Mairi Rankin and Tim Readman

Mairi and Tim played together for the first time at CelticFest Vancouver 2013. They are near neighbours in Vancouver’s East End and they love to perform together whenever their crazy busy schedules permit.

Mabou, Nova Scotia’s Mairi Rankin is a fiddler, singer and step-dancer from the legendary Rankin family, and while influenced by the best Cape Breton traditional musicians around, has developed her own special style. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in such a rich musical culture. She has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist, a sideman and is a member of the Cape Breton Celtic super group Beolach. Mairi is also a member of the UK/Ireland based folk music sensations The Outside Track with whom she tours regularly.
She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name a few. She has appeared on the television broadcasts of DRUM!, the East Coast Music Awards, Rita MacNeil’s Christmas special and MNE’s Togaidh Sinn Fonn in Scotland. Her festival credits internationally include Celtic Connections, Chicago Celtic Festival, Milwaukee Irish Festival, BLAS, Tonder Festival. In Canada she has performed at all the major folk and Celtic festivals including Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, Dawson City Folk Festival and the internationally renowned Celtic Colours Festival.
She has taught her folk arts at Universities, schools, festivals and workshops. Some of these include Newcastle University, England; Augusta Heritage Festival, West Virginia; Scottish Arts School, Ohio; Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling, Cape Breton; Montpelier Fiddle Camp, Vermont. Mairi has recorded one solo album, two CDs with Beolach and has been featured on numerous compilations and recordings.