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Delaware County Bagpiper

Phone - 610-529-2751

About Us

Award-winning Delaware County bagpiper, competition bagpipers and drummers with over 30 years experience.  One or more available for entertainment at weddings, funerals, parties and more.

William Watson

  • Winner of solo EUSPBA competitions, 1983-1989, at the Delaware County Scottish Games, the Alexandria Scottish Games, the Long Island Scottish Games, the Syracuse Scottish Games, and the Williamsburg Scottish Games. 

  • Bagpiper for University of Pennsylvania events, 1984-present.

  • Chairman of Honorary Pipers for St Andrew's Society of Philadelphia, 2001 - present.

  • Official "Honored Guest" of Black Watch, took salute on behalf of City of Philadelphia at Spectrum, 2000.

  • Scottish and Irish uniforms

  • Performed for:

    • First Ladies Barbara Bush

    • Hillary Clinton

    • Former President Jimmy Carter

    • Musicians Bono and Quincy Jones

    • Academy Award winners Charlton Heston and Jodie Foster

    • Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney

    • Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

  • Holder of PhD in History, University of Pennsylvania, 1990.

  • Research and piping featured in 2006 RTE/Smithsonian Institution documentary "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut," and 2013 PBS/RTE documentary "Death on the Railroad."