Bagpipe Player in California

Beautiful bagpipe music for weddings, memorials, & other events

Fred Payne Champion Bagpiper can help you create lifelong memories with the beautiful sound of bagpipe music. An expert at his craft, Fred has won three Western United States Bagpiper Championships, as well as many awards as a bagpipe soloist.

Fred has played for hundreds of weddings, memorials, funerals, graveside services, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and corporate events, and studio sessions. Recently, he has performed with the San Francisco Opera, The Chieftains, The California Symphony, The Napa Valley Symphony, and the Diablo Symphony orchestras. He is a professional bagpiper for hire, performing throughout the Oakland, Napa, Sonoma, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Berkeley, and Sacramento.

In 1967, Fred began playing his bagpipes in parades and performed for his first wedding at age 14. He plays genuine Henderson bagpipes, personally made for him.

Allow Fred Payne Champion Bagpiper to set the mood for your special event that only distinctive Scottish or Irish bagpipe music can provide.

Fred also offers bagpipe lessons throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

Last Minute Bookings

When he is available, Fred accepts last-minute bookings with as little as 2 hours notice. Please don’t hesitate to call with spur-of-the-moment or emergency bookings!

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