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Eric Rigler is an American player of the Uilleann pipes, Great Highland Bagpipes, and tin whistle. He performs as a solo artist and with the band Bad Haggis, and has been featured on a number of movie soundtracks. He has been described as "the most recorded bagpiper of all time". He has been playing all forms of bagpipes and tin whistles since he was a child, performing solo, with bagpipe bands and other musical groups.
He has been featured playing Great Highland bagpipes, Uilleann pipes and tin whistle on numerous movie soundtracks, including Titanic, Million Dollar Baby, Road to Perdition, Braveheart, Cinderella Man, Robots, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Prince of Egypt, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. His music was frequently used on the NBC show Crossing Jordan, and his arrangement of an Irish tune was used as its opening theme during the first season. He was also featured on the USA Network in the 2006 Victoria's Secret fashion show, playing the bagpipes for the Highland romance sequence and for the AFI Lifetime Achievement celebration for Sean Connery.
Rigler played "Amazing Grace" at former President Ronald Reagan's funeral in 2004.
Disclaimer: This film contains one instance of the middle finger and one instance of the "S" word in Titanic clip, and clips of Victoria Secret Models (No nudity).
Prepare yourself for a wild ride with WICKED TINKERS! Pioneers of the growing Tribal Celtic movement, the Tinkers have been playing haunting, heart-pounding bagpipes and irresistible tribal drums as a professional touring band since 1995. With the addition, several years back, of the mesmerizing drone of the Australian didgeridoo and Bronze Age Irish horn, the magic was complete. Sit back and be transported to an earlier time in Scotland and Ireland, when battle cries filled the air and strange, unheard-of creatures roamed the night. Or better yet, get on your feet and let your body move to ancient rhythms and forgotten sounds. WWW.WICKEDTINKERS.COM
Wicked Tinkers: "HP Sauce"
Wicked Tinkers: "Hugh Ross Set"
Wicked Tinkers: "CaberFeidgh"
For the better part of two decades, the Ploughboys have regaled the Los Angeles Celtic community with modern and traditional music from the British Isles, with dash of bluegrass, country, and American folk thrown in.
With a revamped lineup and set list, 2018 saw them headline several California celtic festivals, including the Costa Mesa Scottish Fest, the Las Vegas Highland Games, the Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival, and the Las Vegas Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival, to mention a few.. WWW.THEPLOUGHBOYS.ORG
The Ploughboys: "The Fox Ford"
The Ploughboys: "If I Ever Muck"
The Ploughboys: "Old Joe Clark"
Celtish was formed out of its members mutual appreciation and enjoyment of playing Traditional Scottish and Irish music. Celtish also likes to infuse their unique celtic sound/flair/musical signature into non traditional tunes. The best way to describe their style would be a traditional Celtic pub band with the occasional musical twist (hence the “ish”).
Celtish has performed at benefits, fundraisers, festivals, concerts, private events and naturally, the occasional brewery. We genuinely enjoy performing together and our primary goal is for our audiences to be entertained. We encourage our audiences to participate, sing along and join us in our Celtish spirit.
Dan Thomas – Guitar, penny whistle and vocals
Kelly Lauer – “Irish” ukulele, Bodhrain and vocals
Les Eisel – Guitar, mandolin, penny whistle and vocals