Winter is long, but it doesn't have to feel that way...

Since 2018, my bandmates, myself plus a pack of partiers push into the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax, NS, every Saturday afternoon to help burn away the winter. We gather around the ole piano, fog up the windows of the venue and welcome up some of Nova Scotia's best musicians and writers to take part in an afternoon of rip-roarin tunes.


It's not quite a song circle and it's not quite a jam...


2022 was Year V, and for the 5th Anniversary we went BIG. After 4 incredible years in the Local and after being nominated for Event of the Year at the 2021 Nova Scotia Music Awards, we moved the party over to the Marquee Ballroom stage. Check out the amazing line-up we had for this years series.


Seamus Erskine (songs, guitar), Calen Kinney (fiddle), James Shaw (sax), Luke Levy (songs, guitar), Shane Martin (songs, drums), & Luke Arsenault (bass), Rankin MacInnis (vocals, piano)

WEEK 1 - Sat Feb 19th

Willie Stratton (songs, guitar), Patrick Murphy (drums) and introduction of house band Seamus Erskine, Calen Kinney, James Shaw, Luke Levy, Shane Martin, Luke Arsenault and  Rankin MacInnis.

WEEK 2 - Sat Feb 26th

Lindsay Misiner (songs, guitar), Brandon Davis (songs, guitar), Andrew Jackson (trombone), and the incredible house band.

WEEK 3 - Sat Mar 5th

Christine Campbell (songs, guitar), Blake Johnston (songs, guitar), Serkan Süer (drums), and the incredible house band.

WEEK 4 - Sat Mar 12th
Brian Cathcart (songs, guitar), Bethany (songs, guitar), Cameron Hawes (songs, guitar), Nathaniel Jenkins (trombone, trumpet, accordion), and the incredible house band.


WEEK 5 - SAT Mar 19th
Breagh Isabel (songs, keys), Blanche Israël (cello), Willa Owen (songs), Ms Blue (songs), and the incredible house band.


WEEK 6 - SAT Mar 26th


Jah'Mila (songs), Andru Branch (songs, percussion), Siobhan Martin (keys), Sean Weber (saxophone), and the incredible house band.


WEEK 7 - SAT Apr 2nd

Jordan Musycsyn (songs, guitar), Wayne Bedecki (songs, guitar), Maykel Nuñez Martínez (percussion), Tom Richards (trombone, sousaphone), Jason Vautour (guitar), and the incredible house band.

WEEK 8 - SAT Apr 9th

Dave Sampson (guitar, songs), Jodi Guthro (songs, guitar), Mo Kenney (songs, guitar), Tori Cameron (songs), Neil MacInnis (songs, guitar) and the incredible house band plus a SURPRISE GUEST PERFORMANCE by Jimmy Rankin.

Thank you everyone for attending. We will see you next year at Rankin's Winter Warmers!

Check out some of the amazing performers we've had in the first V Seasons of Rankin's Winter Warmers...

Aaron Green
Alex Meade
Alex Wrathell

Amanda Hobbs
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Sneddon
Aryam Zubizarreta Perez
Benjamin Marmen

Blake Johnston
Blanche Israël
Blue in Tokio
Braden Lam
Brandon Davis
Breagh Isabel
Brendan Melchin
Brian Bourne

Brian Cathcart
Cameron Hawes

Calen Kinney
Carmen Townsend

Chris Martin
Christine Campbell
Christopher Brown

Danielle Boutlier

Dave Fultz
Dave Sampson
Dillan Tate
Eamonn Slattery

Emily Kiley Lawlor

Eric Stephen Martin

Evan Mahaney

Ginevra Syperek

Iain Beaton
Jacob Strang
Jacques Mindreau

James Shaw
Jimmy Rankin
Jason Vautour
Jessie Brown
Jodi Guthro
Jordan Musycsyn
Leanne Aucoin
Lennie Gallant
Lindsay Misiner

Luke Arsenault
Luke Levy
Mairi Rankin
Mark Bachynski
Martin Davidson
Matt Myer
Matthew Whiston
Mauricio Duarte

Maykel Nuñez Martínez
Michael Dalton
Michael S. Ryan
Ms. Blue
Mo Kenney
Nathaniel Jenkins

Neil MacInnis

Neil MacQuarrie

Nick MacLellan

Nicole Ariana

Party Boots

Pat Healey
Patrick Murphy
Patrick Storer
Paul St-Amand
Peter MacInnis

Richard Driedger
Roan Worthing
Roxy Mercier
Seamus Erskine
Sean Weber

Serkan Süer

Shae Palmer

Shane Martin
Shawn Mullen
Tom Richards

Tom Terrell
Tommy Green Jr.
Tommy Stephen
Tori Cameron
Trevor Wentzell
Wayne Bedecki
Will Hansen

Willa Owen
Willie Stratton

Yonelis Legra Noa
Zach MacLean