In honor of 9/11, I am privileged to play the pipes for the Village of Des Plaines virtual 9/11 ceremony. It is dedicated to the brave 1st Responders and civilians from the terrible occurrence 19 years ago. May they rest in peace

As Bagpiping Chicago, J. Kevin Chapman plays the bagpipes at events such as:

  • First Responder Masses and Religious Services
  • Funerals
  • Parties
  • Trade Shows
  • Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Taverns
  • Weddings

A distinguished speaker, Kevin also delivers presentations on the bagpipe history. Humor and history are interwoven in this program and can be geared to the demographics that the group is expecting. Learn more about J. Kevin Chapman and Bagpiping Chicago.

Upcoming and Recent Events

City of Des Plaines for Patriot Day

I had the honor of playing for the City of Des Plaines for Patriot Day

I had the honor of playing for my fellow classmates of Loyola Academy for our 50th Reunion. It was in honor of the classmates who have passed on over the years. Rest in peace.

Bagpiping Events

Hello Bagpiping enthusiasts, for the last several months, I have been out of action due to surgery. I am now back and playing at events again. A number of weddings are planned for the month of September and in the future, I will be posting my events here.

September 12-Wedding private

September 19-Wedding private

St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 17, 2020
Knights of Columbus
St. Alexander’s Parish
Villa Park, IL

Private Performance

March 14, 2020
Elgin, IL

Myths & Legends of the Highland Bagpipes

March 11
Frisbie Senior Center, Des Plaines, IL  10:30 AM

Myths & Legends of the Highland Bagpipes

Irish American Heritage Center

January 9, 2020 – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

IAHC Library
4626 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Blue Mass

All are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Blue Mass. Come out and support, honor, and bless the work of all First Responders. J. Kevin Chapman, Bagpiping Chicago, will be playing a solo engagement for our Men and Women in Blue.

Location and Date undefined

St. James on Wabash, 2912 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
(GPS address: 21 East 29th Street)
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

J. Kevin Chapman Honors Veterans at D-Day Anniversary Ceremony

J. Kevin Chapman traveled to Normandy, France and Ardennes, Belgium to honor military heroes from World War II. Read the complete story at: Mount Prospect Bagpiper Invited To Perform At 75th Anniversary Of D-Day In France

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