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Watson Celtic Pipes and Drums Bagpiper from Springfield, PA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 103 Reviews
  • 174 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 12 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per event

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WILLIAM WATSON, Celtic Bagpiper and ALISON HILL WATSON, Celtic Drummer. One or more award-winning competition bagpipers and drummers available for all occasions. 40 years experience in weddings, funerals, parties; Winner of solo EUSPBA competitions, 1983-1989; piper for University of Pennsylvania events, 1984-present; Our rendition of Scotland Brave in our videos was the featured opening music for the 2020 virtual University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony and the 2020 Graduate Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony, both recorded by the university on YouTube; Chairman of Honorary Pipers for St Andrew's Society of Philadelphia, present; Official "Honored Guest" of Black Watch, took salute on behalf of City of Philadelphia at Spectrum, 2000; performed multiple times on stage at the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music, and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; Variety of Scottish and Irish uniforms; performed for First Ladies Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton; former President Jimmy Carter; musicians Bono, Jon Bon Jovi and Quincy Jones; Academy Award winners Charlton Heston and Jody Foster; and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Holder of PhD in History, University of Pennsylvania, 1990, research and piping featured in 2006 RTE/Smithsonian Institution documentary "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut," and 2013 PBS/RTE documentary "Death on the Railroad." 2012 Philadelphia St Patrick's Day Ring of Honor member and 2014 Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame inductee. Piper for the Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse team, 2018-2019 season at the Wells Fargo Center; performed at Longwood Gardens and at Winterthur Gardens for weddings and the Bonnie Prince Charlie exhibit sponsored by Drambuie. For ten years the personal piper of Robert Montgomery Scott of Ardrossan. Personal piper for Jack Downey of Downey's Restaurant in Philly. Piper for funeral of Joey Coyle. NO WONDERING WHO WILL SHOW UP FOR THE JOB LIKE THE BROKERS WITH THE 800 NUMBERS .


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Review by Kevin M.

Club EventReviewed on March 18, 2024From Malvern, PA

Would highly recommend for any party or event 5/5 stars !

Review by Ken E.

FuneralReviewed on October 28, 2023From Philadelphia, PA

Watson Celtic Pipes and Drums were excellent in their proformance and professionalism. Mr. Watson was prompt and helped us give my grandmother the kind of ceremony she would have wanted. I cannot speak highly enough of their services.

Review by Stan O.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 21, 2023From Media, PA

Finely played bagpipe music and great entertainment to welcome guests to a wedding reception. As a piper myself I thought the playing was very solid.

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  • Traditional Scottish and Irish bagpipe music, ancient and modern

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

May 11, 2024 • Anniversary Party
Sat6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pottstown, PA
September 21, 2024 • Wedding Reception
Sat4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Reading, PA
October 12, 2024 • Wedding
Sat5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Philadelphia, PA
October 26, 2024 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Malvern, PA

Past Events

March 17, 2024 • Club Event
Sun9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Malvern, PA
March 9, 2024 • Celebration
Sat4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ardmore, PA
March 9, 2024 • Community Event
Sat10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Warminster, PA
October 28, 2023 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Villanova, PA
October 27, 2023 • Funeral
Fri12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Philadelphia, PA
October 20, 2023 • Wedding Reception
Fri4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Media, PA
October 13, 2023 • Memorial Service
Fri10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Wilmington, DE
October 2, 2023 • Memorial Service
Mon10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Buckingham, PA

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