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Matapedia Gone are the days when the airwaves were open to gifted folk-pop eccentrics like these Quebecers, but the spidery-voiced sisters sing on in MatapediaFolk Gone are the days when the airwaves were open to gifted folk-pop eccentrics like these Quebecers, but the spidery-voiced sisters sing on in 1996-09-06
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Matapedia

Genre: Folk; Producer (group): Hannibal; Status: In Season

Gone are the days when the airwaves were open to gifted folk-pop eccentrics like these Quebecers, but the spidery-voiced sisters sing on in Matapedia, their homemade music at once rough-hewn and fragile. ”Jacques et Gilles” is a beautiful, sad song about migrant work; ”Going Back to Harlan,” a declaration of love for Anglo-Appalachian ballads. Every Kate and Anna McGarrigles song is its own complex world, like the explosions of frost on a winter window. B+

Originally posted September 6 1996 — 12:00 AM EDT

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