Eric Rigler & Dirk Freymuth
Celtic Music…From the Tradition to the Movies and Beyond
“World’s Most Recorded Piper” Eric Rigler (soloist on Braveheart, Titantic, The Simpsons, etc.) and multi-talented string player Dirk Freymuth team-up to create a musical panorama of Celtic spirit and energy. Drawing from haunting Irish melodies, barn-burning jigs & reels and themes from Eric’s film and television work, the duo produce a hearing-is-believing sonic experience.
Featuring Eric on Irish uilleann pipes and whistles and Dirk on acoustic guitars, the two formed their duo in 2014 with the goal of performing soundtrack music, Celtic traditional music and original compositions using looping pedals, effects processors and other music technology. Together they create everything from lush cinematic soundscapes to driving percussive grooves.
Dirk Freymuth’s gifted and diverse artistry on the guitar spans genres from being a member of the Minneapolis power-pop trio, HINDU RODEO, to Dublin’s BAROQUE ORCHESTRA OF IRELAND. As a studio player he has recorded for dozens of artists such as KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, THE PROCLAIMERS and JOHN GORKA. He has produced more than fifty albums in a wide variety of styles. Eric&Dirk website
Eric Rigler - ulleann pipes, Scottish small-pipes, whistles
Dirk Freymuth - acoustic guitars
Wanda Law - fiddle, viola