Ashley MacIsaac was born in Creignish, on the western side of Cape Breton, and now lives in Windsor, Ontario. By the time he started school, he was performing as a dancer in concerts, graduating to fiddle and piano a short time later. Before he graduated high school, he was playing across North America, including playing and dancing in a Phillip Glass off-Broadway production. Over the years, he has experimented with musical styles, evolving into an award-winning genre bending performer, writer, and singer who has toured and performed for sellout crowds around the world, including the 2010 Winter Olympic opening ceremonies.
Currently working a new project of Celtic Beats with Jay Andrews of Halifax (aka Sticks). His extensive catalogue is available through Linus/True North records, with the previously unreleased “Beautiful Lake Ainsle” CD with Barbara Magone set for release later this fall as well as a re-issue of his Crossover CD.