A Not So Silent Night - Royal Albert Hall.
Kate McGarrigle was married in 1971 to singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III. Their children are Rufus and his sister Martha, both singers. The two divorced in 1976. Kate McGarrigle died in 2010, aged 63, of a rare form of cancer. Anna McGarrigle is married to Canadian journalist and author Dane Lanken. Dane appeared as a vocalist on several of the sisters' albums and in 2007 wrote their career biography. 2009 – A Not So Silent Night (with Rufus and Martha Wainwright).
Kate McGarrigle (born February 6, 1946, Montréal, Quebec, Canada - died January 18, 2010, Montréal, Quebec, Canada) was a Canadian t 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 . Wise Men Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus & Martha Wainwright - A Not So Silent Night (DVD-V, Album, PAL). Revelation (5). PAR61470.
Kate and Anna McGarrigle: A Not So Silent Night. Mountain City Girls: The McGarrigle Family Album. This tribute concert for Rufus and Martha's mother helped me know her through her songs. It was touching to see everyone's performance as an act of remembrance and reverence for her artistic talents as a singer/songwriter.
Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright. Talk to Me of Mendocino (feat. Martha Wainwright & Rufus Wainwright) - Kate & Anna McGarrigle feat. Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright. Lily Lanken & Martha Wainwright) - Kate & Anna McGarrigle feat. Lily Lanken, Martha Wainwright.
Anna McGarrigle and Kate McGarrigle were born in Montreal of mixed Irish- and French-Canadian background, but lived their childhood in the Laurentian Mountains village of nts, northwest of Montreal, where they learned piano from village nuns. In the 1960s, in Montreal, while Kate was studying engineering at McGill University and Anna art at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, they began performing in public and then began writing their own songs. Rufus and his sister Martha Wainwright, also a singer, are the children of Kate and her former husband, singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III. Their version of Wade Hemsworth 's song, " The Log Driver's Waltz " grew famous as the soundtrack for a 1979 animated film by Canada's National Film Board. They provided backing vocals on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 's 2001 album No More Shall We Part.
Loudon Snowden Wainwright III (born September 5, 1946) is an American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. He is the father of musicians Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, and Lucy Wainwright Roche; brother of Sloan Wainwright; and former husband of the late folksinger Kate McGarrigle. He resides on Long Island, NY. To date, Wainwright has released 26 studio albums