19 January 2010

Canadian Folksinger Kate McGarrigle Dies

"Canadian folk and roots music singer Kate McGarrigle, best known for her work with her sister, Anna, as the McGarrigle Sisters, has died at age 63," reports the CBC.

I remember being a kid in Montreal riding in the back seat of my parents' car and hearing Complainte pour Ste.Catherine for the first time. I'd never heard anything like the eerie and beautiful sound of those weird sisters.

The CBC article links to archives, vids and articles. Leaving you with the amusing homage to the McCarrigle Sisters Kate's children, Rufus and Martha Wainright made and posted on youtube. [CBC]


  1. My mum and dad are folkies; I used to listen to the McGarrigle Sisters when I was a kid too. What a sad, sad day.

  2. I like the bit where "things get heated" and the darts start flying at Peter, Paul and Mary.



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