Ashley MacIssac: Sleepy Maggie

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Translation into English fron Scottish Gaelic:

Dance, reel, a bonny reel.
A bonny reel, a tidy dance.
Dance, reel, a bonny reel.
A bonny reel, a tidy dance.

How can I make a tidy dance?
How can I dance a bonny reel?
How can I make a tidy dance?
The pin went from the hem of my coat.

Dance reel, a bonny reel.
A bonny reel, a tidy dance.
Dance reel, a bonny reel.
A bonny reel, a tidy dance.

How can I make a tidy dance?
How can I dance a bonny reel?
The pin went from the hem of my coat.
Dance.

Oh, I won't be sad,
When the fiddler, the fiddler comes tonight.

The nest of the grouse,
In the black mill, in the black mill.
The nest of the grouse,
Is in the black mill since the summertime.
The nest of the grouse
In the black mill, in the black mill,
The nest of the grouse,
Is in the black mill since the summertime.

The black mill is moving around,
The black mill is moving around,
The black mill is moving around,
And we expect to go dancing.
The black mill is moving around,
The black mill is moving around,
The black mill is moving around,
And we expect to go dancing.

In the black mill, in the black mill.

In the black mill since the summertime.

In the black mill, in the black mill.

In the black mill since the summertime.

REPEAT.














songwriters: traditional Scottish reel, writers unknown

performed by: Ashley MacIssac and vocalist, Mary Jane Lamont

date released: 1995 by Ashley MacIssac

'Sleepy Maggie' was the hit single from Ashley MacIssac's most commercially successful album, 'Hi, How Are You Today'. The album went twice platinum in record sales.

Ashley Dwayne MacIssac was born in Creignish, Nova Scotia, on February 24, 1975. Although MacIssac's fiddling is traditional, he injects a rock element into his music with hip hop and dance influences. MacIssac strays from the pack of left-handed fiddlers playing with a right-handed fiddle.

MacIssac's stormy career has been filled with controversy. Openly gay, he has enjoyed shocking his audiences with eccentric acts. His name has been dropped from honour's lists because of his flamboyant performances and off-stage antics. MacIssac has admitted to battling addiction of crack cocaine from 1997-1999.

Ashley MacIssac has redeemed himself in the eyes of the public with his stunning performance during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. He will long be remembered for his superb fiddling performance while descending in a suspended canoe for a good Maritime kitchen party.



















Translation into English fron Scottish Gaelic:

Dance, reel, a bonny reel.
A bonny reel, a tidy dance.
Dance, reel, a bonny reel.
A bonny reel, a tidy dance.

How can I make a tidy dance?
How can I dance a bonny reel?
How can I make a tidy dance?
The pin went from the hem of my coat.

Dance reel, a bonny reel.
A bonny reel, a tidy dance.
Dance reel, a bonny reel.
A bonny reel, a tidy dance.

How can I make a tidy dance?
How can I dance a bonny reel?
The pin went from the hem of my coat.
Dance.

Oh, I won't be sad,
When the fiddler, the fiddler comes tonight.

The nest of the grouse,
In the black mill, in the black mill.
The nest of the grouse,
Is in the black mill since the summertime.
The nest of the grouse
In the black mill, in the black mill,
The nest of the grouse,
Is in the black mill since the summertime.

The black mill is moving around,
The black mill is moving around,
The black mill is moving around,
And we expect to go dancing.
The black mill is moving around,
The black mill is moving around,
The black mill is moving around,
And we expect to go dancing.

In the black mill, in the black mill.

In the black mill since the summertime.

In the black mill, in the black mill.

In the black mill since the summertime.

REPEAT.














songwriters: traditional Scottish reel, writers unknown

performed by: Ashley MacIssac and vocalist, Mary Jane Lamont

date released: 1995 by Ashley MacIssac

'Sleepy Maggie' was the hit single from Ashley MacIssac's most commercially successful album, 'Hi, How Are You Today'. The album went twice platinum in record sales.

Ashley Dwayne MacIssac was born in Creignish, Nova Scotia, on February 24, 1975. Although MacIssac's fiddling is traditional, he injects a rock element into his music with hip hop and dance influences. MacIssac strays from the pack of left-handed fiddlers playing with a right-handed fiddle.

MacIssac's stormy career has been filled with controversy. Openly gay, he has enjoyed shocking his audiences with eccentric acts. His name has been dropped from honour's lists because of his flamboyant performances and off-stage antics. MacIssac has admitted to battling addiction of crack cocaine from 1997-1999.

Ashley MacIssac has redeemed himself in the eyes of the public with his stunning performance during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. He will long be remembered for his superb fiddling performance while descending in a suspended canoe for a good Maritime kitchen party.



















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Quiz #: 4155
The Devil in the kitchen removes his mask to show his traditional fiddling talents. 'Sleepy Maggie' is performed in Scottish Gaelic with the gifted fiddling of Ashley MacIssac.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
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