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- Raleigh, NC
- Travels up to 300 miles
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 .
Was perfect for our St. Patties party, guests enjoyed his playing. Very personable gentleman.
Bagpiper, Irish / Scottish Entertainment
Thanks for playing through the wet and windy weather. You added such a nice touch to the memorial service!
Unfortunately, I had to contract JV at the last moment he only had about 13 hours notice. He arrived early. He stayed late well beyond his contracted time. I could not be more complementary about his service. He made a very painful experience more comfortable. His music soothed our souls. He played for my brother’s funeral. It is something I will always remember. I cannot recommend him more highly. I told him that I hope I never have to use him again but that I know I will and I know where to go to get him.
Professional and skilled bagpiper. He arrived early and was fully prepared. His contribution honored our Campbell heritage and made the service more memorable.
He truly made the entire day special.
It was a pleasure meeting you J.V. You are very professional and gave an outstanding performance that everyone really enjoyed at our 100th Ennis family reunion this past Sunday the 17th. I hope there will be many future bookings as a result of the people that came to you requesting your business cards.
Many thanks for driving the distance to make our event extra special! We will certainly contact you as we have a need for your talented services.
Mr. Hudson was a delight to work with and truly brought Amazing Grace to our memorial service at Oakwood last Saturday. Excellent bagpiper- just doesn't get any better. Thank you so much!
JV is a true professional and really adds a traditional touch to any event. JV is our resident bagpiper.
Mr. Hudson arrived right on the dot. He followed the chorography that I had requested, meaning basically standing in the middle of our street court and performing from there. He also put together a custom piece of music that I had specifically asked for. After the gig he was very personable and agreeable to pose for photos after the event. My neighbors were very impressed because they had gathered on the court once the sound of the bagpipes could be heard. One neighbor even took his business card.
VJ Hudson is a true professional and Gentleman! The guest loved the music and we couldn’t of asked for a better day with him.
JV did a great job for our Centennial Golf event. He added just the right start to our special tournament.
Performed for my Father’s memorial service. He was easy to work with and flexible when we had to make a date change. Thank you for helping to memorialize my Father.
J.V. performed very well and was a solid fellow.
I give him the highest rating possible.
J. V. Hudson was a joy to work with. He made a special day even more special. Beautiful music on a beautiful day with beautiful families and guests. We are so blessed.
Everyone loved hearing pipes at memorial. JV helpful with planning. Also learned a lot about how it all began with JV
I contacted JV the day before my brother’s funeral. He was about to make quite a lengthy drive & was waiting on us to arrive at the gravesite. Music was fantastic! He was dressed in full kilt. JV is a kind compassionate & marvelous bagpiper! I highly recommend him. Everyone was impressed & very touched by the bagpipes. Thank you JV for giving my brother a great send off. My family plans to keep his number on file for future events.
JV was absolutely fantastic. So easy to work with and a distinct pleasure to have around.
JV was a fabulous addition o our special day. !
Mr. Hudson was awesome and we received many positive comments on his performance.
I knew what I had in mind and without much detail, Mr. Hudson did exactly that. He was early, respectful of the situation, and played beautifully! I could not have been blessed with anyone better than he his!
JD arrived early. He greeted us and was ready to play when we came out of church. He delivered every song beautifully. His attire was authentic and added to the event. You must book him. He will not disappoint you! He was awesome!!
Mr. Hudson did a great job! Thanks a million
Mr. Hudson provided a very sweet service for my Nana’s funeral. He was respectful and took the initiative to speak with the funeral staff and minister of the church. Beautiful bagpiper, sweet sounds for our service today.
We couldn’t have asked for a better or more timely and kind person to perform at our wedding! He even wore the same color bow tie as our bridal party after I told him our colors, so thoughtful and showed how much he truly cares! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, it meant so much to my family and I to have you perform such beautiful music on our wedding day! 10/10 recommend to anyone looking for a talented and all around awesome bagpiper!
Bagpiper, Irish / Scottish Entertainment
JV was great for our event. Would definitely use him in the future!
The artist was perfect in every way for a Memorial Service. He knocked it out of the park!
Also, J.V. communicated well about the music to be played, the attire he would wear and the details of the event. If I ever need a bagpiper in the Triangle area of North Carolina, I'll be calling him!
Bagpiper, Celtic Music
J.V. Hudson came to play for an outdoor Highland Games style event. It was the icing on the cake for our students. He was very accommodating and we would highly recommend him.
Mr. Hudson came to our St. Patty's Day Event and played the bagpipes. He played great music but then he also discussed history and the music with our music lovers. All enjoyed the evening!
Irish / Scottish Entertainment
J. V. did a great job and made our opening weekend a huge success!
Mr. Hudson was prompt to our event. He was wonderful and asked a lot of questions and offered suggestions. Everyone raved over the beauty of his performance. I heartily recommend him for your event.
Amazing music for our wedding. he played beautifully and I couldnt have wished for a better bagpipe player.
Mr. Hudson was so gracious and professional in every way. He was even kind enough to pose with my grandchildren. I highly recommend him.
He was on time I was very polite and even offered to play an extra song I was very pleased with his performance
excellent to deal with, superb music
I hired J.V. Hudson to play at our ceremony as a surprise for my British fiancé. The surprise went well without a hitch! J.V. was very responsive before and after booking and played beautifully on our special day. My husband cried when J.V. started playing, walking around the corner from his hiding spot. Personally, I didn’t expect a bagpipe to sound so melodically beautiful but it really was so beautiful to listen to. JV came up with some choices of songs for me which we’re perfect for our event. He also looked the part with his Highland gear. I highly recommend J.V. for your event!
JV Hudson did a great job. He knew the songs I wanted and was able to recommend others. He communicated, was personable, and arrived early to the event. He did a great job playing and when the military had a problem with their equipment and playing taps he jumped right in and saved the day! It turned out just perfect.
He was responsive and helpful with my request, very reasonably priced, prompt and respectful during the event. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
Response from J.V. Hudson:
Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a joy to meet you and your beautiful family!
Best regards , JV Hudson
i repeat myself, i do not wishtoprovidecomments. that is whyididnotsendthisbackonsunday
Working with Mr. Hudson was very easy. He was able to accommodate a last minute change due to weather. Everyone at our event was impressed. We will definitely contact Mr. Hudson again next year!
Response from J.V. Hudson:
Susan, thank you so much for the wonderful review . The parade was a whole lot of fun , just what I needed to get into the holiday sprint !
He was here ahead of time and did a great job. Will use again for sure!
We used for a funeral, and he was great to work with.
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
Website: Visit website
Phone Number: Call
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 .
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 02, 2023 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 15, 2023 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 10, 2023 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 16, 2023 • 8:30am - 9:00am||Nonprofit Event|
|June 24, 2023 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|March 28, 2023 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|March 23, 2023 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2023 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|March 17, 2023 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Retirement Community Event|
|March 11, 2023 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 10, 2023 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 04, 2023 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 03, 2023 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 20, 2023 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 17, 2022 • 12:30pm - 12:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 03, 2022 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 21, 2022 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Fundraiser|
|October 18, 2022 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 16, 2022 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 09, 2022 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 26, 2022 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 24, 2022 • 1:30pm - 1:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 03, 2022 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 27, 2022 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 19, 2022 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 17, 2022 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Reunion|
|June 18, 2022 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 17, 2022 • 8:30am - 9:30am||Nonprofit Event|
|May 29, 2022 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm||Anniversary Party|
|May 21, 2022 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 30, 2022 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 24, 2022 • 8:30am - 9:15am||Personal Occasion|
|April 23, 2022 • 11:30am - 12:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 23, 2022 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Sporting Event|
|March 25, 2022 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 22, 2022 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 19, 2022 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 17, 2022 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 26, 2022 • 11:30am - 11:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 22, 2022 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 20, 2022 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Corporate Event|
|January 07, 2022 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 05, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 30, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 22, 2021 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Fundraiser|
|October 09, 2021 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|October 02, 2021 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 25, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 19, 2021 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 11, 2021 • 8:30am - 10:00am||Fundraiser|
|September 03, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 17, 2021 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 12, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 02, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 12, 2021 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 12, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 05, 2021 • 8:30am - 9:00am||Sporting Event|
|May 23, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Worship Service|
|May 22, 2021 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 13, 2021 • 8:00am - 9:00am||Festival|
|May 02, 2021 • 2:00pm - 2:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 06, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|March 17, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Concert|
|February 04, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 07, 2020 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 06, 2020 • 8:00am - 8:15am||Sporting Event|
|October 10, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 04, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 06, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 27, 2020 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 25, 2020 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 15, 2020 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 24, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 21, 2020 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 21, 2020 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Personal Occasion|
|April 04, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 14, 2020 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||House Party|
|February 29, 2020 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Birthday Party|
|November 23, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 21, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 30, 2019 • 3:30pm - 3:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 29, 2019 • 11:30am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|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