Ron Hynes passed away this evening—he truly was “the man of a 1000 songs”. God’s speed Ron, you will be missed.
I am saddened at the news of Michael’s passing. He was a beautiful man, a loyal friend and an incredible talent. I will miss his presence.
John was on hand on behalf of McDermott House Canada to receive a donation from students, teachers and veterans at Heydon Park Secondary School who helped raise $500 for McDermott House Canada.
Thank you so much for your support of our girls and their donation to your organization. Our girls really enjoyed the visit to Sunnybrook and they are all excited about doing some more fund raising in the next school year. You have inspired them.
Pictured above are Vice Principal MaryAnne Regan, Mac Joyner, Jaclyn G, John McDermott, Elah G-R, Sarah P, Jack Ford, and Kathryn Grimbly. Their principal’s name is Donna Drummond.
Well what a year this is shaping up to be – one of the busiest in the last 10 years and 2016 is shaping up to be even busier. We have a lot on the go in the touring and recording areas with a major tour in the works for April/May 2016. This will be a Canadian coast-to-coast, beginning in western Canada. We are in the process of routing the cities and towns we plan to visit and hope to post them in early September.
At the present time I am in the process of completing “the book” – a look back at my life and family, where we came from and where we are today. There are many stories and each of them an intimate part of this ribbon of life. I expect to be looking at a rough draft of the book in the early fall and hope to complete it in time for Christmas. It has been a wonderful journey revisiting the faces and places that have been so much a part of my life’s path. We have collected stories from my friends and family and from supporters and fans all over the world, and we will be sharing many of them with you. If you still have a John McDermott story and want to share it with us please send it in… we may even post it in the upcoming letter of the month section.
Our recording efforts are in top gear and I have a new recording in the works with my good friend Eric Robertson. The new release for September of this year will be called “Raised on Songs and Stories“, a collection of songs with a remarkable history attached – some very old and some more contemporary – each song a story to tell and a memory for the ages. Working with Eric is always a joy and his arrangements are beautiful.
I have almost completed the DVD box set “From There to Here“ and it should be available in the fall in a limited edition. Each set will include 4 DVD’s that will trace my career from its very beginning in 1992 with footage from the very earliest performances, a documentary on me and my family entitled “Love is A Voyage“ and the launch of my career, an extensive behind the scenes look at the making of “A Time to Remember“ and a DVD of the concert itself, interviews with all of those who have played a role in my journey “from there to here” – all never seen before. I was amazed at the amount of footage we had from my very beginnings, footage from The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Patriot Award in October 2001 through my world tour with Nana Mouskouri and our final show at Herodes Atticus. The interviews are truly enlightening with so many beautiful memories captured and I am so looking forward to sharing them with all of you.
More information to follow…looking forward to hearing your stories.
Me and NHL great Sidney Crosby.
President’s Choice Financial® and PC® Insurance are proud to support John McDermott’s Canadian Tour.
For the past 16 years, PC Financial® and PC® Insurance have been committed to supporting the communities we serve and continues to welcome opportunities to collaborate with organizations and initiatives that enrich the lives of Canadians.
McDermott House Canada is a registered charity dedicated to serving those that serve.
Our first project is in support of Veterans, First Responders and Community Patients as they enter the final stages of a terminal illness. In October of 2014, Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation in Toronto received $1.2 Million dollars from MHC to be used to rebuild and renovate the Palliative care unit at K-Wing.
If you would like to make a donation in support of McDermott House Canada, or to make an inquiry about hosting an event in support of our cause, please visit mcdermotthousecanada.org or contact Stephanie Wilsack, Executive Director of MHC at 416 236 9000 ext. 1
Christmas Memories Tour