March 13, 2018

Some Other Time: An Evening with John McDermott, Guido Basso and Friends

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
May 11, 2018 7:30pm

Performing songs from the new CD Some Other Time as well as some other great standards. Performers include: Guido Basso, Dave Young, Jason Fowler, Robi Botos, Reg Schwager, Davide Direnzo and Tom Szczesniak.

The concert is a fundraiser for the YPBC Refugee program.

Order Tickets Online or call 416-949-9211

February 15, 2018

All Those Years (Preorder)

Now available for pre-order – All Those Years – a handsome, 2-DVD compilation of documentary and concert film from early in John’s career. Order now to receive your autographed copy by March 2018.

January 15, 2018

…and a Happy New Year

Well, what a wonderful year of touring that was – one of our busiest and most enjoyable we have had in many years.

We embark on a somewhat new and exciting direction in 2018 – I have welcomed two new members to our band: Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther. Sheila and Amanda are the extraordinary folk group known as Dala and we will be doing a lot of shows together in the coming months and for the entire 2018 Christmas tour. They are a joy to work with and share a stage with. We will be recording a new Christmas CD with Sheila and Amanda early in 2018 for release in the fall.

Finally: the Double DVD

The double-DVD retrospective set will be released on March 25th, 2018. It will be a limited edition release, all of which will be autographed, and pre-orders will be accepted starting February 12th 2018. I am very excited about finally getting this package complete and into your hands.

The Irish CD

The new Irish CD (title TBA) is in the works and will be ready for Fall 2018 along with the new Christmas CD (mentioned above). I know it will be one of the best I have done as the repertoire is from some of the finest writers Ireland has ever produced.


The touring schedule is pretty much complete for 2018 with several more dates yet to be confirmed for the Summer and Fall seasons.

We want to wish each and every one of you a blessed, happy and healthy new year. May this year be your best one ever.

See you on the road,

John, Jason, Mark, Charles, Sheila and Amanda

May 3, 2017

Ottawa Concert!

It’s been a long time – now we have confirmed a date for a Christmas show!

John McDermott and Friends Family Christmas
Festival Hall Centre for the Arts
401 Isabella Street
Pembroke, Ontario
Ottawa Valley’s Biggest Theatre !

Call 613 735-2182 or visit for tickets


April 25, 2017

Now available

Originally a limited release item for fans during my last tour, this album proved so popular we decided to make it available to everyone.

Featuring: You Raise Me Up • Shelter Me • Flow Gently Sweet Afton • The Mansions of the Lord • Mary of Argyle • The Loch Tay Boat Song • Song for a Winter’s Night • Along the Merry Road to Hell • By Yon Bonnie Banks (Loch Lomond) • Danny Boy • From the Forest • Journeys • That Old Feeling • Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon • The Gift of Years • The Old Man • Voyage • The Dutchman • The Green Fields of France

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please support

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 or contact Stephanie Wilsack, Executive Director of MHC at 416 236 9000 ext. 1

on tour

  • October 19th 2018
    Barrie, ON

    John McDermott Trio

    Celebrating 25 Glorious Years

    The Georgian Theatre

  • October 20th 2018
    Markham, ON

    Shamrocks and Shenanigans

    Angus Glen Golf Club

    Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis

  • October 25th 2018
    Ottawa, ON

    John McDermott Trio

    Celebrating 25 Glorious Years

    The Centrepointe Theatre

  • October 26th 2018
    Cornwall, ON

    John McDermott Trio

    Celebrating 25 Glorious Years

    The Aultsville Theatre

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