Always compelling, never predictable, Ashley MacIsaac was born in 1975 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is a complex, energetic and exuberant artist who has become a pop icon in the Celtic realm, rebellious and exuberant, resplendent in kilts and army boots.
Picking up the fiddle at age eight, Ashley MacIsaac immersed himself in the instrument, and by 14 he was performing at local festivals, pubs and community events. He burst on the worldwide scene with 1995's recording Hi, How Are you Today? on A&M Records. The album went triple-platinum in Canada, and broke down radio barriers with the Gaelic single "Sleepy Maggie." His follow-up recording, Fine, Thank You Very Much, is a more traditional, but no less original outing. Blazing through another tour that included a now-notorious appearance on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" (MacIsaac flashed the cameras in his kilt), he continued to defy conventional music industry standards.
MacIsaac's 2003 self-titled album from Decca proves he has experienced a personal and professional rebirth. The record not only features an eclectic grouping of original pop tracks and traditional melodies, but also showcases, for the first time, MacIsaac's voice on six different tracks.
Ashley MacIsaac's career on screen includes small parts in the Canadian movies New Waterford Girl and Marion Bridge.
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