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

Fred Payne Champion Bagpiper San Francisco

Accomplished wedding and funeral professional bagpipe player for San Francisco events since 1969.

Full time professional San Francisco bagpiper. Available on short notice for Scottish and Irish weddings, funerals, & other events, 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.

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.

Nothing sets the tone for a special event like beautifully played Scottish or Irish bagpipe music. If you are looking for “something a little unique” for your wedding, corporate party, birthday party, funeral or memorial, bagpipe music can add a sense of excitement as well as tradition.

Fred Payne is a champion professional bagpiper for hire, and he can appear anywhere in San Francisco and Northern California. Fred has been a professional bagpiper since 1967. He has won dozens of awards for his incredible bagpiping skills, including three Western United States Championships. Fred has played for many events in San Francisco, including the San Francisco Opera (Heart of a Soldier, 2011), Davies Symphony Hall (with the Chieftains), Irish Heritage Night for the Giants at AT&T Park, the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Market St., weddings and funerals at the Presidio, Baker Beach, Golden Gate Park, The De Young Museum, the Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor, and many more locations...

If you are interested in bagpipe lessons, Fred Payne will help you play so that you inspire yourself with your musicianship. No matter your goal, he is dedicated to your success.

We invite you to look at our bagpiping references from Fred’s Clients. Fred would love to talk with you about your very special event!

Here is what one of Fred’s Clients had to say:

“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.”
- Marianna G

If you are seeking a professional bagpiper for hire in San Francisco and anywhere else in Northern California, we invite you to call Fred Payne Champion Bagpiper at: 510-926-9579.

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.

Fred Payne, Champion Bagpiper

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