Joe MacMaster is a piper and fiddle player from Troy, Cape Breton. Since a very young age he has been surrounded by music and culture, which sparked his interest early on. He grew up in a musical family, to whom he credits as his greatest influences on his playing. Joe has learned from quite a few different instructors, such as; Kenneth MacKenzie, Wally Ellison, Matt MacIssac, his grandfather and aunt Alex and Natalie MacMaster, as-well as few others here and there. Only relatively new to playing publicly, he continues to be involved in many different musical and cultural events and programs, and in 2015 completed the Gaisgich Òga program, which aims to develop functional fluency in the Gaelic language in Nova Scotia youth. He has no plans to ever quit playing music, and hopes to continue in the direction he's going. He aims to have the Gaelic dance style of piping, and the “old style” sound in his fiddle playing. Now, he is currently a student at Dalbrae Academy in Mabou.