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Journal Archives for Kate & Anna McGarrigle

  • Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle [cover]

    Kate McGarrigle Foundation Receives $50,000 from Sales of "Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle"

    The Kate McGarrigle Foundation—a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money in the fight against sarcoma, a rare form of cancer from which Canadian singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle died in 2010, and to preserving her artistic legacy—has been presented with an initial contribution of $50,000 from sales of the album Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle. Released in 2013 on Nonesuch Records, Sing Me the Songs features highlights from three concerts held in honor of McGarrigle led by her children—the acclaimed musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright—and her sister and musical partner Anna McGarrigle in London, Toronto, and New York.

  • Rufus Wainwright, Kate McGarrigle Tribute, Hammer Museum 2013

    Watch: Rufus Wainwright Performs at Kate McGarrigle Tribute at Hammer Museum

    Rufus Wainwright offered a short performance at a screening of Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You, the film documenting a 2011 NYC tribute concert for his mother, the late Kate McGarrigle, at the Hammer Museum in LA last month. The 22-minute set included two Kate McGarrigle songs—"The Work Song" and "(Talk to Me of) Mendocino"—and more. Watch the complete set here. Nonesuch Records released Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle, a two-CD set of songs from the concert in the film and two others held in honor of the late singer-songwriter.

  • Sing Me the Songs: Rufus & Martha Wainwright by Lian Lunson

    "Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle" Film Now Available on iTunes

    Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, the feature documentary directed by Lian Lunson, is now available on iTunes via the Sundance Institute’s Artist Services program. The film captures the 2011 NYC concerts honoring McGarrigle, with performances from Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Kate's sister Anna, and friends like Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Antony. Nonesuch Records released a two-CD set with highlights from the NYC tribute concerts and those held in London and Toronto after McGarrigle died of sarcoma; proceeds from the album benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.

  • Sing Me the Songs: Rufus & Martha Wainwright by Lian Lunson

    Martha Wainwright Remembers Kate McGarrigle on NPR's "World Cafe"

    Singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright was the guest on NPR's World Cafe yesterday to discuss the double-disc set Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle, which features highlights from three tribute concerts Kate's children, Martha and her brother Rufus Wainwright led with McGarrigle's sister Anna in honor of the late singer and Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame member. On World Cafe, Wainwright shares stories of her mother and gives intimate performances of two McGarrigle tunes: "I Am a Diamond" and "Talk to Me of Mendocino." 

  • Place Kate-McGarrigle Inauguration, August 7, 2013: Rufus Wainwright

    Watch: Montreal's Place Kate-McGarrigle Inaugurated in Honor of Hometown Singer-Songwriter

    Place Kate-McGarrigle, the square named in honor of the late Canadian singer-songwriter in the Montreal borough of Outremont where she lived, was dedicated yesterday. The ceremony featured remarks from her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, her sisters Anna and Jane McGarrigle, and city officials, as well as a musical performance. See a gallery of photos and watch the CBC report from the event here. The celebration continues with two concerts in Outremont tonight to benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.

  • Kate McGarrigle: Montreal tribute, August 2013

    Kate McGarrigle to Be Celebrated in Hometown Montreal with Inauguration of Place Kate-McGarrigle, Concerts, Film Screening

    The life and music of Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle will be celebrated in a number of special events held in her hometown of Montreal this week. The Outremont neighborhood where McGarrigle lived will inaugurate Place Kate-McGarrigle in her honor Wednesday afternoon. Later that evening, the feature documentary capturing the 2011 NYC McGarrigle tribute concerts will be screened at the Théâtre Outremont, where, on Thursday, Kate's children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and her sisters Anna and Jane will host two tribute concerts with special guests to benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.

  • Sing Me the Songs: Rufus & Martha Wainwright by Lian Lunson

    Sundance Institute’s Artist Services to Premiere "Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle"

    Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, the feature documentary directed by Lian Lunson, will make its digital premiere through a variety of platforms and storefronts via the Sundance Institute’s Artist Services program September 17, 2013. The film captures the 2011 NYC concerts honoring McGarrigle, with performances from Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Kate's sister Anna, and friends like Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Antony. Nonesuch Records released a two-CD set with highlights from the NYC tribute concerts and those held in London and Toronto after McGarrigle died of sarcoma; proceeds from the album benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.

  • Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle [cover]

    "Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle" Out Now; "Glorious," Says the Guardian (Four Stars)

    Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle, a two-CD set featuring highlights from three tribute concerts in honor of the late Kate McGarrigle, is out now. The album, with performances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Antony, Norah Jones, and others, earns a perfect five stars in the Financial Times; the Guardian calls it "glorious." Proceeds go to the Kate McGarrigle Foundation, supporting cancer care and research. The documentary Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You will be screened at BAM tonight and opens theatrically at NYC's Film Forum Wednesday. That night, BAM presents a tribute concert featuring the Wainwrights, Jones, Harris, and more.

  • Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle [cover]

    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.”

  • Rufus and Martha Wainwright's Christmas 101

    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.