July 31, 2012 – 4:24 am

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Kate McGarrigle Tribute 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; June 15, 2012. Mix of FM and web-based material. Excellent audio.

On January 18, 2010 2012, Canadian folk musician Kate McGarrigle died of cancer after being diagnosed with sarcoma in 2006. She was 63. In June, a tribute concert, featuring her sister, Anna; her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright; and a host of luminaries, was held in Toronto.

The Montreal Gazette noted that the show was more celebratory than sombre, with dozens of her family and peers gathering for a joyful celebration of her unique songwriting. It was a testament to the sturdy charm of McGarrigle’s compositions, which sparkled even without the shine of the McGarrigle sisters’ inimitable harmonies.

Thanks to stevemtl who shared the tracks at Hunger City.

stevemtl noted:

The tracks are a combination of FM and web-based material; sound is excellent. This is not the complete performance.  One song, Mary Margaret O’Hara’s take on Swimming Song, suffered technical difficulties at the venue and was not included in either distribution. This version is totally free of the DJ chatter which marred all uploads elsewhere.

Concert picture by Michelle Siu, posted at metronews.ca - Thanks!

(FM and webcast) > PCM-M10 (24 bit/96 khz) > Soundforge (trim, edit, combine) > r8brain (dither and downsample to 16/44.1) > CDwave (track split) > TLH (flac level 8, FFP, MD5)

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.

Disc 1 (first set)
Track 101. applause
Track 102. Kiss and Say Goodbye [Rufus, Anna, Martha]
Track 103. talk (Rufus)
Track 104. Southern Boys [Rufus]
Track 105. talk (Rufus, JS)
Track 106. NaCl [Jane Siberry]
Track 107. talk (Martha)
Track 108. Come Back Baby [Broken Social Scene]
Track 109. Saratoga Summer Song [Teddy Thompson]
Track 110. talk (Martha)
Track 111. I Eat Dinner [Emmylou Harris, Martha]
Track 112. talk (Rufus, BC)
Track 113. Come a Long Way [Bruce Cockburn]
Track 114. talk (Rufus)
Track 115. Entre la jeunesse et la sagesse [Anna, Rufus, Martha]
Track 116. talk (Anna, RS)
Track 117. On My Way to Town [Ron Sexsmith]
Track 118. talk (Rufus, Anna, RC)
Track 119. Dans le silence [Robert Charlebois, Anna]
Track 120. talk (Rufus)
Track 121. First Born [ensemble]
Track 122. talk (Rufus, KW)
Track 123. I Don’t Know [Krystle Warren]
Track 124. talk (EH)
Track 125. Darling Kate [Emmylou Harris]
Track 126. talk (Anna)
Track 127. Prosepina [ensemble]
Track 128. FM DJ Andrew Craig introduction
Track 129. Emmylou Harris comments
Track 130. Ron Sexsmith comments
Track 131. Emmylou Harris comments

Disc 2 (second set)
Track 201. talk (Anna)
Track 202. Jacques et Gilles [Anna]
Track 203. talk (Martha)
Track 204. All the Way to San Francisco [Martha]
Track 205. I Cried for Us [Jane Siberry, Rufus]
Track 206. Prends ton manteau [Robert Charlebois]
Track 207. talk (Rufus)
Track 208. Oliver [Rufus, Anna (piano)]
Track 209. talk (Rufus)
Track 210. Mother, Mother [Broken Social Scene]
Track 211. Tell My Sister [Peggy Seeger]
Track 212. talk (Martha)
Track 213. I Am a Diamond [Martha]
Track 214. Go, Leave [Teddy Thompson]
Track 215. (Talk to Me of) Mendocino [Emmylou Harris]
Track 216. talk (Rufus)
Track 217. I Just Want It to Last [Mary Margaret O’Hara]
Track 218. Traveling on for Jesus [Chaim Tannenbaum]
Track 219. Dink`s Song (Fare Thee Well) [ensemble]
Track 220. Love Over and Over [ensemble]
Track 221. Peggy Seeger comments
Track 222. Emmylou Harris comments
Track 223. band intro by FM DJ

List of performers:
Brad Albetta - bass
Thomas Bartlett - piano
Calum MacColl - guitar
Michelle Josef - drums
Chaim Tannenbaum - banjo, mandolin, saxophone
Joel Zifkin - violin
Michel Pepin - guitar
Martha Wainwright - vocals, guitar
Rufus Wainwright - vocals, piano
Anna McGarrigle - vocals, accordion, piano
Dane Lanken - vocals
Lily Lanken - vocals
Sylvan Lanken vocals
Jane McGarrigle - vocals, piano
Emmylou Harris - vocals, guitar
Bruce Cockburn - vocals, guitar
Krystle Warren - vocals
Teddy Thompson - vocals, guitar
Robert Charlebois - vocals
Peggy Seeger - vocals, banjo, piano
Ron Sexsmith - vocals, guitar
Jane Siberry - vocals
Mary Margaret O’Hara - vocals
Kevin Drew - vocals, guitar, keyboard
Amy Millan - vocals, guitar
Ariel Engle - vocals
Andrew Whiteman - vocals, guitar

Click here to order the remastered CD of Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s Matapedia.

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Update: August 8, 2012

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  1. 13 Responses to “KATE McGARRIGLE TRIBUTE - TORONTO 2012”

  2. Thank you so much for this, Kate McGarrigle was a tremendous sognwriter and musician and she is missed mightyily. Looking forward to hearing the show. Yay McGarrigles.


    By Chris on Jul 31, 2012

  3. Correction: Kate died on January 18, 2010. Not 2012. Thanks for the post!

    By Gordon on Jul 31, 2012

  4. one of my favourites, “the log drivers waltz” featuring kate and anna, watch it, you`ll love it.
    three days from now when you can`t get the song out of your head don`t blame me.

    By sluggo on Aug 1, 2012

  5. On the McGarrigles’ website, Anna says this was the best of the 3 tribute concerts. Good stuff, thanks!

    By Rod Parkes on Aug 1, 2012

  6. Thank you very much for this very good concert
    The performances are really touching and impressive in their “sparseness quality”

    unfortunately, I have two tracks that didn’t downloaded properly
    - 111 : I Eat Dinner
    - 208 : Oliver

    Wuold it be possible to have these links available again ?

    Thank you

    By Alexfripou on Aug 8, 2012

  7. I wasn’t able to get to Toronto to see the show so thanks so much for this. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to download “Track 119. Dans le silence [Robert Charlebois, Anna]”. Is there anyway I can get this to complete the concert?

    I have a radio recording of an interview with specially recorded music for a CBC show “Touch The Earth” with host Sylvia Tyson (of Ian and Sylvia) from 1977. The songs were especially recorded for this broadcast and aren’t avaiable anywhere else. I could send this to you to post if you wish.

    By David Young on Aug 12, 2012

  8. about an inch and a half down on the page i am going to post below.. u will find a single file that u can download that adds up to 34meg. it should dl it in 10 seconds or so. it is listed as -

    the page is…


    the info on that particular file itself is available on the far left where it says view setlist.
    yes i know that a wma file at this bitrate isnt the highest quality u will find but if its a choice of having it or not having it.. its your call. i personally had no interest in this item til the powers that be forced bigo to remove it. haha.

    By darth on Aug 13, 2012

  9. i personally had no interest in this item til the powers that be forced bigo to remove it. haha.


    By bingle sized hole on Aug 13, 2012

  10. Earl if spelling bothers you then you haven`t seen the liner notes on too many bootlegs.They are normally [or abnormally] rife with errors, spelling, song titles, dates venues you name it.
    Don`t sweat the small stuff, just be glad someone archived it for us!

    By sluggo on Sep 20, 2012

  11. Why do you take links down due to silly threats from record companies? Trust me, they can do nothing when it’s just bootlegs. I know from experience. When you get those emails simply don’t answer them and send them directly to the delete bin and carry on as normal. Don’t take stuff down due to empty threats. They can do nothing.

    By JoeBlow on Mar 31, 2013

  12. I know from experience

    another Darth . knows all.

    By nutshell on Mar 31, 2013

  13. terrific statement

    By Stephen Haddaway on Sep 19, 2013

  14. There is a way to get the show if someone is interested, reply here with your email address.

    By whytakeitdown on Nov 9, 2013

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