Related Information for Rankin Family The Rankin Family is a Canadian folk music family group from Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.The Rankins come from a family of 12, all of whom would entertain the neighbours musically every third weekend as part of a ceilidh.Five of the siblings began performing professionally in 1989. The Rankins released their own independent cassettes The Rankin Family (1989) and Fare Thee Well Love (1990) featuring original songs and a combination of traditional jigs, reels and Celtic fo.. read more