Broken Chanter – Edinburgh

Broken Chanter – Edinburgh

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Broken Chanter + support
The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh
Saturday 6th May 2023

Tickets £12+bf


Broken Chanter is David MacGregor, on his lonesome, or accompanied by an array of very talented musicians. MacGregor spent 2007-2017 as the principal songwriter of Scottish Alt-Pop darlings Kid Canaveral – a band that could get you to dance, laugh, and weep all in the space of a set.

Their Debut LP Shouting at Wildlife was described by The Herald as ‘a Scottish pop classic that should be mandatory in every record collection in the country’, with follow-up Now That You Are a Dancer being nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year Award in 2014.

A light-hearted raconteur and heavy-hearted singer when accompanied by just a guitar, and a spectacle of energetic melodic noise when fully electric, MacGregor released the eponymous Broken Chanter to critical acclaim in September 2019. It is a record which paints an emotional and expansive soundscape with a distinct sense of place, and showcases MacGregor’s ear for melody and dexterity at tugging heart-strings.

A record filled to the brim with sharp pop sensibility and sublime gentler moments, Catastrophe Hits peaked at #7 in the Scottish Album Chart, #10 in the UK Vinyl Chart, #16 in the UK Independent Chart, and #29 in the UK Physical Sales Chart.

A stunning, stately debut – The Skinny

A tasty slice of Scottish indie avant-pop – The List

One of the elements which resonates most clearly throughout is MacGregor’s continuing ability with a shining pop chorus – The Scotsman

While the return of Broken Chanter might not save us from a looming climate disaster, it will make it sound a lot better – For The Rabbits

MacGregor cuts to the heart with the tiniest lyrical details – Gold Flake Paint

Extinction Event Souvenir T-Shirt – #20 in The Herald’s Top 100 Tracks of 2021

Always one to turn a finely crafted tune, [MacGregor] has not let us down, these ten songs are some
of the best in his career – Scene Alba

Truly magnificent – Is This Music?


Date And Time

06-05-2023 @ 19:00

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