Sunday, January 20, 2013

Eclectic Tastes


Ashley MacIsaac was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

He has had quite the varied career so far and has tried his best to 
stay clear of controversy......and is not always successful
at doing that. But despite his past, he remains an accomplished fiddler
and musician.


19 comments:

  1. He is a bit of a naughty boy, but I do think he is most talented.

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    1. I don't know how naughty he is now but back a few years he really was out of control. But he trying to come back now.

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  2. Good Morning, Jim,
    I know nothing of his past, but he can really play. Great "wake up" for me and you know, I like a man in a kilt - double the fun! ;-)

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    1. Tsk tsk! But I KNOW what you mean. Glad Ashley woke you up this morning!

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  3. Wow, amazing! He sure can make that instrument dance.

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    1. He sure can! Those Scottish folk know how to get a crowd going!

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  4. Nice flash, Ashley! The Wild Man has been pretty quiet for the last few years. Marriage and sobriety have settled him down.

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    1. LOL! He loved to flash!
      Yes, marriage' will do that to us!! Settle us down somewhat that is! lol

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    1. Glad you liked it Pat. Ashley is so talented and has been since a child. He became very popular very quickly back in the late 90's and I am afraid he didn't know quite how to handle the fame. He went 'downhill' very fast. He has started to climb up slowly again.

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  6. I've been trying to figure out what to do when I visit Sydney. I think the music scene is high on that list, with the giant fiddle and such good talent coming from that area.

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    1. Oh yes, that GIANT fiddle. The island of Cape Breton is noted for its talent. It is quite an enchanting island once you cross the Canso Causeway. I know you can't get too far away on your visit there in June, but the Cabot Trail is a must see.

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  7. Good morning Jim stopping in to say hello

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  8. Awesome fiddle music Jim! thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. Hi Jeanne! Good to see you! Glad you liked this fiddler from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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  9. Now that's fun!
    I miss the vintage posts, by the way.

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  10. He can throw a good party I'm sure! I miss doing them too Terry,sometimes. But you never know.....

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  11. Hi Jim! Love this post!!! I love men in kilts! And when they're playing a fiddle even more! I have this recording somewhere on one of my Nova Scotian music CDs. I know every note, and it's fun to see the video. I'm always going back to your Eclectic Tastes posts and listening to them again. I'll be back to this one again!!! I don't know if you ever heard Radio CJFX out of Antigonish. But its DJ Gus McKinnon did a lot to promote people like John Allan Cameron in the mid-1960s. Gus played a lot of Winston Scotty Fitzgerald too. That's where I acquired my taste for Celtic fiddle. Thanks for sharing this. Oh, have you ever heard of Enter the Haggis? They are an awesome group, and their fiddler (whose name I can't think of right now) is awesome. Hope you're having a fun weekend!

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