Grace Abernethy began learning bagpipes at the age of thirteen in Greenville, SC as a result of her mother wanting her to play piano. Sixteen years later, she is still playing bagpipes. She competes regularly in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association’s professional grade, which is the top tier of piping. Grace is the winner of the Sandy Jones Invitational and the two-time winner of the Southeastern Region’s MacCrimmon Quaich.
Grace works as a historic preservationist at Carnton and Carter House in Franklin and does freelance decorative painting. Her husband Brendan is also a piper in the Nashville P&D.