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Bagpiper William Watson

Bagpipes from Springfield, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $350 per event
One or more award-winning competition bagpipers and drummers available for all occasions. 30 years' + experience in weddings, funerals, parties; Winner of solo EUSPBA competitions, 1983-1989; plays with award-winning snare drummer ALISON MARTIN; piper for University of Pennsylvania events, 1984-present; 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; 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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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Church Service

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Bagpiper Watson was prompt and very accommodating. The planning discussions were fruitful and he fully understood his part. He was professional in his playing, mannerisms and dress. We will be having him back.

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Wedding

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Wedding Ceremony

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Amazing job. It was perfect.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
31
Wedding
Havertown, PA
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Jan
21
Private Party
Philadelphia, PA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Mar
17
Convention
King of Prussia, PA
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
2017
Mar
17
Wedding
Philadelphia, PA
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Apr
1
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Oct
30
Church Service
Wilmington, DE
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Oct
8
Wedding
Lansdowne, PA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Sep
23
Wedding Ceremony
Merion Station, PA
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2016
Sep
3
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Jul
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
West Chester, PA
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2016
Jun
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Philadelphia, PA
2:00 PM - 3:00 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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