“World’s Most Recorded Piper” Eric Rigler (OUTLANDER, BRAVEHEART, TITANIC) and multi-talented guitarist Dirk Freymuth return to create a night of acoustic holiday cheer. Drawing from traditional Irish & Scottish melodies featured in their PBS Special, “Celtic Journeys: Songs & Soundtracks”, and themes from Eric’s motion picture & television soundtracks, the artists will highlight music from the Christmas tradition–both familiar and lesser-known pieces from the British Isles, Ireland and other Celtic Nations within Europe.
The evening features Eric performing on a seldom-seen Celtic wonder, the uilleann pipes, (the traditional bagpipes of Ireland)—a complicated and evocative ancient instrument capable of producing sounds from mournful and sublime to euphoric. With Eric on bagpipes & whistles and Dirk on acoustic guitars, the ensemble will be joined by special guests.
Celtic Christmas Music
Eric Rigler: uilleann pipes, Scottish smallpipes, whistles
Dirk Freymuth: acoustic guitars
Wanda Law: fiddle, viola
Lily Honigberg: fiddle