Opening for Ashley was Ashley MacLeod, a talented fiddler from Glengarry Ontario.
One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley MacIsaac has garnered international acclaim by playing the fiddle in that hard-nosed, traditional Cape-Breton style, while adding his own spin, mixing genres and updating Celtic music to appeal to a broader spectrum of fans.
Ashley broke through to the mainstream with the double-platinum genre-bending “Hi, How Are You Today?” in 1995. International radio play for the single, “Sleepy Maggie,” and a regular slot on MuchMusic made Ashley an instant Canadian icon.
With the exciting musical experiments and collaborations of recent years still in his mind, Ashley released “Crossover” in 2012, the first album in this style in ten years. No frills, just great music by a proud Canadian who shreds on a fiddle like no one else can.