Gillian Brownlee

Award Winning Bagpiper

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Bagpipe fun in a Mardi Gras Parade

The Wee Beastie at Louisiana Renfaire, November 2006

One way to judge the quality of a bagpipers playing ability is to look at how they do when competing against their peers. I have won many awards, and continue to work to improve my skills as a piper, and as a showman. After all, your event is a show - a production - and you certainly want it to be as good as it can be.

See my awards below. I'm sure you will be satisfied with the performance I put on for you.

Grade III Awards and Honors

November 19, 2017 (second day)- Battle of the Bayou
    - 3rd in 2/4 march
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
November 18, 2017- Battle of the Bayou
    - 1st in 2/4 march (Above Grade Level)
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
    - 2nd in Strathspey/Reel
    - 2nd in 6/8 march
    - 3rd in Jig

October 21, 2017- Stone Mountain Highland Games
    - 1st in 2/4 march
    - 4th in Piobaireachd

May 17, 2015 - Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival, Albuquerque, NM
    - 1st in 2/4 march
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd

November 16, 2013 - Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Hammond, LA
    - 1st in 2/4 march
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
    - 3rd in Jig
    - 4th in Strathspey/Reel
    - 4th in 6/8 march

Octobeer 19, 2012 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 4th in 2/4 march

September 8, 2012 - Celtic Fest, Jackson, MS
    - 2nd in 2/4 march
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd
    - 3rd in Jig
    - 4th in Strathspey/Reel
    - 6th in 6/8 march

September 1, 2012 - Ceol Na Pioba Solo Bagpipe Competition, Shreveport, LA
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 1st in 2/4 march
    - 2nd in 6/8 march
    - 3rd in Jig
    - 3rd in Strathspey/Reel
April 14, 2012
- Arkansas Scottish Festival, Batesville, AR
    - 4th in Piobaireachd
    - 5th in 2/4 march

 

Octobeer 16, 2010 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 5th in 2/4 March

 

December 2009 Moved to Grade III competition level.

Grade IV Under 18 Awards and Honors

Octobeer 18, 2009 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 5th in Piobreachd (Full tune)
June 2
0, 2009- North Alabama Scottish Festival, Scotsboro, AL
    - 1st in Slow March
    - 1st in Strathspey/Reel
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (full tune)
    - 1st in 2/4 march

    - 1st in 6/8 march
May 30, 2009- Glasgow Highland Games, Glasgow, KY
    - 1st in Slow March
    - 2nd in Strathspey/Reel
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd
    - 4th in 2/4 march

April 4, 2009- San Antonio Highland Games, San Antonio, TX
    - 1st in 2/4 March (Above Grade Level)
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd (Full tune) (Above Grade Level)
    - 2nd in 6/8 March
    - 5th in Slow Air

    - 5th in Strathspey/Reel

November 15,, 2008 - Highland Games of Louisiana , Jackson, LA
    - 4th in 2/4 March

Octobeer 18, 2008 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 5th in 2/4 March
    - 6th in Piobreachd (Full tune)
July 26, 2008- EUSPBA Baton Rouge Solos, Baton Rouge, LA
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Full tune)
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 2nd in Slow Air

November 17, 2007 - Highland Games of Louisiana , Jackson, LA
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Full tune)
    - 1st in Slow March
    - 2nd in 6/8 March

October 20, 2007 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
    - 6th in Piobaireachd (Full tune)

October 21, 2006 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd (Full tune)
    - 5th in 2/4 March
April 1, 2006 - Swamp Celts Highland Games, Gonzales, La.
    Awarded PIPER OF THE DAY Grade IV Under 18
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Ground Only)
    - 1st in Slow Aire

October 15, 2005 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 3rd in 2/4 March

October 15 2004 - Atlanta, Ga.
    - was honored to play both bagpipes and violin for His Grace, the Duke of Hamilton and his Duchess, Lady Kay

April 2, 2005 - Swamp Celts Highland Games, Gonzales, La.
    Awarded PIPER OF THE DAY Grade IV Under 18
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Ground Only)
    - 1st in Slow Aire
    - 1st in Medley

Grade V Awards and Honors

April 2003 - 24th Arkansas Scottish Festival, Batesville, AR
    - 1st in 2/4 March

March 2002 - Scottish Highland Games of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
    - 1st in 2/4 March

Bagpiping on the corner in Winslow Arizona
Bagpipes with Ballet

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