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 . 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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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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PAST EVENTS
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2018
Aug
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chapel Hill, NC
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
2018
Oct
6
Wedding Ceremony
Roxboro, NC
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
Wedding
Martinsville, VA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Jul
22
Memorial Service
Wilmington, NC
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Jun
23
Family Reunion
Durham, NC
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Jun
23
Funeral
Walkertown, NC
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2018
Jun
8
Funeral
Salisbury, NC
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
2018
May
20
Wedding Ceremony
Summerfield, NC
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
May
19
Wedding
New Hill, NC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Lark in the Morning
trad. jig
Kelly the boy from Killane
PJ McColl
Claire's Song
J.V. Hudson
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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Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
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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