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John McLachlan




Forthcoming Concerts


Oct 18th 2019 Isola, a 10 minute flute and piano piece commissioned by Emma Coulthard to be premiered with David Adams (piano) at the RIAM Dublin, 7pm.

Feb 13th 2020 Isola, Maynooth university, Emma Coulthard and David Adams

March 17th 2020 Isola, Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff.


Recent Recording


August 2018 launch on all platforms of Dublin Guitar Quartet featuring Filament of Memory


Recent Broadcasts


August 29th 2018. Blue of the Night, lyric fm, broadcast both Filament of Memory and Dog-Ear


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Recent Past Concerts (selected)


June 11th, 2016 8pm, Librarie Albin Caussé, 3 rue Pierre-l'Ermite 75018 Paris, Anne le Coutour, mezzo-soprano, Marc Sieffert sax, Christine Marchais, piano, world premiere of Venise en hiver.

May 31st 2017 ConTempo quartet premiered string quartet No 4 Glad it was the Sun at Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

June 25th Fragment Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. June 27th Fragment Large Room, City Hall, Waterford

Sept 28th 2017 Sympathetic Strings world premiere, Ben Dwyer, guitar, Ryogoku-Monten Hall, Tokyo

Sept 29th 2017 Fragment (Japanese version) Japan premiere, Keiko Ibaraki and Satoko Inoue, R-M Hall, Tokyo

Sept 30th 2017 Fragment (English version) Seishin International School, Hiroo, Tokyo

Oct 1st 2017 Nine, Satoko Inoue, piano, Ryogoku-Monten Hall, Tokyo

Oct 3rd 2017 Fragment (Japanese version)  Kitahori Art Museum Hall, Matsue, Japan

Dec 3rd 2017 Bibelots (guitar duet) performed William Anderson and Oren Fader, 3rd St Music School, New York.

Jan 2018, Conwal Parish church Letterkenny: This is Real for Robinson Panoramic Quartet, Donegal Chamber Orchestra and tape. Second perf: Feb 1st in Kaleidoscope Series, Dublin

April 19th 2018 WP of Sweeney Exulans, Irish Harp, Anne-Marie O'Farrell, Maynooth University.

May 2nd and 3rd Diomedea for sax and contrb recorder performed by Laurent Estoppey and Anne Gillot in Museum Pasquart Biel and the French Church, Berne.

June 10th Profondément ancré (speaker, fl, sax, pf) premiered on the bateau Daphné in Paris

July3rd December performed by Martin O'Leary in a concert featuring all Irish composers at the Irish Composition Summer School , DIT Rathmines.

July 6th, 2018, Sweeney Exulans, Anne-Marie O'Farrell, at Aalto Sali, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Oct 14th 2018 Soprano Danielle Kelly performed The Anti-suffragist as part of a concert in Carndonagh Chapel.

Oct 15th 2018 Glad it Was the Sun (4th string quartet) received its 2nd performance from ConTempo quartet at Glenveagh Castle. Concert hosted by Donegal Chamber Music Society.

Nov 14th 2018 Martin O'Leary premiered November, for piano, at the John Field room, NCH, Dublin.

Jan 21 2019 Laurent Estoppey and Anne Gillot performed Diomedea in Lausanne, Switzerland.

March 17th, 2019 world premiere of filament I solo flute, Emma Coulthard, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

July 2019, filament I solo flute, Emma Coulthard, Tokyo premiere.



Other News of note

6th November 2014 Launch of Different Voices a new book on Irish composition with an interview between John McLachlan and Ben Dwyer


2016 Sparsa selected for Spectra Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia