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Rita MacNeil

Rita MacNeilBorn: 28-May-1944
Birthplace: Big Pond, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 16-Apr-2013
Location of death: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Country Musician

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Flying On Your Own

"She's like royalty in Cape Breton Island." -- Randy Bachman

Father: Neil MacNeil
Mother: Catherine Rene
Daughter: Laura (father not publicly known)
Husband: (m. 6 years, div. 1978, one son)
Son: Wade

    Rita's Tea Room Owner
    Order of Canada 1992
    Order of Nova Scotia 2005
    Risk Factors: Depression, Obesity, Alcoholism

    Rita & Friends Host (1994-97)

    Candy Mountain (20-Jan-1988)

Official Website:

Author of books:
On a Personal Note (1998, memoir)

Selected albums:
Born a Woman (1975)
Part of the Mystery (1981)
I'm Not What I Seem (1983)
Flying On Your Own (1987)
Reason to Believe (1988)
Now the Bells Ring (1988)
Rita (1989)
Home I'll Be (1990)
Thinking of You (1992)
Once Upon a Christmas (1993)
Porch Songs (1995)
Joyful Sounds: A Seasonal Collection (1996)
Music of a Thousand Nights (1997)
Full Circle (1998)
A Night at the Orpheum (1999)
Mining the Soul (2000)
Late December (2002)
Common Dream (2002)
Blue Roses (2004)
Songs My Mother Loved (2006)
Pocket Full of Dreams (2008)
Saving Grace (2012)

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