Eric is an award winning,  third-generation bagpiper of Scottish descent.  He has been playing and writing music for the Great Highland Bagpipe since he was only ten years old.  He was trained by some of the best bagpiping instructors in the United States. His natural talent and extensive training have helped him to earn first place medals at multiple bagpiping competitions.  
The Desert Piper • PO Box 3012 • Quartz Hill CA 93586
© 2004 Eric & Vickee Boyd
Nominated for a 2007 Celtic Radio Music Award 

Performed in the films & TV Shows: 
Battleship, El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances,  
Primary Colors, 1000 Ways to Die and Monster House

Former member of the Celtic bands: 
The Angry Brians (1916), Tartanic, 
Silent Planet and Sonic Impulse 

Former member of the:
 Los Angeles County Fire Department Emerald Society, 
Los Angeles Police Department Pipe Band, 
City of Glendale Pipe Band and Cabar Feidh Pipe Band

Performed at:
The Los Angeles Film Festival, Renaissance Faires, 
Highland Games and various festivals and events all over 
the West Coast as well as Arizona, Nevada and the 
World Highland Games in Glasgow, Scotland

Performed with:
World renowned bagpipers Eric Rigler (Bad Haggis) 
and Aaron Shaw (The Wicked Tinkers), The Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Golden Bough Carol Tatum, The Browne Sister 
& George Cavannah.

Formally trained by:
Seamus Coyne, Allan Weidlich, Stephen Megarity, 
Glen Thompson and John McLean Allan