Mairi Rankin

Cape Breton

Born in Mabou, Mairi Rankin is a fiddler and step dancer who has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in this rich musical culture, pulling from her native Cape Breton and her strong Scottish roots from North Uist. Mairi has toured nationally and internationally as a performer and educator in both fiddle and step dance. She has performed as a solo artist, a side musician, in small combos and as a member of both the Cape Breton super group Beòlach and the highly acclaimed Scottish / Irish / Canadian band The Outside Track. Mairi has recorded one solo album, three with Beòlach, seven with The Outside Track, and one as a duo with cellist Eric Wright. She will be performing in all those roles at the Festival this year.

Festival Performances

Wednesday, Oct 16th 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

venue West Mabou Hall
locale West Mabou
price $15
host West Mabou Hall

A unique and informative exploration of different percussive dance dialects hosted by Mabou based dancer / fiddler Melody Cameron. The event will feature discussion and performances by featured dancers of different styles and will allow for some audience participation.

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