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Rita MacNeil was pretty shy as a kid growing up in Cape Breton, and though she loved to sing, getting up on stage was something that didn't come easily to her at first. In this clip, Rita recalls those early days, and what helped her through it.
"Oftentimes, you would have to come and find me just before I was to go on stage. I'd be so scared. I wouldn't know how I was going to do it."
December 16, 2012: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB: Rita MacNeil and Frank Mills: Sharing Christmas
December 17, 2012: Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB: Rita MacNeil and Frank Mills: Sharing Christmas
December 18, 2012: Sid Buckwold Theatre, Saskatoon, SK: Rita MacNeil and Frank Mills: Sharing Christmas
The BIO: Rita MacNeil