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Those of you with knowledge of the previous version of this gigography will now notice two major modifications to the content. Firstly, thanks to Anna McGarrigle's husband, Dane Lanken, considerable extra detail has been added. Dane has graciously allowed me to incorporate information from his own K&A Chronology, a work that covers a much wider spectrum of McGarrigle events. This has enabled me to add many previously unlisted shows, and also to amend others. Additionally - the second development - visual material is now included whenever relevant. At present this is not quite complete, but eventually all pages will be revised to include similar items. This material (accessed through thumbnail images which will enlarge when clicked on), could be a newspaper ad, a concert review, a poster, or simply a meaningful article. There are also links to web pages with appropriate material. Generally pre-show items can be found on the left under the date, and post-show items on the far right. I have taken the liberty of omitting a few articles where content is well known or a repeat of another piece. It should be obvious that these pages are still significantly incomplete, but hopefully there is just enough of interest to warrant this new look.

This document continues to be work in progress. Although the inclusion of Dane's research has added much, the sisters performing career from the early 60s through to Kate's tragic death in 2010, remains undocumented in any definitive detail, and there are a number of valid reasons for this. Their earliest appearances together, solo, with the Kilgary Baladeers, Le Trio Canadien or the Mountain City Four, were low-key affairs that were rarely publicised other than at a local level, if at all; in the early 60s folk clubs abounded, but press coverage - particularly in Canada - did not; such events were considered of little interest by mainstream newspaper editors. In later years, in contrast to the increasing publicity surrounding popular "rock" music, the sisters' tours as a duo often failed to arouse the interest of national and international press. Despite the critical acclaim accorded to virtually all of their recordings they continued to slip under the radar - they were virtually impossible to categorise, their released "product" was sporadic, and, with young families to consider, they were never really in a position to devote their lives to self-promotion. A case in point: a few years ago Chapters, the Canadian bookselling chain, produced a tote bag adorned with the names of myriad cultural icons with Canadian roots. While Rocky and Bullwinkle made it on to my bag, another, to my mind more significant, duo did not. McGarrigle concerts were sometimes criticised as being unprofessional and shambolic, but those who passed such comments failed to realise that this was, for many, a considerable part of their appeal. They were a delightful antidote to the tiresome pomposity and self-aggrandisement that much of the contemporaneous popular music scene displayed.

These pages are an attempt to present a list all known McGarrigle-oriented performances together with set lists where available. Information comes from many sources and a proportion of it remains unconfirmed. Anecdotal evidence has been incorporated, but this can be misleading as memories fade and data easily transposed. It is possible that some older set lists are incorrect as, on occasion, evidence conflicts. The McGarrigles featured on Canadian TV and radio on a number of occasions, but tapes of these appearances sometimes lack details. On many occasions dates for TV shows have been listed here with no accompanying comment, and it is accepted that these could simply be repeats of previous programmes. An attempt has been made to compile details of the musicians who accompanied Kate & Anna but this is clearly complicated. It may be of interest to some readers to know which shows were duo/solo and this information would be welcome. Although a number of these dates remain unconfirmed specific unknown information is highlighted. More recently, selected Loudon Wainwright III dates from the 70s have been included. There is no evidence of Kate's participation or even attendance at most of these shows, but they are there as aide-mémoires in case someone out there recalls seeing her onstage for an encore or something similar. Kate and Loudon's itineraries were usually independent though it would not seem unreasonable to suggest that both accompanied the other to gigs when they were free. In any event it is of some small interest to see how their commitments intersected. There will obviously be many more LWIII shows that do not appear here.

If you have anything - ticket stub, review, radio broadcast, newspaper ad etc. - that verifies or disproves a date, or adds a new show, please feel free to email me. Likewise reports of suitable web links and any stylistic discrepancies are also welcome.

There are a few non-concert items appearing in this latest update - mainly to form a chronological frame of reference to aid further research. In addition I am intending to gradually expand the text to include relevant comments. Any copyrighted material on these pages is considered to be "fair use," specifically for the purpose of review, study, personal enjoyment or critical analysis only, and will be removed immediately at the request of copyright owner(s).

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line pic tape After considerable thought, and several requests, those performances that are known to have been recorded in some fashion, either professionally for broadcast purposes or by members of the audience, have been identified. I should point out that I do not possess all of these recordings, and there are undoubtedly others that I am unaware of. Some performances are linked to relevant internet audio or video sources. On some occasions there are alternate sources indicated [alt].

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Pages here are grouped as follows:
1958 - 1974, 1975 - 1979, 1980 - 1984, 1985 - 1989, etc through to 2005 - 2013
but you may access a specific year from any page by clicking on a year on the navigation bar to the left.

Date format is YYYY.MM.DD

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A McGarrigles discography may be found here - McGarrigle Sisters Discography.
Support the artists - buy their recordings.

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In memory of Kate McGarrigle. The Kate McGarrigle Foundation may be found at www.katemcgarriglefoundation.org

Kate & Anna's own website may be accessed here.

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Compiled by Pete Long © 2010 © 2015 with the immeasurable assistance of Peter Clarkson (who indirectly provided many of the set lists, and also considerable paperwork). Thanks also to Dane Lanken, Joel Zifkin, Ron Gomes and Steve Goldstein.

In an attempt at standardisation I have adopted many of the conventions used by Simon Montgomery in his Joni Mitchell Chronology.

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Last update: September 2015

1958 Summer
Nymark's Lodge
Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, QC
unknown date
Jane, Anna & Kate win first prize at a Sunday afternoon talent contest singing Bon Voyage.

1961.04.28
Annunciation of Our Lady Church
Parish Hall
Mount Royal, Montréal, QC
Annunciation Teenagers group variety show. Kate & Anna appeared with Michèle Forest as the B. Balladiers. Also appearing among the other 23 acts were the Four Dimensions. Cakes were provided by mothers and sandwiches and soft drinks supplied at the end of the evening.
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1961.00.00
Berkeley Hotel
Montréal, QC
Impromptu performance in the hotel bar. Kate & Anna appeared with Michèle Forest.

1961.00.00
La Poubelle
Montréal, QC
Informal performance. Kate & Anna appeared with Michèle Forest.

1962.01.27
Loyola College Auditorium, Loyola College
Montréal, QC
I Come For To Singline pic
Kate & Anna appeared with Michele Forest at the Winter Carnival Folk Music Festival. Possibly performed were Swing Low, Every Night and John Riley. Reviews appeared in the Loyola News and Montréal Star.

1962.03.02
Loyola College Auditorium, Loyola College
Montréal, QC
International Folk Music Festivalline pic
Kate, Anna and Michele Forest perform as the Kilgary Balladeers. Set included Swing Low, All My Trials, Les Rapides Blancs and Henry Martin. Also appearing were Shimon Ash, Jack Nissenson, Larry Blond, Derek Lamb, the River City Skiffle Group, and the Drifters. A review appeared in the Loyola News.

1962.03.09&10
Finjan
Montréal, QC
Possibly now appearing as Le Trio Canadien.

1962.Summer
Finjan
Montréal, QC
unknown dates
Opening for acts such as Claude Gauthier, Wade Hemsworth, Shirley Singer & Shirley Brown, and Derek Lamb.

1962
YMHA coffee house
Montréal, QC
unknown date

1962
CBC-Radio
Montréal, QC
unknown date

1962
CBC-TV
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC
unknown date
The programme, featuring young talent, was filmed in an old church.

1962
Hotel Vermont
Sainte-Agathe, QC
unknown date
Kate's first appearance with Peter Weldon and Jack Nisserson.

1963.01.24
McGill University
Montréal, QC
The Peter Weldon folk singers, incorporating Kate, Anna, Chris Weldon, Stanley Triggs and Peter Weldon perfome at the Flying Carpet international arts event. Reviewed by the McGill Daily.

1963.Summer
Hotel Vermont
Sainte-Agathe, QC
unknown dates
Peter Weldon, Kate, Anna and Jack Nickerson.

1963.11.29
Moyse Hall, McGill University
Montréal, QC
An Evening of Folk Songsline pic
McGill Folk Music Society bi-annual concert. First appeance as the Mountain City Four. Also appearing were Elyse Weinberg, Richard and Roger, Fran Liberman and Erica Pomerance, Mike Nerenberg and Perry Phillips, and a group playing Chinese folk music on harmonicas (which may have been some of the aforementioned artists).

1963.12.10-15
The Fifth Dimension
Montréal, QC
The Mountain City Four were inaugural performers - preceding Gordie (sic) Lightfoot (who appeared Dec 17-23).

1960s
The Younger Generation - CBC TV
unknown dates
Hosted by Derek Lamb and Stuart Smith.

1960s
Potpourri
Montréal, QC
unknown dates
The Mountain City Four.

1960s
Loyola College
Montréal, QC
unknown date
Presumed to be The Mountain City Four with Hirsch Cohen on bass.

1960s
The Fifth Amendment
Montréal, QC
unknown dates
The Mountain City Four.

1960s
The Seven Steps
Montréal, QC
unknown dates
The Mountain City Four.

1960s
The Penelope
Montréal, QC
unknown dates
The Mountain City Four.

1960s
Montréal, QC
unknown dates
The Mountain City Four. In 2009 Gerry Goodfriend's "Folk Directions," a CKUT Montreal internet radio station programme hosted by Mike Regenstreif, streamed several songs from a collection of Mountain City Four performances between 1963 and 1974 compiled by Peter Weldon. Included were One Old Woman / Erev Shel Shoshanim / Dark As a Dungeon.

1964.02.23
Memorial Gymnasium, Bishop's University
Lennoxville, QC
afternoon
Hootenanny at the Winter Carnival. Appearance by the Mountain City Four. Also The Raftsmen, Shirley Singer, Gerry Goodfriend.

1964
L'Ermitage, Collège de Montréal
Cote-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC
The Mountain City Four appeared on Alan Mill's CBC-Radio show perfoming three songs, including This Train Is Bound For Glory.

1966.01.
Moose Hall
Montréal, QC
unknown date - possibly the April date below
Montréal Folk Workshop appearance by the Mountain City Four.

1966.04.14
Moose Hall
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop appearance by the Mountain City Four.

1966.10.14-16
The New Penelope
Montréal, QC
The Mountain City Four with Dane Lanken on bass.

1966.11.16
Moose Hall
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop appearance by the Mountain City Four with John Knowles and Dane Lanken.

1966.11.26
McGill University Centre Ballroom
Montréal, QC
Not a performance. The Montréal Gazette reported that Catherine McGarrigle and Clara Horne presented a discotheque-type light show. However Anna, Dane and Brian Nation were also involved.
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1967
Montréal High School Auditorium
Montréal, QC
Mountain City Four, Fran and Erica, quartet with Michael Nerenberg, others. MC Rod Dewar. Possibly a Muscular Dystrophy benefit.

1967
Memorial Gymnasium, Bishop's University
Lennoxville, QC
Mountain City Four with Dane. Perhaps Wade Hemsworth, John Knowles, Chris Weldon.

1967.Summer
Place Bonaventure
Montréal, QC
Mountain City Four with Dane. Convention of Physiologists dinner.

Winter 1967-1968
Moose Hall
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop appearance by Jack Nissenson. In 2015 Gerry Goodfriend's "Folk Directions," a CKUT Montreal internet radio station programme hosted by Mike Regenstreif, featured a tribute to Nissenson that streamed his set. Included was Dark as a Dungeon with Kate & Anna providing backing vocals.

1968.05.22
Moose Hall
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop appearance by Chaim Tannenbaum backed by Kate, Gerry Goodfriend and others.

1968.00.00
The Yellow Door
Montréal, QC
Kate and Chaim Tannenbaum performance(s). Possibly 1969. Some time after this show Kate was asked to join Penny Lang's band.

1969.01.29
Moose Hall
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop appearance by the Mountain City Four. McGarrigle participation unconfirmed. Also appearing Wade Hemsworth.

1969.7.25-27
Loudon Wainwright shows - Gaslight, NYC; supporting John Hammond.

1969.09.03
Moose Hall
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop appearance by Penny Lang with Don Audet (harmonica), Roma Baran (guitar), Kate (piano), and Ron Taddeo (violin)

1969.09
Back Door
Montréal, QC
Appearance by Penny Lang with Don Audet (harmonica), Roma Baran (guitar), Kate (piano), and Ron Taddeo (violin)

1969.09.26
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Kate supporting Ray Bierl.

Given the nature of this project many biographical details have been omitted but it is worth noting that Kate & Loudon Wainwright have by now set up home together in Saratoga Springs.

1969.12.05-07
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Penny Lang and band shows with Kate on piano. Other members: Ron Taddeo (bass, mandolin and fiddle) and Don Audet (harmonica). Possibly further dates in 1970.

1969
In 2009 Gerry Goodfriend's "Folk Directions," a CKUT Montreal internet radio station programme hosted by Mike Regenstreif, streamed several songs from a collection of Mountain City Four performances between 1963 and 1974 compiled by Peter Weldon. One such programme streamed You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond and The I'm Alone from recordings made in 1969. Wade Hemsworth sang lead vocal on the latter, and other musicians included Kate & Anna, Dane Lanken, Peter Weldon, Chris Weldon, Jack Nissenson, Chaim Tannenbaum, and John Knowles. However the songs appear to be from studio recordings, and therefore this note should probably not be here.
1970.01.30-02.02
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Kate and Roma Baran. Also Willie Dotson and Gary Pogue.

1970.02.22
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Kate and Roma Baran. Set: Travelling On For Jesus / No Biscuit Blues / John D. Lee / Heart Like A Wheel / Oh Papa Blues

1970.07.03-05
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Kate and Roma Baran. Third appearance of the duo at Caffe Lena.

1970.00.00
Yellow Door Coffeehouse
Montréal, QC
unknown date
Kate. Set included: Baby What You Want Me To Do.line pic
This track was streamed by Resonance FM London UK during Joe Boyd's Programme in January 2012; he identifies the date as 1970, and the venue as Yellow Dog Cafe. He may be right but, as far as I am aware, there never was a Yellow Dog Cafe in Montréal.

1970.08.05-11
Loudon Wainwright shows - the Gaslight, New York City, NY.

1970.08.06-08
Beers family estate
Petersburg, NY
unknown date
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Fox Hollow Festivalline pic
Kate and Roma Baran. Other artists appearing included The Beers and Boyer Families, Bruce 'Utah' Phillips and Guy Carawan.

1970.08.29
Old Pool Farm
Upper Salford Township
nr Schwenksville, PA
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Philadelphia Folk Festivalline pic
Kate & Roma Baran perform. Also appearing during August 28-30 were the Irish Rovers, John Denver, Fairport Convention, Buddy Guy, Doc & Merle Watson, Michael Cooney, Livingstone Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Luther Allison, Fraser & DeBolt, Happy & Artie Traum, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Jack Elliott, Tom Paxton, Jim & Ingrid Croce, Rosalie Sorrells, Utah Phillips, John Hartford, Patrick Sky, Dave Van Ronk, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Steve Goodman and Oscar Brand. All three days were filmed by National Education Television and three one-hour specials were broadcast later - certainly in November of 1971 but probably on other occasions also. One of these specials included Kate & Roma singing The Circle Goes Round. Review in New York Times.

1970.09.28
Washington Square Church
New York City, NY
Kate & Roma Baran.

1970 Fall
Gerdes Folk City
New York City, NY
unknown dates
Presumably Kate & Roma Baran.

1970.10.01-07
Loudon Wainwright shows - the Quiet Knight, Chicago, IL
1970.10.20-26
Loudon Wainwright shows - the Unicorn, Boston, MA

1970.10.25
McBumey YMCA
New York City, NY
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Kate & Roma Baran. Supported by Barbara Collins.

1970.11.03-08
Gaslight
New York City, NY
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unconfirmed dates
Kate & Roma Baran. Unadvertised. Opening for Jerry Jeff Walker. Jerry Jeff Walker plays Washington Sq Church November 2 so presumably he started at Gaslight on November 3.

1971.01.07-09
The Jabberwocky, Kimmel Hall,
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Kate & Roma Baran supporting Livingston Taylor. A University Union concert. Two shows on the 7th; three shows on the 8th and 9th.

1971.01.31
Kate marries Loudon Wainwright III. On occasion she appears with him onstage at his shows. Some dates are included here but it will probably prove impossible to determine them all.

1971.02.12
Intermedia Sounds
Boston, MA
This date is listed in the Atlantic Records sessionography as the day that Loudon Wainwright recorded his second LP. It would seem highly unlikely that all of the songs were recorded on a single day (similar details for his first LP span several months and would be much more realistic), and this may well represent the date that the album was finished and turned in. Nevertheless it would seem likely that recording sessions took place in late 1970 and early 1971. Kate sings on Old Paint.

1971.03.21
Loudon Wainwright show - Avery Fisher Hall, NYC with Orleans.
1971.04.15
Loudon Wainwright show - Town Hall, Watford, UK ; supporting Soft Machine.
1971.07.07-12
Loudon Wainwright shows - Gaslight, NYC; supporting Soft Machine.

1971.08.28-30
Old Pool Farm
Upper Salford Township
nr Schwenksville, PA
Philadelphia Folk Festivalline pic
Kate appears on unknown date. Among those scheduled to appear during the three days were the Balfa Brothers, Martha Radclyffe, Paul Geremia, Wilfred Guilette, John Jackson, Martin, Bogan & Armstrong, Doc & Merle Watson, Janis Ian, Dan Smith, Rosalie Sorrels, Paul Siebel, Louis Killen, Doug Kershaw, Oscar Brand, Fraser & DeBolt, Norman Kennedy, Utah Phillips, Mac Wiseman with Joan and Roger Sprung, Joe Heaney, David Bromberg, Happy & Artie Traum, Erick Frandsen, Jack McGann, Steve Mandell, Norman Blake, The Johnstons, Steve Goodman, Patrick Sky, Hedy West, Bonnie Raitt, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, J B Hutto & His Hawks, Mike Seeger, John Hartford, Michael Cooney, Bessie Jones, Dave Van Ronk, Raun MacKinnon and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Billboard printed two articles, but did not mention Kate in the preview or review. WBAI broadcast six radio programmes of highlights from the festival, but it should be noted that highlights that appeared on US TV in October 1971 were in fact from the 1970 festival.

1971.10.04
Loudon Wainwright show - Hunter College Assembly Hall, NYC. A WBAI benefit concert with Odetta. Patrick Sky. John Hammond. Larry Johnson. David Bromberg. Freeway. Al Kooper. Don Cooper and David Amram. Highlights broadcast on WBAI. Some performances archived by Pacifica Radio Archives.

1971.10.08
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
Kate & George Dawson. Kate set included: (Talk to Me of) Mendocino

1971.12.14-19
Gerdes Folk City
New York City, NY
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Kate. Also Minimum Daily Requirement and Jimmy Walker.

1971
Portobello Road
London, England
unknown dates
Kate, Loudon Wainwright III & Chaim Tannenbaum busk in Portobello Road market in London. Loudon plays a showcase gig at the Speakeasy. In April he plays UK dates including 1971.04.15 at Watford Town Hall supporting Soft Machine, 1971.04.29 and 1971.06.17 Old Grey Whistle Test. By 1971.07.07 Loudon is back in NYC at the Gaslight. Later in the year he does a John Peel session at the Playhouse Theatre, London 1971.10.11, a gig at the Royal Albert Hall supporting the Everly Brothers 1971.10.12; an Old Grey Whistle Test appearance on 1971.10.19 and subsequently tours the UK. Dates include 1971.10.28 City Hall, Sheffield (supporting Buffy St Marie); 1971.10.30 Polytechnic College, London (with John Martyn, Mr Fox, Ian Campbell Group and Jeremy Taylor); 1971.11.06 Guoildhall, Portsmouth (supporting Buffy St Marie); 1971.11.05 Fairfield Hall, Croydon (supporting Buffy St Marie); 1971.11.06 Town Hall, Birmingham (supporting Buffy St Marie); 1971.11.07 De Montfort Hall, Leicester (supporting Buffy St Marie); 1971.11.15 The Dome, Brighton (supporting Status Quo and Hawkwind). There are at least three dates in Holland: 1971.11.18&20 Paradiso, Amsterdam; 1971.11.21 Concertzaal Apollo, Groningen, Netherlands (supporting the Velvet Underground); Subsequently he does further UK dates supporting Soft Machine: 1971.11.25 City Hall, Newcastle; 1971.11.26 Free Trade Hall, Manchester; 1971.11.27 Stadium, Liverpool; 1971.11.29 Royal Albert Hall, London; 1971.11.30 City Hall, Sheffield; 1971.12.01 Town Hall, Leeds; 1971.12.02 Guildhall, Portsmouth; 1971.12.06 Town Hall, Birmingham. Kate may, or may not, be around. 1971.12.17 Stockholm, Swedish TV and radio. By early 1972 they were back in the US.

1971 or 1972
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop. Anna, Peter Weldon, Dane, Ron Doleman, Chaim Tannenbaum, John Knowles, others.

1971 or 1972
CEGEP
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop. Possibly Anna, Peter Weldon, Dane, Ron Doleman, Chaim Tannenbaum, John Knowles, others..

1971 or 1972
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop. Jack Nissenson featured guest. Anna, Peter Weldon, Dane, others.

1972.02.11
Skidmore Recreation Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Kate and Anna.

1972.03.10-12
Caffè Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Kate and Anna. Also Camp Hambone (Tom Mitchell & Dan Armstrong). "Live at Caffè Lena: Music From America's Legendary Coffeehouse, 1967-2013" the 3 CD release of a compilation of songs recorded at the venue includes Kate & Roma Baran singing Caffe Lena. from 1972. Perhaps during this residency.

1972.03.15-
Loudon Wainwright shows - Gaslight II, NYC, NY.

1972.04.01
Eighth Step Coffee House
Albany, NY
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Kate.

1972
Gaslight
New York City, NY
unknown dates
Kate.

1972.05.05
Loudon Wainwright performs on the Bob Fasse show on WBAI. George Gerdes appears also.

1972.05.14
Canfield Casino
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
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Spring Music Festival. Second annual benefit concert for the Saratoga County Day Care Center. Kate solo. Also Bruce Forster, Kurt Anderson, Andy Cohen, Paul Combs, Tom Mitchell & Dan Armstrong, Harold Griffiths, Lyn Howard, Jack Hardy, Bottle Hill Boys and Alan Stowell.

1972.08
Loudon Wainwright performs in London for Columbia Parley.

1972.08.25-27
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Kate supporting David Amram. Loudon Wainwright at Philadelphia Folk Festival.

1972.09.08&09
Loudon Wainwright shows - The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
1972.09.06-11
Loudon Wainwright makes a guest appearance at an undated John Prine show at the Bitter End, NYC, NY
1972.09.11
Loudon Wainwright show - Town Hall, NYC, NY. Broadcast by WBAI. Unadvertised appearance. Also Tom Paxton, Sandy Bull & Diana Marcovitz.

1972.09.12-16
Gerdes Folk City
New York City, NY
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Kate & Joanne Beretta.
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1972.09.20-24
Loudon Wainwright shows - Max's Kansas City, NYC, NY.

1972.09.22&23
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
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Kate. Set 22 included: Annie / Empty Pocket Blues / Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair / NaCl / Saratoga Summer Song / Tell My Sister / Heart Like A Wheel
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1972.09.29
Kalamazoo, MI
unknown date & venue
Kate.
1972.10.13-15
Loudon Wainwright shows - My Father's Place, Roslyn, LI, NY
1972.10.16
Loudon Wainwright show - Carnegie Hall, NYC, NY; supporting Mark/Almond.
1972.10.19-22
Loudon Wainwright shows - the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.
1972.11.02 cancelled
Loudon Wainwright show supporting Roy Buchanan cancelled - Georgetown University, Washington DC.
1972.11.03&04
Loudon Wainwright shows - Max's Kansas City, NYC, NY. During four nights of Black Kangaroo shows.
1972.11.20
Loudon Wainwright shows - The Backdoor at SDSU, San Diego, CA. PA.
1972.12.01
Loudon Wainwright show at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland supporting King Crimson and Lloyd Watson.
1972
Loudon Wainwright show(s) at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA.

It has not known whether Kate accompanied Loudon Wainwright for any of his earlier 1973 US dates, some of which follow.
1973.01.21
Loudon Wainwright show - International Skunk Festival, Little Rock, AR
1973.03.02
Loudon Wainwright show - Philharmonic Hall, New York City, NY with David Bromberg.
1973.03?
Loudon Wainwright show - Nashville festival
1973.03.09
Loudon Wainwright show - Cowtown Ballroom, Kansas City, MO; supporting Brewere & Shipley, and the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
1973.03.17
Loudon Wainwright show - Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
1973.03.23&24
Loudon Wainwright show - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
1973.04.06
Loudon Wainwright show - Auditorium, Miami Beach, FL with David Bromberg - audience 150
1973.04.07
Loudon Wainwright show - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1973.04.15
Loudon Wainwright performs at the Sir George Williams Univ. Auditorium, Montréal, QC during a benefit concert for the James Bay Indians. Brian Blain, Peter Yarrow and Joni Mitchell also performed.
1973.04.20
Loudon Wainwright show - Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA. Supporting The Incredible String Band. Also appearing was Ellen McIlwaine.
1973.05.08
Loudon Wainwright show - Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.
1973.05.10
Loudon Wainwright show - Loews Paradise Theater, Bronx, NY. Two different shows. Also performing at the late show: Janis Ian, David Bromberg, Robert Klein.

1973.05.12
SUNY
Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Folk Festival. Both Kate and Loudon Wainwright make solo apearances.

1973.05.18
Loudon Wainwright show - Convocation Hall, University of Toronto
1973.05.19
Loudon Wainwright show - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
1973.05.25
Loudon Wainwright show - Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY
1973.05.26
Loudon Wainwright show - Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY; supporting Mary Travers.
1973.05
It has been suggested that Kate accompanied Loudon for his 1973 UK tour. Dates were May 28, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (2 shows); May 29, Old Grey Whistle Test; May 31, Liverpool Philharmonic; June 1, Glasgow Kelvin Hall; June 4, Brighton Dome; June 8, Manchester Free Trade Hall; June 9, Birmingham Town Hall. Support was Longdancer and Jaki Whitren. There was also a session for John Peel's Top Gear as detailed below but there is no documented evidence that Kate participated. In fact, as Kate was significantly pregnant with Rufus (b. July 22) at the time, it would seem unlikely, but not impossible, that she would have been allowed to make the trip. Nevertheless details are included here in case there is any supporting evidence available.

1973.06.11
BBC Studio T1, Transcription Service, Kensington House
Shepherds Bush, London, England
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Kate backing vocal for Loudon Wainwright III session for the John Peel programme - broadcast June 12. Full set: Clockwork Chartreuse / A.M. World / Drinking at The Bar / I Am the Way / Lullabye. A.M. World is available on the LWIII BBC Sessions CD. I Am The Way often appears listed as Jerusalem Town.

1973.07.22
Rufus Wainwright born

1973.08.25&26
Old Pool Farm
Upper Salford Township nr Schwenksville, PA
Philadelphia Folk Festivalline pic
Kate performs solo. Flyer has Kate playing the evening of the 24th but original programme notes state: 25th "Workshop A" 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm session, "Female Folk" led by Paula Ballan and featuring Diana Marcovitz, Frankie Armstrong, Victoria Spivey, Maria Muldaur, Sippie Wallace, Holly Tannan, Raun MacKinnon, and Kate McGarrigle
     Evening Concert 7:30 pm, Gene Shay & Owen McBridge MC's and featuring Boys of the Lough, Jim Croce, Lilly Brothers with Don Stover & Tex Logan, Norman Kennedy, Murray McLauchlan, Diana Marcovitz, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Victoria Spivey, and Kate McGarrigle
26th "Workshop A" 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm session, "Songwriters: Piano" led by Jeff Gutcheion and featuring Diana Marcovitz, Eric Justin Kaz, Sippie Wallace, Janis Ian, and Kate McGarrigle
Also appearing were Norman Kennedy, Owen McBride, Victoria Spivey, Bay Kant, Murray Maclauchlan, Los Quichamalic.
     Anecdotal report suggests Kate sang Dilated to Meet You (at Your Cervix). with Loudon Wainwright III during his set on the 26th. Given the differences between the festival programme and flyer it is difficult to be absolutely sure of accuracy of the above information.

1973.09.19-23
Upstairs at Max's Kansas City
New York City, NY
Loudon Wainwright shows. Kate plays banjo with Loudon for Dilated to Meet You (at Your Cervix). and remains onstage for Shut Up And Get Some Sleep.

1973.10.13
Loudon Wainwright show - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1973.10.17-22
Upstairs at Max's Kansas City
New York City, NY
pic
Kate supporting Eric Andersen.

1973.10.18-21
Loudon Wainwright show - Great Southeast Music Hall, Atlanta, GA
1973.10.25 - 27
Loudon Wainwright shows - The Stables, East Lansing, MI
1973.10.28
Loudon Wainwright show - Cincinnati, OH
1973.11.13-18
Loudon Wainwright show - Troubadour, Hollywood, CA
1973.11.20-24
Loudon Wainwright show - Tulagi's, Boulder, CO

1973 / 1974
Hillel House, McGill University
Montréal, QC
unknown date
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1974.02.07
WBAI-FM
New York City, NY
Kate is a guest on Steve Raithe's Green Apples radio show. Interview or performance unknown. Possibly July 2nd.

1974.02.08
Loudon Wainwright show - Avery Fisher Hall, NYC
1974.02.24
Loudon Wainwright - Lyrics and Lyricists, YM-YWHA, 92nd St, NYC

1974.03.24
Union Auditorium SUNY
Stony Brook, NY
pictwo shows
Kate supporting Leon Redbone.
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1974.04.19&20
Cornell University Folk Festival, Ithaca, NY. Loudon Wainwright advertised for the Friday evening show. Also Furry Lewis, Aztec Two Step, Leon Redbone, Mimi Farina, Eric Anderson and John Prine. Loudon also definitely performs Saturday morning. Kate may or may not have been in attendance - see April 1975.
1974.04.26
Loudon Wainwright show - University of Connecticut in Bridgeport, CT with David Bromberg.
1974.05.03&04
Loudon Wainwright shows - Armadillo Headquarters, Austin, TX with Cedar Frost.
1974.05.11&12
Loudon Wainwright - the Troubadour, Hollywood as guest at four Phil Ochs and Doug Weston shows. Starting May 28 Loudon plays shows in the UK - Liverpool, Glasgow, Brighton, Manchester & Birmingham. Kate unlikely to be with him as playing Ann Arbor on May 31 and June 1.

1974.Spring
Channel 10 TV
Montréal, QC
Anna appears on unknown TV show lip-synching her recent single release Hommage a Henri Richard.

1974.05.31
& 06.01
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
pic
Kate & Anna.

1974.06.04
1191 Mountain St
Montréal, QC
Montréal Folk Workshop appearance by the Mountain City Four. McGarrigle participation unconfirmed. Also appearing The Dregs of Tradition, Kevin Head and Jane Lombard, Bruce Murdoch and Jesse Winchester.line pic
In 2009 Gerry Goodfriend's "Folk Directions," a CKUT Montreal internet radio station programme hosted by Mike Regenstreif, streamed several songs from a collection of Mountain City Four performances between 1963 and 1974 compiled by Peter Weldon. Included was Away Out There which may have been recorded at this performance. Kate & Anna, Chaim Tannenbaum and Peter Weldon.
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1974.06.07-09
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
pic
Kate and Roma Baran. Also Bruce Forster.

1974.06.09
Lake Avenue School Auditorium
Saratoga Springs, NY
picafternoon
Fourth annual benefit concert for the Saratoga County Day Care Center. Kate and Roma Baran. Also Bruce Forster, Kurt Anderson, Michael O'Dunne, Luke Baldwin and the Sweet Dixie Band.

1974.06.18
Loudon Wainwright show - Snowmass, Aspen, CO
1974.06.19
Loudon Wainwright show - Ebbets Field, Denver, CO

1974.06.21-23
Centre Island, Toronto Islands
Toronto, ON
pic
two concerts, three workshops
York University (Toronto) has a substantial archive related to the Mariposa Festivals, including pdfs of programmes, and may be found here
Mariposa Folk Festivalline pic
The original published schedule (which may or may not be what happened) was as follows: On June 21 Kate and Anna participate in a Songmaking workshop at Area 2 with Jack Schechtman, Mary McCaslin and Angele Arsenault, and later that afternoon perform in concert at Area 4. On June 22 they participate in a Songwriters workshop at Area 4 with Alice Gerrard, Diane Markovitz and Angele Arsenault. On June 23 Kate is joined by Anna during a Ragtime and early Jazz workshop at Area 6 hosted by Ken Whiteley and featuring performances by John Arpin, Larry Johnson, David Amram, Sam Chatmon, Kate (with Anna) performing Oh Papa Blues followed by the whole group performing a jazz piece with the audience providing the percussion. Also participating were the Original Sloth Band, Steve Goodman, Ken Bloom, Sam Chatmon, and Kate McGarrigle performing Rockin' Chair. The entire group performed Just a Closer Walk with Thee and Ain't She Sweet? The latter workshop was recorded and a tiny snippet is available at York University Archives website. It is possible that the whole recording may be accessible at the University itself. Subsequently Kate & Anna performed in concert at Area 2 preceding a performance by Steve Goodman.
Among the other performers scheduled to appear over the weekend were David Amram, Gilles Losier, Glenn Ohrlin, George Sawa, Shelley Posen, Norman Kennedy, Malka Himel, Joe Hickerson, Ken Bloom, Malvina Reynolds, John Roberts & Tony Barrand, Larry Johnson, John Hammond, Bai Konte, Los Quinchamali, Elizabeth Cotton, Llyod & Lennox Gavin, Bukka White, The Wareham Brothers, Les Danseurs de St. Laurent, Adam Mitchell, John Allen Cameron, Chris Rawlings, Tommy Makem, Lesley Riddle, Bruce Cockburn, Alice Gerrard & Mike Seeger, Jack Nissenson, John Wright & Catherine Ferrier, Pete Seeger, Ray Fisher, Joe Heaney, Jean Carignan, Almeda Riddle, Michael Cooney, David Essig, John Arpin, Kyle Reed, Fred Cockerham & Bobby Patterson, Hotmud Family & Van Kidwell, Patrick Judge, Bessie Jones and Jim Ringer.

1974.07.01&02
Loudon Wainwright show - Concert Club at Medium, Chicago, IL; with Stefan Grossman.
1974.07.17
Loudon Wainwright show - Medium, Chicago, IL. Possibly previous date.
1974.08.30 - 09.01
Loudon Wainwright show - the Bottom Line, NYC, NY

1974.09.05,07&08
Golem Coffee House
Montréal, QC
Kate, Anna and Roma Baran. Unusual date. Mike Regenstreif recalls producing three shows by Kate, Anna & Roma during the Summer of 1974. These may well have been concurrent with this date. While the Montréal Gazette has details for many weeks during this time there are gaps in late July and late August that may also be relevant.

1974.09.21
Loudon Wainwright show - Armadillo Headquarters, Austin, TX with The Doak Snead Band.

1974.10.11&12
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
pic
Kate, Anna and Roma Baran.

1974.10.18-20
The Main Point
Bryn Mawr, PA
pic
Kate, Anna & Roma Baran on the same bill as Michael Cooney.

1974.10.12-15
Loudon Wainwright show - Savannah, GA
1974.11.27-12.01
Loudon Wainwright show - the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.

1974 / 1975
The Towne Crier
Hopewell Junction, NY
unknown dates