Born into a piping family in St. Peters, Cape Breton, Matt started playing whistle and pipes when he was 10 years old. He won the Argyllshire Gathering Silver Medal in Oban, Scotland eight years later and at 19 started recording, playing and touring the U.S. with Celtic-rock/fusion group Cuillin. Matt then joined Natalie MacMaster’s band in 2001, and over the course of 15 years played pipes, whistles, banjo, percussion and guitar on tour and appeared on several of her albums. His own album, a stripped-bare solo recording of the pipes, was released in 2005. Matt then joined the Canadian Forces as a musician, traveling extensively to the U.S., Europe, and Asia with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He is currently the Pipe Major of the 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Pipe Band, a grade 2 competitive band out of Borden, Ontario. This year at Celtic Colours Matt will be playing with Beòlach aas well as doing some shows on his own.
|La Place des arts Père Anselme Chiasson
Performers: Nicolas Boulerice & Olivier Demers with Robert Deveaux • Matt MacIsaac • Sylvia LeLièvre with Marcel Lefort