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Island Morning | Apr 17, 2013 | 4:05

Rita MacNeil - Cape Breton's First Lady of Song

A 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.

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