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 MARTIN; 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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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Bill was fantastic, the entire party could not stop talking about how great his performance was. He took time to answer questions and talk to everyone. Would definitely hire again!

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Wedding

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Bill was absolutely incredible. Everyone truly enjoyed his music. Unbeknownst to me, my son hired a bagpiper for after the wedding. When I told Bill, he took it in stride and actually knew the other bagpiper. It worked out extremely well to have two bagpipers after the Wedding. I will absolutely recommend Bill to everyone I know. Your organization is run like a well oiled machine!

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Memorial Service

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William went way beyond all expectations. His music was beautiful and he looked great. I would highly recommend him and I plan on hiring for future engagements.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Aug
26
Wedding
Avondale, PA
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Sep
10
Wedding Ceremony
Radnor, PA
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2018
Mar
17
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
May
26
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Jun
17
Birthday Party (Adult)
Haddon Heights, NJ
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Jun
10
Wedding
Philadelphia, PA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Jun
3
Memorial Service
Newark, DE
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
2017
Apr
1
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Mar
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Drexel Hill, PA
6:30 PM - 7:15 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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