News & Updates

March4, 2000

It was posted to the e-mail ceilidh recently that the CBC-TV will be airing a Cheiftans special on March 17 at 9 pm regarding the making of their new album "Water from the Well"  What does this have to do with Ashley?  Ashley will be among the guest stars appearing in the special, which also include Los Lobos, Van Morrison and Altan.  So be sure not to miss this special if you live in Canada and get CBC.  I don't.   Someone tape it  :P

November 27, 1999

I finally got my copy of Helter's Celtic last night and updated the discography section today.  The christmas season is drawing near so i thought i'd rearrange the sound files section of this site to include some clips from A Cape Breton Christmas, which i know is pretty tough to find. As for the new album, it might be pretty far out there, but there's plenty of people who play traditional, so i'm always up for something different, i got my copy from if you're in the u.s.a. and can't wait any longer :)

July 30, 1999

Kristy Knight of Loggerhead Records has said that the new album curently has two working titles: Pickled Walnuts or HeltersCeltic.  I really love the latter :)
-thanks to mairi for the info

July 28, 1999

New article up at Jam! regarding Ashley signing up with his new label, Loggerhead Records.  Check it out at

June 17, 1999

Word on the Ceilidh has it that an episode of Power Play on the UPN network (Mondays at 9:00PM EST) contains Ashley Playing the National Anthem before a hockey game. I'm not sure which episode so i can't say when it'll be on, but keep an eye out for it.  :)

April 12, 1999

This came over the ceilidh, thought you all might be interested:

MacIsaac joins AIDS benefit line-up
  Cape Breton fiddler Ashley MacIsaac will join an array of Canadian talent for The Stage for AIDS at the National Arts Centre on May 29.

  The AIDS Committee of Ottawa's fourth annual fundraising performing arts benefit moves into the NAC Opera to accommodate both the increased following and growing need for this annual event.

  Along with MacIssac, musicians Jane Siberry and Rufus Wainwright have been confirmed to play The Stage for AIDS.

  The full lineup will be announced April 14.

  Tickets for the show range from $25-$75 and are available only through the AIDS Committee of Ottawa by calling 238-5014 or 238-2124.

(Ottawa Sun)

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