J.V. Hudson

Bagpipes from Durham, NC - Will travel up to 400 miles
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About
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 . J.V. is also working on a project called J.V. Hudson The Show that includes piping , keyboards , whistle, vocals and backing tracks .
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JV Hudson exceeded my expectations, was very personable, accommodating a surprise change in our schedule, and was a welcome participant at our memorial service. Recommend him highly.

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arrive ahead of us and played beautifully! WE didn't have a plan, but identified with JV as if we knew him already. Highly recommend him!!

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Mr Hudson was very polite, prompt, and played beautifully. His music added much elegance to our wedding. He played as guests were arriving. Highly recommend.

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Truly a five-star experience - from working with Mr. Hudson, being able to enlist his very unique talent, and enjoying his moving bagpipe music. He interacted very cordially and kindly with our mother who was the celebrant, and all those moments will pause in time in our memories of that evening. Thank you again to Mr. Hudson for sharing with us his breathtaking bagpipe music, and his professionalism and timeliness in all aspects of our event.

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Hired for my daughters wedding at Summerfield Farms NC. Very nice always prompt correspondence and very easy to work with.

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J.V was fantastic. He was personable, approachable, flexible, and an efficient communicator. We had a great experience working with J.V. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

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The family and I, as were those in attendance became so taken by the hymns selection, his timing was uncanny perfect, and the bagpipes were in perfect tune. The memorial service could not have been more perfect than it was due to Mr. Hudson and his pipes. I have already recommended him to two other family members for his services later as members of their family pass. This was also a military flag presentation to the daughter of the deceased with Mr. Hudson leading the military while playing Amazing Grace. Mr. J V Hudson is a "class act" and a professional.

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JV was a total professional, and an absolute joy to have at our wedding! "Amazing Grace" started our wedding off beautifully and dramatically. He was a sincere, kind, gentleman. We were blessed to have him hang out for awhile afterwards for lunch and mingling with our family and friends. Hope to have him play again in the future, and would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks JV!!!

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On time--Professional and authentic. He did a great job:)

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Professional, job well done

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The Lark in the Morning
trad. jig
Kelly the boy from Killane
PJ McColl
Claire's Song
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Campbell's Farewell to Red Castle
The Parting Glass
A Cup of Tea
A Hundred Pipers
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A Mans a Man for a' That
Robert Burns
Abide With Me
Henry F. Lyle
Amazing Grace
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America the Beautiful
Andrew Warnock
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Auld Lang Syne
Robert Burns
Balmoral
R Bruce
Bonnie Dundee
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Brose and Butter
Bugle Horn
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Castle Dangerous
James Haugh
Cock of the North
Cullen Bay
I Duncan
Cullen's Tune
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Down by the Sally Gardens
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Dr. MacInis' Fancy
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Farewell to Nigg
D. Johnstone
God Bless America
Irving Berlin
Going Home
Highland Cathedral
Roever and Korb
Highland Laddie
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How Great Thou Art
Itchy Fingers
Neil Dickie
Just As I Am
Kate Dalrymple
Kate Martin's Waltz
Kiefer's Tune
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Kilt Rock
King George the V's Army
G.S. McLennan
Let Erin Remember
trad.
Loch Lomand
Maggie Duncan
trad.
Mairi's Wedding
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March du Petre
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March of the Champions Supreme
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Marry Darroch
John MacLellan , Dunoon
Mull of Kintyre
Paul McCartney
Murdo's Wedding
Gavin Stoddart
My Heart Will Go On
Ode to Joy
On the Turning Away
Robin Adair
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Salute to Clan Donald
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Scotland the Brave
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Scots Wha Ha'e
Robert Burns
Shall We Gather at the River
Simple Gifts
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St. Andrews Society of Charleston
Sandy Jones
The Accordian Man
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The Banjo Breakdown
Pipe Major Donald Macleod MBE
The Barren Rocks of Aden
James Mauchlle
The Battle of the Somme
W Lawrie
The Battle of Waterloo
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The Battles Over
William Robb
The Bloody Fields of Flanders
John MacLellan, Dunoon
The Bluebells of Scotland
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The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
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The Bridal March
Wanger
The Bride's Jig
The Brown Haired Maiden
trad
The Caisson Song
trad.
The City of Hastings Pipeband
The Dark Island
I McLaughlan
The Dawning of the Day
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The Duck
The Duke of Perth's Reel
The Flowers of the Forest
trad.
The Green Hills of Tyrol
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The High Road to Gairloch
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The Hills of Pomeroy
The Inniskilling Dragoon
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The Kilt is my Delight
The Marine Corp Hymn
trad.
The Massacre of Glencoe
The Minstrel Boy
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The Mist Covered Mountains
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The Pikeman's March
The Prince of Denmark's March
J. Clarke
The Road to the Isles
John MacLellan , Dunoon
The Rocky Branch Reel
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The Rose of Allendale
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The Roses of Prince Charlie
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The Rowan Tree
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The Silver Spear
The Skye Boat Song
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The Water is Wide
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The Wearing of the Green
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These's Are My Mountains
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Thomas Sanders
Titanic
Twenty Men From Dublin Town
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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Wings
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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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