Fifty Years a Piper
Professional Piper with years of experience playing bagpipes for scores of Weddings, Receptions, Robbie Burns Nights, Parties, Funerals, and Memorial Services all over the San Francisco Bay Area. (This instrument is known in Ireland as the War Pipes, and in Scotland as the Great Highland Bagpipe.) Extensive repertoire of Irish as well as Scottish tunes, and can also sing traditional songs of the Gaelic peoples (the Scots or the Irish) if required. Reliability and punctuality guaranteed. (In forty-seven years, I've never had a complaint. With all you have to think about, at least you won't have to worry about the piper.) Rates are competitive.
Thank you for making my wedding even that much better. David was so amazing!!
David Winter is an exceptional piper. He kept me updated on his arrival. He was dressed in traditional Scottish attire. This was a surprise at my family reunion. He was a huge hit especially with the eldest brother who was brought to tears at David playing the bagpipes. If you ever need a piper you can count on David.
David showed up to open our Golf Tournament with an hour and a half of bagpipe music. David was on time, ready to go and put a wonderful kick-off to our event with his bagpipe music. Definitely something we want to continue in the future.
David was on time, clearly communicated with me as to what was expected, and played beautifully.
Couldn’t be happier to have his presence and talent.
Loved everything about the experience
David added a great element to this Irish Birthday celebration. So much so that we ended up creating a St. Patrick's Day Parade that was never done in the town.
David became a big part of the overall celebration. I will have him back again.
Thank you , David, for coming and offering your beautiful playing for my father's burial. Having you there was so meaningful to my family and added a beautiful element that my father would have so appreciated.
He was easy to work with, communicated often with me and most importantly, played some excellent irish tunes for my dad's 80th birthday shindig.
I couldnt recommend him higher..
Response from David J. Winter, Piper:
We loved Mr. Winter and his expertise in piping, yet also his kindness, generosity in assisting us plan the perfect irish programme for my new husband in honoring his gaelic heritage. David helped shape our ideas with his broad knowledge of the local irish musical scene, and was so brilliant in bringing to life the whimsy and gregarious elements of some fantastic old irish pub singing and playing, with an entry that im sure in many ways rivalled the entry of even the very king and queen on their own wedding day. They encapsulated the emerald isle-- and David went so far as to hire additional talent with special surprises in a totally authentic experience with a generous experienced and dramatic team that were all brilliant and sublime, yet totally relate-able and had the grace to be well in the background allowing our guests to mingle with ease and excitement-- they put a buzz in the air of our wedding cocktail hour and very precious, and special Mr. and Mrs. pronouncement entrance-- i could n't have done this without David and his brilliant co-professionals he hired that day! Thank you with all our hearts David!
David provided pipes for my mom’s funeral. He arrived early and stayed late to be available for us. Great music and great send off for mom!
David's contribution to the memorial service of one of our parish members, made it even "more memorable".
David was early to the event to set up, greeted our guests with the war pipes and played the Irish pipes during the service. Goosebumps were had by all. I highly recommend David. Dad's relatives were quite tickled, as they didn't know pipes would be played. Thank you!
David did a wonderful job of making our event even more special!
David did exactly what we asked of him. He was on time and professional
Our members loved his performance and knowledge of Robert Burns!! Thank you so much David!
David Winter played the bag pipes at father's recent memorial service. We chose him due to his extensive experience and great feedback from others. We were not disappointed. He arrived on time, was very professional in his demeanor and appearance, had the appropriate gravitas for the situation, and offered advice on what tunes would work best given the venue and program. He was flexible in working with the pastor and honor guard, and we received many compliments on his fine performance. We paid a little extra to cover the cost of his travel from Berkeley to Sacramento, and it was well worth it. I highly recommend him.
David Winter was amazing. Everyone enjoyed his music and he was so personable. He took the time to take a group photo and chat with my 97 year old mom. He was amazing.
David Winter, thank so much for yesterday. The bride and groom were thrilled and everybody raved about having pipes at our reception.
Mr. Winter was amazing! He was so very professional and yet personable. When he played the bag pipes it was so beautiful, we all cried. It was the most thrilling part of the event. Mr. Winter is so gracious and kind. I would definitely call upon him again and I highly recommend him!
David provided the absolute right touch to our event, he was very supportive of our needs in a funeral setting and his knowledge and experience proved in his work.
David did a great job. On time and professional.
David is talented and an amazing Scottish piper, but also has an encyclopedic knowledge of Scottish culture, history, and lore. He created an experience we will remember for the rest of our lives. We will ask him to come again...We're looking for any excuse to make this happen! Paul and Michelle
Many thanks to David for helping to make my daughter's wedding reception special. He played our entrance into dinner with introductions of the wedding party. A special surprise for the newly married couple!
Mr Winter impressed our guests and our brother on his 60th birthday. He entered softly from "offstage" building his level of sound until he reached the pool area where the party was going on...He gave the group a fine performance and brought a very nice ambience to the afternoon.
David played at our candlelight Vigil to Save the Hummingbirds of Guy Place Park and it's precious trees, that provide refuge for wildlife, and the natural habitat and ecosystem that sustains life. David's sensitive playing perfectly fit this occasion, so much so that we will not hesitate to invite him again to reprise.
Matthew and Jessica
Very happy with the service received. Highly recommend
Response from David J. Winter, Piper:
Considering the comments in this review, I'm a bit mystified as to why the reviewer only awarded four stars. Of course it was a solemn occasion, but I thought I played well; and, as always, did everything that was asked of me. It's the only review I've received that isn't a five-star review, but since nobody is perfect, I suppose I should be content...
On time, well dressed and played 4 verses of Amazing Grace as requested. Checked in by Gigsalad & phone before event.
David arrived early and came through the door precisely at 9PM as arranged. He played several tunes and then the audience provided some additional suggestions which he complied with in a cheery manner. He allowed many photos to be taken and he chatted with the crowd after his playing. He was the hit of the evening. Thank you!!
David Winter was professional, punctual, and flexible with the venue arrangement. He indulged our guests while still playing the pipes for the allotted time. The bagpipes were an essential part of our event, and we were very happy with David's music! We definitely recommend him for others' events.
We had Mr. Winter play the pipes at our wedding. He did a fabulous job, and also provided an excellent sense of humor entertaining guests at the reception. He has a very good repertoire of Scottish bag pipe tunes. His fees are also quite reasonable.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 22, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|November 06, 2021 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 06, 2021 • 8:30am - 9:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 05, 2021 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 02, 2021 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 26, 2021 • 8:00am - 8:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 25, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Reunion|
|September 09, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Sporting Event|
|September 04, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 21, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 07, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 22, 2021 • 10:30am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 23, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Nonprofit Event|
|March 17, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Retirement Community Event|
|March 13, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday Party|
|March 10, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Product Promotion|
|January 05, 2021 • 2:00pm - 2:15pm||Birthday Party|
|November 11, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|October 21, 2020 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 26, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 25, 2020 • 12:30pm - 12:45pm||Graduation|
|June 27, 2020 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 15, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 01, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|November 11, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 19, 2019 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 21, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 11, 2019 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|August 17, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 27, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 11, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 23, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 03, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 26, 2019 • 11:30am - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 07, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 25, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Surprise|
|May 27, 2018 • 9:00am - 11:30am||Worship Service|
|January 25, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 16, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 05, 2017 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 04, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Retirement Party|
|May 18, 2017 • 8:30am - 9:00am||Cocktail Party|
|May 08, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Fundraiser|
|April 30, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 28, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 22, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 09, 2017 • 1:00am - 2:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 01, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 21, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 03, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 19, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 08, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 17, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 30, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 16, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 16, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 13, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 19, 2016||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 19, 2015||Product Promotion|
|October 16, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 29, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 22, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|July 17, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 12, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 27, 2015||Retirement Party|
|May 23, 2015||Reunion|
|May 16, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 01, 2015||Launch Party|
|March 22, 2015||Funeral Service|
|March 07, 2015||Birthday Party|
|September 21, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 10, 2014||Birthday Party|
|May 03, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 15, 2014||Funeral Service|