Rankin Family Archive

April 05, 2013

Lambs In Spring

Folks, in a few days “Lambs In Spring”, Raylene’s first CD, will be available for download on iTunes, CDBaby, and most of the other digital download sites. I know, but had forgotten, how beautiful it is. There’s an added poignancy, now that she is gone. I’ll post the details when I receive them…hope you seek […]

December 18, 2012

A long good-bye

Today the last Rankin, Church and Crowe CD was ordered by someone in Victoria. Things move toward a professional ending, but Raylene will be with us in spirit always. We cherish that recording we did together . We came together in an odd sort of way. Not thrust together, but cobbled together. This is how […]

October 09, 2012

One day in an airport

A happy day – teaching Raylene to text.  Missing her everyday. http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2241542222

June 05, 2012

Raylene Rankin – The Sunday Edition

Ok…here’s the interview http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2241542222   You have to hear it.

June 01, 2012

Raylene Rankin on Sunday Edition CBC

Just to let you know that Raylene Rankin is being profiled on The Sunday Edition, CBC Radio 1. Raylene, perhaps for the first time, talks about her life, her family – and the cancer with which she lives. Interspersed throughout the piece are songs from All The Diamonds, her latest CD. I urge you to listen. […]

April 25, 2012

Raylene in iTunes

Hard to believe that, up until now, Raylene Rankin recordings were not available online anywhere. But that’s changed. You can now download  “All the Diamonds” from iTunes and CD Baby. You can still get them from me, from my music store, in hard copy, but for you folks who like to go directly to portable […]

August 06, 2010

Fall dates with Rankin, Church and Crowe

Just an early word about our fall dates…. October 19th @ the Carleton. Last time we were there, we did two great nights and we really glad to see so many people. The Carleton is about the greatest little listening rooms I’ve played. And you can eat and drink. Well, I can’t (guitar in the […]

December 08, 2009

Blogging from afar

I’ll be out of town for a few days, but hope to have access to a computer to stay in touch. Thanks to Mad Celt for the addition of this blog on her Salon site. You can find it here, and it’s worth the visit: http://open.salon.com/blog/madcelt Hoping to post a player on the website so that […]

January 13, 2007

Reunited in Music – Unique gems from Cape Breton’s famed musical family on reunion CD

By STEPHEN COOKE Entertainment Reporter MUSICAL REUNIONS are tricky things. They can often seem like cynical cash grabs or a misguided attempt to recapture former glories and serve only to taint a previous legacy. I’m happy to say that there isn’t a trace of any of this about the new Rankin Family CD aptly titled […]