With Roots in 19th-Century Scotland, Cape Breton–Style Playing Moves into the Future

By Pat Moran Wendy MacIsaac was 12 years old when she found the fiddle. It was under her grandmother’s bed and had not been played for years. “My grandmother’s brother sold ice in Boston, and he took two fiddles as payment instead of cash,” says MacIsaac, now 45. “They landed in my grandmother’s home in … Continue reading With Roots in 19th-Century Scotland, Cape Breton–Style Playing Moves into the Future