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Champion Bagpiper For San Francisco Bay

Bagpipes from San Rafael, CA - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$200 - $350 per event
3 time Western U.S. Champion piper available for all events. Fifty 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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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Wedding

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Fred Payne was sensational. Every single person at our St. Helena, CA wedding (165 people) was blown away by this surprise. I had Fred play the Highland Cathedral on the bagpipes as a solo after the bridesmaids walked down the aisle. It was a total surprise that no one expected. Everyone's jaws dropped. I then followed Fred Payne with my father down the aisle after he had walked down by himself. At the end of the wedding, for the recessional, he played Scotland the Brave and it gave everyone chills. Best idea ever! He was PERFECT in everyway! Would recommended him to everyone!!!

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Funeral

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Fred was a big help to us on this special day. He was available on very short notice and guided me to provide a very dignified tribute to my father. If there were any way to thank him more than with this comment I would. His music stirs the Scottish blood in the whole family and we are very grateful for his service.

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Wedding Reception

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Fred was absolutely wonderful. His beautiful playing and his elegance were a wonderful musical interlude and pause at the midpoint of our son and his wife's wedding reception. Fred was easy to work with for arranging the event and accommodating our musical preferences. He is an expert musician and we were so happy that he was here.

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2016
Sep
17
Wedding Reception
Bodega Bay, CA
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Jul
16
Wedding
San Francisco, CA
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
Jun
4
Private Party
Tomales, CA
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2016
May
16
Fundraiser
Los Gatos, CA
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2016
May
14
Funeral
Auburn, CA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2016
Apr
23
Memorial Service
Belvedere Tiburon, CA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Mar
18
Corporate Function
Vallejo, CA
10:00 AM - 3:00 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
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
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 Larkspur, San Quentin, Tamal, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Tiburon, Richmond, Sausalito, Novato, Stinson Beach, Woodacre, San Geronimo, San Pablo, Bolinas, El Sobrante, Forest Knolls, El Cerrito, Lagunitas, Nicasio, San Francisco, Albany, Berkeley, Olema, Pinole, Hercules.
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