J.V. Hudson

Why book J.V. Hudson?

At age ten his father took him to a performance by the BlackWatch Pipes and Drums and his love of the Great Highland Bagpipe began . .J.V. also plays the Scottish small pipes, tin whistle accordion and the doumbeck. JV Hudson has had the honor of piping for the opening ceremonies of the Coca-Cola 600 (2009) , The Jim Valvano Kids Klassic (2009) , The Green Brier Hotel, The Sprite of Norfolk and many other venues and events. From day-wear to black or whit tie , to full military dress ( with insignia in proper location), JV has the uniform and talent to make your event one to remember .





Review by Cindy H.

JV went out of his way to make our daughter's wedding extra special! He was the "surprise" of the ceremony and walked out of the woods playing his pipes for the processional. Many thought it was a CD, until they saw him coming from the lake area in his full Highland regalia! We were able to hear his playing all the way up at the house when the bride was waiting for the carriage, and it certainly sent chills up the spines of many. He is professional but easy to talk to and you can tell that pipes are his passion! He helped us choose the music and made recommendations that suited the occasion, Brian and Kelley's personality, and the addition of bagpipes made the wedding exceptional.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Cindy H.
Organization: Wolf Creek Farm
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Ararat, VA
Event Date: Oct 17, 2009
Hired As: Bagpiper, Bagpiper

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $150-1200


JV Hudson provides an exciting performance of Scottish and Irish music on the Great Highland Bagpipe . With many uniforms to choose from . Simple tweed day wear to full dress military with feather bonnet . History of the Highland bagpipe and the great Clan Donald of which he is a member .

Set List

A Cup of Tea
A Hundred Pipers
A Mans a Man for That
Abide With Me
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Bonnie Dundee
Brose and Butter
Bugle Horn
Canon in D
Castle Dangrous
Cock of the North
Cullen Bay
Down by the Salley Gardens
Dr. MacInis' Fancy
Farewell to Nigg
Highland Cathedral
Highland Laddie
Itchy Fingers
Kate Dalrymple
Kate Martin's Waltz
Kiefer's Tune
Kilt Rock
King George the V's Army
Let Erin Remember
Loch Lomand
Maggie Duncan
Mhair's Wedding
March of the Champion Supreme
Marry Dorroch
Mull of Kintyre
Murdo's Wedding
My Heart Will Go On
On the Turning Away
The Salute to Clan Donald
Scotland the Brave
Scots Wha Hae
St. Andrews Sco. of Charleston
The Banjo Breakdown
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Battle of the Somme
The Battle of Waterloo
The Battles Over
The Bloody Fields of Flanders
The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
The Brides Jig
The Brown Haired Maiden
The City of Hasting Pipeband
The Dark Island
The Dawning of the Day
The Duck
The Duke of Perth's Reel
The Flowers of the Forest
The Green Hills of Tyrol
The High Road to Gairloch
The Kilt is My Delight
The Massacre of Glencoe
The Minstrel Boy
The Mist Covered Mountains

and many many more

national tunes and hymns also available plus Christmas music

Influences & Inspiration

G.S. MacLennen,Dr, Angus MacDonald , Gordon Duncan ,Gordon Walker5

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with J.V. Hudson to find out what their setup requirements are.

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