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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-01-22: Rowan’s Tribute To Kate McGarrigle & Co.

January 27, 2020
AccNoir 2010-01-22


The Log Driver’s Waltz has been with me my entire life, so it was jarring to hear of Kate McGarrigle’s death when it happened… and doubly so to realise that now ten years have passed without her!  Really this playlist, episode 163 of our weekly radio program, was a companion piece to another tribute I made on the “Sound Resistance” radio program, telling the story of her turbulent marriage and the brilliant, offbeat children who resulted from the union … but only this one consisted exclusively of accordion tunes.  (Only the first half is devoted to this tribute; the remainder consists of worthwhile but unrelated music.)  At its original online home this episode clocked some 8243 listens, but going forward you can study this curated selection of her tunes at the Internet Archive.  Here’s the episode’s playlist:

AccNoir-2010-01-22, Rowan’s tribute to Kate McGarrigle (& Co.)

Kate McGarrigle & Co. – Hard Times Come Again No More (
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Complainte Pour St. Catherine (
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Blanche Comme la Neige – Dancer With Bruised Knees
Amber Lee Baker – Whaler’s Wife
Culann’s Hounds – Thousand Flowers
Bowerbirds – Olive Hearts
the Fugitives – Find Me
Julian Koster + Uncle Harlan – klezmer wire recording (
Naftule’s Dream – Gnossienne #1
Yann Tiersen – A Quai (
How Did I Get So – Ingrid Gatin – live at the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle, Jan 2010.
Ingrid teaches us another one, ditto.
Vancouver Squeezebox Circle, Jan 2010 – Adios
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Log Drivers’ Waltz (

This week’s cover is: Kate McGarrigle (February 6, 1946 – January 18, 2010)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

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