Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Let's hope he's just fiddling around...

According to The Daily News, Cape Breton fiddler Ashley MacIsaac intends to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Given his artistic endeavors (as described in the article), maybe he should stick to music. That at least isn't too bad, although being on the east coast, he doesn't seem to be aware of Canada's great Ukrainian fiddlers found in groups such as The Kubasonics and The Ukrainian Old Timers.

As this online essay describes, the late great Al Cherney could play the fiddle behind his back and then under one leg while he balanced on the other. Maybe Ashley could pull that off, but betcha he can't do it with as big a smile on his face!

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