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, Emmylou Harris, and Renato Russo (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] and until recently[when?] on the Board of the Songwriters Association of Canada. McGarrigle is also a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Phblishers of Canada (SOCAN). In 2013, she was part of a SOCAN representative group for a streamed panel, "Can the Music Industry be Saved?"[9]

With her sister Anna, she co-authored Mountain City Girls, a family memoir published in 2015 by Random House Canada.[10]


  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. ^ "SOCAN representatives weigh in at S.A.C. "Can the music business be saved?" panel". 30 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  10. ^ Brownstein, Bill (6 November 2015). "Anna and Jane McGarrigle nurture their roots in Mountain City Girls". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 9 January 2017.