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“Canadian Music. East Coast Style Spotlight” at Folk Alliance Internationa

February 4, 2017. Amanda Hather. Canada Beats.

During the lead up to the evermore exciting East Coat Music Week more and more is being announced for not only fans in the Atlantic provinces, but international fans as well. ECMA, Music/Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS, and Music PEI are putting on the Canadian Music, East Coast Style Spotlight at the 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference, being held in Kansas City, Missouri from February 15th to the 18th. They’re showcasing more than 16 artists and groups, 6 management and companies, and organization representatives.

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Several local acts among 2017 ECMA nominees

January 31, 2017. 101.5 The Hawk. 

A number of local artists are up for East Coast Music Awards.

The 2017 ECMA nominees were announced Tuesday.

Mabou’s Heather Rankin is up for Folk Recording of the Year for A Fine Line.

Also, the music video for her song “We Walk As One” was nominated in the Fans’ Choice Video of the Year category.

The Town Heroes (Inverness Co.) have been nominated for Group Recording of the Year for Please, Everyone; the video for their song,

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Feast of fun times expected at 2017’s GroundSwell Music Festival

Halifax event set for St. Patrick’s Day weekend boasts stellar lineup of Rawlins Cross, Heather Rankin, the Stanfields and Ria Mae. 

December 12, 2016. Stephen Cooke. Local XPress. 

Halifax’s annual celebration of East Coast music and hospitality, the GroundSwell Music Festival, returns in 2017 for another year of merry music and tasty treats over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

The three-day event includes a trio of concerts with top-flight Atlantic Canadian entertainers, starting on Thursday, March 16,

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Heather Rankin joins I’m Not What I Seem: A Conversation on Rita MacNeil and East Coast Music

I’m Not What I Seem: A Conversation on Rita MacNeil and East Coast Music
with Charlie Rhindress, Heather Rankin, and Bill Roach.

cx9zodnxeaae9i1Rita MacNeil has long been recognized as a trailblazer in Canadian music. As the first East Coast artist to achieve mainstream success and continue calling Cape Breton, Nova Scotia her home, she paved the way for future generations of Maritime musicians. Join Charlie Rhindress, author of a new biography of Rita MacNeil, in conversation with Heather Rankin and CBC Weekend Morning host Bill Roach as they reflect on how this strong,

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