When one gets a phone call from Ashley MacIsaac saying he’d like to do a birthday show at The Carleton, one does not say no. One says yes. Yes, we’ll do a special birthday matinée on Sunday, February 23rd. Yes. we’ll start serving brunch at 11:30 AM and yes, the show will feature Wendy MacIsaac and Chris Babineau and yes, the show will start at 2 PM! Advanced tickets are $27.50.
It’s worth noting that, because this is a matinée, folks under 19 may attend. Thanks to the province’s liquor laws, they have to buy food if they do, but they can come!
Ashley MacIsaac plays the fiddle with an intensity, authenticity and passion that is hard to deny. He learned his chops at an early age mentored by some of the legendary greats of the area, performing all over the Island in halls, clubs, barns and kitchens. Hi How Are You was released in the mid 90’s and the accolades rolled in, the awards, the touring, the interviews and appearances, the persona took shape and the legend took hold.
1990s: Platinum selling records, Juno Awards, US TV appearances, ground breaking recordings. 2000s: Autobiography, TV documentaries and guest appearances in film and TV, DVD’s and more records. 2010s: Doctorate Awards, performances at Olympics, for Prime Ministers, sold out tours and symphony shows.