Dave MacIsaac

Nova Scotia

Dave MacIsaac

Internationally recognized as a master of stringed instruments, Dave MacIsaac is a musician’s musician. He plays traditional fiddle tunes with fiery passion, and his stunning guitar playing, whether solo or as accompaniment, is industry legend. Always interested in expanding his knowledge of Celtic music, Dave has thousands of recordings of Cape Breton traditional music. He also possesses an archival knowledge of tunes, and is often called upon to name that tune for recordings, as well as being in high demand for session work. In the spring of 2017, Dave received an honorary degree—Doctor of Letters—from Cape Breton University, in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the preservation and evolution of Cape Breton musical culture.

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