If you’re familiar with the movies BRAVEHEART, TITANIC, AUSTIN POWERS or CD’s by KEITH URBAN, FAITH HILL, JOSH GROBAN and PHIL COLLINS, then you’re familiar with the sounds of BAD HAGGIS piper, Eric Rigler.

BAD HAGGIS fuses cutting-edge Celtic with influences of rock, alternative, jazz, pop, world beat, African and Latin influences. Driven by the dual leads of the “bagtar” (bagpipe & guitar) by Eric and guitarist Mike Hoffmann, to the deeply grooving rhythms laid down by bassist/vocalist Mick Linden and drummer Ryan Krieger, BAD HAGGIS produces a hearing-is-believing sonic experience. 

BH banner photo: John Taber (www.liveshots12.smugmug.com)    BH inset photo: Wayde Carroll (www.waydecarroll.com) 


Welcome to the new BAD HAGGIS website! We'll be adding pages so stay tuned.



Apr 18, 2015
Kern County Fairgrounds
Bakersfield CA
May 23, 2015
Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa CA
May 24, 2015
Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa CA



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