Archive for May, 2010

Sweet Kate, the flower

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

I was feeling blue today and Lily found this link for
Sweet Kate

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A Celebration of Kate McGarrigle – June 12, 2010, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

As most of you know already Richard Thompson who is curating this year’s Meltdown Festival has very generously proposed an evening devoted to the music of Kate McGarrigle. Producer Joe Boyd has assembled the talent and I believe the show is already sold out. Please check the site for details. A Celebration of Kate McGarrigle. The music writers in the U.K. were the first to take notice of us when Warners released Kate and Anna McGarrigle in 1976 and since then there’s always been a kind of mutual love thing which now includes Rufus and Martha. The show is scheduled for late afternoon so as to give people time to get home or to the pub to watch the World Cup Soccer match between England and the U.S. See you then.

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Radio Free Song Club

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Radio Free Song Club

Nick Hill, accompanied by David Mansfield, Dave Schramm and Syd Straw, pay homage to Kate by doing ‘I Eat Dinner’ on Nick’s radio show live off the floor. (to hear click on Third One Now in the lefthand LISTEN column)  Thanks guys, nice work. Nick produced Martha’s first ever CD and is a longtime denizen of Williamsburg. It’s largely because of people like Nick and his wife Alix that W’burg is what it is today (like it or not) having long set an example for new settlers, every detail of their alternative lifestyle honed to pointy perfection. These days they spend most of their time away from the place with their 3 children on a property near Ithaca which includes a church. Amen.

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