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Encyclopedia > Rita MacNeil
Rita MacNeil
Birth name Rita MacNeil
Born May 28, 1944 (1944-05-28) (age 63)
Origin Flag of Canada Flag of Nova ScotiaBig Pond, Nova Scotia
Genre(s) Country/Folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1975Present
Website www.ritamacneil.com

Rita MacNeil, CM, (born May 28, 1944) is a Canadian country and folk singer from the community of Big Pond on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Her biggest hit, "Flying On Your Own", was a crossover Top 40 hit in 1987 and was covered by Anne Murray the following year, although she has had hits on the country charts throughout her career. In the United Kingdom, MacNeil's song "Working Man" was a surprise #11 smash in 1990. is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nova_Scotia. ... Big Pond is a small Canadian rural community located on the south shore of Bras dOr Lake in Nova Scotias Cape Breton Island. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Folk song redirects here. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... // January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case. ... Present redirects here. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Big Pond is a small Canadian rural community located on the south shore of Bras dOr Lake in Nova Scotias Cape Breton Island. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ... This article is about the year. ...


She has continued to be a popular figure in Canadian music. In 1990, she was the bestselling country artist in Canada, outselling even Garth Brooks and Clint Black. She is also the only female singer ever to have three separate albums chart in the same year in Australia. This article is about the year. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... ‹ The template below (Citations missing) is being considered for deletion. ...


A native of Big Pond, Cape Breton County, MacNeil first performed on stage in 1971, and recorded her first album, Born a Woman, in 1975. She performed at folk festivals throughout the 1970s and 1980s, culminating in her major label debut and pop breakthrough in 1987. Big Pond is a small Canadian rural community located on the south shore of Bras dOr Lake in Nova Scotias Cape Breton Island. ... Cape Breton County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


MacNeil hosted a CBC television variety show, Rita and Friends, from 1994 to 1997. She also runs a tea room in her hometown of Big Pond, which has become one of Cape Breton Island's most popular tourist attractions. Radio-Canada redirects here. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Rita and Friends was a Canadian television variety show, which aired on the CBC from 1994 to 1997. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ...


She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1992 and was awarded the Order of Nova Scotia in 2005. Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Order of Nova Scotia, established in 2001, is the highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


She was also featured in the season 4 episode 8 episode of Trailer Park Boys, wherein she and her band are forced to harvest marijuana. This article is about the television series. ...


Discography

  • Born a Woman, But now a Man (1975)
  • Part of the Mystery of my rolls (1981)
  • I'm Not What I Seem, I'm Much Fatter than that (1983)
  • Flying On Your Own, is Very Difficult When You're Me (1987)
  • Reason to Believe (1988)
  • Now the Bells Ring (1988)
  • Rita (1989)
  • Home I'll Be (1990)
  • Thinking of You (1992)
  • Once Upon a Christmas I ate all of the turkey (1993)
  • Volume 1 - "Can you hear it yet?" (1994, greatest hits)
  • Pork Songs (1995)
  • Joyful Sounds (1996)
  • Music of a Thousand Meals (1997)
  • Full Plate (1998)
  • A Night at the Steakhouse (1999)
  • Dining the Soul (2000)
  • Late December (2002)
  • Common Dream (2002)
  • The Ultimate Spoon Collection (2004, greatest hits)
  • Blue Roses (2004)
  • Food My Mother Ate (2006)

Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... For a list of albums known simply as Greatest Hits, see List of albums titled Greatest Hits. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Rita MacNeil's home page

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Rita MacNeil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Rita MacNeil (born May 28, 1944) is a Canadian country and folk singer from the community of Big Pond on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island.
MacNeil is one of Canada's most unlikely music stars; she was born with a cleft palate and is significantly overweight.
MacNeil further showed this sense of humour in 2004, when she made an appearance as herself on the popular television show Trailer Park Boys.
Rita MacNeil (1144 words)
An exceptional songwriter with an unforgettable voice, Rita MacNeil's continuing presence in their musical experience offers a melodious connection that ranges from life's high and lows, to joys and challenges, and often to spiritual awakening.
Rita MacNeil is between engagements; on any given day, she is likely sitting at her kitchen table or in front of her computer checking her mail.
Rita was proud to introduce fresh talent to the Canadian public on a weekly basis.
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