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
Bagpipe Player for funerals, memorial services, and graveside services Fred Payne, Memorial Service, Graveside Service, Funeral Bagpiper
Professional Funeral Bagpiper-Graveside Services, Memorials.

Accomplished professional memorial/funeral bagpiper since 1969.

Full time professional San Francisco bagpipe player. Available for Scots and Irish funerals, memorial services, graveside services, & other events, seven days per week, all hours.

Scottish & Irish traditional pipe music, wide selection available - more than 140 tunes. Highland bagpipes for large venues, Scottish smallpipes for intimate settings.

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

Choose from many styles of dress (available kilts: Hunting Buchanan, Ancient Buchanan).

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

Serving San Francisco, Oakland, Napa, Sonoma, San Jose, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Tri-Valley, Concord, Hayward, Pleasant Hill, Antioch, Pittsburg, Fremont, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Alameda, Newark, Union City, the East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationwide.


"Hello Fred: Just wanted to send you a note thanking you for yesterday. My mom, who is from Scotland said you were the best bagpiper she had ever heard!
Thanks again,
Shirley" 10/2011.



Bagpiping for Funerals, Memorials, and Graveside Services

Clan pipers have played for the funerals and burials of chieftains and other dignitaries for centuries. Pipers have also traditionally provided music for military and state funerals. Scots and Irish immigrants established the bagpipe as a funeral instrument for law enforcement and firefighter services in the United States.
The sound of the highland bagpipe is very evocative. It brings emotion to the surface quickly. Listeners have often remarked that it brought thoughts of their ancestors, their heritage, and that they felt a strong connection with the past.

The bagpipe can be used in a funeral, memorial or graveside service, wake, or celebration of life to set a variety of moods: mournful, reverant, respectful, resolute, dignified, and even hopeful or optimistic.

Some great bagpipe tunes useful for services are:
-Amazing Grace
-The Flowers of the Forest
-Mist Covered Mountains
-Skye Boat Song
-Lochanside
-Highland Cathedral
-The Rowan Tree
-The Green Hills of Tyrol
-Scotland the Brave
-The Dawning of the Day


Three time Western U.S. Bagpipe Champion Fred Payne is available to perform for your friend or loved one's funeral, memorial service, graveside service, wake, or celebration of life. Fred is an active member of the Western U.S. Pipe Band Association (WUSPBA).


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Serving San Francisco, Oakland, Napa Wine Country, Sonoma, San Jose, Silicon Valley,, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Tri-Valley, Concord, Hayward, Pleasant Hill, Antioch, Pittsburg, Fremont, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Alameda, Newark, Union City, the East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationwide.

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