Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ont. McGarrigle Sideshow starring The Trapped Family Singers as Jane is calling us.
Posted July 23rd, 2016 by Anna
This evening July 23 Jane and I, Martha Wainwright, Sylvan and Lily Lanken, Vinnie Dow and Kathleen Weldon, GG and Islay McMillan will be doing a strange little gig, a one off. It’s a kind of homage to our grandfather James E. McGarrigle who was an itinerant projectionist early in the 20th century. Apparently a couple of his children, little Jim and Anna both musicians, would sometimes do the opener. Jane and I will do a short reading from Mountain City Girls where it pertains to James E. plus Vinnie and Kathleen have made two short films. One, ‘Cornman’ was shot in Alexandria last year and stars Dane, Arcangelo, Sylvan, Kathleen and Nessie Bonneau, music by Peter Weldon (founding member of the Mountain City Four with Kate and me and Jack Nissenson) and Jane. The second ‘Lost Inn’ was shot two summers ago in St Sauveur and stars GG and Islay, Jane, little Anna, Bob McMillan, Vinnie and Peter Weldon with a cameo by Arcangelo. Music is also by Jane and Peter. Then we’ll all do some songs by Kate and one by me. Oh, and Arcangelo and Francis Albetta will also be there. Let’s hope we can carry it off. I’d say break a leg, but we already have one casualty, Martha. She sprained her ankle rather badly a couple of weeks ago playing tennis with Brad and gets around with a crutch, like Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. Photos by Anna Dow.