• Photos taken at Little Zimbabwe Farm by Johnny Mack

Ish has been delighting Canadian audiences for years and it is easy to see why he continues to be a favorite among Grown-ups and Children alike. 

Ish's performances blend good clean humor with today's common-sense values and an upbeat musical style that appeals to young and old alike while sharing his genuine gifts as a Family Friendly Singer, Songwriter & Storyteller. 

Composing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica and melodica, Ish's style is best described as an eclectic mix of upbeat Folk, Blues-Grass, Soft Rock and Country.

After taking a seven year hiatus from performing due to some health issues and the pandemic. He is back and feeling better and more inspired than ever. 

Over those years away, he has focused on his new direction as well as has released two new CDs for All Ages to enjoy, Up Fish CreekIt Takes Time.  

Ish will release his sixth (6) CD, Let Kindness Be Our Guiding Light, in the spring of 2024.   

Ish takes pride being a versatile and seasoned Family Friendly Performer and will often do different sets, when requested. From fun filled Concerts for Kids & Families to his Folk - Roots Concerts for Grown-ups, to mixing it up for All  Ages featuring songs and instrumentals from his (6) family friendly CDs. 

To learn more about Ish’s Recordings – check out his Recordings page, 

Beginning as a delightful Hobo Clown or Court Jester, Ish joyfully mixed music, storytelling, balloon sculpting and messages of goodwill with his interactive and off-the-wall humor.

It was through this amazing journey that Ish found a way of expressing himself in a creative and meaningful way.

For more information of Ish's time as a Clown, please visit his Memories page.

Something for Everyone

Marion Lightly has been playing accordion & piano, singing and accompanying Ish at his Concerts since 2012 and in 2015 they released a CD together, an eclectic mix of songs and unexpected instrumentals entitled, Up Fish Creek

Marion’s interest in writing and playing European and Celtic influenced instrumentals, and her laid back demeanor, are counterpoint to Ish's up-tempo and Folky style. Together they have also composed some gorgeous Instrumentals that feature the accordion and melodica. 

Ish & Marion perform as a Duo, in a Trio or in a Quartet, appearing as Ish & Friends.

To learn more - check out his / their Concert Page

Ish’s highly interactive show for Kids & Families celebrate the joys of childhood, and encourage their imaginative spirits as he invites them to sing along.

His themes for Children and their Families focus on friendship, family unity and safety first awareness all the while sharing positive messages on the importance of having a sense of humour, kindness, consideration and open mindedness in our everyday lives.

While his more mature themes for Grown-ups thoughtfully explore love won and lost, parenthood, contemporary issues, life’s challenges, the value of compromise, and messages of hope and joy.  

To learn more - check out his Concert Page