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Watson Celtic Pipes and Drums

Bagpiper from Springfield, PA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 89 Reviews
  • 148 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 10 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 Mary Jo L.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 17, 2022From Havertown, PA

Can not say enough about them. They hit it out of the park. Everyone loved them.

Review by Amy D.

Community EventReviewed on August 19, 2022From Wilmington, DE

Review by Richard D.

FuneralReviewed on June 4, 2022From Pottstown, PA

They responded quickly and were very professional. They understood our needs and worked without any supervision. Excellent compassionate service.

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  • Traditional Scottish and Irish bagpipe music, ancient and modern


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Date Selected: 9/29/2022

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Upcoming Events

October 1, 2022 • Celebration
Sat3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Lansdale, PA
October 6, 2022 • Corporate Function
Thu12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Kennett Square, PA
October 7, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Fri4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Philadelphia, PA
March 13, 2023 • Community Event
Mon8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Malvern, PA

Past Events

September 17, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sat3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Havertown, PA
August 19, 2022 • Community Event
Fri11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wilmington, DE
August 3, 2022 • Funeral
Wed10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Philadelphia, PA
June 18, 2022 • Memorial Service
Sat10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Lansdale, PA
June 17, 2022 • Funeral
Fri12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Conshohocken, PA
June 6, 2022 • Graduation Party
Mon6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Kennett Square, PA
June 4, 2022 • Funeral
Sat11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pottstown, PA
April 30, 2022 • Funeral
Sat1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lansdowne, PA

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