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Rita MacNeil

Rita MacNeil.jpgRita MacNeil got her start as a singer in the women's movement back in the 70's.  After early struggles with no money & a marriage breakdown, she became a trailblazer for Cape Breton artists. But she's more than a singer-songwriter. She's had her own book & TV show, and of course, she's been operating Rita's Tea Room in Big Pond for 27 years. Rita & Steve Sutherland sat down at her favourite table over - what else - a nice warm pot of tea.

Rita MacNeil passed away April 16, 2013 from complications following surgery, she was 68. 
Rita MacNeil  (runs 14:51)

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