(February 24, 1975 - living) U.S.A.
Born at Antigonish, Nova Scotia, celtic-rock fiddler Ashley MacIsaac began stepdancing at five, fiddling at nine. Then he began touring Cape Breton and clubs in Toronto, Detroit, Boston by age 13. He first gained prominence at age 16 (after being discovered by New York City theater types vacationing in Nova Scotia) and soon became a Canadian cultural icon. His 1995 CD Hi How Are You Today? sold 300,000 copies in Canada and won two Juno awards.
Then in 1996 MacIsaac disclosed his ties to a 16-year-old boy-friend and his proclivity toward sexual acts involving urination... and he was dropped from Maclean's magazine's 1996 honor roll of Canadians.