PROFILE

Through the years, Ish has toured across Canada from the Arctic, to the East Coast and West Coast and everywhere in between and has appeared at ... 

Children's, Folk and Community Festivals, Country Fairs, Schools, Libraries, Special Events, Variety Shows, and intimate House Concerts.    

Ish has also toured on behalf of Festivals Ontario, Ontario Library Service, Canada Council as well as with Ontario & British Columbia Fairs and Exhibitions. He has also performed twice in Iqaluit, Nunavut, appearing at the Toonik time Festival and the Alianait Arts Festival. 
       
He has performed to rave reviews at Canadian International Children's Festivals in Winnipeg, Prince George, Calgary, Regina, Kenora, Surrey and Ottawa as well as at smaller yet fun-filled Kids Festivals such as Cortenay, Campbell River, and Abbotsford.  

He also toured twice throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan with Master Illusionist Murray Hatfield appearing in 26 sold out shows. 

"Ish & the Clown Fish" 

Performed with the "Kamloops Thompson Children's Choir" 

At the Kamloops Sagebrush Theatre, 

- promoted by School District 73, Fine Arts. 

The “3 Sold-Out Concerts” were to celebrate the release of Ish’s “New” Children's CD, 

Never Say Never that he recorded with the Kamloops Thompson Children's Choir. 

Never Say Never was nominated by the Western Canadian Music Awards for 

Children’s Recording of the Year, 2012

DISCOGRAPHY

Throughout the years Ish has continued to share his love for Music, Comedic Theatre and the Recording Arts and has surrounded himself with seasoned associates who offer him sound educational and musical advice. And it shows in his thoughtfully produced recordings.   

In 1986, Ish & Lenny, the Musical Clown Duo, recorded and released two of Ish’s original songs on a 45 rpm vinyl entitled,         ”I’ve Got a Hole in My Umbrella” the flip side being, “Clean Bedroom Parade.” 

These two tunes are a high octane mix of folk-grass meets big band as well as lots of Spike Jones, circus sound effect influences. Lead vocals & instrumentation were shared by Ish & Lenny. It also features guest jazz drummer, Jack Herman and an all-star line-up of Toronto musicians and singers - Choir Master: Sandi Horowitz & her Children’s Choir.    

Written and Composed by Loren Bagelman, Arranged by Len Graf, Produced by Jack Herman, Engineer - Jody Ellis and Recorded at Triton Sound Studios Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Property of Orange Bus Records, Ishdafish Music.

I'VE GOT A HOLE IN MY UMBRELLA

Ish & Friends

This highly animated song was originally recorded and released in 1986 by Musical Clown Duo: Ish & Lenny.

It's a high octane, animated, interactive mix of Big Band, Circus sound effects and Jazz-Grass. Also appearing is a highly motivated Kids Choir.

Get your rain gear and sing-along!
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Since then Ish has co-produced four wonderfully produced CD Recordings; two for Children and their Families entitled, Cardboard Wings / Never Say Never, as well as a Folk-Roots CD , Go West on 17 and a CD for All Ages, Up Fish Creek. 

Cardboard Wings (1994) 

Was co-produced with producer, arranger, engineer and musician Terry Draper (Klattuu) and producer, engineer and arranger Craig Wingrove (piano accompanist for the National Ballet School of Canada.) 

With special guidance by Catherine Ambrose (primary teacher, music teacher, arranger, pianist, Children Choir Conductor. Best known for her work with Juno Winner’s - Raffi & Ken Whitely. And, David Frego (music enrichment teacher and former cellist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.)       

It’s an engaging collection of songs full of good clean fun, positive messages and features off the wall sound effects, an all-star lineup of musicians and singers and featuring the Glen Park Public School Children’s Choir.