Capliano Global Routes Series & new album

My new album “Lucky Stars” is finished, and we’re currently talking to video directors for the first single (also called, er, “Lucky Stars”).  We’re hoping to get the record out in March / April. More details on that to follow shortly.

Dave Dobbyn, the band and I are having a ball rehearsing for our shared Winery Tour dates. Already an extra Black Barn and Neudorf Vineyard dates have been added.

Before that tour, though, I have a solo show at the beautiful Presentation House venue in North Vancouver on January 16th as part of the Capilano Global Routes Series.

Ticket Sales: 604.990.3474 or 604.990.7810

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Winery Tour 2015

The line up for next years Winery Tour was announced today with Don & Dave headlining.

” I’m thrilled to announce that Dave Dobbyn and I will be headlining the Winery Tour early 2015. I’ve had such a blast playing with Dave over the past year, and I’m looking forward to more. We’ll be alternating songs from both our entire catalogues as we did on the acoustic tour in NZ, AUS and the UK last year, but this time electric, with a bigger band, amps turned up to 11, and (I’m told) powerful wind machines to blow our hair around on the guitar solos. We’ll be joined by our good friends Supergroove & Anika Moa, so it promises to be a great tour. Can’t wait ”

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Songs From The Inside

The new series of Songs From The Inside kicks off this Friday featuring Don. “This has been a great project to be involved with. I’m really proud to have been part of it. Hope you can catch it on Maori TV, Friday nights from this Friday on .. ”


Extra Edinburgh Date ..

And once again due to demand an extra show has been added this time in Edinburgh at the Bongo Club. Details in the SHOWS section.

Extra London Date ..

Due to demand an extra London show at Bush Hall has been added to the Dave & Don UK tour dates this December. Details in the SHOWS section.

Dave & Don Go Global

Dave & Don will be heading to Australia and onto the UK later this year following on from the Church Tour in New Zealand. Dates are listed in the Shows section.





Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour

This years Acoustic Church Tour will see Don teaming up with Dave Dobbyn for the first time in a concert collaboration like no other. Tickets are on sale now. Check details in Shows section.








The New Zealand Dance Company’s first full length work ROTUNDA kicks off Sat August 30th at Q Theater in Auckland with Don McGlashan on board as the musical director. Exquisitely unique in its presentation, the world of ROTUNDA brings eight dancers and twenty-five brass band players together on the eve of change and crisis. It questions what binds us together as people, and brings to life the world of the band rotunda, an iconic symbol of community.

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LATE At The Museum

As part of the current LATE series at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Don will take part in the discussion panel on the subject of our oceans and will perform subsequently. Thursday 1st August from 6.00pm.

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The Mutton Birds – Free Range

The original line up of the The Mutton Birds got back together earlier this year for a few well received shows. They recorded one of the shows at The Kings Arms in Auckland and as a result have just released a live album – Free Range.









Songs To Leave Behind

Three of New Zealands finest singer songwriters lay their hearts and voice on the line for the Nelson Arts Festival. Featuring Don McGlashan, Julia Deans and Anna Coddington.

Asked to think about mortality, they celebrate the power of song in this spell-binding and intimate performance. The first song is the song that turned them on to music. Next a song from a favourite songwriter. Then the song they wish they had written, a song or two of their own, and finishing with the song they wish to leave behind and be remembered by.

The show takes place at Founders Park in Nelson October 17th. Ticket details in SHOW section.

The Mutton Birds – London Show

The original line-up of The Mutton Birds, reunited after 10 years for the Winery Tour earlier this yea, have announced a London show on October 27 at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Check out SHOW section for ticket details.

New Zealand Solo Tour

Don takes to the road this Spring with an intimate solo show to road-test some new material for a forthcoming solo album alongside classics from his back catalogue,  using guitar, looping pedals, toys and brass instruments. Tour details and ticket outlets are available from Shows section.

Australian Shows

Don is returning to Australia in July to perform two intimate solo shows in both Sydney and Melbourne. Check show section for dates and ticket information.









The Whiskey Live

Don will be performing at the Whiskey in Ponsonby, Auckland on Tues May 8th as part of the Whiskey Live series that is taking place in May. Ticket information is available in the Show section.

Song Summit Sydney May 26-28 2012

Don joins the Song Writing & Coaching Panel at this year’s Song Summit in Sydney. In its third year the three-day Song Summit 2012 conference is a major creative, business-development and networking expo for the music industry – and will be held at the Sydney Convention Centre 26-28 May, 2012.
The program includes live performances by international and local talent as well as workshops, conferences, showcases and networking opportunities designed to provide local songwriters with educational support and networking and business opportunities to help further their musical careers.

Don Performs Ship Songs season in March / April

An overnight sensation when it toured the country in 2008, Ship Songs’ romantic, epic tales and roguish folklore inspired by the true story of how Hughes’ parents met captured the hearts of audiences throughout New Zealand. Written and performed by Ian Hughes , Directed by Anna Marbrook.

Its luscious soundtrack of rousing sea shanties and soulful ballads is provided by iconic New Zealand musician Don McGlashan, who marks his first theatrical appearance in the show in twenty years – not merely as a live musician but as a member of the cast.

Don is joined once more by long time Seven Sisters collaborator Chris O’Connor and The Broadsides/former Charlie ASH member Dave Khan, together they have become Don McGlashan and the Journeymen and they perform on stage right in the middle of the action creating the impassioned songs, music and sound effects to Ian’s incredible stories.
The season kicks off on Wednesday Mar 21 through till Saturday April 7th. Tickets and more details available at

Classic Hits Vineyard Tour

The Mutton Birds join the Winery Tour celebrating not one, but two milestones; 2012 marks 20 years since the release of the band’s self titled debut album and 10 years since their last show. With timeless Kiwi anthems that transcend generations like Anchor Me, Dominion Road and Nature, Don McGlashan, Ross Burge, David Long and Alan Gregg are reuniting just for the Winery Tour.
Says McGlashan, “I’m looking forward to getting together with the guys. A band is more than just a bunch of musicians. When it really works, there’s a magic there which is more than the sum of its parts. That’s certainly the way it was with the Mutton Birds, and it’s going to be great to take the beast out of the garage again and make the gravel fly.”
The Winery Tour kicks off at Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana on Friday 3rd February and concludes at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland on Saturday 3rd March.
Tickets can be purchased via the Winery Tour website and Ticketmaster.