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I am very excited to be part of the 2018 USIR judging panel!
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Mary Ann MacCreadie
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Pipers & Musicians
Aside from dancing, Daniel studied bagpipes under Ed Neigh of Waterloo, Ontario. He competes and sometimes wins prizes in the professional grade in solo piping and has traveled throughout Canada, US, and Scotland to play for highland dancing events. In 2011, Daniel also started playing pipes and dancing in a Celtic band called the Reel Celts along with Nonie Crete, Eugene Rea and other talented musicians.
Daniel is extremely excited to play for the USIR this year held in beautiful Gettysburg, PA. Good luck to all the dancers competing!!
Brian has been actively piping for Highland dancing for over 25 years. He received valuable feedback on dance piping from Jeannie Brauns (founder of the Braemar Highland Dancers in upstate NY) and pipers Jimmy Fee and John Recknagel.
Brian also competes with pipe bands, having participated in bands at all levels. He is currently a member of The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band, a Grade 1 pipe band from Campbellville, ON. Brian now lives in Gurnee, IL (approx. 40 miles north of Chicago) with his wife Pam (a former highland dancer and current Scottish snare drummer), and daughters Courtney (tenor drummer) and Fiona.
This will be the third time that Brian has piped at the USIR (the other years being 2015 and 2016), and he is looking forward to coming back East to pipe in Gettysburg this year!!
The Reel Celts
In Scotland, it is quite common to have Celtic instruments aside from the Great Highland bagpipe play for highland dancing competitions. TheReel Celts have experience playing for dancing competitions including the Premiership at the 2015 Scotdance Canada Championship Series in London, Ontario. Looking forward to provide great music for the dancers in Gettysburg in 2018!!