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Celtic Bagpiper William Watson

Bagpipes from Springfield, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $300 per event
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About
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; performs with award winning snare drummer ALISON HILL WATSON in Watson Celtic Pipe and Drum. 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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A member of The Bash for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2020!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2019!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2018!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2017!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2016!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2014!

Saint Patrick's Day Party

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Mr. Watson went above and beyond for my Gammie’s birthday. It was her first birthday after my Opas passing and we were unable to fly up from Florida due to the pandemic. We can’t put into words how much we appreciate his talent! The neighbors enjoyed it as well.

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Saint Patrick's Day Party

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Apr
17
Wedding Ceremony
Wilmington, DE
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2021
Jun
12
Wedding Reception
Malvern, PA
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2021
Dec
31
Wedding
Morton, PA
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2020
Oct
24
Wedding Reception
Wyncote, PA
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
2020
Aug
29
Celebration
Havertown, PA
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
2020
Aug
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Spring City, PA
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2020
Jun
27
Wedding
Woodlyn, PA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2020
Mar
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
Wallingford, PA
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
2020
Mar
17
Corporate Function
Philadelphia, PA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2020
Mar
14
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Spring City, PA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2020
Mar
14
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Coatesville, PA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Mar
14
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Garnet Valley, PA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Feb
29
Wedding
Springfield, PA
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Oct
26
Wedding Ceremony
Phoenixville, PA
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Oct
12
Wedding Ceremony
Bensalem, PA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Traditional Scottish and Irish bagpipe music, ancient and modern
Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Celtic Bagpiper William Watson will also travel to Morton, Clifton Heights, Drexel Hill, Folsom, Glenolden, Holmes, Swarthmore, Broomall, Darby, Folcroft, Havertown, Lansdowne, Media, Norwood, Prospect Park, Ridley Park, Sharon Hill, Wallingford, Woodlyn, Chester, Crum Lynne, Essington, Glen Riddle Lima, Lenni, Moylan, Upper Darby, Ardmore, Brookhaven, Haverford, Newtown Square.
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