Ish has a genuine way of connecting with his audience -  young and old alike. While bringing into focus his delightful sense of humor, warmth and common sense values. 


May he be performing in Concert for Children and their Families, Grown-ups or for All Ages.  
   
His performances are varied in themes; positive, upbeat, interactive, age appropriate and feature songs from his four family friendly CD recordings.  
   
As well as delightfully includes some brand new songs, stories and pretty instrumentals you will enjoy to discover.

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Ish on Tour 2015

 

Ish is a Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller and draws on his extensive repertoire of self-penned songs, off the wall stories, poems and amusing observations of everyday life we all can relate to.

Composing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica and melodica, his style is best described as a combination of thoughtfully written story telling lyrics played in a Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Soft Rock and Country genre.  

 

Good Clean Place

by Ish and Friends

This song delightfully mixes Bluegrass, Ragtime and some wonderful three part harmonies as Ish gently and thoughtfully shares his environmental concerns in a positive way. This tune will have you tapping your feet, singing along, smiling and will appeal to everyone.
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  1. Good Clean Place

Ish has released four wonderfully produced recordings; two for Children and their Families; Cardboard Wings & Never Say Never. 

He has also proudly released a Roots & Blues CD for Grown-ups entitled, Go West on 17 and his latest, an All Ages CD entitled, 
Up Fish Creek. That's a
carefree, poignant and wildly energetic collection of imaginative songs and instrumentals that was written, arranged and produced for young and old alike to enjoy.

WE ARE VERY PROUD TO SAY THAT ...

Ish's CD recording, Never Say Never, was Nominated by the
Western Canadian Music Awards as Children's Album of the Year, 2012.  
 

TAKE A LISTEN, TAKE A LOOK & ENJOY

This fun-filled song showcases Ish's imaginative spirit and delightfully blends good clean humour and positive messages that appeal to young and old alike.
 

NEVER SAY NEVER

by Ish & Friends

This wild and wacky Bluegrass song is about never giving up on yourself and / or others and, showcases different character voices as the song creatively brings that mindset to focus. It's funny, interactive and conveys the thought; that all you are is what you do and ever choose to be.
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  1. NEVER SAY NEVER

Although best known as a Children’s and Family Concert, Recording Artist, Ish enjoys writing and sharing his Songs and Stories from a Grown-up point of view too.

OUR BIG HIT

by Ish & Friends

This is a fun filled up-tempo romantic Bluegrass tune, and, sung in a duet. And, is a kick back to the Country, Rockabilly style of Buck Owens.

It’s about love and fascination with a truly imaginative and catchy chorus that says it all.

“Our love is bigger than the Beatles; last longer than the Rolling Stones and sweeter than Peter, Paul & Mary. Our loving hearts have found a loving home; our loving hearts have found a loving home.”
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  1. OUR BIG HIT

This song relates to Ish discovering that his home had been burglarized and that his favorite guitar was stolen.  And how he has risen above, found a way to release the anger, pay homage to his old guitar and have some fun.

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This song is about following your dreams and a little boy who wanted to fly. It reminds me if you mix passion with commitment and goodwill, anything is possible. This song will appeal to young and old alike.
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