Eric has had performances at countless public and private functions over the last 23 years include such events as weddings, anniversaries, funerals, corporate and professional sporting events.
Career highlights include piping in the American and European teams at the Opening ceremonies of the 1995 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, US Open at Pinehurst Country Club, played with and for celebrities such as Ewan Mc Gregor and Sean Connery, and well known Celtic bands Enter the Haggis, Flogging Molly, The Dady Brothers, Seven Nations and many more. Eric has coordinated, organized and led the pipe band performances and organized athletes for the annual Highland Fling Celtic weekend at the Renaissance Faire in Sterling, New York for 11 consecutive seasons.
Currently a Grade 1 solo competitive piper, Eric has won many of the major contests in the Eastern United States Highland Games circuit. Prior to his relocation to the west coast, Eric was ranked among the top ten players in the Eastern United States in Grade 2 by the EUSPBA for the '01, '02, '05 and '06 seasons. The EUSPBA boasts both the largest territory and greatest solo player membership of any piping association in the world extending from Maine to Texas. Eric was advanced to Grade 1 solo piping in 2012 by the WUSPBA.
*2013 Winner of Oregon Pipers Society Grade 1 aggregate for 2012-2013 season
*1996-present Winner of Solo Competitive events in each of the major contests in the Eastern US and Canadian Highland Games circuit
*2006-present Co-founder/instructor/player of the pipe band, Feadan Or, Penfield, NY
*1997-present Organize Piping and Highland Athletics for the Scottish Weekend held annually at the Sterling Renaissance Faire in Sterling, NY
*2006-2007 Led the pipe band Feadan Or Grade 3 competitive unit as Pipe Major
*2001,'02,'05 & '06 Ranked among the top ten players in the Eastern US in Grade 2, by the Eastern US Piper Society
*1992-1998 Member of the Northeast Championship Grade 2 pipe band, Oran Mor, Troy, NY
*1995 Solo Piper for Byron Nelson Induction to the Hill of Fame at Oak Hill CC Rochester, NY
*1995 Solo piper for both the American & European teams at the Opening ceremonies at the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, NY
*1990-1991 Mohawk Valley Fraser Grade 3 Pipe Band, Rome, NY
*1988-1990 Rochester Scottish Pipe Band, Rochester, NY
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
~~~~~Wedding" style tunes
Ode to JoyLudwig Van Beethoven
For the Love of a Princess (Love theme from Braveheart)James Horner
My Heart Will Go On (Love theme from Titanic)Samuel Lammond/James Horner
Highland CathedralRoever and Korb
MacKenzies Wedding Marchtrad
Skye Boat Songtrad
Scotland the Bravetrad
Jimmy's TuneChris Armstrong
~~~~~3/4 Retreat Marches
BalmoralD-M Robert Bruce
The Battle's O'erWilliam Robb
The Bloody Fields of FlandersJohn McLellan of Dunoon
Castle DangerousJ. Haugh
Green Hills of TyrolGioachino Rossini
LochansideJohn McLellan of Dunoon
MagersfonteinJohn McLellan of Dunoon
My LandNorman MacLean
On the Road to PasschendaeleGavin Stoddart
Killworth HillsGS McLennan
Amazing GraceJohn Newton
Flight of the Eaglets (Lady McRoberts' Lament)Pipe Major Willie Ross
Flowers of the Foresttrad
Going HomeAntonin Dvo?ák
Loch RannochJohn Wilson
Mist Covered Mountainstrad
Morag of Dunvegantrad
Tommy Tully's AirTerry Tully
The Dark IslandIain McLachlan
Barren Rocks of AdenJames Mauchline
Brown Haired Maidentrad
Corriechoillie's 43rd WelcomePipe Major Willie Ross
High Road to Gairlochtrad
At Long LastJames MacHattie
Battle of Waterlootrad
Bluebells of Scotlandtrad
Crags of Tumbledown MountainJames Riddell
Flett from FlottaPipe Major Donald MacLeod
Follow My Highland Soldiertrad
Gardens of SkyeA. Harper
Lord Lovat's Lamenttrad
Murdo's WeddingGavin Stoddart
The Bells of DunblaneRobert Mathieson
The HauntingNeil Dickie
Hector the HeroJames Scott Skinner
Highland Cradle Songtrad
Loch MonarPipe Major Willie Ross
Mingulay Boat Songtrad
Road to the IslesJohn McLellan of Dunoon
Scots Wha Haetrad
The Water is Widetrad
Flower of ScotlandRoy Williamson
~~~~~2/4 Big Marches
79th's Farewell to GibraltarPM J. MacDonald 79th Highlanders
Atholl and Breadalbane GatheringWilliam Fergusson
Balmoral HighlandersAngus Mackay
Clan MacCollJohn MacColl
Clan MacRae SocietyWilliam Fergusson
Donald MacLellan of RothesayPipe Major Donald MacLeod
Glen Caladh CastleJohn McLellan of Dunoon
Hugh KennedyPeter R. MacLeod
Major Manson's Farewell to ClachantrushalPipe Major Donald MacLean
Miss Elspeth CampbellThomas Douglas
Mrs H L MacDonald of DunachWilliam Lawrie
Lieut Col AE Cameron of AldouriePipe Major R Crabb
Susan MacLeodPipe Major Donald MacLeod
Cpt Colin CampbellPipe Major Donald MacLeod
Alick C. MacGregorG. S. McLennan
Bessie McIntyreWilliam MacLean
Brown Haired Maidtrad
Captain Lachlan MacPhail of TireePeter Farquhar
John Morrison of Assynt HousePeter R. MacLeod
Sound of SleatD MacKinnon
Muckin' of Geordie's Byretrad
Angus MacKinnonDonald Shaw Ramsay
Colonel Craig BrownPipe-Major Charles Cameron
Doctor Ross's 50th WelcomePipe Major Donald MacLeod
Willie McCallum, Alasdair Gillies, Donald Lindsay, John Burgess, Duncan Bell, Iain Donalson, Jake Watson, Jim McGillivray, Andrew Bonar, Jack Lee
Funeral in Vernonia, OR on 09/07/2013
"Eric was not only a highly skilled piper but personalized the event to degree I had not even imagined. He read a Robbie Burns poem I had selected in a fabulous brogue and did a lovely job of presentation on top of impeccable playing of some great tunes with clean high notes and perfect tune. I have not heard better piping in Scotland where I have visited several times."
- Vici P.
Wedding Ceremony in Rock Hill, SC on 10/22/2011
"Eric did a great job and he is soooooooooo talented!! I couldn't have asked for better! I would highly recommend him to anyone!!! "
- Natalie S.
Funeral in Beaverton, OR on 05/19/2012
"Mr. Albert played for my brother's memorial service. I spoke with his wife Krysta several times before the day of the service and she very kindly gave suggestions and ideas based on her and her husbands years of experience. Mr. Albert performed beautifully and exactly as we wished, and my brother received a very moving tribute. I am forever grateful for both Mr. Albert and his wife Krysta for making such an important part of the service go smoothly and wonderfully."
- Lori E.
Wedding Ceremony in Lake Lure, NC on 08/27/2011
"Eric was absolutely wonderful. His talent is unsurpassed and he was completely professional in meeting our needs. The music he played moments after the vows were complete are burned into my memory forever! Thank you Eric!"
- Benjamin C.
Wedding Ceremony in Charleston, SC on 09/04/2011
"Eric was easy to work with in planning our event. He is pleasant and professional. His appearance and music at my daughters wedding was outstanding. I highly recommend Eric for and special occassion."
- Nancy G.
Wedding Ceremony in Charlotte, NC on 11/12/2011
"Eric was wonderful! he and his wife, Krysta, were helpful and so easy to work with. Eric went out of his way to wear a kilt close to our Hamilton plaid. He assisted us in choosing the perfect music for our wedding march, sending examples ahead of time for us to listen to. Best of all, he was friendly, happy for the newlyweds and their guests, and seemed to have as much fun as we all did!"
- Linda H.
Wedding Ceremony in Winston-Salem, NC on 10/08/2011
"Eric played Higlhland Cathedral for our daughter's wedding and it was absolutely beautiful! Not only is he an extremely talented muscian, but a professional in every sense of the word. I especially appreciated his prompt responses to emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone interested in having a bagpiper for their event."
- Lisa H.
Corporate Function in Pinehurst, NC on 06/21/2011
"A pleasure to work with, arrived early, accommodated our client's requests and entertained attendees. I highly recommend Eric and Peter for any future events!"
- Karen A.
Wine Tasting Party in La Crosse, VA on 11/19/2011
"Eric did a fantastic job for our private event! He was very easy to work with and he and his wife were quick to call us to talk through our event and see if they would be a good overall fit. Since he plays both the large and smaller bagpipes it worked out perfectly for our event and all of our customers really enjoyed his music all evening! We look forward to having Eric back for our future events!"
- Aubrey R.
Funeral in Charlotte, NC on 04/30/2011
"Eric performed at my dad's funeral this past weekend and did an amazing job. He was asked to start with Amazing Grace near the grave site and then march to a distance where we could still hear him and also hear the pastor throughout the service. He arrived early enough before the start of the service to confirm my instructions. He was perfect. I would recommend him to any of my family or friends. Thank you Eric for your work."
- Sarah T.
Funeral in Keysville, GA on 10/20/2011
"Eric as very professional and gracious . As far as I and my family were concerned , he was part of the family . His piping skillls are very strong and I would recommend him to anyone seeking a piper for their event . Thank you , Donald"
- Donald Y.
Cocktail Party in Charlotte, NC on 04/13/2011
"His performance was everything we wanted! It could not have been improved on. We would consider using him for future events."
- Susan W.
Wedding Reception in Bend, OR on 03/17/2012
"Eric was very professional and his bagpipe music was a beautiful addition to a Scottish wedding."
- Sally G.
Eric Albert’s Response:
"The bride wanted Beatles tunes played on the Highland Bagpipes- an impossibility unfortunately, based on the specific tunes she wanted. However I believe she was happy with the pipe tunes we ultimately selected."
Birthday Party (Adults) in Cornelius, NC on 04/10/2011
"He met all my expectations and more.It was my mother's 90th birthday. She never moved during the whole time he played. Many people from the party were also excited to be able to have him there. Several were starting to think that they might do something similar in the future. "
- Mary Jean S.
Wedding in Leavenworth, WA on 10/26/2013
"Eric was wonderful! He made our wedding very special and memorable. He was very easy to work with, and we enjoyed working with him. We'd reciommend Eric to anyone looking for a professional, personable piper!"
- Kit W.
Funeral in Eugene, OR on 11/24/2013
"Eric and his wife, Krysta, had far more experience with funerals than we did so we trusted them. "
In addition to Eugene, Eric Albert will also travel to Springfield, Alvadore, Junction City, Thurston, Veneta, Cheshire, Harrisburg, Elmira, Greenleaf, Pleasant Hill, Creswell, Marcola, Noti, Saginaw, Lorane, Halsey, Cottage Grove, Lowell, Monroe, Fall Creek, Brownsville, Blachly, Crawfordsville, Dexter, Shedd, Walterville, Walton, Curtin, Dorena, Sweet Home
and many other locations in and around the Eugene area.
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