Allister MacGillivray CM, D.Litt (hon), (born January 17, 1948) is a Canadian singer/songwriter, guitarist, and music historian from the Cape Breton region of Nova Scotia. He was born in the coal-mining and fishing town of Glace Bay.
He began performing at the age of seven, later became a boy chorister and, as a teen, sang in local folk bands. During his twenties and thirties, he traveled the world as a guitar accompanist with some prominent Celtic performers, including Ryan's Fancy, Makem & Clancy (i.e., Tommy Makem, Liam Clancy) and John Allan Cameron. With Cameron, he performed on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in 1970, earning a lengthy standing ovation and stealing the show from the likes of Hank Snow, Roy Rogers and Bill Monroe. Since leaving the road, MacGillivray has lived close to the village of Marion Bridge, also known as Drochaid Mhira which remains strongly Gaelic.
A well-respected author/composer, his most popular songs include: AwayЧитать далее в Википедии...
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