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Polaris Podcast Episode 3: Interviews With Anna McGarrigle, Young Galaxy, More

Four of the albums that were 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize winners.

Four of the albums that were 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize winners.

Episode three of the Polaris Podcast is here.

This episode is the first of two parts dedicated to exploring the eight albums that were honoured with the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize.

The four Heritage Prize-winning albums we’ll be talking about in this episode are:

* Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush, which won in the 1960-75 category, public vote
* Leonard Cohen’s Songs Of Leonard Cohen, which won in the 1960-75 category for the jury vote
* Rush’s Moving Pictures, which won in the 1976-85 public vote category
* Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s self-titled album, which won in the 1976-85 jury vote category

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Heritage Prize jurors joining host Lana Gay to talk about these albums will be Maclean’s writer and Have Not Been The Same co-author Michael Barclay as well as former MusiquePlus and current host at CHOM FM in Montreal, Pierre Landry.

On top of that we’ll have an in-depth interview with Anna McGarrigle, who’ll tell us about the first song she ever wrote and the last time she ever sang with her sister.

Finally, we’ll get Catherine McCandless, the lead singer for three-time Polaris nominees Young Galaxy, to share her feelings about the Songs Of Leonard Cohen album as well as tell us what it was like in and around Leonard Cohen’s Montreal home after his death.

We’ve also made special playlists based on the music talked about in episode 3 over at our Spotify and Apple Music destinations, so please check those out.

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