My first gig as a piper was in 1976 and came as a result
of my dad sending me out of the house to practice. As a result,
I was asked to play at the graduation party of a neighbor
- three blocks away.
Since then I have performed at a wide variety of events including:
the 2005 World Pipeband championships in Glasgow, Scottland,
numerous St. Patrick's Day melees, the Carson Celtic Faire,
the St. Andrews Guild Winterfest and Fireman's memorial services.
Hear a quicktime movie of Sean playing "Amazing Grace"
and "The Houghs of Cromdale" in from of Castle Grant
in Scotland, where his ancestors were pipers to the Lairds.
(Quicktime Movie 9.7 MB)
I've had appearances on Resort Sports Network TV as both
a piper and a skier (see below). I was interviewed by KHTX
radio. I have opened for such noted acts as the Dead Kennedys,
Tempest and Sol'Jibe.
I have performed the traditional role as bagpiper at formal
"Dining In" and "Dining Out" events for
the United States Navy and Marine Corps Squadrons and Training
I currently play with the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band and
have performed as a member of the Gordon Highlanders Pipe
Band, in Buffalo, New York (established in 1837), and the
Monterey Scottish Pipe Band.
I have even recorded a studio session and performed at Slim's
and "The Pound" in San Francisco with punk-rock
legend "Cellblock 5", whose music has been called
"perfect music to listen to while driving a stolen car".
I also do lots of weddings!
Murphy's Irish Pub, Every Thursday
8 PM -11PM
I am currently hosting a Celtic Music Jam Session every Thursday
from 8 PM 'till they throw us out' at Murphy's Irish Pub.
The jam session provides an opportunity for local musicians
to interact and to promote themselves and upcoming musical
events. Murphy's is located at 787 Emerald Bay Road, South
Lake Tahoe, 45 seconds from the "Y" on highway 89
towards Emerald Bay.
Another venue in which I regularly perform is on the ski
slopes. I have taught skiing for 10 years and was honored
to be voted one of North America's top 100 instructors by
Skiing magazine. Currently, I am not teaching, however I am
still working to inspire people through skiing, by working
as a ski model for Resort Sports Network TV. I represent Kirkwood
Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Predatorware clothing.
Footage from our weekly "Video News Release" highlights
current conditions at each resort and is sent to 32 television
stations throughout Northern California and Nevada. Footage
is also seen nationally through CNN and the Weather Channel
and worldwide via the resorts website.
Action movie and interview of
Sean (Quicktime 23.8 MB)