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Moving from wild waters of the west coast, vast landscapes of the North and big open spaces of the Prairies to the minutiae of life on a small island, John’s performances are a heartfelt journey narrated by yearning for adventure and love of home.

Original songs of reminiscence and nostalgia, drawn from John’s 30 year repertoire, include “Chief Thunderbird” based on Andy Cruikshank, the 1920s pilot who introduced commercial air service to Yukon; “Shingle Spit,” a unique take on a section of shoreline near John’s home on Hornby Island; and “Standard 8” a poignant ballad tracing the passage of time through his father’s 8mm colour home movies.

Who is that waving to us from the past? Performer and images become the campfire around which long forgotten stories are told and memories shared, taking the audience on an inward and outward journey of poignant transformation.

BC born folk singer John McLachlan began writing and performing in folk clubs in Vancouver in 1979. Over the next 20 years he presented his original songs about his own experiences and historical events in hundreds of theatres, festivals, clubs and schools in western Canada and as far away as Colombia.

After a hiatus working in arts administration and graphic design, in 2014 John returned to music, writing and recording the albums, Call it Home (2016), Wind and Bones (2017) and Time Broke (2018) with multi-instrumentalist, Marc Atkinson.

John’s inimitable stage presence, range of songs and genuine rapport delights and connects with audiences.

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Home Base: British Columbia


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Darren Bond
4000 Parnell Rd
Hornby Island, BC
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