Rita MacNeil On George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

She’s an icon of Canadian music: Rita MacNeil was born in Big Pond, Cape Breton County, and she’s done a pretty great job of putting her community on the map. Rita’s best known for her many albums of country and folk. She’s a had Top 40 hits in North America and the UK, and she hosted ‘Rita and Friends’ on CBC TV from 1994 to 1997. Her last album was called ‘Saving Grace,’ and she will be sadly missed.