(Members of Colum Cille perform an impromptu concert, in between parades, for Hyannis beachgoers on the 4th of July 2016)

 

Band Member Bio:

Don Teague, Piper

Don joined Colum Cille in the summer of 2015. Although he had never been in a band up to that point, he had spent a short time competing as a solo piper. Don began learning to play the pipes in 2014 and has taken lessons from Neil Clark of Scotland and Colum Cille's own music director Davy Methven. Don lives in Hanson on the South Shore with his three daughters; two of whom are students in the band.

Interview Questions:

Q: If you were about to face a firing squad what would you order for your last meal?
A: For the main course I would have a Five Guys burger with ketchup. For dessert a big slice of Boston Creme pie. And several Diet Cokes.

Q: If you could have any career you wanted, what would you be doing?
A: If I could wrap my brain around the math, I would be an Astronomer. There is no doubt in my mind.

Q: When not involved with band functions how do you spend your time?
A: Mostly with my daughters. I've been fortunate to have lots of time with them over the past few years and they give me so much joy. For a day job I work as a Customer Service Rep.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Well, I'm having a hard time settling on just one, but I'll try to keep it short. I'm most proud of my daughters, although I don't know if I can consider them an accomplishment. For my own personal accomplishment, I would have to say completing the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy ranks up at the top. My top piping related accomplishment would have to be placing 4th out of 14 pipers in the 2/4 march and 6th out of 13 pipers in the piobaireachd at my first ever solo competition on pipes. I worked hard to not be the worst there, and I was surprisingly much better than the worst.

Q: What is your favorite book, TV show, movie, and or musical artist?
A: Book: The entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. TV show: Game of Thrones. Movie: At the moment it's Doctor Strange, but of all time it would probably be the movie Glory (the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry). Musical artist: 30 Seconds to Mars. All of these are suject to regular change except, possibly, for the book.

 

 

 

 

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