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  • Bagpiper from Durham, NC
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153 Reviews for J.V. Hudson


Review by Anita W.

FuneralReviewed on July 23, 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 23, 2017From Advance, NC


Review by Carol A.

Family ReunionReviewed on June 18, 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 24, 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 August 6, 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 21, 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 May 1, 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 27, 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 17, 2015From Chapel Hill, NC

jv hudson was experienced, professional and accomadating great day

Review by julie y.

CelebrationReviewed on October 11, 2015From Oxford, NC

Review by Troy S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 5, 2015From Clayton, NC

Review by Lyn C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 27, 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 July 4, 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 June 17, 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 16, 2015From Wake Forest, NC

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

Review by Charlene S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 13, 2015From Charlotte, NC

Everything went completely smoothly and JV performed beautifully! He was extremely accommodating and easy to work with and I would definitely re commend him.

Review by Kathleen B.

FuneralReviewed on February 15, 2015From Edenton, NC

J.V. Hudson did a beautiful job performing at my father's funeral. He was there early to discuss song selections and offered his condolences to my entire family. His heart shined through as he played the bagpipe and for that I will be forever grateful.

Review by Steve H.

FuneralReviewed on December 29, 2014From Mount Airy, NC

He was cooperative and flexible when plans changed at the last second. He did an excellent job with his playing and overall presentation. The timing of the performance was absolutely critical and at exactly 82 seconds hit his entrance cue dead on. With one cue from the Usher he came from outside to inside the sanctuary. as asked. He played and then escorted the family out of the church with dignity and respect. Thank you for honoring my mother's memory in such a memorable way. I would recommend J.V. Hudson for any situation you made need a bagpipe player.

Review by Carla E.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 6, 2014From Charlotte, NC

JV was very professional and the guests enjoyed his performance of prelude music. I would highly recommend JV to my future clients.

Review by William G.

Private PartyReviewed on September 23, 2014From West End, NC

We met Jerry Saturday for the first time at our party for 65 at our lakeside home near Pinehurst. Not only did we find his performance first class, we enjoyed getting to know such a warm, colorful, talented and entertaining individual. I recommend him highly!

Review by Steven H.

FuneralReviewed on July 30, 2014From Weldon, NC

Mr. Hudson was on time and professionally attired, and he played beautifully. I had asked him to pipe the mourners into the family plot at the cemetery, and he began playing as the first cars arrived. After the ceremony, he played "Amazing Grace", and after a few verses, turned and walked away, still playing; it had the effect of having the song fade away and it was lovely. The family loved the performance and it made a sad occasion so much sweeter, because it was meaningful to us in many ways. I heartily recommend him.

Review by Tina L.

WeddingReviewed on June 17, 2014From Columbia, NC

J.V. was very kind, professional, and played beautifully!

Review by Shane R.

Country Club EventReviewed on June 8, 2014From Apex, NC

J.V. was awesome! Absolutely perfect for our golf outing, capable of playing all the bagpipe classics and improvising when necessary. There were 20 of us playing, and nobody had anything but great feedback for him. Highly recommended!

Review by alan p.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on March 31, 2014From Durham, NC

great asset to the memorial service. would hire him in a flash for any holiday party or other party venue a portnoy

Review by Karen G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on March 26, 2014From Pinehurst, NC

What a delight to deal with and so talented. JV made a special event even more so!