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Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Germany 1977

This is Kate & Anna McGarrigle performing live with a sizable studio audience in Cologne, Germany for WDR (TV) in Studio 'L' back on the 3rd February 1977. As was so often the case when the McGarrigle sisters performed the atmosphere was informal and homely, the singing and musicianship counted for everything as is demonstrated in this recording where the monitors were failing and the band rightly demanded better. That said with difficulty hearing themselves in the mix the actual performance was both stunning and moving. In 1975 the sisters made their first LP, Kate and Anna McGarrigle (Warner BS-2862) , which brought them critical notice and concert engagements internationally. After their London debut 25 Jul 1976 at Victoria Palace, Michael Watts in Melody Maker (31 Jul 1976) called their music 'a holy marriage of strong sentiment and brilliant, pure singing ... Anna's, lilting and airy, Kate's, deeper and fiercer - these are amongst the very best voice

Kate and Anna McGarrigle - Rochester, NY, USA - 1984

Kate and Anna McGarrigle were singers, musicians and songwriters with a well earned international reputation. They have performed to critical and popular acclaim throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. Their albums have earned 'record of the year status and awards' from the likes of Melody Maker, Stereo Review, the New York Times along with many others. And songs they have composed have been widely recorded by other artists, including Maria Muldaur, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Billy Bragg, and Nana Mouskouri. Ever since I first heard them some thirty two years ago, I have been an unashamed fan, and I guess I can blame them in part, for my love of music sung in French. This is a concert recorded live at Red Creek Cabaret, Rochester, NY, USA, in June 1984. Both Linda Ronstadt, and Maria Muldaur guested on some of the songs. Set List: As Fast As My Little Feet Can Carry Me Complainte Pour Ste. Catherine Nacl The Work Song * Heart L