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Dave Champagne

Bagpipes from Long Beach, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $500 per event
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" 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+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
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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2016
Oct
8
Wedding
Mission Viejo, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Sep
24
Funeral
San Diego, CA
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2016
Sep
9
Wedding Ceremony
Ventura, CA
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
2016
Jul
29
Memorial Service
Sherman Oaks, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2016
Jul
2
Wedding Ceremony
Santa Ana, CA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
Jul
1
Funeral
San Diego, CA
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
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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