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BRAVEHEART Bagpiper Eric Rigler

Bagpipes from Torrance, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$250 - $600 per event
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 to CD's for PHIL COLLINS, JOSH GROBAN, FAITH HILL to TV's THE TONIGHT SHOW-JAY LENO, 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 for the solos 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. The lyrical sounds of Eric's uilleann pipes still grace the radio waves on the mega-hits "You Raise Me Up" by JOSH GROBAN and "True Colors" by PHIL COLLINS.

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 Scotland for a concert with PAUL MCCARTNEY, a Grammy-winning album and touring the Americas with Salsa legend & Hollywood actor, RUBÉN BLADES, to New York City for an appearance on THE VIEW with JOSH GROBAN, and back home to Los Angeles for everything "Hollywood" and 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 solo competitions 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 welcome! As a testament to his character, Eric's success has come 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!

Scottish and Irish music…solo piper to several pipers…piper & drummer…Scottish & Irish dancers…Irish traditional music ensembles…Celtic rock band...and more.
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

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Mr. Rigler is a very talented musician. He was a fantastic addition to our ceremony and left a lasting impression on all that were privledged to hear him perform. He uses his vast experience and allows you to choreograph him as well as taking some artistic license to enhance the ceremony. Punctual, Professional. Every single attendee was touched by his work. Dont save $20 and be sorry. This is the best. Steven Oatman California State Firefighters Association September 24th 2011

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Eric was perfect for our event (a funeral). He exceeded all our expectations and I would highly recommend him for any event requiring bagpipes.

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Eric was everything we had hoped for and more! Very humble, genuine, and professional! I loved all of the e-mail communication and ideas he had for our special day. Eric even helped my Groom get suited up in his MacDonald kilt garb. I am already thinking of the next event we could be blessed to have him entertain...

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The Wedding March
Mendelssohn
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
trad.
Amazing Grace
trad.
Taps
trad.
Danny Boy
trad.
Auld Lang Syne
trad.
Going Home (Largo Theme)
Dvorak
Highland Cathedral
Roever & Korb
Skye Boat Song (O'er the Seas to Skye)
trad.
The Saffron Kilt
trad.
Flute
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Rehearsal Dinners
Please note BRAVEHEART Bagpiper Eric Rigler will also travel to Harbor City, Lomita, Carson, Redondo Beach, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro, Wilmington, Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach, Compton, Inglewood, Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, El Segundo, Los Angeles, Willowbrook, Lynwood, Lakewood, Paramount, Playa Del Rey, South Gate, Culver City, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Downey, Huntington Park, Marina Del Rey.
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