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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

 

IT MUST BE FUN

Ish & Friends

It's fun to sing and always stimulate the never ending question. Who has got it easier, kids or adults? I have kept it simple, one playful Jazz piano player, two kids and two adults sharing our thoughts as we joyfully agree to disagree.
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Ish also enjoys donating his time and talent by sharing his love for others, by appearing at Senior Centres, Hospitals, and  supporting important social causes like the BC Children's Hospital - ChildRun, BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, to name a few.

Ish has recorded with and, or shared the stage with such well-known and respected artists as ...    

Fred Penner, Robert Munsch, Rick Scott, Paul Hann, Charlotte Diamond, Lenny Graf, Sherman Doucette, Sabrina Weeks, Jason Homey, Chris Stevens, Murray Hatfield, Valdy and Buffy St. Marie.

The song "Do You See" is a Concert favorite as well as Ish's all time number one high octane Bluegrass

sing-along song about discovering that special person that completes you.
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What's New

Since recording and releasing his latest CD for All Ages, Up Fish Creek in 2015 " an eclectic and imaginative collection of songs and instrumentals that was written, arranged, and produced for young and old alike to enjoy. "

Ish has chosen to take some time off from performing, to immerse himself in what he is most passionate about; honing his artistic talents as a Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller and Musician, as well as expressing his sense of Goodwill within his Art.

His focus is to find common ground where upon the perception of his Music being for Children or for Adults can meet - without either detracting from the value of the other.

Ish is collaborating with others and developing some new writing, performing and recording projects. As he shares his thoughts and musical aspirations, again, beyond the context in which he is best known.

He is presently co-writing and recording a new Folk-Blues influenced CD entitled, Somewhere in the Blue, with Rick Poppa Dawg Halisheff, and plans to tour as a Duo and Quartet upon its release.

After receiving so many positive accolades for the four Instrumentals on Up Fish Creek.

Ish & Marion  are in the midst of recording a new Instrumental CD entitled, Fly Free Butterfly.

A delightful mix of Ish's Folk-Blues and Marion's European and Celtic like Instrumentals.

With that in mind, Ish has been practising with Marion, who accompanies him on accordion, piano and vocals and together they look forward to the year ahead, performing and preparing for the 2018 - 2019 Festival - Fair Season.