Bagpiper William Watson

Bagpipes from Springfield, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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One or more award-winning competition bagpipers and drummers available for all occasions. 35 years' + experience in weddings, funerals, parties; Winner of solo EUSPBA competitions, 1983-1989; piper for University of Pennsylvania events, 1984-present; performs with award winning snare drummer ALISON HILL WATSON; 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; Variety of Scottish and Irish uniforms; performed for First Ladies Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton; former President Jimmy Carter; musicians Bono 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.
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Wedding Ceremony

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William was awesome ! It was a surprise for our guests and parents of the groom cried when they heard him play! He played several song requests of the bride and groom. A very memorable event and captured beautifully by the photographer and videographer. Highly recommend!!!

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Club Event

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He was great! Came early and did exactly was we needed.

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We had William play before and after our wedding ceremony in November 2017. He was very responsive during the planning process. His services were very affordable for such a high quality performance! William even brought a drummer to play with him. What a great surprise and such a great way to greet our guests as they entered the church. They sounded amazing! Thank you, William! I would highly recommend you to anyone!

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PAST EVENTS
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2018
Jul
13
Wedding Ceremony
Huntingdon Valley, PA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Aug
11
Celebration
Havertown, PA
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Sep
15
Wedding
Downingtown, PA
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Oct
6
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Nov
16
Wedding
Philadelphia, PA
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Nov
30
Wedding Ceremony
West Chester, PA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Jun
2
Church Service
Philadelphia, PA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
May
26
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
May
19
Wedding
Newtown Square, PA
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
May
11
Memorial Service
Folsom, PA
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
2018
May
10
Club Event
Philadelphia, PA
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Apr
28
Memorial Service
Abington, PA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Traditional Scottish and Irish bagpipe music, ancient and modern
Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Bagpiper William Watson will also travel to Morton, Clifton Heights, Drexel Hill, Folsom, Glenolden, Holmes, Swarthmore, Broomall, Darby, Folcroft, Havertown, Lansdowne, Media, Norwood, Prospect Park, Ridley Park, Sharon Hill, Wallingford, Woodlyn, Chester, Crum Lynne, Essington, Glen Riddle Lima, Lenni, Moylan, Upper Darby, Ardmore, Brookhaven, Haverford, Newtown Square.
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