed with his website as well as with his experience that was detailed on the website. We contacted Dan by e-mail to set up his appearance at my Uncles Memorial Service, followed by his appearance again later on the same day at a graveside memorial service. Our contacts were initially by email, then we discussed the details over the phone. Dan was a professional throughout the process. He played the bagpipes beautifully and it was very moving for everyone in attendance. We had an opera singer as well as a quartet at the memorial service and one attendant said they were "fine until the bagpipes", then they lost it. It brought chills to many in attendance. Dan did a great job and we give him our highest recommendation!
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Great Piper Very Professional Highly...
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By GoCubs - Sep 4, 2008
Dan played at our sons birthday and it was just lovely. He was very prompt and a great player. Wee Brandon wants to be a bagpiper now. Thanks Dan you are wonderful.
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wedding
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Kelsey - Aug 21, 2008
Daniel played at our wedding ceremony in August. He was very professional, and met with us beforehand to select music (and even played a preview of all his songs). He added such a unique touch to our service and we were so glad we went with Daniel. Our Scottish side of the family was very happy and everyone wanted their picture with him! Would reccomend 100%!
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Portland Bagpiper is GREAT
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By rg_mg - Jul 11, 2008
Daniel played at my daughter's wedding, and it was wonderful. He met us outside the ceremony and walked with us to the reception. Everyone was so surprised, and they thought it was the best idea ever! He was very professional, and he obviously is very good at his craft. I would hire him again in a minute! Marilyn G. Vancouver, WA
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Dan the piper's review
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By silvergirl2008 - Jun 30, 2008
Dan recently played at our father-in-law's graveside and memorial services. We found Dan on the internet and emailed him to see if he would play for Dad while Dad was still able to enjoy the music himself. Dad died very quickly and we were saddened that he was not able to hear what we would later hear at each of the services. Many people commented on the beautiful music Dan provided. He played Amazing Grace plus other songs that Dan suggested. at the military service at the graveside. He then played at the memorial at Dad's church a week later. Dan walked from the back of the church up to the front, stood and played and then continued playing as he walked back down the isle. It was so moving that people asked me fro his name and number. I will call on Dan again. He was prompt to answer our emails and was on time and had a very reasonalbe price.
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Bagpipe performance by Dan
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Brad - Mar 19, 2008
I recently hired Dan to play at my dad's wake. I found his website, wrote him an email and had a response back in less then an hour. We worked everything out via email and Dan arrived on time and ready to play. He played for about 45 minutes and then played Taps (which he learned for this event) and Amazing Grace following a 21 gun salute. It sent chills down me! Very powerful and emotional! Dan did an awesome job and his music was well received. My dad loved bagpipe music and we often heard it playing in our house growing up. Dan's performance was a perfect addition to our celebration of my dad's life. Thank you!
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