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Page 26 - A Little Visit with Ashley MacIsaac's Parents

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1997/6/1 (322 reads)

them now. And so many fiddlers. And so many good ones. So many good ones. (We talk about who's going to make jobs in Cape Breton. And, of course, between Ashley and Natalie, they've just opened the ) Carmelita: For the younger fiddlers coming up. Alisiis: It's amazing how much work is out there for them.... I remember a gentleman from New Brunswick that plays violin. He made a comment over in Prince Edward Island in a tuning room at a concert over there that, "You people from Cape Breton are all too scared of competition," he says. I told him, "Well, we're really not very interested in competition in Cape Breton. Because that develops some? thing else, a little competition is not really in the minds of most Cape Breton fiddlers. What is really there is the love for their music, the love of playing to? gether, and enjoy what they're doing." This competition thing is just, well.... WE CAN HELP YOU REALIZE YOUR DREAM OF HOMEOWNERSHIP! FOR A MORTGAGE TO BUY, BUILD OR RENOVATE, SEE THE LOCAL EXPERTS League Savings 8 Mortgage 235 Charlotte St., Sydney, N.S. BIP6H7 Phone:539-8222 _/* / Ashley Maclsaac's room at home, Creignish Ashley did go and compete. Actually, he went the next competition. And he went up and he took first place in the open class. Carmelita: In Sackville. At the Old-Time Fiddling. And Lisa took first place two years ago. Angus: But it's not something that you really dwell on. There's not a lot of interest. Carmelita: And I find now, myself, when we used to go to the competitions with the kids, there's so many little kids out there and they want to win so bad that-- you know, those tiny, wee, little ones. And they come out on stage, and they're Over 100 Oscars of Service John D, Steele's Sons, Limited MONUMENT CENTRE & DISPLAY 32 William Street 794-2713 NORTH SYDNEY, N. S. (after hours: 794-4411 & 794-3171) A Pioneer Companv ROBIN'S . NOW 231 YEARS OLD • ROBIN, JONES & WHITMAN, INC. iiy was founded around 1766 by the Robin fami- islands of Jersey and (Guernsey in the English hese French-speaking immigrants to Arichat amp supplied the local fishermen with their ba- ies and look the fishermen's catch to markets i world. Robin's have evolved to include furni- /are, bulding supplies, and groceries. ' Cheticamp, N.S. 224-2022 • Inverness, N.S. 258-2241 26
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