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J.V. Hudson Bagpiper from Durham, NC

Will travel up to 400 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 151 Reviews
  • 262 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 14 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per event

About Vendor 

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J.V. Hudson began his musical journey at the age of six . He began to study the piano and continued his study for ten years . Around the age of ten he started playing the guitar and at twelve started his first band .3 years later he started playing the bass guitar .In 1963 his father took him to a performance by The Black Watch Pipes and Drums at Duke University . His love of the Great Highland Bagpipe was born . Several years later while at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games he decided to buy a set of pipes and give it a go .He found a wonderful instructor who ask him to join his band The City of Oaks.J.V. played with the band for several years and then decided to launch a solo career . J.V also plays Scottish small pipes , tin whistle , accordian, keyboards and the dombec. J.V. also composes and has written 4 pipe tunes to date. One is a 4/4 march called The Salute to Clan Donald (the clan which his family belongs to )and a reel entitled The Rocky Branch Reel , named after a small stream near his home , the third is a slow march called Kiefer's Tune written for his youngest Golden Retriever and the fourth is an uptempo foot stomper entitled Cullen's Tune , written for his oldest Golden Retriver . J.V. is a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association , The Piobaireachd Society of Glasgow , Scotland and The Eagle Piper's Society of Edinburgh , Scotland . J.V is also the official piper for The Triangle Curling Center . .J. V. Hudson received national exposure playing at the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Coca-Cola 600 along with three of his friends .In March of 2011 J.V. had the honor of being part of a group of pipers and drummers that perform with The Chieftains .Other venues J.V. has performed at include , The Circular Church, Little River Presbyterian Church (250 anniversary ) Duke Chapel , The O;Henry Hotel, McGregor Downs , The Graylyn Estate, The Greenbrier Hotel and The Biltmore Estate , just to name a few . From a casual get together to a White Tie event J.V. has the proper attire. J.V. Hudson will be on time , dressed as requested and have his instrument properly tuned . Drummer available for additional fee .


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Review by Sharon T.

FuneralReviewed on January 20, 2024From Murfreesboro, NC


Review by Lara N.

FuneralReviewed on December 1, 2023From Midlothian, VA

JV was early and professional and did a great job. I would highly recommend him.

Review by Page B.

CelebrationReviewed on September 17, 2023From Raleigh, NC

J. V. was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. He arrived on time, was very personable, and his piping was wonderful ! Everyone at the party (plus neighbors !) was very impressed. I would certainly call him again if we had the need.

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Song List 

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  • The Highland Wedding
  • Sleep DearieSleep
  • Be Still My Soul
  • The Lark in the Morning | trad. jig
  • Kelly the boy from Killane | PJ McColl
  • Claire's Song | J.V. Hudson
  • Campbell's Farewell to Red Castle
  • The Parting Glass
  • A Cup of Tea
  • A Hundred Pipers | trad.
  • A Mans a Man for a' That | Robert Burns
  • Abide With Me | Henry F. Lyle
  • Amazing Grace | trad.
  • America the Beautiful
  • Andrew Warnock | trad.
  • Auld Lang Syne | Robert Burns
  • Balmoral | R Bruce
  • Bonnie Dundee | trad.
  • Brose and Butter
  • Bugle Horn | trad.
  • Castle Dangerous | James Haugh
  • Cock of the North
  • Cullen Bay | I Duncan
  • Cullen's Tune | J.V. Hudson
  • Down by the Sally Gardens | trad.
  • Dr. MacInis' Fancy | trad.
  • Farewell to Nigg | D. Johnstone
  • God Bless America | Irving Berlin
  • Going Home
  • Highland Cathedral | Roever and Korb
  • Highland Laddie | trad.
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Itchy Fingers | Neil Dickie
  • Just As I Am
  • Kate Dalrymple
  • Kate Martin's Waltz
  • Kiefer's Tune | J.V. Hudson
  • Kilt Rock
  • King George the V's Army | G.S. McLennan
  • Let Erin Remember | trad.
  • Loch Lomand
  • Maggie Duncan | trad.
  • Mairi's Wedding | trad.
  • March du Petre | trad.
  • March of the Champions Supreme | trad.
  • Marry Darroch | John MacLellan , Dunoon
  • Mull of Kintyre | Paul McCartney
  • Murdo's Wedding | Gavin Stoddart
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Ode to Joy
  • On the Turning Away
  • Robin Adair | trad.
  • Salute to Clan Donald | J.V. Hudson
  • Scotland the Brave | trad.
  • Scots Wha Ha'e | Robert Burns
  • Shall We Gather at the River
  • Simple Gifts | trad.
  • St. Andrews Society of Charleston | Sandy Jones
  • The Accordian Man | trad.
  • The Banjo Breakdown | Pipe Major Donald Macleod MBE
  • The Barren Rocks of Aden | James Mauchlle
  • The Battle of the Somme | W Lawrie
  • The Battle of Waterloo | trad.
  • The Battles Over | William Robb
  • The Bloody Fields of Flanders | John MacLellan, Dunoon
  • The Bluebells of Scotland | trad.
  • The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie | trad.
  • The Bridal March | Wanger
  • The Bride's Jig
  • The Brown Haired Maiden | trad
  • The Caisson Song | trad.
  • The City of Hastings Pipeband
  • The Dark Island | I McLaughlan
  • The Dawning of the Day | trad.
  • The Duck
  • The Duke of Perth's Reel
  • The Flowers of the Forest | trad.
  • The Green Hills of Tyrol | trad.
  • The High Road to Gairloch | trad.
  • The Hills of Pomeroy
  • The Inniskilling Dragoon | trad.
  • The Kilt is my Delight
  • The Marine Corp Hymn | trad.
  • The Massacre of Glencoe
  • The Minstrel Boy | trad.
  • The Mist Covered Mountains | trad.
  • The Pikeman's March
  • The Prince of Denmark's March | J. Clarke
  • The Road to the Isles | John MacLellan , Dunoon
  • The Rocky Branch Reel | J.V. Hudson
  • The Rose of Allendale | trad.
  • The Roses of Prince Charlie | trad.
  • The Rowan Tree | trad.
  • The Silver Spear
  • The Skye Boat Song | trad.
  • The Water is Wide | trad.
  • The Wearing of the Green | trad.
  • These's Are My Mountains | trad.
  • Thomas Sanders
  • Titanic
  • Twenty Men From Dublin Town | trad.
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • Wings | trad.

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

March 9, 2024 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pittsboro, NC

Past Events

February 25, 2024 • Memorial Service
Sun2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Durham, NC
January 5, 2024 • Funeral
Fri2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Murfreesboro, NC
December 23, 2023 • Celebration
Sat2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Pittsboro, NC
November 25, 2023 • Funeral
Sat1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Midlothian, VA
October 13, 2023 • Wedding
Fri5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Raleigh, NC
September 23, 2023 • Funeral
Sat1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Sutherlin, VA
September 16, 2023 • Celebration
Sat6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Raleigh, NC
August 27, 2023 • Memorial Service
Sun3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Chapel Hill, NC
August 13, 2023 • Church Service
Sun10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Durham, NC
August 11, 2023 • Funeral
Fri1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Chapel Hill, NC
August 5, 2023 • Club Event
Sat2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Raleigh, NC
June 18, 2023 • Celebration
Sun2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Wake Forest, NC

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