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

138 Reviews for J.V. Hudson

Review by Larry B.

FuneralReviewed on May 5, 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 28, 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 19, 2018From Durham, NC

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

Review by Barbara G.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 10, 2018From High Point, NC

Professional, job well done

Review by Chris M.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on February 4, 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 December 30, 2017From Pinehurst, NC


Review by David M.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on December 5, 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 4, 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 19, 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 26, 2017From Winston Salem, NC

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

Review by Anita W.

FuneralReviewed on July 22, 2017From Fayetteville, NC

Mr. Hudson was excellent in all aspects! Many people came up to us after the service telling how great he played. We appreciate him playing in the sweltering heat. We will definitely recommend him and gig masters to everyone! Thank you all so much - Anita and Michael Williams

Review by Michelle S.

FuneralReviewed on July 8, 2017From Advance, NC


Review by Carol A.

Family ReunionReviewed on June 17, 2017From Raleigh, NC

Jerry is a fantastic bagpiper! He is very easy to work with. He gave us a very reasonable bid. He arrived promptly on time and was dressed sharp in his kilt. He did a good bit of research ahead of time on our particular Scottish clan and found some tunes of our clan that were delightful. We also enjoyed a number of familiar tunes. He also provided us with some history of our clan, both live and through an online link. He played longer than expected, and generously posed for photos and lingered in the hall to talk with our guests. Well done! Everybody was very pleased! No doubt, one of the highlights of our family reunion.

Review by Jane J.

Church ServiceReviewed on May 4, 2017From Raleigh, NC

J.V. Hudson was dependable and a wonderful musician. We were very glad to have him and hope to hear his wonderful pipes again.

Review by Stephanie S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 16, 2016From Wilmington, NC

J.V. (Jerry) drove all the way from Durham and played during the processional and recessional sections of our wedding in Wilmington last month. Jerry is so talented and offered us a number of musical selections from which to choose. He played indoors at our wedding venue and the volume level was perfect. He was also very accessible and helpful during the months prior to the wedding as we planned out our timeline and ceremony. If you are looking to hire a bagpiper in North Carolina, look no further than J.V. Hudson!

Review by Leigh Anne M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on June 11, 2016From Bremo Bluff, VA

I was very pleased with Mr. Hudson, he did a wonderful job. I would recommend him and would use him again.

Review by Charles A.

Club EventReviewed on April 30, 2016From Charlotte, NC

We had a special ceremony and a request to march up a slight hill followed by 75 Cub Scouts. JV Hudson did fantastic job adding a moment the Cubs will never forget. Great job Mr Hudson! Thank you!

Review by Daniel S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on December 26, 2015From Charlotte, NC

Mr. Hudson played absolutely outstanding. He was very professional arriving early to coordinate last minute details before the ceromony and when things got messed up with the flow of our ceromony he adjusted so smoothly that no guest ever knew the plan had changed. I will not only use Mr. Hudson for all my future big events but strongly encourage anyone who reads this to do the same. Erin Go Braug !!!

Review by Carol S.

WeddingReviewed on November 14, 2015From Chapel Hill, NC

jv hudson was experienced, professional and accomadating great day

Review by julie y.

CelebrationReviewed on September 26, 2015From Oxford, NC

Review by Troy S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 3, 2015From Clayton, NC

Review by Lyn C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 26, 2015From Charlotte, NC

I hired J.V. For my mom's 90th birthday! He was just perfect! He looked the part and played requests, and he got in some pictures too! He was just great and my mom can't stop talking about it! I would hire him again!

Review by Pam C.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on June 29, 2015From New Bern, NC

Mr.Hudson played exceptionally well in the finest tradition of the Scottish Highlands. Despite insufferable heat and humidity, Mr. Hudson arrived an hour before the service dressed in traditional highland dress. He was cordial and even posed for photos with our family. I will highly recommend Mr. Hudson to perform at a future event! Thank you Mr. Hudson for giving us a beautiful memory with your performance. Please accept our heartfelt thanks.

Review by Brian T.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on May 16, 2015From Biscoe, NC

Wow! Jerry was a gentleman and very accomodating. Highly recommended for your event and his playing was spot on. We will have Jerry back for more events.

Review by Mary B.

Family ReunionReviewed on June 13, 2015From Wake Forest, NC

Jv Hudson did a fantastic all around ,we would have him performer anytime. Thanks again jv Hudson.