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Thom Moore, Top Professional Bagpiper

Bagpipes from Haddonfield, NJ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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THE BEST PIPING FOR YOUR ONCE-IN-A LIFETIME EVENT, with my personal guarantee of your complete satisfaction! A truly professional musician-bagpiper with over 3 decades of experience as a serious solo and pipe band competitor on the Great Highland Bagpipe, with more than 300 trophies and medals -- including 43 "piper of the day" championships -- on my record in competitions sanctioned by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) and the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario, Canada (PPBSO). A certified, successful grade 1 solo competitor (grade 5 being the lowest and 1 the highest), and former member of more than a dozen competition-level pipe bands in grades 3 and 2. A highly sought-after bagpiping instructor for individuals and bands, currently instructing the Camden County (NJ) Emerald Society Pipes & Drums. Also an accomplished public performer, having played multiple times at all of the major Philadelphia-area music and civic venues (Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, Merriam Theater, Union League, Phila Convention Center, Phila City Hall, etc.), a host of pubs and restaurants, as well as the entire 2013 run of performances of the Philadelphia world premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera "Silent Night" (based on a true World War 1 story) with the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
I am proud to play this great instrument, and look forward to making your special event truly memorable, whether it is a funeral or memorial service for a loved one, a wedding, birthday party, a corporate event or promotional activity, or some other remembrance or celebration. I always take special care in how I present myself, tailoring my appearance, uniform, and repertoire to the circumstances and style of your event. I am extremely well versed in Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic musical selections, and love to work directly with clients to tailor my performance to their particular needs and interests.
One of my heartfelt goals as a highly experienced, well-trained, and certifiably accomplished bagpiper is to educate folks about how truly amazing the bagpipe can sound. This is my essential mission. Sadly, even many people with professional training on other instruments often have only a vague idea of how a bagpipe really should sound and how it should be played. This is why I'm always ready to provide advice and help to bagpipe students and even other experienced pipers who may not have had the benefit of top-notch teachers and consistent training. The bagpipe is surely one of the noblest of all musical instruments, and whenever I play it, I am keenly aware of the great social and cultural Celtic heritage that it represents. I will continue to do my part to represent the instrument appropriately, with dignity and honor, as well as, of course, some good fun!
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Wedding

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I was absolutely satisfied on all counts with Thom Moore's performance. He showed up on time and played beautifully for my guests.

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Funeral

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Would hire him again in a nanosecond. On time, very professional, had the right perfect look and could actually play the bagpipes!

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Wedding Ceremony

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I booked Thom almost a year before my event. As the date drew nearer we got in contact and it turned out that Thom had a very important family even that ended up being scheduled at the very same time/date as our wedding! Thom took the initiative to find an exceptionally credentialed and talented replacement so that we would not be left scrambling to find someone. His replacement was fantastic and honored the agreement between Thom and I. I cannot say how grateful I am that Thom was so professional. I would recommend him to anyone.

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PAST EVENTS
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2017
Sep
2
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Frenchtown, NJ
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Sep
16
Wedding
Gladstone, NJ
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Oct
14
Wedding
Northampton, PA
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Oct
27
College Reunion
Mays Landing, NJ
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
Nov
17
Wedding Reception
Philadelphia, PA
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Nov
18
Wedding
Freehold, NJ
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jun
17
Wedding
Vernon, NJ
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Jun
17
Memorial Service
Pottstown, PA
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2017
Jun
15
Funeral
Clarksboro, NJ
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2017
Jun
8
Funeral
Philadelphia, PA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2017
Jun
3
Wedding Ceremony
Allentown, PA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
May
27
Wedding
Philadelphia, PA
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Minstrel Boy
Traditional
Wearing of the Green
Traditional
Wrap the Green Flag
Traditional
Sean South of Garryowen
Traditional
Garryowen
Traditional
God Save Ireland
Traditional
Amazing Grace
Traditional (Hymn)
How Great Thou Art
Traditional (Hymn)
Abide With Me
Traditional (Hymn)
St. Jude's Prayer
Traditional (Hymn)
Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Thom Moore, Top Professional Bagpiper will also travel to Audubon, Collingswood, Haddon Heights, Lawnside, Barrington, Cherry Hill, Magnolia, Mount Ephraim, Oaklyn, Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester City, Merchantville, Runnemede, Somerdale, Glendora, Maple Shade, Pennsauken, Stratford, Gibbsboro, Westville, Clementon, Moorestown, Philadelphia, Voorhees, Woodbury, Marlton, National Park, Palmyra, Riverton.
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