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Tour: Picture Perfect Christmas Tour
December 19th 2018 Richmond Hill, Ontario Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $45.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 905.787.8811. Address: 10268 Yonge Street. Venue phone: (905) 787-8811. Singer, songwriter and actor Heather Rankin is best known as the youngest member of the multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning musical group: The Rankin Family. Heather Rankin’s Christmas show: Picture Perfect Christmas includes a mixture of songs from her 2017 seasonal album Imagine, as well as favourites she performed with her sisters on their Christmas record over twenty years ago. Picture Perfect Christmas will fill you with the spirit of the season, wrapped up in cozy memories with some rollicking East Coast charm and a thoughtful wish for Christmas future. Tickets More information
February 20th 2019 Cranbrook, British Columbia Key City Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $46.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (250) 426-7006. Address: 20 – 14th Avenue North. Venue phone: (250) 426-7006. Tickets on sale: October 19, 2018. Heather Rankin is a Canadian singer , songwriter, and actor. She is best known as a member of the platinum multi-selling iconic musical group The RANKIN FAMILY.. Between 1989 and 1999, the family band released five full albums, and toured Canada, the U.S., the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. They won 6 Juno’s, 3 Canadian Country Music Awards, an American Country Music TV award and 15 East Coast Music awards. Combined sales of their recordings exceeded 1.5 million copies.Heather was the lead singer on many of their biggest hit records. Heather, the youngest member of the Rankin Family, released her debut solo album “A Fine Line” in 2016, and was nominated for a Juno Award(Adult Contempory Album of the Year) and two East Coast Music Awards for Folk Recording of the Year, and Fans Choice Video of the Year for ‘We walk as One”.(Jimmy and Cookie featured on backup vocals) Heather Rankin has performed, recorded and toured with the Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Carly Simon and performed for many influential Canadians including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As an actor, Heather has performed on stages, in Toronto and Halifax, and has appeared in a number of films. She is also co-owner of the famous Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, Cape Breton. Heather Rankin and Friends will be stopping at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre Feb 20, 2019. Fans will hear a mixture of Rankin family favourites, and new material from her two albums “A fine Line”, and her 2017 recording “Imagine”. Rankins voice has been shaped by the Gaelic traditions of her home, and by the years she spent singing the songs of her brothers and sisters, but her voice is set free by her new work, and often euphorically so, in a way previously unheard. She continues to forge her own musical legacy with her poetic, intimate original songs, and an eclectic mix of others. Don’t miss HEATHER RANKIN and Friends at the Key city Theatre in Cranbrook February 20th, 2019, a presentation of the Kootenay Concert Connection in association with the Jim Pattison Broadcast group. Tickets More information
February 22nd 2019 Okotoks, Alberta Rotary Performing Arts Centre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 403-938-3204. Address: 3 Elma Street East. Venue phone: 403-938-3204. Heather Rankin is a singer, songwriter, actor and member of The Rankin Family. Her debut solo album, A Fine Line, received Juno and ECMA nominations. She has performed in venues across the Maritimes, Ontario and Alberta, including headlining the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, hosting Songwriters’ Circles at ECMA Week and performing at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. She also took her music to Folk Alliance in Kansas City. Her seasonal album, Imagine, was released in December, and her music video for “Titanically” is nominated for a 2018 ECMA. Heather has recorded and performed with many artists, including The Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Carly Simon. Tickets
February 23rd 2019 Calgary, Alberta Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Association
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $31.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 403-287-2299. Address: 277 Strathcona Drive Southwest. The Bow Valley Music Club presents the Heather Rankin Trio Heather Rankin has music running through her veins, both as a solo artist and as a member of one of Canada’s most beloved groups, The Rankin Family. Heather’s trio will be presenting her own material as well as an eclectic mix of songs she enjoys. Long-time club host band Coyote Moon opens the evening. Doors open: 7:00 PM Opening act: 7:50 Feature Act: 9:00 (approximately) Tickets More information
March 14th 2019 Estevan, Saskatchewan Estevan Comprehensive High School
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $8.50-$26.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 255 Spruce Drive. Heather Rankin is a singer, songwriter, actor and member of The Rankin Family. Her debut solo album, A Fine Line, received Juno and ECMA nominations. She has performed in venues across the Maritimes, Ontario and Alberta, including headlining the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, hosting Songwriters’ Circles at ECMA Week and performing at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. She also took her music to Folk Alliance in Kansas City. Her seasonal album, Imagine, was released in December, and her music video for “Titanically” is nominated for a 2018 ECMA. Heather has recorded and performed with many artists, including The Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Carly Simon. Tickets More information
March 15th 2019 Swift Current, Saskatchewan Living Sky Casino
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $45.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 306-773-1338. Address: 1401 North Service Road East. Venue phone: (306) 778-5759. Heather Rankin is a singer, songwriter, actor and member of The Rankin Family. Her debut solo album, A Fine Line, received Juno and ECMA nominations. She has performed in venues across the Maritimes, Ontario and Alberta, including headlining the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, hosting Songwriters’ Circles at ECMA Week and performing at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. She also took her music to Folk Alliance in Kansas City. Her seasonal album, Imagine, was released in December, and her music video for ‘Titanically’ is nominated for a 2018 ECMA. Heather has recorded and performed with many artists, including The Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Carly Simon. Tickets More information
March 17th 2019 Calgary, Alberta Jack Singer Concert Hall
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 403.571.0849. Address: 205 8 Avenue South East. Venue phone: (403) 294-9494. Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: A Celtic Celebration with Heather Rankin Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona! Heather Rankin, of the legendary Rankin family, is a groundbreaking force in Celtic music. She lends her award-winning vocals to Celtic classics, while the Calgary Fiddlers and dancers from the Casey O’Laughlin Academy of Irish Dance will have you hornpiping down the aisles in this St. Patrick’s Day special. KARL HIRZER, conductor GUEST ARTISTS: HEATHER RANKIN, singer CASEY O’LAUGHLIN SCHOOL OF DANCE THE CALGARY FIDDLERS Tickets More information
May 6th 2019 Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $31.00-$36.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 709-896-4028. Address: 15-21 Voisey Drive. Venue phone: 709-896-4028. After over twenty-five years of performing with her siblings Heather Rankin comes into her own with A Fine Line, her debut solo record. This is Heather Rankin like you have never heard her before, breaking away from The Rankin Family’s signature sound, and forging her own musical legacy with her poetic, intimate original songs, and an eclectic mix of others. A Fine Line is an exploration of the balance between grief and joy, love and loss, and life and death. While the sound is distinctively Heather’s own, songs like “We Walk As One” conjure evocative imagery from the past she shared with her siblings, and with fans all over the world. Other songs showcase a more upbeat and contemporary side of Rankin, like her rendition of Tears for Fears’ 1985 hit “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” which features Hip Hop Artist Quake Matthews. It is a social commentary with a Dance Club vibe. A song like David Tyson’s “Valentine” is a heart-felt love song, poignant in its simplicity, where Rankin’s soaring, angelic voice is all that is needed to hit straight to the heart. Tickets
May 10th 2019 Windsor, Nova Scotia Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $39.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (902) 798-5841. Address: 132 Gerrish Street. Venue phone: (902) 798-5841. This is Heather Rankin like you have never heard her before, breaking away from The Rankin Family’s signature sound, and forging her own musical legacy with her poetic, intimate original songs, and an eclectic mix of others. A Fine Line is an exploration of the balance between grief and joy, love and loss, and life and death. While the sound is distinctively Heather’s own, songs like “We Walk As One” conjure evocative imagery from the past she shared with her siblings, and with fans all over the world. Other songs showcase a more upbeat and contemporary side of Rankin, like her rendition of Tears for Fears’ 1985 hit “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” which features Hip Hop Artist Quake Matthews. It is a social commentary with a Dance Club vibe. A song like David Tyson’s “Valentine” is a heart-felt love song, poignant in its simplicity, where Rankin’s soaring, angelic voice is all that is needed to hit straight to the heart. It is clear that A Fine Line is a personal record for Rankin, who co-wrote seven of the eleven tracks with David Tyson. “We Walk As One,” the song that her siblings, Cookie and Jimmy, sing backup vocals for, is the album’s most obviously autobiographical track. It speaks to the idea that, although physically separate, those who love and care about one another, continue to move forward together in spirit. Similarly, “I’ve Got Your Back” expresses a sense of unconditional love and support amid a cold and tumultuous world. “Titanically” is the record’s most poetic and ephemeral, the personification of a violin that is rescued from the wreckage of the Titanic, and ripped from the grasp of the person who loved it most in the world. There is a deeply emotional acknowledgement of an inherent sadness to life in A Fine Line, but what is most prominent is Rankin’s resolve to continue to move forward in spite of it. It’s an impressive feat that one album can include a myriad of songs that are individually so different from one another and yet, they come together to create deeply affecting variations on a common theme. When played separately, each track stands assuredly on its own, revealing different aspects of Rankin’s immense talent and her vibrant, complex perspective on life and music. Taken together, one begins to see rich thematic and lyrical intersections, often between the most disparate songs. She begins with laying out the struggle of the human condition, our quest toward finding, and then living as our authentic selves, and then as the album progresses we are plunged into the depths of that struggle. She leaves us, undeniably, with a pure testament of hope and gratitude. This is an exciting record and an exciting musical departure for Heather Rankin, who sold more than a million records as part of The Rankin Family, sang backup vocals on Carly Simon’s album The Bedroom Tapes and has been featured on the recordings of such artists as The Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Will Ackerman. Perhaps the most dramatic sense of balance in A Fine Line is Rankin’s own graceful sense of balance between her own musical past, present and future. She harkens back to her childhood in Mabou, Nova Scotia and honours her roots in that community, and in her family, but she does so in her own authentic voice. This voice has been shaped by the Gaelic traditions of her home, and by the years she spent singing the songs of her brothers and sisters, but her voice is set free here, and often euphorically so, in a way previously unheard. Proving eloquent songwriting runs in the family, Rankin takes us to more private places in her lyrics, and this mixture of vulnerability and exhilaration makes for a powerfully compelling record. After more than twenty-five years in the business, A Fine Line suggests that we are only just now getting to know Heather Rankin. She has always been known as the youngest of The Rankin Family, but now, as a solo artist, in some ways, she sounds younger, and more timely, than ever. Tickets

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