Macisaac Nick Spitzer introduces us to the two CD releases by the 22-year-old fiddler Ashley MacIsaac. His first CD, "Hi, How Are You Today," shows the radical approach MacIsaac is capable of taking with the traditional fiddle music of his native Cape Breton. When some of his Cape Breton fans were distressed with the "grunge-ification" of the music, MacIsaac returned to pure tradition on his second CD, "Fine, Thank You Very Much." But he continues to be a wild performer, known for dancing and fiddling, and wearing a kilt and t-shirt and half-laced Doc Marten boots! ("Hi How Are You Today" (catalog #79602 2001-2) and "Fine Thank You Very Much" (catalog #79602 2002-2) by Ashley MacIsaac are both on Ancient Music Limited, distributed by A & M RECORDS/CANADA.) (4:30) ((ST
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Nick Spitzer introduces us to the two CD releases by the 22-year-old fiddler Ashley MacIsaac. His first CD, "Hi, How Are You Today," shows the radical approach MacIsaac is capable of taking with the traditional fiddle music of his native Cape Breton. When some of his Cape Breton fans were distressed with the "grunge-ification" of the music, MacIsaac returned to pure tradition on his second CD, "Fine, Thank You Very Much." But he continues to be a wild performer, known for dancing and fiddling, and wearing a kilt and t-shirt and half-laced Doc Marten boots! ("Hi How Are You Today" (catalog #79602 2001-2) and "Fine Thank You Very Much" (catalog #79602 2002-2) by Ashley MacIsaac are both on Ancient Music Limited, distributed by A & M RECORDS/CANADA.) (4:30) ((ST