Shawn L. Bird

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Fare thee well, Raylene October 8, 2012

Filed under: Pondering — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:30 am
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Last week cancer claimed 52 year old Canadian singer Raylene Rankin, a member of  Cape Breton Nova Scotia’s Rankin Family.  Her stratospheric soprano voice empowered the harmonies of their Gaelic folk songs.  Here is the Rankin Family in 2010 at Toronto’s Massey Hall, performing one of her signature songs, “We Rise Again.”


Requiescat in pace Raylene Rankin 1960-2012

Keep those angels entertained, Raylene.


7 Responses to “Fare thee well, Raylene”

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  2. Beautiful clear voice.. what a loss … :):) RIP . Lady

  3. mypenandme Says:

    I’m saddened to learn of her passing. May she rest in peace.

  4. So sorry you lost your friend.

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