In addition to appreciating his proficiency in playing the pipes, I was impressed with his flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances. He worked extremely well with the other musicians during the service, complementing them rather than dominating them.—The Rev. James A. Forrest, St. David’s Church, Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh
I recommend Sean highly, as a piper, a musician and a valued associate.
Sean, you did a fantastic job. I’ve worked with a number of bagpipers over the 27 years that I’ve photographed weddings, and you stand head and shoulders above them all. Best wishes to you in the future.—Eric Felack, chief photographer, Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, PA
In 2005 I had the privilege of teaching at Patrick Regan's bagpipe summer camp in Pittsburgh, PA. I was picked up from the airport along with the school's senior instructor, double Gold Medallist Angus John MacLellan. On the way to Patrick's home, Angus J. whispered over to me: 'His son Sean is an excellent player. He should go over to Scotland and compete.' As a competing piper myself I could have been intimidated by this, but during the following days I got to know Sean as more than just an amazingly gifted piper: I witnessed his teaching skills in the support and encouragement he gave to others.—Martin Kessler, Braemar Gold Medalist 2003
During the evening recitals I realized that Sean inherited more than teaching talents from his father: Not only is he a born piper and natural teacher, he is also an exceptional musician and entertainer. While I do agree that Sean 'should go over to Scotland and compete', his pupils and audiences are not the only persons who will profit from every minute that he doesn't.
His fellow competitors will as well.