Martha Wainwright Records Kate McGarrigle’s Final Song “Proserpina”

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The first single from Martha Wainwright’s upcoming album is something very dear to the US singer-songwriter. The single, “Proserpina”, was the last song Wainwright’s mother Kate McGarrigle wrote before she past away in 2010. As such the video for “Proserpina”, directed by Matthu Placek, is a somewhat emotional affair.

Martha Wainwright said on the song: “It’s the last song my mother wrote, and of course I also think that she wrote it for me, and for Rufus. We wrote songs together, ever since we were children. As we sing her songs, I think her voice can be heard in ours, literally through our pipes.”

Check out the video for “Proserpina” below:


  1. Cam said,

    September 5, 2012 at 16:18

    This absolutley slayed me – thanks for posting.

  2. Cam said,

    September 5, 2012 at 16:19

    “absolutely” that is..

  3. September 7, 2012 at 16:03

    […] – Martha Wainwright has recorded “Proserpina”, the last song written by her late mother Kate McGarrigle, for her upcoming album Come Home to Mama. The video for the single is an emotional one. Details here […]

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