Silver Series Presents Kate & Anna McGarrigle

February 18th, 2005 by Adam

Montreal folk duo Kate & Anna McGarrigle will perform as part of the Silver Cultural Arts Center’s Silver Series on Sunday, March 13 at 4 p.m.

The McGarrigles – sisters who grew up singing and playing music in the Laurentian Mountains – began their recording career in 1976 with the release of Kate and Anna McGarrigle, an album that won Stereo Review’s Best Album of the Year. The sisters have also won recognition from publications such as The New York Times and Melody Maker, and their songs have been recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris and Nana Mouskouri, among other artists. Their albums include Dancer with Bruised Knees, Pronto Monto, Love Over and Over and Matapedia.

Most recently, they released The McGarrigle Hour, an album featuring their favorite songs. The CD features performances by Kate’s former husband, Loudon Wainwright II, their children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Anna’s husband Dane Lanken and their children Lily and Sylvan, along with “honorary McGarrigles” Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Their most recent album is a French recording called La vache qui pleure (translated as “The Cow that Cries”).

Kate and Anna McGarrigle have performed their original music for films and television and on National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion and have traveled to folk festivals and concert halls all over North America and Europe. They have partnered with singer Emmylou Harris for several recording projects, including her Christmas album, Light in the Stable. Their music, both the English and French, has been praised for its vocal harmonies and original style.

Kate & Anna McGarrigle’s performance is sponsored by New Hampshire Public Radio.

Tickets for the performance are $24-$21 for adults, $23-$20 for seniors, $18-$15 for youth and $8-$5 for PSU students. Tickets can be ordered at the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office. Call (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869 or visit