- Randy Saharuni
- J.F. Berube
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Nonesuch Releases "Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle" June 25; Proceeds to Benefit Sarcoma Research
On June 25, Nonesuch Records releases Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle, which features highlights from three concerts in honor of the late singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, held in London, Toronto, and New York following Kate's death. The double-disc set was produced by Joe Boyd, who curated the concerts, and features performances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Antony, Norah Jones, Teddy Thompson, and others. Net proceeds go to the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include instant downloads of the album tracks “Kiss and Say Goodbye” and “I Am a Diamond.”
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
McGarrigle Christmas Tradition Continues in California Benefit Concerts with Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris
In 2005, Nonesuch released The McGarrigle Christmas Hour, in which sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle, their family—including Kate's children, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright—and honorary family members, like Emmylou Harris, celebrated the holidays in song. That same year saw the start of a holiday tradition of live Christmas shows starring McGarrigles, Wainwrights, and many friends. The music-making continues with Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Christmas 101, three concerts in Oakland and Los Angeles this week, featuring appearances from Harris, Maria Muldaur, and Van Dyke Parks. Proceeds go to the Kate McGarrigle Fund, which is dedicated to research for a cure for sarcoma, a rare and deadly cancer from which Kate McGarrigle passed away in 2010.
About Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Kate and Anna McGarrigle, the acclaimed songwriting and folk music duo, were born in Montreal, Quebec, and grew up north of the city in the Laurentian Mountains. Music surrounded the sisters throughout their childhood, including piano lessons with local nuns and family sing-alongs at the piano.
When the sisters returned to Montreal to attend college, they also joined the city’s thriving folk music scene, and other artists soon began performing their songs. This led to an offer from Warner Bros. Records for the sisters to make their eponymous debut album. The McGarrigle sisters went on to released ten records under their own name, and have contributed both their songs and their singing to countless other albums, including the Nonesuch releases Stumble into Grace and All I Intended to Be, from Emmylou Harris.
Harris also joined Kate and Anna on their own Nonesuch release, The McGarrigle Christmas Hour, in 2005, as did Kate’s children Martha and Rufus Wainwright and Anna’s daughter Lily Lanken. It was the sisters' final full-length recording.
Kate McGarrigle died of sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, on January 19, 2010. She had established the Kate McGarrigle Fund in association with McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital through the MUHC Foundation, the Cedars Cancer Institute, and Cancer Research UK in order to raise money and awareness for the fight against this disease. For more information and to make a donation in honor of Kate, please visit muhcfoundation.com/kate.
May 3, 2011
This three-disc set comprises newly remastered editions of Kate & Anna McGarrigle's beloved 1976 self-titled debut and its equally praised 1977 follow-up, Dancer with Bruised Knees, plus a third disc of previously unreleased songs and demos—45 songs in all. Rolling Stone calls the debut album "idiosyncratically perfect." The Boston Globe calls it an "exhilarating ride," the demos a "real revelation," and the sisters' music "too enchanted, too singular to ever be forgotten." The Financial Times gives the new collection a perfect five stars.
- August 8, 2013 – 06:00 pmThéâtre Outremont, Montréal, QC
- August 8, 2013 – 09:30 pmThéâtre Outremont, Montréal, QC