Song of the Day: Wing-Stock by Ashley McIsaac

Stars & Mermaids by Rob Rey | The Dancing Rest

Wing-Stock is a song by Ashley McIsaac and appears on the album Hi™ How Are You Today? (1995) on A&M Records’ Ancient Music imprint.

MacIsaac’s major label debut and his most commercially successful album, it spawned the Canadian Top 40 hit “Sleepy Maggie”.

The album was produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda and Peter Prilesnik. Guest musicians on the album included Mary Jane Lamond, Gordie Johnson, Graeme Kirkland, Ian Blurton, Chin Injeti, Gordie Sampson, Chris Brown and the bands Jale and Quartetto Gelato.

In 2005, the tenth anniversary of the album’s release, it was re-released as a special edition, remastered and released with four new remixes of MacIsaac’s most famous track, “Sleepy Maggie”, along with the music video for the track.

Manga artist Tite Kubo chose the song Wing Stock as the theme song for Rukia from his popular manga series Bleach.

Ashley Dwayne MacIsaac (born February 24, 1975) is a Canadian fiddler, singer and songwriter from Cape Breton Island. He has received three Juno Awards, winning for Best New Solo Artist and Best Roots & Traditional Album – Solo at the Juno Awards of 1996, and for Best Instrumental Artist at the Juno Awards of 1997. His 1995 album Hi™ How Are You Today? was a double-platinum selling Canadian record. MacIsaac published an autobiography, Fiddling with Disaster in 2003.

Ashley MacIsaac

Birth name Ashley Dwayne MacIsaac
Born February 24, 1975 (age 40)
Creignish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Celtic fusion, folk, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Fiddle, vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels A&M, RCA, Decca, Linus, Loggerhead

image by Rob Rey

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