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The Rankin Family is a Canadian folk music family group from Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Jump to: navigation, search Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn, Mikmaq: Unamakika), almost always just Cape Breton, is a large island on the Atlantic coast of North America. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,283 km² (12th) • Land 53,338 km² • Water 1,946 km² (3. ...

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Members

  1. Jimmy Rankin - vocals (born May 28, 1964)
  2. John Morris Rankin - piano, fiddle (April 28, 1959 - January 16, 2000)
  3. Cookie Rankin - vocals (born May 4, 1965)
  4. Raylene Rankin - vocals (born September 15, 1960)
  5. Heather Rankin - vocals (born October 24, 1967)

Jump to: navigation, search May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999-The Bomb 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

History

The Rankins come from a family of 12, all of whom would entertain the neighbours musically every third weekend as part of a ceilidh. Céilí (Irish reformed spelling), or Ceilidh (Scottish and older Gaelic spelling), pronounced Kay-Lee in either case, is the traditional Gaelic social dance in Ireland and Scotland. ...


Five of the siblings began performing professionally in 1989. The Rankins released their own independent cassettes The Rankin Family (1989) and Fare Thee Well Love (1990) featuring original songs and the a combination of traditional jigs, reels and celtic folk songs. Their television debut was on the CBC variety show On The Road Again in 1989. CBC is an abbreviation for: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (TV 8) - Located in Barbados Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co. ...


Their most successful album was EMI's re-release of Fare Thee Well Love in 1992, which went quadruple platinum, selling over 500,000 copies. The group has won many Canadian music awards, including 15 East Coast Music Awards, 6 Juno Awards, 4 SOCAN Awards, 3 Canadian Country Music Awards and 2 Big Country Music Awards. The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Hammersmith in London, in the United Kingdom. ... The East Coast Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony based in Atlantic Canada for music appreciation on the East Coast of Canada. ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands; they could be considered the transnational counterpart to the United States Grammy Awards. ... The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada or SOCAN is the only nationwide performance rights organisation in Canada. ...


On September 17, 1999, the group issued a press release stating that they would no longer perform as a group in order to pursue independent interests and careers. Jump to: navigation, search September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


John Morris Rankin was killed in a car accident in Cape Breton on January 16, 2000. Jump to: navigation, search January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ...


Discography

  • The Rankin Family (independent, 1989)
  • Fare Thee Well Love (independent, 1990)
  • Fare Thee Well Love [CD re-issue] (Capitol, 1992)
  • The Rankin Family [CD re-issue] (Capitol, 1992)
  • North Country (EMI, 1993)
  • Endless Seasons (EMI, 1995)
  • Grey Dusk Of Eve (EMI, 1995)
  • Collection (EMI, 1996)
  • Do You Hear...Christmas (EMI, 1997)
  • Uprooted (EMI, 1998)

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The Rankin Family - definition of The Rankin Family in Encyclopedia (283 words)
The Rankin Family is a Canadian folk music family group from Mabou, Nova Scotia.
The Rankins come from a family of 12, all of whom would entertain the neighbours musically every third weekend as part of a ceilidh.
John Morris Rankin was killed in a car accident in Cape Breton on January 16, 2000.
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