Braveheart Bagpiper Eric Rigler
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- Based in Torrance,CA
Scottish and Irish music?solo piper to several pipers?piper & drummer?Scottish & Irish dancers?Irish traditional music ensembles?Celtic rock band...and more.
Braveheart Bagpiper Eric Rigler
Eric Rigler's legendary 40-year career on the bagpipes is world-famous. From performing Amazing Grace at PRESIDENT REAGAN'S funeral to hundreds of appearances, films and recordings such as BRAVEHEART, TITANIC, AUSTIN POWERS, SEX & THE CITY 2, MILLION DOLLAR BABY to CD's for PHIL COLLINS, JOSH GROBAN, FAITH HILL, ROD STEWART, KEITH URBAN to TV's THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, THE SIMPSONS, and SOUTH PARK, Eric has been called the most recorded piper in history . A native of Los Angeles, Eric has devoted his life to the Scottish bagpipes and the Irish uilleann pipes, the hauntingly beautiful bagpipe he played on BRAVEHEART and TITANIC.
With a list of credits unparalleled in the genre of Celtic music, Eric's sounds have touched people worldwide. Unforgettable are his solos on one of the best-selling original motion picture soundtracks of all time, TITANIC, or the musical spirit of William Wallace in Mel Gibson's BRAVEHEART. Movie-goers saw Eric pipe Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank into the boxing ring in MILLION DOLLAR BABY, and laughed at the bagpipe sounds of Mike Myers' Fat Bastard in AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME.
Eric's diverse range of gigs spans the globe: from playing a private family party for STEVEN SPIELBERG to performing in Tokyo with Japan's most famous guitarist, KAZUMI WATANABE, to Glasgow, Scotland for a concert with PAUL MCCARTNEY, a Grammy-winning album and touring the Americas with Salsa legend & Hollywood actor, RUB?N BLADES, to back home in Los Angeles playing for the LAPD and LA County Sheriff's Department police funerals.
Eric's investment in mastering his instruments took him to Scotland & Ireland for 10 years where he studied under these country's finest players to became a top prizewinner in solopetitions in Scotland. Being a full-time musician, Eric has played hundreds of weddings, funerals, parties and other events due to his flexibility of schedule. Short-notice gigs are wee! As a testament to his character, Eric's success hase from not only being one of the world's top pipers but also from his friendly nature and ease to work with-he really loves his job! Having performed around the world for many years Eric has opened his schedule for private and public availability, returning to his love of connecting with people to help make their event totally special. Contact him for a reasonable quote and to assist in planning your event. Why use the rest when you can afford the best!
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Among other cities, Braveheart Bagpiper Eric Rigler may serve the following areas: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Southern California, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Anaheim, Irvine, Van Nuys, Santa Ana, City of Industry, North Hollywood, Orange, Orange County, Pasadena, Torrance, Inglewood, Whittier, Burbank, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, Lakewood, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Canoga Park, Fullerton, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, La Puente, Lancaster, Mission Viejo, Northridge, Palmdale
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