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  1. World Renowned Celtic Duo to Give Concert and Talk in EastportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    ... with Irish legends The Chieftains, a featured performance on CBC's Canada Day on Parliament Hill program, "Rita MacNeil and Friends," and an appearance with Jean Butler of Riverdance on "Celtic Electric." Wood has played for Canada's Prime Minister ...


  2. Pretty Archie launches latest recording at MTCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Cape Breton Post

    ... the music features a rather eclectic combination of songs from here and away. Peter does a wonderful job on two Rita MacNeil compositions, ("My Island Too" and "Home I'll Be"), and also adds in local favourites "Mull Of Kintyre" and "Caledonia." ...


  3. Rita MacNeil, Cape Breton's first lady of songRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | Cape Breton Post

    It was a journey that earned her the admiration of countless fans, the respect of musicians across the country, and a place in the hearts of people across Cape Breton - all of whom were shocked and saddened to learn of her death in the spring of 2013 at 68. At the time of her death, her family described MacNeil as "a gentle soul with a heart of gold and the voice of an angel" and said her music spoke of her love of home and family, the courage to rise above life's challenges, and the hardworking men and women of Canada.


  4. All special reportsRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2015 | Cape Breton Post

    I sure wish I could attend this Special Christmas Concert..My Dear Friend & Coworker Jim Nelligan was one of the Biggest Fans of Rita MacNeil that I know of unfortunately Jim passed away a couple of years ago..the last music I know of him listening to was Rita, Jim passed away on Feb 15, 2013 & I was absolutely Shocked the following day..Feb 16,2013 to learn of Rita's Passing..All I could think of was..I sure hope they met up together in Heaven because I know Jim truly adored Rita..RIP Jim & Rita..I Love You both immensely xoxoxo Atlantic Canadians gathered together Aug. 20 to watch the CBC broadcast of the Tragically Hip's final show in Kingston, Ont, and to bid adieu and say thank you to lead singer Gord Downie, who has brain cancer.


  5. Remembering Rita MacNeilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2013 | Cape Breton Post

    His hunt for that song in the Cape Breton songstress' catalog led to a deeper appreciation of MacNeil and eventually a play he wrote for Rita that appeared on Maritime stages including Live Bait Theatre... "Charles was such a strong force in this church, he dearly loved St. Andrews," said Rita Johnston, chair of the stewardship committee. "He was our board chairman, a member of the choir, he did... MacNeil's first seasonal recording and television special of the same will be highlighted in a special concert at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the concert, titled The Active Voice, will go toward the Rita MacNeil Music Award and Liz and Harry Boardmore Award at CBU.


  6. Herons hosts two renowned artists for 'rootsy-blues, jazzy folk' showRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... bands. As a studio guitarist, he has worked with artists including McLachlan, Michael Buble, Gary Fjellgaard, Rita MacNeil, Valdy, BTO, and was guitarist and vocalist with CBS recording bands Straight Lines and Body Electric, composing several ...


  7. Rhindress book a tribute to Rita MacNeilRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2016 | Amherst Daily News

    Charlie Rhindress looks over a copy of his new biography of Cape Breton singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil. I'm Not What I Seem: The many stories of Rita MacNeil's life was released recently by Formac publishing.


  8. It's Fibre Arts time in AmherstRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Amherst Daily News

    ... or by calling 902-728-2007. Charlie Rhindress has released a book about Rita MacNeil entitled I`m Not What I Seem. MacNeil has long been recognized as one of the East Coast's great singer-songwriters and many of her songs speak of the beauty of the ...


  9. Curtain set to rise on milestone Celtic Colours festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | The News

    ... most legendary artists - the late Buddy MacMaster, Jerry Holland, John Allan Cameron, Raylene Rankin and Rita MacNeil. The second half of the show will see Celtic Colours audience favourite, the Carlos NAoA ez Band, of Spain, take the stage. Other ...


  10. MSVU remembers Halifax's Clinton momentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | The Chronicle Herald

    ... the Delta), the guest list included Parr-Johnston, along with Halifax MP Mary Clancy and Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil. "She went around trying to find out what issues were concerning them. . . .She was not interested in talking about herself; she ...


  11. Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher on stage at Trailside Caf , Sept. 2Read the original story

    Sep 1, 2016 | The Guardian

    ... Carnegie Hall with Irish legends The Chieftains, a featured performer on CBC's Canada Day on Parliament Hill, "Rita MacNeil and Friends" and with Jean Butler of Riverdance on "Celtic Electric." Wood has also played for Canada's prime minister and ...


  12. Entertainment BeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Beach Metro Community News

    ... run, a silent auction will take place for a dress that was custom-made for Canadian entertainment legend Rita MacNeil, donated by her long-time friend and personal assistant Raymond Ratchford. There will be an audience talk-back session after the ...