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“This is truly a ‘feel good’ show!”  
Neville Hope, Fanny Bay Hall Assn, Fanny Bay, BC

Call It Home

“John draws the universal from the personal and everyone in the audience reflects on their own ‘home’ as the songs, stories and exquisite images flow over you. Make a plan to see it!” Bill Usher, Kicking Horse Culture, Golden, BC

A musically dramatic multimedia 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. The songs tell of youth, the passage of time and the vibrancy of life on Hornby Island which John McLachlan now calls home.


From a poignant memory of his dad’s 8mm home movies to a story about the first car ferry and its captain, this concert is part nostalgia, part history and part present day. Images and movie clips weave throughout, adding a richness and authenticity recognizable to every childhood summer holiday spent on islands, lakes or countryside. Call It Home traces a personal yet universal journey of appeal to all ages.

“John McLachlan brought his show Call It My Home to Fanny Bay as part of our Canada 150 Celebrations, and the audience were enchanted by his mix of self-written songs and pictures from his youth, holidaying on Hornby Island in the ’60s.”  
Neville Hope, presenter, Fanny Bay Hall Association, Fanny Bay, BC

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One-man Multimedia Show
featuring music, stories and projected images throughout.


90-Minutes (two acts)

one-act 70 minute version available


Performed solo by John McLachlan (acoustic guitar, vocal, harmonica)

Projection screen/surface required. Tech requirements are minimal. 

“Shingle Spit” video from the album Call It Home. Video shot and edited by Scott Smith

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