Andrew Donlon

Andrew Donlon
Title:
Lecturer in Music
Email:
[email protected]

Bio

Andrew Donlon is one of the United States’ premier competitive bagpipers, having extensive experience in top level solo competitions and as a key member in top tier bands. In the solo realm, Andrew is a consistent prizewinner at the major meetings at Oban and Inverness and other international competitions. Some prizes of note include:

 

  • 3rd Place, Highland Society of London Gold Medal, Argyllshire Gathering, 2019
  • 4th Place, Highland Society of London Gold Medal, Northern Meeting 2019
  • 2nd Place, Highland Society of London Silver Medal, Argyllshire Gathering 2018, Northern Meeting 2017 & 2018
  • 1st Place, B-Grade Overall, Northern Meeting 2018
  • 1st Place, A Grade Jig, Scottish Piping Society of London Annual Competition, 2017
  • B-Grade Overall, Scottish Piping Society of London Annual Competition 2016 
  • 1st Place, B-Grade MSR, Scottish Piping Society of London Annual Competition, 2019

 

In competitive bands, Donlon is the Executive Director for the MacMillan United Pipe Bands, as well as the Pipe Major of the organization’s flagship Grade 2 MacMillan Pipe Band, having led the band to being crowned 2015 North American Champions in Grade 3 at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario. Donlon also played with the 2016 Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band, achieving a Top 6 placing at the United Kingdom Championships and a Top 8 finish at the World Pipe Band Championships in Grade One. Outside of piping, Andrew is a staffer in the United States House of Representatives and a student at the University of Baltimore School of Law.