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Eric Albert

Bagpipes from Eugene, OR - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$100 - $500 per event
Eric has performed at countless public and private functions over the last 26 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.

Credentials:
*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


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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Funeral

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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.

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Eric did a great job and he is soooooooooo talented!! I couldn't have asked for better! I would highly recommend him to anyone!!!

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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.

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2016
Jan
10
Celebration
Lebanon, OR
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2015
Sep
6
Wedding
Creswell, OR
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Apr
11
Funeral
Roseburg, OR
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2014
Dec
9
Funeral
Bend, OR
11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
2014
Oct
4
Funeral
Independence, OR
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Aug
12
Funeral
Crescent, OR
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
~~~~~Wedding" style tunes
Ode to Joy
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Simple Gifts
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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 Cathedral
Roever and Korb
MacKenzies Wedding March
trad
Skye Boat Song
trad
Scotland the Brave
trad
Mairi's Wedding
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note 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.
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