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Anna McGarrigle

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Anna McGarrigle
Born (1944-12-04) December 4, 1944 (age 74)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
Years active1970–present
Associated acts

Anna McGarrigle, CM (born December 4, 1944) is a Canadian folk music singer and songwriter who recorded and performed with her sister, Kate McGarrigle, who died in 2010.[1][2]

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Early life

Anna McGarrigle studied at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal (1964-1968).[3]:212,229–230

Music career

In the 1960s, Montreal natives Kate and Anna McGarrigle established themselves in Montreal's burgeoning folk scene while they attended school.[4]:7–8 From 1963 to 1967, they teamed up with Jack Nissenson and Peter Weldon to form the folk group Mountain City Four.[4]:9–10 The sisters wrote, recorded and performed music into the twenty-first century with assorted accompanying musicians, including Chaim Tannenbaum and Joel Zifkin.[4]:11,83

McGarrigle was also a songwriter; her song "Heart Like a Wheel" was the title track of Linda Ronstadt's 1975 album, and her song "Cool River" was recorded by Maria Muldaur.[5]

In 2016 Anna and her older sister Jane wrote a book together, Mountain City Girls.[6]

Personal life

McGarrigle married journalist Dane Lanken on August 25, 1977 in Hawkesbury, Ontario.[4]:44 She and Lanken have two children, Sylvan (b. 1977) and Lily (b. 1979).[4]:44


Kate and Anna's 1976 debut album Kate & Anna McGarrigle was chosen by Melody Maker as Best Record of the Year.[7] In 1993 she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[8]

The duo's albums Matapedia (1996) and The McGarrigle Hour (1998) won Juno Awards. In 1999 Kate and Anna received Women of Originality awards and in 2006 SOCAN Lifetime Achievement awards.[1]

In 2017 she was presented with a Quebec Arts and Letters Award.[9]



  1. ^ a b Betty Nygaard King (December 16, 2013). "McGarrigle, Kate and Anna". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Clarkson, Adrienne (November 5, 2004). "Speech on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards". Retrieved January 24, 2010.
  3. ^ McGarrigle, Anna & Jane (2015). Mountain City Girls. Canada: Penguin Random House. ISBN 978-0-345-81402-9.
  4. ^ a b c d e Lanken, Dane (2007). Kate and Anna McGarrigle Songs and Stories. Canada: Penumbra Press. ISBN 18-9732-304-2.
  5. ^ "Heart Like A Wheel". Rolling Stoone, January 16, 1975, By Stephen Holden
  6. ^ "Jane and Anna McGarrigle talk sisterhood". Homerun, CBC Radio, Mar 16, 2016
  7. ^ Kate and Anna McGarrigle Biography on
  8. ^ "Order of Canada award". 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  9. ^ "Anna McGarricle gets her due". Montreal Gazette, May 30, 2017
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