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4 days ago

Jimmy Rankin

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May he RIP , this is very sad.

So sad rip

A very sad state of affairs in this world 😒😒😒

So sad

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4 days ago

Jimmy Rankin

Black lives matter. ... See MoreSee Less

Black lives matter.


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Linda Morrison

All life matters. Stay strong.

I’m a mi’kmaq woman and I totally understand

All lives matter

Now that's the true Cape Breton spirit!

Wtg !! We’re all Nation !

Until you’ve walked a mile in another’s shoes it’s impossible to understand

Finally one I can agree with.

Right on Jimmy!!!


Word ✌️



Thanks for sharing

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6 days ago

Jimmy Rankin

Because after all, it's Saturday night!Left to right: siblings Jimmy, Cookie, Raylene, Heather; John Morris Rankin on piano Howie MacDonald - fiddle Scott Ferguson - drums John Chaisson - bass Ray... ... See MoreSee Less

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Love your music! Miss Raylene and John Morris. Keep on making great music. ✌

Brings back you great performances in Port Hawkesbury in the early 90’s. Played your music over and over daily.

Love this song. We had it on last night!! Dancing in the garage. Got to see Jimmy in Ridgeway, Ontario last year. Small venue, great show!!! πŸ™‚

Loved this song! I saw all of you live down in Springhill, Nova Scotia, a number of years ago! You were all great!

This has always been my favorite song . A great party song for sure , my siblings and I have danced many times to this tune. Thanks for sharing.

Great song, by the Rankin Family...love it.

Jimmy my older brother loved your music. He was the kindess man and a great dad and brother. The year he passed it was June 2nd, His son had purchased tickets to see you in concert as a fathers day gift . I know my brother would have been thrilled to moon and back. He would take walks with a headset listening to you. Unfortunately that June 2nd of that year as he was making a trip around the Cabot Trail he had a massive heart attack. He never got to see you. When I listen to that song my eyes fill with tears of how much he loved listening to you...

Oh, Thanks Jimmy. That's my favorite Rankin family song that you all sang together. I live that song. Drove my poor wife crazy singing along to your part though! πŸ™‚

This song reminds me of a very dear friend who is no longer with us , who absolutely loved this song & would dance wherever it played ! Thinking of you Michelle πŸ’”

One of my very favourite songs of yours. I came to see you guys and Natalie McMaster in Kitchener at Centre in the Square several years ago. Heartwarming to see both John and Raylene in this video ❀

My husband and I will never forget that you dedicated this song to us when we saw you in concert last December at the Playhouse in Fredericton! Our 20-year old son thought it was very cool. We are the ones you met when you got off the elevator at the Crowne Plaza. We saw the Rankins in concert waaaaayyyyy back in 1990 in Baddeck. πŸ˜ƒ

I have loved you guys since your first album. I was so sad and heartbroken when a situation arose and I had to leave all my stuff behind. Out of all my earthly possessions, I cried most about leaving my Rankin Family collection behind. lol Keep on keeping on!

What I love about this video (other than the great song) is watching how much fun you all had performing it.

I was grooving to this Song and many others this weekend! One of my faves

Love this song. Heard it the other day. Always lifts my spirits and gets the feet moving.

My daughter and I were just listening and singing to this the other day great song

One hell of a band - saw you guys twice in UK (I think in the 90s) in London. Both fabulous nights. I still sing Fare Thee Well Love, Borders and Time and North Country at UK folk clubs and open mics.

I love how this song gets everyone running for the dance floor! So much fun!

That song that made me discover your group years ago .. I still listen to that CD and some of yours ! I never get tired of your voice, it goes strait to my heart.

It’s not a wedding until this song plays πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Great song

One of my favorites!!! Used to work at a pewter company years ago and every time this song would come on the radio the buffing machines would be turned off to dance!!!! Ye..ha!!!!

Lol. Angie Erickson Carmichael, funny that this should pop up on my news feed today.

Oh my goodness I danced to that song a lot of times at Steel City in Sydney years ago. Listening to it just brought back some memories. πŸ˜‰

Ohhhh one of my all time faves🀩🀩🀩

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1 week ago

Jimmy Rankin

Jimmy Rankin sings "Followed Her Around" solo acoustic ... See MoreSee Less


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Belated Happy Birthday, Jimmy! Awesome version of this great song. I listened to Song Dog a lot when it came out. So many good songs. Thanks for this.

This is an awesome song Jimmy, remember watching video many times!

My oldest boy use to come running whenever he herd this song. You came to Apple Blossom on year & we got tickets. You autographed a CD for him. His birthday was the 26th. Happy birthday!!!!

This song i always hear at cape breton gatherings love the song and the video thanks for sharing i

Thank you Jimmy your music always feels like “home” πŸ’

Nice song I love the video to thank for the music Jimmy

Jimmy, thank you for this. You'd never know how much your music makes people feel. Feel anything, good,bad, happy doesn't matter just better

Thanks so much for doing these live performances. I love sharing your music with my friends and for us new guitar players it's great that we can see the chords you are playing! I am still hoping to hear Colorado Dave! Sending warm wishes to you and your family from Edmonton.

I had this song on my MP3 at work and played it several times every Friday afternoon and hummed along to it. I'm sure there were eyerolls from co-workers but I was enjoying my Jimmy time. πŸ˜‰

Love your music so does my brother Mike sings a lot of your songs

Love that song and love your music!

Great Jimmy - first heard that driving from the Badlands north to Edmonton!

Excellent tune! Thank you! Please keep the Friday performances coming! Love them! Hope to see you down the road!

Thank you! Love this song! Was dancing around my studio to it yesterday morning lol

One of my most favourite songs, Happy Birthday Jimmy!

love that song and my hubby still follows me around! 😘

Danced around my kitchen to that one Jimmy! Thank you!

happy belated birthday Jimmy .love you music my dad was from capebreton island inverness spent every summer on foot cape and strathlorne so many fond memmories there as a child growing up a big part of my heart will always be there .

Enjoyed so much ,as I get myself hipped for a Saturday work day Thank you.

Always loved that song! Thank you!

One of my favorites! Thank you so much! Great as always. Keep going!

Yesss Sir thanks for sharing one of my favourites! I remember when you shot that video at said establishment...I may have known the management at the time!!

One of my favorite songs that you sing.

What an inspiration! Thank you thank you thank you!

Thank you. We love your music. We go see you whenever your anywhere near Fredericton. Hubby is also caper.

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1 week ago

Jimmy Rankin

It's Friday! Time for "Followed Her Around"... ... See MoreSee Less


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Love the song, and Feel the Same Way. Love love love them.

Belated Happy Birthday Jimmy and best wishes for many more healthy and prosperous years to come. Keep writing and singing songs!

We “followed you around” and danced the night away every time. Even at the Savoy the night the power went out. BEST SHOW EVA!!!!!

What an amazing song and album πŸ’•

I love that song. Even though it makes you sound like a bit of a stalker. Lol just kidding.

Such a great song and a super good video as well

Still absolutely love this song!!

Listen to this song a lot love it! Thank you

Have a great weekend!

Thanks for the reminder, love that song, listening in NH!

Putting my Song Dog CD on right now!

Love your music

Love that song ❀️❀️

I love that song!

thank-you so much Jimmy ,..your awesome ,..can't wait to see you live again ,..xo

Love that song!

Just listened to that song today 😁

Love that song!!🎡

Love that tune ❀️

Love That Song 🎢🎀

One of my favorites!

This song is in my top 10 of my life.

Love that songπŸ˜€

One of my favorites ❀

Love all them all !!

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1 week ago

Jimmy Rankin

Thanks for the birthday love. Chloe baked a sky high cake and Mia made a beautiful charcuterie board. We ate... we drank...we sang... ❀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks for the birthday love.  Chloe baked a sky high cake and Mia made a beautiful charcuterie board.  We ate... we drank...we sang... ❀️Image attachmentImage attachment


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Belated birthday wishes Jimmy, thank you again for your visit North, that was a dream come true.

"Happy Birthday" Jimmy, looks like you are well loved, enjoy.

Happy Birthday! We want you to come to Amherst and do a concert when this could happen!!❀️

Happy Birthday Jimmy !! Looks like a wonderful day !! Looks like it will be awhile before you hit the road again , but look forward to seeing you on line !! Thanks for the music !

I hope you had an awesome day. Hugs. From kitchener. On. We saw you in guelph. 2017.

Happy birthday Jimmy Rankin, keep on composing and singing.

Happy Birthday bud and thanks for all the beautiful tunes,

Happy birthday Jimmy all the way from new minas nova scotia

Happy Birthday Jimmy Rankin...really Enjoyed your show at the Playhouse in Fredericton, NB in November 2019...Hope you are back this way again soon...πŸ‘ŒπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

Happy Belated Birthday Jimmy. Wow, the cake! Here's a clip from the Shoe. You had just left but your sister was still hanging inπŸ‘Missing Mabou Harbour.

Sure looks like that you had a wonderful birthday and got spoiled πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†βœ¨πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday Jimmy. I had the pleasure of serving you dinner last year up in Elliot Lake, On. You are a wonderfully talented musician. Loved the performance.

Happy birthday Jimmy!! Looks like there was quite the feast. Hopefully lots of great memories made.

Happy Birthday!!! I'll buy you a drink at the Red Shoe this summer!!! 🍻

Wow awesome cake...hope you all had a one of a kind Happy birthday fun ...thanks for all your wonderful music!

Happy Birthday Jimmy. The cake looks awesome sorry it blew over. lol. Food looks awesome and I am so happy you got to spend time home with family. Thank you again for the Friday songs. lol

Happy birthday ... hope you had a wonderful day! That cake looks delicious! πŸŽ‚

What a beautiful array of gorgeous foodie items! Lucky you! Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Happy birthday to you have a good day thank you for the music all the best

Happy Birthday...your girls certainly spoiled you! The cake looks amazing; as well, Wow...the charcuterie board..yummy!

Happiest of Birthdays....May your Birthday bring you as much awesomeness as you give to us each time we get to see you in concert!!

We share birthdays Jimmy! Many blessings from Miramichi. Have a great day!

Happy Birthday!! I see you had a wobderful celebration with your family. Did u enjoy that cake? I made the exact same cake for July 1st last year.

Now that's a cake and a half! Happy Birthday! Love your music!

Happiest of Birthdays to you...All the cool people were born in May as I tell everyone in my family ( we have 10 in our family, myself included!).

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2 weeks ago

Jimmy Rankin

We made it to another Friday and here's to you! Don't worry... it'll be okay... We'll Carry On.... ... See MoreSee Less


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We love you Jimmy. Keep writing and singing. Your a breath of fresh air man through this stressful time.

Feeling Gratitude for you and your music so generously shared during this pandemic. Hoping Quarantine time in your beautiful Cape Breton further inspires your musical spirit♥οΈπŸ™

Thank you for sharing your music with us! Maybe you could perform Paris or Rome next! Great reminder that as long as we are with the ones we love life is good. "With you it doesn't matter where we go, Paris or Rome." β€πŸ‘

Thanks for the weekly videos. Appreciate them greatly - reminds of home, despite not being able to visit. Take care and thanks for what you do.

Thank you for the song love it you sound amazing stay safe out there

Thanks Jimmy! This is one of my all time favourites! Stay safe and be well! 😁

Thanks for another great song, keep them coming. Enjoy Cape Breton and the best lobster 🦞

Thank you, even my cat enjoyed your song. She was purring really loud during the song!

Thanks for the song, you are an amazing talent!

Love this song Jimmy! I've played this in some of my sets over the years at my gigs. Take care.

One of my favourite tunes....played it many times

Nice to see you home Jimmy keep up on the great music we all miss you guys maybe we can see the rankin family do a live fb night ❀️

This has always been one of my favourite songs of yours, thanks so much for sharing ❀️

Sending you warm wishes from the Yucatan amigo! All the best to you and your lovely family.

Thank you, been to a few of your concerts in Calgary over the years and thoroughly enjoyed.

One of my favourites! Can you do “When I Rise”. Since people are giving requests. πŸ˜‰

Love your music seen you and your family many years ago at the minden fair I think it was in Ontario thanks for the great entertainment

My favourite song off of Song Dog.

Is that Ticket to Ride on the shelf behind you? We love that game!

Carry on with your writing and keep your videos coming 😊

Love your music! I have all of your cd’s. but my favourite song is Malcolm Murray that I found on the computer years ago!!!πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Fantastic! If “40 days and 40 nights” is not on your list (my favourite!), maybe you’d consider ‘He followed her Around’? Thank you for sharing your music! β€οΈπŸŽΆπŸ‘

Thank you for another great song Jimmy. I never tire of hearing your beautiful work. You bring a wonderful feeling to Fridays, Truly <3 You say more writing, love to hear that πŸ™‚ Maybe some Orangedale Whistle πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Thank you! That song is timeless! This brought tears to my eyes...it was moving. You are a great song writer and I look forward to new pieces. You are a Canadian icon of music! πŸ’•

Thank you Jimmy for the song ♥️loved it you sound awesome I have been listening to you all day today I have a playlist that I have made with all your albums it's called Melissa's peace it's my take me to another place relaxing peace stillness calm . I love it .Thank you my friend your the best.

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2 weeks ago

Jimmy Rankin

Last call for ECMA voting for Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year! ow.ly/hTr350zKITp ... See MoreSee Less

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Voted for you Jimmy. Good luck from Westmount, Cape Breton.


Voted in Halifax. Good luck.

Just voted for Jimmy πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆ cmon kids get your vote on 🎢🎢🎢🎢🎢🌹

Voted for you Jimmy πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Best of luck from Highbury, Western Australia

Voted πŸ˜€πŸŽ€πŸŽΌπŸŽΈ

Jimmy ,good luck !

You really deserve this award!... you regaled us with story telling and made your songs even sweeter! Like you❀️

Voted for ya! ...Fingers crossed in Stellarton, NS!!

Voted for you ...good luck from New Glasgow, NS!!❀️

done πŸ™‚

Voted for Jimmy. It is a little tricky, you have to make sure you select the correct circle. There's one above and below Jimmy's name. πŸ™‚


Voted.(Caper in the Yukon) Good luck Jimmy!


Voted for our good old boy mr rankin

Voted, Good luck Jimmy!

Done Pugwash NS πŸ™‚ good luck πŸ˜‰

I hope you win❀

Good luck, from Ontario, I’ve seen you 5 times. Your awesome

You Rank at the top Rankin. Voted 4 u. Good luck! from Van. Isle.

Voted, good luck

Done! Good luck from Yellowknife, NWT

Voted...from Ft Saskatchewan AB 😎 good luck

Voted from Kingston NB

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3 weeks ago

Jimmy Rankin

Great day for a hike! Anyone recognize this view? ... See MoreSee Less


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Beautiful Jimmy. Scenery is great too. lol

Mabou coal mines, I’d love to get back there this summer.

Mabou coal mines - it’s been a few years but as beautiful as ever πŸ™‚

Pretty sure I was there last summer Beautiful Cape Breton ❀️

I remember staying at the Mabou Motel and taking a walk by myself to the Mabou River just as the sun was beginning to set. It was so very beautiful and peaceful there. I brought a little rock home <3

Mabou Coal Mines, always a gorgeous view there.

Mabou Mines...my sweet sweet grandmother's home.Jessie Beaton

Love the beautiful island of Cape Breton where my daughter lives. I'm at the other end of canada on Vancouver Island.love them both πŸ’•πŸ˜€πŸŒΉπŸ¦‹

Cape Breton views are so breathtaking! Been there twice and definitely plan on going again and again! So true "Your <3 will never leave"

Beautiful day pretty view my grandparents always told me if I ever made it down east I would never leave they are so right it is so beautiful

A breathtaking view, Jimmy. Hope it was as enjoyable as it looks.

I've never been to Cape Breton as of yet. It's on my bucket list. That picture makes me home sick though.

It's been a few years since we've hiked it! Such a beautiful view, and handsome pic!

No Place Like Home In Cape Breton Its Beautiful Mabou Coal Mines

Good place to bring your guitar and post another great song of yours.

That's a great place to self isolate, and have a workout. You'll need that to burn of the biscuits.

Gillis Mtn (Blueberry Hill) where I picked blueberries with your cousins, Ray’s daughters many moons ago. Lol

Gorgeous.........my husband and I took our honeymoon in Cape Breton, many moons ago.......beautiful scenes

Aye, Cape Mabou. Ran many a shipment of Caribbean Rum on the Mines Beach. Bring your shovel Jimmy boy next time maybe you'll find some...."Come Hell or High Water! πŸ˜‰

I think it is the view from Findlay's point at Mabou Coal Mines. Sincerely, Margaret MacArthur, California

Sadly a long time since I’ve hiked around there.

Over on the side by cheticamp on the Cabot trail. Am I right.

You are no longer locked up in HALIFAX but are on my favourite island.

Not sure but would like to hike it now that we can ..

Is that West Mabou beach in the background?

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3 weeks ago

Jimmy Rankin

Here's a song to ease you into Friday... "Stay" for Mike & Karyn & everyone who's separated from their loved ones during this terrible pandemic. Stay safe ❀️ ... See MoreSee Less


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Jimmy, thank you! Such a beautiful song and still one of my favorite of yours! I had not listened to it for a long time and this performance has made me fall in love with it all over again! You are a gift and I appreciate that you take the time to reach out and connect with us! Keep well and stay safe!

That was lovely and especially thoughtful I thank you. Look forward to seeing you soon

This is one of my faves of yours! Thank you for this!! You have one of the best voices I’ve ever heard and write such beautiful songs. πŸ’•

Listening to this today! Thanks for the music 🎢

Great job 😍 as always! My favourite!!! β€οΈπŸŽΆπŸ™πŸŽ‰

Love this song. Stay safe and thanks for the smile

Thanks Jimmy we love you here in Inverness and Sydney.

Awesome one of my favourites enjoying it here again tonight just me in my bubble thanks πŸ™‚

GuitaR and vocals sounds awesome πŸ‘

Great song, getting itchy to get to Mabou Harbour

Talkin' goosebumps here <3

So sweet...πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜


Jimmy.... ❀️

Marsha Giesen I see you like the Rankins

Thanks Jimmy, your songs and kind words of support will be what’s remembered when this is over.

Great song Jimmy. I love the sound of your guitar every time. What’s its make?

Beautiful Jimmy... thanks once again for sharing your gift β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

I'm sure Mike and Karen are smiling widely as they listen to this. Great song!

Thank you great song Jimmy you sound amazing as always ❀️

Great song ! Thank you for brightening up my Friday!

One of our favorites Jimmy, many of camping trips we listened to your songs thx for sharing, i lost my brother 4 years ago to suicide and his son my nephew followed his dad to heaven six weeks later this song brought tears to my eyes. I hope u and your family stay strong during these trying times.

Beautiful Jimmy!! Morning bound would be a nice touch as well!!

Thanks , for starting the weekend off with a beautiful song . Love it

Thank you for the song. I’m in NB and my mom and other family in NS....the separation is hard.

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