J.V. Hudson

Bagpipes from Durham, NC - Will travel up to 400 miles
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J.V. Hudson began his musical journey at the age of six . He began to study the piano and continued his study for ten years . Around the age of ten he started playing the guitar and at twelve started his first band .3 years later he started playing the bass guitar .In 1963 his father took him to a performance by The Black Watch Pipes and Drums at Duke University . His love of the Great Highland Bagpipe was born . Several years later while at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games he decided to buy a set of pipes and give it a go .He found a wonderful instructor who ask him to join his band The City of Oaks.J.V. played with the band for several years and then decided to launch a solo career . J.V also plays Scottish small pipes , tin whistle , accordian, keyboards and the dombec. J.V. also composes and has written 4 pipe tunes to date. One is a 4/4 march called The Salute to Clan Donald (the clan which his family belongs to )and a reel entitled The Rocky Branch Reel , named after a small stream near his home , the third is a slow march called Kiefer's Tune written for his youngest Golden Retriever and the fourth is an uptempo foot stomper entitled Cullen's Tune , written for his oldest Golden Retriver . J.V. is a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association , The Piobaireachd Society of Glasgow , Scotland and
The Eagle Piper's Society of Edinburgh , Scotland . J.V is also the official piper for The Triangle Curling Center . .J. V. Hudson received national exposure playing at the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Coca-Cola 600 along with three of his friends .In March of 2011 J.V. had the honor of being part of a group of pipers and drummers that perform with The Chieftains .Other venues J.V. has performed at include , The Circular Church, Little River Presbyterian Church (250 anniversary ) Duke Chapel , The O;Henry Hotel, McGregor Downs , The Graylyn Estate, The Greenbrier Hotel and The Biltmore Estate , just to name a few . From a casual get together to a White Tie event J.V. has the proper attire. J.V. Hudson will be on time , dressed as requested and have his instrument properly tuned .And if you need a band for your event , ask J.V. about his Celtic rock band Faol Liath (Foe Lee ah ) . In addition to Faol Liath , J.V. has a new project called J.V. Hudson The Show . A concept J.V. came up with a few years ago , a one man show with lights, effects and backing tracks that he plays all the instruments on . In addtion to pipes J.V. performs on whistle , guitar , keys , drums and vocals , stay tuned ! Alba Gu Brath ( Scotland Forever)
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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

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Amazing!!!!

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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.

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Wedding
Winston Salem, NC
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Oct
6
Wedding Ceremony
Jamestown, NC
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Jul
22
Funeral
Fayetteville, NC
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2017
Jul
15
Birthday Party (Adult)
Fuquay Varina, NC
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2017
Jul
8
Funeral
Advance, NC
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
Jun
24
Community Event
Scotland Neck, NC
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2017
Jun
17
Family Reunion
Raleigh, NC
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2017
May
4
Church Service
Raleigh, NC
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Lark in the Morning
trad. jig
The Gael
The Atholl Highlanders
Campbell's Farewell to Red Castle
The Parting Glass
A Cup of Tea
A Hundred Pipers
trad.
A Mans a Man for a' That
Robert Burns
Abide With Me
Henry F. Lyle
Amazing Grace
trad.
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Please note J.V. Hudson will also travel to Clayton, Garner, Willow Spring, Cary, Raleigh, Angier, Smithfield, Benson, Knightdale, Coats, Four Oaks, Fuquay Varina, Selma, Wendell, Holly Springs, Eagle Rock, Dunn, Apex, Erwin, Zebulon, Bunn, Kipling, Middlesex, Kenly, Princeton, Rolesville, Mamers, New Hill, Buies Creek, Morrisville.
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