BRAVEHEART Bagpiper Eric Rigler

Bagpipes from Torrance, CA - Will travel up to 90 miles
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About
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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Memorial Service

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Eric is incredibly talented piper as well as a consummate professional. He went above and beyond throughout the entire process. He made himself readily available in the pre-planning stage, shared his years of experience, offered insight that made our ceremony better. Above all, his musicianship is spectacular! He played pipes and low whistle for us, his mastery of both was evident by the emotion he evoked in every person. We could not have been happier. It's rare to have a talent such as Eric available at will. Book Mr Rigler early, book him often, the best.

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Wedding Ceremony

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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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Memorial Service

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Simply put, there are NOT ENOUGH SUPERLATIVES to adequately describe the opportunity to work with Eric Rigler & his AMAZING contribution to my Mom's memorial services. Besides FLAWLESS performances & technique(good luck finding a BETTER player), Eric has a PRESENCE about his performance that basically MADE the memorials. He played at both the graveside & church services, and was HIGHLY complimented by the guests at both for his AMAZING playing & more importantly, his approachability, friendliness, appearance, sensitivity to the situation and phenomenal repertoire. If I could give him FIFTY stars, I would-I CANNOT recommend Eric highly enough-SERIOUSLY!!!Book him!

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Funeral

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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 absolutely amazing. His compassion and sincerity came shining through at our very sad event. And his extraordinary talent and professionalism was duly noted. I could not recommend higher...Eric is a very gifted mucisian, and a more lovely human being. Would give 10 stars if possible!

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Funeral

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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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Wedding Ceremony

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Eric was everything we had hoped, he was the piece de resistance!! (sp?) hope we have another event that we can have him back for!

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My wife and I could not have been happier with having Eric perform at our weddding. The music he played sounded amazing and he was great to work with throughout the process. Early on he sent detailed emails with information about what types of music we could select and even sent us a dvd copy of some of his suggestions. We met Eric at Hooley's Pub a few months before the wedding, as he was playing for a benefit they were hosting there. He was very pleasant to speak with and we had a feeling he would give our wedding the attention we were hoping for. Eric did not disappoint. We LOVED his performance and he added that special touch we were hoping for. :)

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Eric is an outstanding Bagpiper. Eric performed at our event along with the USMC Color Guard, which was the highlight of our opening ceremony. His appearance, presentation, and talent for playing the bagpipe is incredible. He was very accommodating, and helped us to coordinate the presentation of the American Flag in conjunction with his performance. Eric is a true professional, and we look forward to having him perform for us in the future. I would recommend Eric for ANY type of event. Sincerely, John Cuevas

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Anniversary Party

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Eric Rigler played the whistle, Uilleann pipes, and Scottish bagpipes at my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. His performance was a surprise to my parents. Eric was exceptionally professional and accommodating (he even bought and learned a particular song that they had chosen to have sung during their vow renewal ceremony!). His performance was excellent on all three instruments and he played songs he selected as well as requests. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone needing bagpipes or other Celtic music for any event.

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2019
Aug
3
Funeral
North Hollywood, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Apr
29
Funeral
Costa Mesa, CA
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
2019
Apr
27
Wedding Ceremony
Cerritos, CA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Apr
20
Memorial Service
Playa del Rey, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Apr
6
Wedding
Los Angeles, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Apr
4
Funeral
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Mar
30
Funeral
San Pedro, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2019
Mar
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
La Habra, CA
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2019
Feb
15
Memorial Service
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2018
Dec
27
Celebration
Newport Beach, CA
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Dec
13
Funeral
San Pedro, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Nov
17
Wedding
Malibu, CA
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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.
Flowers of the Forest
trad.
The Lord is my Shepherd
trad.
Children of the Heavenly Father
trad.
Abide With Me
trad.
Faith of Our Fathers
trad.
Nearer My God To Thee
trad.
23rd Psalm
trad.
I Come With Joy
trad.
Titanic-My Heart Will Go On
Horner
Titanic-Hymn to the Sea
Horner
Braveheart Theme
Horner
Braveheart-Gift of a Thistle
Horner
Loch Lomond
trad.
The Marine Corps Hymn
trad.
Ballad of the Green Berets
Sadler
Scotland the Brave
trad.
The Rowan Tree
trad.
The Old Rustic Bridge
trad.
We're No 'Awa Tae Bide 'Awa
trad.
The Garb of Old Gaul
trad.
The Wearing of the Green
trad.
The Minstrel Boy
trad.
Within a Mile of Dublin Town
trad.
The Sally Gardens
trad.
The Garryowen
trad.
Highland Laddie
trad.
The Barren Rocks of Aden
trad.
The Earl of Mansfield
trad.
The Black Bear
trad.
The Green Hills of Tyrol
trad.
When the Battle's O'er
trad.
Lochanside
trad.
The Shoals of Herring
MacColl
Bonnie Dundee
trad.
The Steamboat
trad.
Glendaruel Highlanders (Campbeltown Loch)
trad.
The Muckin' 'o Geordie's Byre
trad.
Cielito Lindo (Ay Ay Ay Ay)
trad.
Mexican Hat Dance
trad.
The Highland Fling
trad.
The Sword Dance
trad.
The Seann Triubhas
trad.
Irish Jigs & Reels & Hornpipes
trad.
Scottish Jigs & Reels & Hornpipes
trad.
Galician Tunes
trad.
Breton Tunes
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and many more
traditional and popular favorites
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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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