Singer Rufus Wainwright and his sister MARTHA paid tribute to their late mother Kate Mcgarrigle at a remembrance concert on Monday (14Jun10) - a "difficult but uplifting night" for the pair.
Folk singer MCGarrigle was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2006 and died in January (10), at the age of 63.
Rufus was touched to hear folk legend Richard Thompson was putting together a set in honour of his mother at the Meltdown festival in London and immediately signed up for an appearance at the gig.
The singing siblings dueted on Kiss and Say Goodbye, and I Eat Dinner, while Martha also joined her aunt Anna - MCGarrigle's sister - on renditions of I Am a Diamond and Heart Like a Wheel.
The evening featured a video montage of MCGarrigle singing along to one of her favourite songs - and the night was a tough one for her son Rufus.
During the show he told the crowd, "It's very difficult, on the one hand; but extremely uplifting on another - so let's continue the ride."
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