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 .
A professional with great class and very easy to work with during rehearsals and warm up. He played very nicely, was flexible, and friendly. I highly recommend his musical and astute approach to the literature. He made a very memorable impression on our congregation's St. Patrick's day service.
Response from J.V. Hudson:
Eric, Thank you so much for the wonderful review . I am so glad to hear that you are ok . You gave us all quite a
scare . Very nice to meet you and your lovely family and the friendly people of the church . Hope to see you again , good health , happy playing and God Bless !
I had a small St. Patrick's Day Party at my home and booked Jerry to play. Not only is Jerry one of the most gifted Bagpiper I have ever heard, he also has a wonderful and friendly personality. My guests just loved him....He was the hit of the night and made my party a huge success!! I would recommend Jerry to anyone...in fact, I will be booking him again!!
Mr. Hudson was polite, on time and professional. His music touched everyone's heart. A lot of comments on how beautiful it was. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Robert Gregory.
I would like to say that the whole chapel was so emotional and blessed by Mr Hudson’s piping. It was so touching and I wanted to fulfill my husbands wishes. The funeral service was beautiful and Mr Hudson, thank you for all that you did, the best piper I have ever heard. God Bless
J.V. Hudson was great to work with! Communication was quick and easy. He was flexible when Hurricane Florence led original event to be canceled and rescheduled.
My dad thoroughly enjoyed his playing as did the rest of the family. It was a great way to celebrate my dad on his 75th birthday and love of bagpipe music
J.V. Hudson brought his seasoned skills as a master of the pipes to our church service. He played as he led the opening processional (the choir and minister) into the church. He also played the offertory and the recessional. His music was breathtakingly beautiful and perfect for the last sermon of our former minister--who has deep roots in Scotland.
J.V. is a professional musician in every sense of the word. He arrived ahead of schedule and seemed to instinctively understand his role in the service and the timing of our order of worship. After the service, he mingled with our congregation with equal grace, answering every question about his pipes and his musical background. We are very happy indeed that we found J.V.; for absolute certain, he will be returning to play for us in the future. J.V. might have come as a stranger, but he left as a friend!
J.V. was prompt, dressed appropriately for a funeral, and provided inspiring music from “the pipes” exactly on que. we received many great comments with the most common being Doug (the deceased) would have loved the pipes! The only negative comments (if you can call them negative) were “I wish he would have played longer! We had very high expectations for J.V. and Mr. Hudson far exceeded them! If you need a piper, J.V. Hudson is your man!
J V was outstanding, very personable. The Birthday Celebrant, a 90 year old lady of Scottish descent loved it and was thrilled. Thank you very for a great highlight to our party.
J.V.'s performance exceeded our expectations. He was also a good communicator prior to the event and left nothing to the last minute. Our family would definately use his services again.
Mr. Hudson came to perform for my grandmother's funeral. My grandmother loved everything Celtic and she could trace her Scottish heritage back for centuries. Mr. Hudson came early and went over everything with us. I had contacted him on very short notice asking him to play two songs during the memorial service. The songs were beautiful and he was very professional. My grandmother would have enjoyed it.
The planning and prep with J.V. for my Dad's surprise 86th birthday celebration was timely and professional. The look on my parent's face when they heard J.V. playing outside was magnified when he played his 2nd piece right there in the dining room. My Mom, ever the stickler for detail, said J.V. looked great and she particularly appreciated his attention to detail in his attire and instrument. She noticed everything. Meanwhile, my Dad was in heaven, listening to the melodic sounds from J.V. and his bagpipe. I highly recommend J.V. to anyone interested in a top-notch performance.
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.
Price Range: $150-1200
Gig Length: 5 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
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 .
Past Booked Events
|March 17, 2019 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|March 16, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||House Party|
|March 09, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 15, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 08, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 27, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 07, 2018 • 7:30pm - 7:45pm||Birthday Party|
|August 26, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|March 16, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Holiday Party|
|February 10, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 13, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 12, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|May 13, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 29, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 03, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 11, 2016 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Worship Service|
|December 05, 2015||House Party|
|October 24, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 02, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 24, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 02, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|March 21, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 17, 2015||Other|
|March 13, 2015||Birthday Party|
|October 11, 2014||Birthday Party|
|April 05, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|February 14, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 20, 2013||Funeral Service|
|November 02, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 05, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 04, 2013||Funeral Service|
|April 20, 2013||Funeral Service|
|April 13, 2013||Other|
A Cup of Tea
A Hundred Pipers
A Mans a Man for That
Abide With Me
Auld Lang Syne
Brose and Butter
Canon in D
Cock of the North
Down by the Salley Gardens
Dr. MacInis' Fancy
Farewell to Nigg
Kate Martin's Waltz
King George the V's Army
Let Erin Remember
March of the Champion Supreme
Mull of Kintyre
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 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
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