Anna McGarrigle

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Anna McGarrigle
Born (1944-12-04) December 4, 1944 (age 69)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Accordion, guitar, piano, vocals
Years active 1970–present
Associated acts Kate McGarrigle, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Lily Lanken, Mountain City Four

Anna McGarrigle, CM (born December 4, 1944, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian folk music singer and songwriter who wrote and performed as a duo with her sister, Kate McGarrigle, until Kate's death in 2010.[1][2]

Musical career[edit]

In the 1960s, Kate and Anna McGarrigle established themselves in Montreal's burgeoning folk scene while they attended school. From 1963 to 1967, they teamed up with Jack Nissenson and Peter Weldon to form the folk group Mountain City Four. Kate and Anna McGarrigle wrote, recorded and performed music into the twenty-first century with assorted accompanying musicians, including Chaim Tannenbaum and Joel Zifkin.

Family[edit]

McGarrigle is married to journalist Dane Lanken. She and Lanken have two children, Lily and Sylvan Lanken.

Awards[edit]

Kate and Anna's 1975 self-titled debut album was chosen by Melody Maker as Best Record of the Year.[3] Their albums Matapedia (1996) and The McGarrigle Hour (1998) won Juno Awards. In 1999 Kate and Anna received Women of Originality awards and in 2006 SOCAN Lifetime Achievement awards.[4] In 1993 she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[5]

Discography[edit]

  1. Kate and Anna McGarrigle (1975)
  2. Dancer with Bruised Knees (1977)
  3. Pronto Monto (1978)
  4. Entre Lajeunesse et la sagesse (1980)
  5. Love Over and Over (1982)
  6. Heartbeats Accelerating (1990)
  7. Matapédia (1996)
  8. The McGarrigle Hour (1998)
  9. La vache qui pleure (2003)
  10. The McGarrigle Christmas Hour (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Betty Nygaard King. "McGarrigle, Kate and Anna". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Thecanadianencyclopedia.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ Clarkson, Adrienne (November 5, 2004). "Speech on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards". Archive.gg.ca. Retrieved January 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Kate and Anna McGarrigle Biography on www.MusicianGuide.com
  4. ^ Betty Nygaard King. "McGarrigle, Kate and Anna". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Thecanadianencyclopedia.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Order of Canada award". Archive.gg.ca. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2010-01-24.