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The Rankin Family is a Canadian folk music family group from Mabou, Cape
Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Band members include Jimmy Rankin, Cookie Rankin, Raylene
Rankin, and Heather Rankin.
The Rankin Family come from a family of 12, all of whom would entertain the neighbours musically every third weekend as part of a ceilidh. The Rankin Family annouced they would be going on hiatus in 1999, but reunited in 2006.
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The Rankin Family began performing professionally in 1989. They released their own independent cassettes The Rankin Family (1989) and Fare Thee Well Love (1990) featuring original songs and a combination of traditional jigs, reels and Celtic folk songs. Their television debut was on the CBC variety show On The Road Again in 1989. The Rankin Family's most successful album was EMI's re-release of Fare Thee Well Love in 1992, which went quadruple platinum, selling over 500,000 copies; the title track was one of the year's biggest Top 40 hit singles in Canada.
The Rankin Family has won many Canadian music awards, including 15 East Coast Music Awards, 6 Juno Awards, 4 SOCAN Awards, 3 Canadian Country Music Awards and 2 Big Country Music Awards.