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FYI Music News Music News Digest, Sept. 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017 by FYI Staff. FYI Music News.

“Titanically,” the third single from Heather Rankin’s self-titled debut solo album, co-written with David Tyson, was inspired by the 2013 auctioning of the violin played by Titanic bandleader Wallace Hartley as the famed ship was sinking.

The violin, in a music case, was recovered from the Atlantic Ocean, still strapped to Hartley’s body, by the crew of the Mackay-Bennett Cable Ship. Hartley’s body was taken to Halifax and then sent home to his family for burial, but his violin and case were sent directly to his fiancée,

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Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, September 7-13.

Highlights this week include “The Festival of Festivals,” music and comedy on wheels and on the water, and new songs by two Rankin family members.

BY STEVE FISHER. Torontoist. September 7, 2017.

Sunday, September 10

The eighth annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival takes cyclists from a downtown park out to the west end to enjoy sets by bands like Hooded Fang, Bernice, and more, all powered by volunteer pedallers who will generate power for the sound equipment.

Trinity Bellwoods Park, noon meet, 1 p.m.

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Heather Rankin to Bring A FINE LINE Solo Show to Hugh’s Room


Canadian singer-songwriter HEATHER RANKIN brings her acclaimed solo show to Hugh’s Room in Toronto on September 10th at 8:30pm. This show marks Rankin’s first performance in Toronto since the release of her Juno Award-nominated debut solo album, A Fine Line (2016).

After more than 25 years of performing with her siblings Heather Rankin comes into her own with A Fine Line. It is Heather Rankin like you have never heard her before, breaking away from The Rankin Family’s Signature Sound,

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Showcasing Artists Announced for Contact East 2017

Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is pleased to announce the showcasing line up for Contact East 2017 taking place September 21 – 24 in Membertou, Cape Breton. Over 150 regional, national and international delegates will take in three days of artistic discovery.

The artists submissions we received were top quality and came from artists from across the country, the United States and Australia,” says Angela Campbell, President of the APA Board of Directors. “It made for some hard work for the jury who selected the artists, and has yielded a fantastic line up of talented artists from the theatre,

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