Fin Moore is a piper, born & bred. He plays the Highland pipes, Border pipes and Scottish Small Pipes. For five years, he played in the Vale of Atholl Juvenile Band and is now working with his father, Hamish, as very successful pipe makers. They have made nearly 1000 sets of pipes. Their pipes are played all over the world and appear on dozens of recordings.
Fin has gained a great reputation as a teacher. He has taught at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton for four seasons, the Lowland and Border Pipers’ Society annual teaching weekend in Melrose and at The Piper’s Gathering, Vermont and other schools around the world. In 2008 he was asked to teach at the SFU pipe band summer school in British Columbia.
He has now performed at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, the Edinburgh International Festival and the William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh, as well as numerous appearances around the world. He has played solo and with bands including, Dannsa, who are gaining great respect in Scotland and abroad for their traditional and innovating dancing, internationally renowned Cape Breton band, Slàinte Mhath and Scottish band Back of the Moon.
Fin is currently playing with Dannsa, and Sarah Hoy as part of a fiddle and pipes duo. He is also member of the pipe quartet Seudan who have just released their debut album on Greentrax records. Seudan play reproductions of 18th-century Highland pipes and mostly play traditional Scottish tunes. Although he hasn’t recorded a solo album yet, he appears on several compilations. Fin has also been practising his step dancing, which means he can sometimes be seen giving a step or two!
“this boy was born to play a reel and when he did so on the Scottish Small Pipes, stamping both feet to produce a step dance rhythm section…….. living precariously with his own exciting variations, he was magic.”
25th August 1999, Alastair Clark, The Scotsman.