Kate McGarrigle Dies at 63
They Were Collaborators #623
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Very sad to learn of the passing of Kate McGarrigle today. A prodigious folk music talent at home in Canada and beyond its borders, the records she made with her sister Anna remain infused with charm, wit and tenderness, while the two times I saw them perform live they didn't allow their reverence for the music outweigh their sense of playfulness on stage.
You can read news of her death here, or do what most Canadians are probably doing when they hear it, and watch the McGarrigles' beloved National Film Board animated version of Wade Hemsworth's Log Driver's Waltz.