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David Brewer is a founding member of the popular west coast Celtic band,  Molly's Revenge, which was voted Best Band of 2005 at the Live Oak Music Festival in Santa Ynez, California and has performed nationally and internationally with highlight appearances at the Chicago Irish Festival, the University of Hawaii Concert Series, the Ballarat Federation Tattoo in Australia, the Tamar Valley Folk Festival in Tasmania, twice at the Shanghai International Music Festival in China and most recently in 2009 at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scotland.

A Scottish descendant and native of Oregon, David discovered traditional music on public radio at the age of 11. He soon traveled to Scotland to study with master teachers. On his own, he has been a featured soloist at Barra Feis Piping Recital in Scotland, toured nationally with Tomaseen Foley’s Celtic Christmas Show as the featured uilleann piper, been a featured highland piper with both the North State and Napa Valley Symphonies, was piper for a west coast tour with Scottish super-group The Old Blind Dogs, was a special guest of the six-time Grammy winning group The Chieftains, and was a key musician for the sound track of the PBS documentary, “Andrew Jackson, Good, Evil, and the Presidency”.

Also an avid teacher, David has taught at many notable workshops including the Pebble Beach Piping School,
Sebastopol Celtic Music Festival, & the Community Music School of Santa Cruz summer camps. He is the founder of the St. Andrew’s Academy concert series; and has been a guest lecturer on bagpipe history at UC Santa Cruz. Brewer continues to teach privately His students have received accolades from the National Piping Centre of Scotland, and others have gone on to successful solo careers.

David Brewer is unarguably one of the most energetic and charismatic performers of the Scottish pipes in the world today.
His pure joy and passion for playing is evident at every show.


Studio Musician: 
David has been contracted to play pipes, bodhran, and whistles for indie films, commercials, and most recently the PBS special on Andrew Jackson. As a solo artist, Brewer appeared three times on the Bruce Latimer Musical Variety Show aired on San Francisco television, including a special appearance on the 800th anniversary show. He has appeared as a guest artist on over a dozen studio albums of various musical styles, and has composed over 200 original tunes. He released his first solo album Living Tradition in 2004, featuring several of the tunes he has composed. David’s music is regularly aired on NPR radio.  view discography

Formal Events:

  Great Highland Bagpipes 
  Scottish Smallpipes
  Border pipes
  Uilleann pipes


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