Concert – August 25

Call it Home concert – back by popular demand!

Thursday, August 25, 2016 8PM (doors at 7:30)
Hornby Island Community Hall

$15 ($20 at the door) (children 12 and under are free but do need a children’s ticket)
Tickets are at the Gas Bar or online at Eventbrite.

The Call It Home concert in May, 2016 was sold out with many people not being able to get tickets. I am pleased to say it’s being presented again so even summer visitors who will relate to the songs, stories and images, can enjoy it.

Image from Call It Home concert, May 2016

The concert features ten original songs about or inspired by Hornby Island and recorded this past year with Marc Atkinson at his Barn Studio. Half the songs are brand new and the rest are drawn from my earlier repertoire with the oldest one from 1979.

John on his bike

The event will include a live performance of the songs from the album. I’ll be joined on stage by multi-instrumentalist Marc Atkinson, bassist Scott White, and vocalist Kim June Johnson (who sang harmony vocals on the recording).

Shingle Spit – John McLachlan from John McLachlan on Vimeo. Video by Scott Smith.
(this video is projected during the song at the concert)

Along with stories of the songs, there will be old photographs and some home movies (shot by my father in the 60s) projected that depict various songs.

Photos from the 1960s by George McLachlan
Photos from the 1960s by George McLachlan

Place and the passage of time are the threads that run through my songs. Many are little observations—both of “self” and the world around us—that come from observing a location over a longer period of time.

Denman Island and Hornby Island ferries 1962 from John McLachlan on Vimeo.

The event is suitable for all members of the community. Tickets are only $15 in advance ($20 at the door) (free for children 12 and under) and are available on Hornby at the Co-op Gas Bar or online.

Contact John McLachlan for more information.