Kate And Anna McGarrigle At Carnegie Hall

Kate McGarrigle died of cancer Monday at age 63. We remember her with a July 19, 2004, Creators at Carnegie concert curated by Emmylou Harris. In it, French-Canadian siblings Kate and Anna McGarrigle are joined onstage by Kate's son, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. The three goof off and endearingly fumble around songs, but always come together to make brilliant harmonies together. There's a full set list below, but the highlights include "Dying of Our Love," "Heart Like a Wheel, " "Red Rocking Chair" and "Green Rocky Road."

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Emmylou Harris considered bringing the McGarrigle sisters as a gift "from me to you" at her Creators at Carnegie concert.

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Along with her sister Anna, Kate McGarrigle performs with her son Rufus Wainwright at Carnegie Hall.

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At the then-new Zankel Hall at Carnegie, singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris invited some her favorite singers to perform and share the stories behind their songs. Some of Harris' most accomplished work has been in collaboration with others, and her picks include many of the musicians who've inspired her. In the first hour, Patty Griffin keeps it simple with just her voice and ringing acoustic guitar. It's a raw, stripped-down quality that Harris calls "breathtaking."

Harris calls Buddy Miller her favorite collaborator; he frequently plays guitar in her band. Miller's wife, Julie, joined them onstage before Harris called them the "treasure that is Buddy and Julie Miller."

In the second hour of the show, in addition to the performances by the McGarrigles and Wainwright, Harris introduces Steve Earle as a songwriter who's "so passionate and clear about what he's writing about, whether it's a love song or about the death penalty."

Set List

"The Pearl" (performed by Emmylou Harris live in Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium)

"Chief" (written/performed by Patty Griffin)

"Red Shoes" (written/performed by Patty Griffin)

"Kite Song" (written/performed by Patty Griffin)

"Tomorrow Night" (written by Lonnie Johnson; performed by Patty Griffin)

"Sweet Lorraine" (written/performed by Patty Griffin)

"By Way of Sorrow" (written/performed by Buddy and Julie Miller)

"All My Tears" (written by Julie Miller; performed by Buddy and Julie Miller)

"When It Comes to You" (written/performed by Buddy and Julie Miller)

"Somewhere Trouble Don't Go" (written/performed by Buddy and Julie Miller)

"Tom Ames' Prayer" (written/performed by Steve Earle)

"Now She's Gone" (written/performed by Steve Earle)

"You Know the Rest" (written/performed by Steve Earle)

"Another Town" (written by Steve Earle; performed by Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris)

"Ellis Unit One" (written/performed by Steve Earle)

"Jerusalem" (written/performed by Steve Earle)

"Quand vous mourrez de nos amours (Dying of Our Love)" (written by Gilles Vigneault; performed by Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Rufus Wainwright)

"Heart Like a Wheel" (written by Anna McGarrigle; performed by Kate and Anna McGarrigle)

"Red Rocking Chair" (traditional; performed by Kate and Anna McGarrigle)

"Green Rocky Road" (written by Tim Hardin; performed by Kate and Anna McGarrigle with Rufus Wainwright and Emmylou Harris)

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