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May 4th 2019 Truro, Nova Scotia Marigold Cultural Centre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $30.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (902) 897-4004. Address: 605 Prince Street. 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 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 7th 2019 Torbay, Newfoundland Jack Byrne Regional Sports & Entertainment Centre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $37.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 709.437.6224. Address: 7 Kennedys Brook Drive. Venue phone: 709.437.6224. 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 are on sale NOW! Drop by the JBRSEC Main Office Monday thru Friday 10:00am- 2:00pm or call (709) 437-6224 to reserve your seats!
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
November 29th 2019 Halifax, Nova Scotia The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 902.494.3820. Address: 6101 University Avenue. Venue phone: 902.494.3820. Ring in the holidays with a festive concert of Christmas cheer! Together with the angelic voices of the Halifax Boys Honour Choir, Symphony Nova Scotia celebrates the season with East Coast music icon Heather Rankin. Famed worldwide for her lengthy career as part of Cape Breton’s record-breaking supergroup the Rankins, Heather brings her soaring voice and a bevy of special guests to a rich symphonic feast of holiday favourites, including Do You Hear, Joy to the World, Olde-Fashioned Christmas, Now the Bells Ring, and more – all topped off with a joyful carol sing-along! TICKET INFO Season tickets are on sale now! Save up to 35%, reserve the best seats in the house, and enjoy a great set of benefits with a ticket package. Click here to learn more about ticket packages, or call the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 902.494.3820 to book your tickets today. Single tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2019. Tickets
November 30th 2019 Halifax, Nova Scotia The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 902.494.3820. Address: 6101 University Avenue. Venue phone: 902.494.3820. Ring in the holidays with a festive concert of Christmas cheer! Together with the angelic voices of the Halifax Boys Honour Choir, Symphony Nova Scotia celebrates the season with East Coast music icon Heather Rankin. Famed worldwide for her lengthy career as part of Cape Breton’s record-breaking supergroup the Rankins, Heather brings her soaring voice and a bevy of special guests to a rich symphonic feast of holiday favourites, including Do You Hear, Joy to the World, Olde-Fashioned Christmas, Now the Bells Ring, and more – all topped off with a joyful carol sing-along! TICKET INFO Season tickets are on sale now! Save up to 35%, reserve the best seats in the house, and enjoy a great set of benefits with a ticket package. Click here to learn more about ticket packages, or call the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 902.494.3820 to book your tickets today. Single tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2019. Tickets
December 1st 2019 Halifax, Nova Scotia The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 902.494.3820. Address: 6101 University Avenue. Venue phone: 902.494.3820. Ring in the holidays with a festive concert of Christmas cheer! Together with the angelic voices of the Halifax Boys Honour Choir, Symphony Nova Scotia celebrates the season with East Coast music icon Heather Rankin. Famed worldwide for her lengthy career as part of Cape Breton’s record-breaking supergroup the Rankins, Heather brings her soaring voice and a bevy of special guests to a rich symphonic feast of holiday favourites, including Do You Hear, Joy to the World, Olde-Fashioned Christmas, Now the Bells Ring, and more – all topped off with a joyful carol sing-along! TICKET INFO Season tickets are on sale now! Save up to 35%, reserve the best seats in the house, and enjoy a great set of benefits with a ticket package. Click here to learn more about ticket packages, or call the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 902.494.3820 to book your tickets today. Single tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2019. Tickets

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