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  • Bagpiper from Durham, NC
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  • Starting at $150 per event

153 Reviews for J.V. Hudson


Review by Ann M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on January 13, 2021From Durham, NC

James did a wonderful job. My husband was very surprised with this birthday celebration. And we will definitely ask for James at other events. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

Review by Jean K.

FuneralReviewed on December 21, 2020From Wake Forest, NC

I thought JV Hudson was very considerate of the circumstances. He offered us his condolences. I was very satisfied with him.

Review by Robert S.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on December 20, 2020From Pikeville, NC

Mr Hudson performed taps at our Wreaths Across America Ceremony several veterans and family members told me that when he came walking over the hill playing that they had chills go down the spines. Excellent job

Review by David P.

Father's Day PartyReviewed on June 20, 2020From Durham, NC

JV Hudson performed a well planned play list with great skill and talent. He is a pleasant, personable fellow. The experience was enjoyed by all.

Review by Precious S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on March 2, 2020From Apex, NC

He was amazing from attending the entire planning meeting of the actual event to being there for rehearsal and the majority of the wedding he played great and did well with the guest and it was just what we needed for our wedding.

Review by Brad S.

CelebrationReviewed on November 25, 2019From Sanford, NC

Excellent experience and superior support for our church's 125th Anniversary. J.V. Hudson receives a six-star rating!

Review by Jan C.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on October 21, 2019From Chapel Hill, NC

We had to postpone this event due to family illness. Mr. Hudson was very understanding and will reschedule with us at a later date.

Review by Kate K.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 12, 2019From Apex, NC


Kate, Thank you so much for the wonderful reviews . It was a pleasure meeting you and your family . Beautiful wedding , hope the happy couple have a great honeymoon and a long happy life . until next time , all the best , JV

Review by Beth P.

FuneralReviewed on May 11, 2019From Burlington, NC

After the very quick death of my 94 year old father, I wanted to have a bagpiper play at his funeral as well as at the gravesite. To be honest, J.V. Hudson was extremely accommodating and an expert in his musicianship to make this dream happen. I have seen many military funerals when my husband was active duty and I was always moved by the music of bagpipes. The funeral home that was used also was able to get his contact information to be used.

Review by Marilee K.

FuneralReviewed on November 11, 2018From Greenville, NC

JV Hudson exceeded my expectations, was very personable, accommodating a surprise change in our schedule, and was a welcome participant at our memorial service. Recommend him highly.

Review by Cristy M.

FuneralReviewed on October 15, 2018From Durham, NC

arrive ahead of us and played beautifully! WE didn't have a plan, but identified with JV as if we knew him already. Highly recommend him!!

Review by LAURA H.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 8, 2018From Roxboro, NC

Mr Hudson was very polite, prompt, and played beautifully. His music added much elegance to our wedding. He played as guests were arriving. Highly recommend.

Review by Laura S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 31, 2018From Chapel Hill, NC

Truly a five-star experience - from working with Mr. Hudson, being able to enlist his very unique talent, and enjoying his moving bagpipe music. He interacted very cordially and kindly with our mother who was the celebrant, and all those moments will pause in time in our memories of that evening. Thank you again to Mr. Hudson for sharing with us his breathtaking bagpipe music, and his professionalism and timeliness in all aspects of our event.

Review by Diane A.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 4, 2018From Summerfield, NC

Hired for my daughters wedding at Summerfield Farms NC. Very nice always prompt correspondence and very easy to work with.

Review by Morven R.

WeddingReviewed on May 21, 2018From New Hill, NC

J.V was fantastic. He was personable, approachable, flexible, and an efficient communicator. We had a great experience working with J.V. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Review by Larry B.

FuneralReviewed on May 7, 2018From North Wilkesboro, NC

The family and I, as were those in attendance became so taken by the hymns selection, his timing was uncanny perfect, and the bagpipes were in perfect tune. The memorial service could not have been more perfect than it was due to Mr. Hudson and his pipes. I have already recommended him to two other family members for his services later as members of their family pass. This was also a military flag presentation to the daughter of the deceased with Mr. Hudson leading the military while playing Amazing Grace. Mr. J V Hudson is a "class act" and a professional.

Review by Andrew B.

WeddingReviewed on April 29, 2018From Gastonia, NC

JV was a total professional, and an absolute joy to have at our wedding! "Amazing Grace" started our wedding off beautifully and dramatically. He was a sincere, kind, gentleman. We were blessed to have him hang out for awhile afterwards for lunch and mingling with our family and friends. Hope to have him play again in the future, and would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks JV!!!

Review by mrs. c.

CelebrationReviewed on March 27, 2018From Durham, NC

On time--Professional and authentic. He did a great job:)

Review by Barbara G.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 13, 2018From High Point, NC

Professional, job well done

Review by Chris M.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on February 5, 2018From Chapel Hill, NC

Jerry was GREAT! He played "Amazing Grace" at my Mom's Memorial Service, and it could not have been played better. His timing was perfect. He was on time, extremely professional and focused on what we needed. Most of all, he was very kind and sociable with my family. He conveyed very heartfelt condolences to me and my family. I told him that I will be back in touch in the future for other occasions. Chris McIver Chapel Hill, NC

Review by Brian R.

WeddingReviewed on January 2, 2018From Pinehurst, NC


Review by David M.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on December 6, 2017From Raleigh, NC

JV did an excellent job. He was easy to work with and more reasonably priced than most.

Review by Barbara B.

WeddingReviewed on November 23, 2017From Yadkinville, NC

This man came to our wedding on short notice, stood in a field, and played beautifully in the rain without a single complaint...all while dressed to the nines. He played exactly what we requested in the manner we wanted. His only request was a cup of coffee. He was also kind enough to express that rain on your wedding day is good luck, sharing that it rained on his many years ago. We would recommend him to anyone and would hire him again in a heartbeat. Thank you SO much Jerry!!

Review by jared m.

FuneralReviewed on November 20, 2017From Salemburg, NC

I can't recommend highly enough. He was very professional. Showed up ahead of time to get a feel for the venue and to make sure everything was right. Was a very nice guy who cared about the fact that my father had died and even asked about him. This was very kind. He played very well and received several compliments. He was willing to play everything we asked. I had interactions with other bagpipers making bids and they were much less friendly and less accommodating. I highly recommend JV Hudson. We even paid him more than he requested because we were so pleased.

Review by Rachel M.

WeddingReviewed on August 27, 2017From Winston Salem, NC

Spectacular performance for my wedding. A consummate professional from the planning to the execution. Highly recommended.