Apr 09, 2015

By Kim O'Hare

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After nearly a year of touring, Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan plans to settle down for the next few years in Vancouver.

McLachlan, who has two daughters aged 13 and 8, said in a telephone interview, “I feel like 13 to 17 are dangerous years and I need to be home and be focused and be a mom.”

McLachlan has been touring since last May for her album “Shine On,” which recently got her a ninth career Juno Award.

The three-time Grammy Award winner has a couple of one-off gigs coming up in her schedule but that’s it.

“I’m going to probably put out another Christmas record at some point, so I’m going to start compiling songs for that and figure out how to produce them. But again, that’s all from home,” she said.

“And a Christmas record is a very short window, so even if I do go out and promote it, a tour would be like six weeks.”

In the meantime, she plans to continue writing songs.

The Halifax-born chanteuse, whose 1997 album “Surfacing” went diamond in Canada, was one of several Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards laureates announced on Thursday. Others include actor R.H. Thomson and filmmakers Atom Egoyan and Jean-Marc Vallee.



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