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Dave Champagne

Bagpipes from Long Beach, CA - Will travel up to 80 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2010
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$200 - $500 per event
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About
I have been a professional bagpiper in Southern California since 1980. For over 20 years I was a member of the band "The Nicholson Pipes and Drums" based in Westminster, California and was a founding member. The group was started by Kathleen Nicholson from Vancouver, BC who played with the "Vancouver Ladies" under the direction of her father Pipe Sergeant Malcolm Nicholson. She was the first woman bagpiper to ever appear on television in the 1950's. Needless to say, my piping instruction was strict.

In addition to performing at weddings and memorial services, I have also appeared on CBS's "The Mentalist," NBC's "Free Agents," CBS's "Late Night with James Corden" and other television venues. I also specialize in studio session recording, special events, and church services with the Highland bagpipes, the Irish Uilleann pipes, penny whistles and other assorted Celtic instruments. I have been in pipe and/or Celtic bands since 1980 and am currently a member of the Celtic Group "Craicmore."

Every performance that I give is tailor-made to my client. I always give a prompt, professional response to any inquiry, and quite often give suggestions to those who have never incorporated a piper for an event. Please let me know how I may accommodate you with this specialized form of entertainment.
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50+ The Bash Verified Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dave helped me surprise my father for his 84th birthday and made a wonderful memory thanks to the upbeat tunes he planned on his bagpipe. He also connected with Dad by patiently listening to his stories of travel in Scotland and Ireland.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Wedding Ceremony

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Mr. Champagne was a splendid addition to the wedding, and was most certainly enjoyed by all. He took great care in the preparation stage and made sure all the details were absolutely perfect. Bravo, Dave!

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2020
Dec
20
Wedding Ceremony
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
2020
Jun
12
Funeral
Newport Beach, CA
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
2019
Nov
30
Funeral
La Mirada, CA
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2019
Nov
14
Celebration
Dana Point, CA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Nov
9
Wedding Reception
Los Angeles, CA
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2019
Oct
12
Club Event
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Oct
1
Funeral
Los Alamitos, CA
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
2019
Sep
1
Memorial Service
Brea, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Aug
16
Funeral
Seal Beach, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Jun
8
Memorial Service
Anaheim, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Jun
8
Funeral
Whittier, CA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2019
Jun
6
Funeral
San Dimas, CA
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Scotland the Brave
Mairi's Wedding
Glasgow City Police (my signature tune!)
Amazing Grace
The Highland Cathedral
Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb
Mull of Kintyre
Paul McCartney & Denny Laine
The Skye Boat Song
The Piper's Waltz
Notre Dame Victory March
Rev. Michael J. Shea & John F. Shea
...and the USC one too! (Fight On!)
Milo Sweet & Glen Grant
Happy Birthday to You
Patty & Mildred Hill
...and many other up-beat tunes!
Piano
Flute
Bagpipes
Classical Flute
Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Dave Champagne will also travel to Wilmington, Carson, San Pedro, Seal Beach, Harbor City, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Surfside, Lomita, Sunset Beach, Torrance, Bellflower, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Beach, Artesia, Cerritos, Cypress, Garden Grove, Gardena, Paramount, La Palma, Lynwood, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Westminster, Willowbrook, Buena Park, Downey, Los Angeles.
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