about PIUS macIsaac
Posted on August 29th, 2013 by webadmin
PIUS MacIsaac, a son of Mabou, was inspired as a boy by the vivid musical culture of local Cape Breton players. At 13 with his own hard-earned guitar he began chording to his father's fiddling. He is now a gifted composer writing for fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Pius is a role model for those with disabilities, surpassing his own limits by sheer creative determination.
Pius can be seen accompanying many of the island's top fiddlers with his driving, percussive guitar rhythms. Pius has taken the stage with top-notch players such as Dave MacIsaac, Gordie Sampson, Scott Macmillian, and Brian Doyle. He also performs regularly at local festivals and parish hall dances as well as venues across Canada often entertaining the crowd at ceilidhs with his nephew Ian MacDougall.
Music from the Heart
INDEPENDENT RELEASE 2003
Pius realised a personal dream with the release of his first CD "Music From the Heart". With this 2003 release his music was acclaimed and promoted by radio airplay. "Music from the Heart" led Pius as far west as Alberta and as far east as St. John's NL where his 2004 ECMA spot won the award for "Best Showcase".
Order CD on line at The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre.
|Sample Track : Patrick Gillis Reel
The Greatest Gift
INDEPENDENT RELEASE 2005
Pius' second album "The Greatest Gift" was released in 2005 with great response to his compositions.
|Sample Track : Sound the Pibroch
Listen to tracks from "The Greatest Gift" or order the CD at Cape Breton Live.