Island MorningRita MacNeil - Cape Breton's First Lady of SongApr 17, 2013 | 4:05A woman who's been called Cape Breton's "first lady of song" is gone. Rita MacNeil died yesterday after complications from surgery. She was 68. Cape Breton morning show host Steve Sutherland talked with Rita in 2009. Here is part of their conversation.
Information Morning - Cape BretonRita MacNeil on leadership (Aired Sept. 2009)Apr 17, 2013 | 14:57Archive tape from 2009: After early struggles with no money and a marriage breakdown, Rita MacNeil became a trailblazer for Cape Breton artists.
Maritime NoonAgent and Family Friend Remembers Rita MacNeilApr 17, 2013 | 6:54Brian Edwards - Rita MacNeil's agent - expresses his sadness and shares some memories of his many years working with Cape Breton's first lady of song.
Information Morning - Cape BretonJoella Foulds Remembers RitaApr 17, 2013 | 13:14Rita MacNeil known as Cape Breton's first lady of song has died, she was 68. Joella Foulds performed with Rita in the early days. She reflects on their friendship and Rita's legacy. (runs 13:14 April 17, 2013)
Maritime NoonRita MacNeil Remembered, Recalling PoliticiansApr 17, 2013 | 52:51Cape Breton's first lady of song, Rita MacNeil dies. We speak to an agent and a manager that worked with her during her musical career. We hear memories from others who knew her well, and from people in the Maritimes who love her music. And we ask: should
Information Morning - Cape BretonRita MacNeil From 2009Apr 17, 2013 | 16:04Cape Breton's songstress Rita MacNeil died last night following complications from surgery. From humble beginnings in Big Pond, Nova Scotia, Rita overcame personal struggles to become one of Canada's best loved artists. (runs 16:04 April 17, 2013)
Mainstreet NSclassic wax: Working Man, by Rita MacNeilApr 17, 2013 | 26:47Stephanie brings together songs from one of Rita MacNeil's 'best of' collections, and interview clips from the CBC Archives, to pay tribute to Cape Breton's first lady of song.