Hillside Inside and the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival are thrilled to co-present Anna and Jane McGarrigle, authors of Mountain City Girls: The McGarrigle Family Album, on Saturday, January 30, 3 pm at St. George’s Church, Sanctuary, 99 Woolwich Street. Doors open at 2:30 pm.
Readings by Anna and Jane will be followed by a Q&A, book-signing and fan photo opportunity.
Tickets are $12 + HST, available from the Bookshelf and ticketbreak.com.
The folk music duo of Anna and Kate McGarrigle produced some of the most memorable music to come out of the North American folk scene in the past 35 years. They are fondly remembered by their devoted fans as brilliant, insightful songwriters with incredibly luminous voices. Their sister Jane managed her younger sisters’ music careers from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s. During this time she co-wrote several songs with the duo and performed with them in the studio and on tours of Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.
Although the McGarrigle sisters never achieved mainstream popularity – Rolling Stone magazine described them as “the finest singer-songwriter team ever to go ignored by the American public” – to those in the know, they are Canadian folk music royalty.
Mountain City Girls is a charming and intimate family memoir. Interspersed with lyrics and photos, it captures the McGarrigles’ lives, idiosyncratic upbringing, and literary and musical influences. No one could have told the story of the McGarrigles better than Anna and Jane, or in such an affectionate and captivating way.
A Guelph Fab5 Festival co-presentation supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation