David Brewer is a multi-instrumentalist who performs regularly with Scottish music trio, The Fire. He was a founding member of the legendary California Celtic band, Molly's Revenge, with which he performed for 20 years. He has been a special guest of the six-time Grammy winning Irish band, The Chieftains, and has toured with the Scottish super-group, The Old Blind Dogs. David's notoriety as an engaging and virtuosic performer has taken him on tours across the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, and Australia.
David is known for his expertise in Irish penny-whistle, bodhran frame-drum, and primarily the Scottish bagpipes on which he is unarguably one of the most energetic and charismatic performers of the instrument in the world today.
In addition to playing with folk bands, David performs as a solo bagpiper for weddings, funerals, corporate engagements, graduation ceremonies, and other special events.
David works regularly as a studio musician and producer, and has recorded as a guest on over one hundred albums across all genres of music. Notably, he was a key musician for the sound track of the PBS documentary, “Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency.”
David keeps a small studio of private students, and has taught at a variety of music camps including the Pebble Beach Piping School, the Silver Apple Scottish Fiddle Camp, the Lark in the Morning World Music Camp, and the Community Music School of Santa Cruz Celtic Music Camps.
David is the founder of the St. Andrew Academy Celtic Music Night Series and has been a guest lecturer on bagpipe history at the University of California, Santa Cruz.