Kate McGarrigle

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Kate McGarrigle
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Kate McGarrigle (born February 6, 1946, Montréal, Quebec, Canada - died January 18, 2010, Montréal, Quebec, Canada) was a Canadian multi-instrumentalist folk musician, singer-songwriter. Her music is a mix of Gallic style, from her roots in French-Canadian folk music, and bluegrass and country. The use of the accordion is particularly distinctive in her work, but she was also an accomplished pianist and banjo player.

In the late 1960's Kate toured the North-Eastern US on the folk club circuit in a duo with Roma Baran. After marrying Loudon Wainwright III she went busking in London with him, before returning to settle in New York state. She began circulating tapes around Greenwich Village, of herself and sister Anna performing. This attracted songwriting credits for names such as Linda Ronstadt and Maria Muldaur, raising the profile of the sisters and garnering them a recording deal with Warner Bros. Music. The sisters went on to have much success in the mid 1970's to early 1980's as Kate & Anna McGarrigle. She was made a Member of the Order Of Canada in 1994.

In 2006, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called sarcoma. Two years later she set up The Kate McGarrigle Fund to assist in raising awareness of this condition, which raises money through donations from concerts by her friends and relatives. She is the mother of Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright from her marriage to Loudon Waingwright III.
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Kate McGarrigle Discography Tracks

Albums

Kate McGarrigle - In The Dawning: A Story Of Canada album art Various Les Filles De Roy (Daughters Of The King) and 1 more… Various - In The Dawning: A Story Of Canada (Album) Denali Music Ltd. Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Kate McGarrigle - Rogue's Gallery (Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys) album art Various Lowlands Away Various - Rogue's Gallery (Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys) (Album) Anti- Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Kate McGarrigle - Sing Me The Songs - Celebration Of The Work Of Kate McGarrigle album art Various I Just Want To Make It Last and 1 more… Various - Sing Me The Songs - Celebration Of The Work Of Kate McGarrigle (Album) Nonesuch Canada 2013 Sell This Version
TSQ 2967 Kate McGarrigle - Live At Caffè Lena album art Various Caffè Lena Various - Live At Caffè Lena(3xCD + Box) Tompkins Square TSQ 2967 US 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

NSCDD1999 Kate McGarrigle - Roots - 20 Years Of Essential Folk, Roots & World Music album art Various Matapedia (as Kate) Various - Roots - 20 Years Of Essential Folk, Roots & World Music(2xCD, Comp) Manteca NSCDD1999 UK 1999 Sell This Version
QKCD-1001, QKCD-1002 Various Johny's Gone To Hilo Various - A Letter To True - Original Soundtrack(2xCD, Comp) Tulip Records, Tulip Records QKCD-1001, QKCD-1002 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
Kate McGarrigle - Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems album art Emmylou Harris Golden Ring Emmylou Harris - Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems (Album, Comp) Rhino Entertainment Company Europe 2007 Sell This Version
UNCUT 2018 10, TAKE 257 Kate McGarrigle - Electric Wonderland  (15 Tracks Of The Month's Best Music) album art Various Unrequited To The Nth Degree Various - Electric Wonderland (15 Tracks Of The Month's Best Music)(CD, Comp) Uncut (2), Uncut (2) UNCUT 2018 10, TAKE 257 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Videos

PAR61470 Kate McGarrigle - A Not So Silent Night album art Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus* & Martha Wainwright Wise Men Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus* & Martha Wainwright - A Not So Silent Night(DVD-V, Album, PAL) Revelation Films Ltd. PAR61470 UK 2009 Sell This Version