Heather Rankin

Heather Rankin is a singer, songwriter, actor, and member of six-time Juno Award-winning band The Rankin Family. As a solo artist she has released two albums, A Fine Line (2016) and Imagine (2017). Heather has performed her solo shows in venues across the country including headlining the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival and Nova Scotia SummerFest as well as Celtic Colours. She has hosted Songwriters’ Circles during ECMA Week, and performed with Symphony Nova Scotia, the Calgary Philharmonic, and the Cape Breton Orchestra. Heather was named a Canada 150 Ambassador in 2017 and took part in the Canada C3 Expedition. She has recorded and performed with many artists including The Chieftains, Johnny Reid, Alex Cuba, and Carly Simon and recently teamed up with fellow Cape Breton performers Lucy MacNeil, Jenn Sheppard, and Bette MacDonald for the hit music and comedy stage show Island Girls. Heather last performed at Celtic Colours in 2019 and it’s a pleasure to have her back with us this year.

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