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Songwriters on stage: Heather Rankin, Ria Mae to headline Harmony Bazaar

article_largeNova Scotia’s award-winning Heather Rankin and Ria Mae, along with festival favourites Christina Martin, Coco Love Acorn and Christine Campbell and Dana Beeler.

Festival artistic director Errin Williams said festival organizers are thrilled to offer their audience the opportunity to hear Rankin’s poetic and intimate original songs, along with some Rankin Family classics.

Visual artist Holly Carr will be on stage to create art inspired by the performance Williams announced.

“I am honoured to share the stage with the incredibly talented artist Holly Carr,” Rankin said in a release.

Mae has played the Lockeport festival twice before,

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Heather Rankin and Kim Dunn May 11-19, 2016 Two Great Artists – Two New Recordings

heatherrankin2015 (1)Halifax-based singer-songwriters Heather Rankin and Kim Dunn have teamed up to share the stage for a series of concerts hitting theatres and venues throughout Nova Scotia in celebration of the release of their respective solo recordings.
Heather Rankin Bio: Heather Rankin is perhaps best known as a member of the multi-award winning group, The Rankin Family. The Rankins made their mark throughout the 90s – touring the world, selling over a million records and bringing the music of Cape Breton and Nova Scotia to an international audience.

Heather’s broad career has seen her work with a long list of notable and diverse artists: Carly Simon,

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Heather Rankin Set To Release Debut Solo Album A Fine Line On April 1st

Toronto, ON – January 25, 2016 – On April 1st Heather Rankin is set to release her debut solo album, A Fine Line, via Cadence Music. Best known for her recordings and performances with the multi-platinum selling musical group, The Rankin Family, Heather has created an 11 song collection produced by David Tyson (Co-writer/producer of Alannah Myles, Black Velvet and Amanda Marshall, Dark Horse). The new album includes a cover of Tears For Fears’ 1985 hit, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, featuring hip hop artist Quake Matthews. Fans are encouraged to follow Heather on Facebook and Twitter to take part in the creation of a video for Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

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The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is excited to announce Ashley MacIsaac and Heather Rankin as hosts for the 2016 East Coast Music Awards Gala, taking place on Thursday, April 14 at Centre 200 in Sydney, NS. The Gala will once again be broadcast live on Eastlink TV.

Ashley MacIsaac is one of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time selling over 500,000 albums since his 1995 double-platinum, genre-bending breakthrough Hi, How Are You Today?. Garnering worldwide acclaim by playing the fiddle in the hard-nosed, traditional Cape-Breton style while adding his own contemporary spin to Celtic music,

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Heather, Quake and Jamie in stairwell

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