OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - It was with sadness that I learned of the
passing of great Canadian singer, Raylene Rankin.
Ms. Rankin started her music career as a member of the internationally
acclaimed Celtic-country band The Rankin Family in 1989. The band was
made up of Raylene and her four other siblings, all of whom grew up in
the Cape Breton village of Mabou. The Rankin Family was together for
ten years and sold more than 2 million records, won six Juno awards,
three Canadian Country Music Awards and 15 East Coast Music Awards. Her
musical talent charmed the nation.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my
condolences to the family and friends of Raylene Rankin and to Canada's
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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