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John McLachlan

Folk Singer

Original songs hand-woven from his own roots and the history and salty air of Canada’s west coast.

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Lightfoot – 50 Years Since series
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The John McLachlan Trio has recorded their own versions of the early 1970s albums of Gordon Lightfoot and releasing them 50 years after their original release.The acoustic arrangements are in the spirit of the originals but with some different arrangements.

Click the Album Covers to listen at the iTunes/Apple Music site.

November 2022

February 2022

May 2021

December 2020

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September 2023

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Call it Home

Multimedia Concert

A musically dramatic journey that re-ignites glowing memories of summer vacations, explores the pains of growing up and sheds light on the realities of adulthood with its realization that we are all part of a bigger ebb and flow.

Live Programs

Early Morning Rain
the songs of Gordon Lightfoot

with Marc Atkinson & Scott White

John McLachlan’s trio has chosen over 25 songs from Lightfoot’s first ten, prolific years (1966 through 1976), and lovingly arranged in ways that make them familiar to anyone who followed his music, but also fresh for those who have never heard them before...



The show can be accompanied by his multi-media presentation projected on or next to the stage/performance area or just him, his guitar, and songs.

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About John

With a life-long interest in the history of his home on Canada’s west coast, John’s songs, whether personal or historical, evoke rich landscapes with a strong connection to place in the tradition of songwriters such as Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers.

Place and the passage of time are the threads that run through his songs. He writes as a way of making sense of who he is, where he’s been, where he’s going, and in general, of finding meaning in his life and of those characters who inhabit his songs.


It’s his hope that you will find some common threads in the songs he shares.



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John McLachlan Trio stage set up at Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River, BC
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