John Morris Rankin

 

 

Age: 40

 

Summary: fiddler and pianist who was credited with reviving an interest in Celtic and ancient Highland Scottish music in North America when he drew on his family of talented musicians and formed the Rankins in the late 1980's, in which the band's recordings include The Rankin Family and Uprooted.

 

 

Cause of Death: Car accident

 

Born: April 28, 1959

 

Died: January 15, 2000

 

Location: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada