Fin Moore and Sarah Hoy started playing as a duo after leading sessions in Birnam, a place noted as a centre of Scots music in the heartlands of Perthshire. They quickly became in demand for other session work and concert performances further afield, and have since performed together all over Scotland, at festivals in England, and at festivals and schools in the USA.
Fin Moore 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 a very successful pipemaker. Fin also has a reputation as a teacher of pipes, and works regularly at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton. He has also taught at the Lowland and Border Pipers Society annual teaching weekend in Melrose and at Piper Gathering North Hero, Vermont and other schools around the world. He has performed at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, the Edinburgh International Festival and the William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh. He has played solo and with bands including, Dannsa who are noted for their traditional and innovating dancing, the internationally renowned Cape Breton band, Slainte Mhath, and Back of the Moon, winners at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards 2003.
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. Alastair Clark, The Scotsman
Sarah Hoy was born into a musical family in Edinburgh. She took up the fiddle aged eight, learning from her father Derek, fiddler with classic Scots band, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, and later with Mairi Campbell, well-known fiddler, singer and step dancer. Sarah has played with Bella McNab’s Dance Band, she has performed at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Edinburgh International Festival Fringe and for step dancing at Ceolas summer school on South Uist.
Her upbeat style is immensely likeable, and her compositions immediately caught my attention. Cheryl Turner, Rambles
The Skylark’s Ascension (c. Archie Lindsay), Pretty Marion (Strathspey and Reel), Lads of Mull, Buntata Sgadan (Allan MacDonald)
Tie the Bonnet,10 Again (c. Fin Moore) (Reels)
Lady Madelina Sinclair, A A Cameron’s, Lads of Mull, Forrest Lodge (bagpipe solo)
A Man’s a Man, Finlay Donald Willie’s Jig (c. Fin Moore), Boatman Bill (c. Hamish Moore) (bagpipe solo)
Atom of Delight (bagpipe solo)
An air composed by Derek Hoy.
Oran Mor MhicLeoid, The Shores of Loch Bee (bagpipe solo)