Bagpiper, bagpipe player for Scottish & Irish music for weddings, funerals, and other events in Northern California, including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Reno, Northern California, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area
Champion Bagpiper Fred Payne San Francisco bagpiper for events in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central and Northern Califormia, and Western Nevada

Champion Bagpiper Berkeley

Accomplished wedding and funeral professional bagpiper since 1969.

Full time professional Berkeley bagpiper. Available on short notice for Scottish and Irish weddings, funerals, & other events in the Berkeley area, seven days per week, all hours.

More than 140 tunes - Scottish & Irish traditional and modern pipe music. Highland bagpipes for large venues, Scottish smallpipes for intimate settings.

Serving the San Francisco Bay area, Berkeley, Napa County, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Central and Northern California, and Reno. Will travel throughout the U.S.

Choose from several formal and informal styles of dress (available kilts: Hunting & Ancient Buchanan).

Thoughtful and courteous service. Unlimited phone consultation in preparation for your event.
Bagpiping references available.

Bagpipe lessons are available. Dancers and pipe band also available.

Fred is a champion bagpiper, available for Berkeley area events, including weddings, anniversaries, memorials, funerals, graveside services, retirements, birthdays, graduations, banquets, community and corporate events, conventions, grand openings, country clubs, golf tournaments, wineries, festivals, fund raisers,  reunions, showers, and studio sessions.

Three time Western U.S. Bagpiping Solo Champion Fred Payne will perform as a bagpipe player/soloist for your event in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California. Fred is available for events in Central and Northern California, including the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Reno. Fred performed recently with San Francisco Opera (2011), The California Symphony (2010), The Napa Valley Symphony (2008), and The Diablo Symphony (2008). Fred is an active member of the Western U.S. Pipe Band Association (WUSPBA).

"Fred was absolutely the best. He made the party so special. He was professional and very accommodating. We would absolutely recommend him again. His songs were perfect and he was a true Scottish class act. I would be happy to provide any future references."

   -- Sandra S, Emerald Hills, CA, 3/19/2011


View special wedding information here.

View special funeral/memorial service information here.

Learn to play the pipes! Fred also offers bagpipe lessons.

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Last-minute bookings with as little as 2 hours notice are accepted. Please do not hesitate to call with spur-of-the-moment or emergency bookings!

Fred Payne Champion Bagpiper specializes in bagpipe music for weddings, funerals, memorials, golf tournaments, corporate events, birthday parties and retirement parties. Bagpiper for hire throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including: Oakland, Napa, Sonoma, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Berkeley, and Sacramento.


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