Sure to be a magic night: Please join me….

By Mad Dog
Published: Apr 07, 2011

Kate McGarrigle, just 63, died of cancer in January. If you knew the music she made with her sister Anna, you probably felt the sadness I did, for Kate was not just a exemplary singer, the way she sang and what she sang told you she was an extraordinary  person. (Her children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and her sister share some memories here.) At New York’s Town Hall, on Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13, there will be a celebration of her life — and what a celebration it will be: Martha and Rufus and Anna, Jimmy Fallon, Emmylou Harris, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), Teddy Thompson. All profits from these shows will go toward the creation of the Kate McGarrigle Sarcoma Research Fund in association with the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). I would suggest that, if you can be there, the greater profits will be recorded on your soul. Need convincing? Here are Kate and Anna, with Linda Ronstadt, so long ago.