Heather MacIsaac


Heather MacIsaac of Antigonish began piano lessons at the age of 5. At 12, after following in the Highland dancing footsteps of her sisters, she turned her attention to bagpipes.  It was then that music became a major influence in her life.  She has been privileged to be able to study with some of the world’s top pipers. By 16 she had won many of the amateur prizes, began teaching and joined the Grade 1 pipe band in Halifax. While completing degrees at both St.FXU and Dalhousie, she continued to play with the 78th Highlanders Halifax-based band including competing in the final at the World Pipe Band Championships and winning the North American Championships.  She is currently taking a break from competitive piping to explore different styles of traditional music and composition.  In addition to being a piper, she also plays whistles, accordion, small-pipes, piano and sings. MacIsaac works as a pharmacist at the local hospital and plays at local concerts, sessions, and events.
Summer Youth Session 2