Jane McGarrigle

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Jane McGarrigle is a Canadian songwriter, musician and music publisher.


McGarrigle is the elder sister of Kate and Anna McGarrigle,[1] and has written and performed several songs with the duo.[2] She produced their album Love Over and Over.[3] The song "Love Is", which she co-wrote, has been recorded by Nana Mouskouri and Emmylou Harris (who also recorded the co-written "Man Is an Island").[4] She served as her sisters' music manager for a time, and also managed producers Pierre Marchand (Sarah McLachlan) and Robbi Finkel (Cirque du Soleil), and the group Three O'Clock Train.[5][6] She also co-composed with her sisters the scores to the Canadian film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller[7] and its sequel, The Return of Tommy Tricker. She served on the board of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada from 1990 to 2000.[8]

She currently serves on the Board of the Songwriters Association of Canada[9] and is active in the international copyright advocacy movement.


  1. ^ Griffin, John (December 6, 1986). "The McGarrigles: Montreal's singing sisters are on the road again, and while music is their message, their family is still their life", The Gazette, p. G1.
  2. ^ (August 24, 1985). "The McGarrigles' laid-back act goes south", The Globe and Mail, p. 11.
  3. ^ Pareles, Jon (February 6, 1983). "In Pop, the McGarrigle Sisters Know No Bounds", The New York Times, p. A21.
  4. ^ (July 1994). "SOCAN's new Board of Directors", Words & Music 1 (7): 6.
  5. ^ Lepage, Mark (November 4, 1989). "Derailed Three O'Clock Train tries to get back on a good sound track", The Gazette, p. H1.
  6. ^ Metella, Helen (January 19, 1992). "Mack MacKenzie and Three O'Clock Train", Edmonton Journal, p. C5.
  7. ^ Schnurmacher, Thomas (November 22, 1988). "Demers children's film is a family affair for all... the McGarrigles", The Gazette, p. F7.
  8. ^ (July–August 1998). "Members gather in Toronto for 1998 AGM", Words & Music 5 (7): 3
  9. ^ http://www.songwriters.ca/janemcgarrigle.aspx