Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted December 25th, 2009 by Anna

We’d like to thank all of the people who helped make A Not So Silent Night at the RAH Dec 9/09 the unqualified success it was. There’s all kinds of stuff posted on youtube and good reviews.

Here is Kate’s performance of her new song “Proserpina’ the emotional highlight of the evening. Some of us are still going around humming it’s haunting opening line.

Kate’s ski girl.

14 Responses:

  1. Zz dans Le meteo says:

    December 25th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I’ve heard a lot but I’ve never heard a better piece of music.
    Love and peace – & XO XO XO , J et al

  2. Campbie says:

    December 27th, 2009 at 1:09 am

    For once all I can do is Echo Joel.
    K played it for us Oct 30 and it was like hearing Picasso for the first time.Image intended.
    I have never heard a song like this before
    all the love i have

  3. Annie May says:

    January 1st, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I can only hope that this song is in the soon-to-be-released category. How thankful I am that I got to watch it here.

  4. Annie May says:

    January 1st, 2010 at 12:17 am

    How thankful I am that I got to watch this video, even through the tears brought on by the beauty of it. Hopefully this is in the soon-to-be-released category!

  5. campbell says:

    January 9th, 2010 at 1:29 am

    i just watched this again in the real midwinter. it’s beyond the ages. like music of spheres 1975 iron mine rory bory when i actually heard those nouveau québec lights make sounds like glass orchestras.

  6. Tara Hall says:

    January 16th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I had the distinct honour and pleasure of attending the concert on December 9, 2009. Two of us travelled from Ottawa, Canada to London specifically to attend the concert and were amazed, overwhlemed and moved by all the performances, notably Proserpina, the heart of the evening. It was an evening of truly wonderful, magical, intimate moments and delightfully expansive joyous ones as well. Likewise, we were both so grateful to have had the chance to meet some of your family and friends following the show, which made an already special night even more so for us, espcially as everyone was so gracious and kind to us.

    Thank you so very much for all the beauty you put into the world.

    Sending you all good thoughts and wishes,


  7. Jane says:

    January 18th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I first watched this clip on youtube, then it was posted here, it is such a moving song, well done Kate.
    But I am writing because today I heard that Kate was unwell again. I don’t know Kate personally…nor Anna or the family, although I have met most of them by hanging out at stage doors with my very patient husband. I want to say that the music of the Mcgarrigles has travelled with me since I was a young woman. It has healed sadness, helped to form friendships and certainly brought so much joy!
    This is such a trying time for you all and I probably have no business interfering, the strange thing is that I feel so connected to you all and I am hoping that all is fine. You are in my prayers to the great whoever Kate Mcgarrigle. x

  8. babasu says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Bless you Kate and family. I had the privilege of hearing and watching this on the night. It broke my heart then and breaks my heart once more. RIP xxx

  9. gazzacymru says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    This was absolutely beautiful.God bless you Kate

  10. DeuxChevaux says:

    January 20th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Your inspiring, joyful, sad, tender always beautiful music has been a lifetime’s companion for my family and I – never more so than after my wife died last year. It may be presumptious of me, but I feel I can understand what you’re going through now and I echo what Jane says: “You are in my prayers to the great whoever Kate McGarrigle.x”

  11. coemella in mendocino says:

    January 21st, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Kate’s music has been a part of my life at all the important parts of my life. I am so sad to hear of her life ending too soon. But what a gift she has been to all of us. Because of you, Kate, I spent one year with a goal of swimming in a swimming pool, the ocean, a lake, a river. Your music has made me laugh and comforted me when I needed to cry. To Kate’s family – my heart goes out to each of you. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  12. javery says:

    January 21st, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Goodbye Kate. The world is suddenly a more silent place. i came to know your music years ago by accident. And now I learn, again by accident — in a long-delayed first visit to your site — that you’ve moved on. Thank you for songs that will always touch my heart. J

  13. Sylvain says:

    February 22nd, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    J’avais appris par les médias qu’elle était atteinte de cancer. Naïvement j’avais cru qu’elle était guérie. Moi qui travaille dans le milieu du sida, on est comme porté à se dire que plus personne n’en meure, ce qui est faux. J’ai vu Kate la dernière fois au spectacle de sa fille à Montréal en 2009. Elle est passée à côté de moi, je l’ai saluée de la tête. Je ne m’inaginais pas alors que c’était la dernière fois que je l’entendrais chanter. Mes sympathies à sa famille et ses amis.

  14. melish says:

    February 23rd, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    the most beautiful composition i’ve heard in ages. condolences abound-you are not forgotten.

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