Five Top Reasons to Hire a Bagpiper

Michel playing bagpipes at Pebble Beach golf resort in the Monterey Bay
  1. To Celebrate
    • Weddings
    • Anniversaries
    • Birthdays
    • Parties
  2. To Commemorate
    • Funerals & Memorials
    • Award Ceremonies
    • Special Awards and Honors
  3. For Business
    • Corporate Events
    • Business Openings
    • Conferences and Conventions
  4. For Holidays
    • Parades
    • St. Patrick's Day
    • Robert Burns Day
  5. Just Because
    • Jump start a special time
    • You love the sound of bagpipes

Booking Information

  • Available for All Special Events
  • Attired in Full Highland Dress
  • Will Adapt Tunes for the Bagpipe
  • Serving the Greater Monterey Bay Area

Pipe Major Michel d'Avenas is available year-round, seven days a week for your special events thoughout the greater Monterey Bay Area, including: Carmel, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Big Sur, Monterey, Salinas and the surrounding counties of Santa Cruz and San Benito. He performs at engagement parties, weddings, christenings, graduations, anniversaries, funerals, memorial services, corporate events, commemorative services and inaugurations. He has appeared in both television and magazine advertisements, and was featured in a documentary, "The Healing Pole," that appeared on numerous PBS TV stations.

For galas, special displays or corporate events, Michel can arrange for additional Scottish performers, including drummers, Highland dancers, full Pipe Bands and other Celtic musicians.

Clients and Major Event Performances (partial list)

  • Resident Bagpiper, The Inn at Spanish Bay
  • AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament
  • Boeing Corporation
  • Carmel Mayoral Inaugurations
  • First Night Monterey
  • National Football League
  • Northern California Golf Association
  • Payne Stewart Memorial
  • Pebble Beach Company
  • Queen Elizabeth II's San Francisco visit (group performance)
  • Toyota Corporation