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Champion Bagpiper For San Francisco Bay

Bagpipes from San Pablo, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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181 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2008
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BOOKED 79 days ago

$225 - $350 per event
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About
3 time Western U.S. Champion piper available for all events. Fifty one years of piping experience. I guarantee a beautiful sounding instrument and the best musicianship. I play genuine Henderson bagpipes made for me in 1967. I am a full time professional musician available on SHORT NOTICE throughout the Bay area, Central and Northern California.

I started competing as a solo bagpiper 45 years ago and have won many medals in the United States. I began playing with a pipe band in parades in 1967 and performed for my first wedding at age 14.

Although I perform for mostly weddings, funerals, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and corporate events, I have recently performed with the San Francisco Opera, The Chieftains, The California Symphony, The Napa Valley Symphony, and the Diablo Symphony orchestras.
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Fred is an amazing talent and true professional. My mother passed away and our family held a small graveside service. Overwhelmed and unprepared, I appreciated how independent, experienced and professional he was. I did not have plan a thing, it was totally appropriate; he did it all and it was amazing. My mom would have loved it and my family will remember it forever.

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Thanks so much to Fred Payne for playing at our father’s memorial service. He was courteous and professional, and knew exactly when to be “present” and when to fade into the background. He was very flexible with our last minute decisions during the memorial, took his cues from us, and communicated well with us to make the whole thing easy. His playing was excellent, the song choices were perfect, and his performances elicited both tears and applause. We would highly recommend Fred. Susan Fish

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From booking to performance Fred was professional and easy to work with. I trusted him to play tunes that were appropriate for my mother’s service and he delivered in spades. If I had the need to hire a bagpiper again, I would without hesitation hire him again.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Nov
14
Wedding Ceremony
Green Valley, CA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2020
Jun
20
Wedding
Chico, CA
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
2020
Apr
18
Wedding
Lafayette, CA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2020
Feb
28
Funeral
Los Altos, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Dec
7
Funeral
Yuba City, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2019
Nov
10
Memorial Service
Rutherford, CA
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Oct
11
Wedding Ceremony
Walnut Creek, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
5
Memorial Service
Petaluma, CA
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2019
Sep
28
Anniversary Party
Windsor, CA
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Sep
26
Funeral
Los Altos, CA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2019
Sep
14
Funeral
Ukiah, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Aug
2
Funeral
Fremont, CA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Jul
26
Family Reunion
Healdsburg, CA
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2nd Hour Discount!
 
More Than 140 Tunes including-
Favorites:
Scotland The Brave
the ultimate Scottish March
The Dawning Of The Day
a great Irish tune/song
Coming Through The Rye
The Bridal March
The Rowan Tree
The Marines
Anchors Aweigh
The Green Hills Of Tyrol
Highland Cathedral
The Lord Of The Dance
Mairi's Wedding (The Lewis Bridal Song)
perfect for weddings
Amazing Grace
Lochanside
Going Home
Skye Boat Song
The Wearing Of The Green
great Irish tune
The Minstrel Boy
Let Erin Remember
Garry Owen
O'Sullivan's March
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Marches:
Bonny Dundee
The Black Bear
The Road to the Isles
Jenny's Bawbee
My Love's She's But a Lassie Yet
A Man's A Man For A' That
The Drunken Piper
Shoals of Herring
Jean Mauchline
Bonny Dundee
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Slow Airs:
Mist Covered Mountains
The Dark Isle
When The Piper Plays
The Road To Blair Atholl
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Many Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, and Strathspeys!
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Champion Bagpiper For San Francisco Bay will also travel to El Sobrante, Richmond, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Rodeo, Albany, Berkeley, Crockett, San Quentin, Tamal, Emeryville, Port Costa, San Rafael, Tiburon, Vallejo, Canyon, Corte Madera, Kentfield, Larkspur.
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