Dates and times
David MacGregor has spent the past decade as the principal songwriting of Scottish AltPop 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.
Following the completion of touring for Kid Canaveral’s third record in late 2017, the natural break allowed MacGregor time to collect his thoughts, and some song fragments, and flesh them out into skeletal demos recorded in Ardnamurchan, Skye, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Ireland.
On the first day of February 2018, MacGregor departed for County Donegal with: a new name in his head - Broken Chanter; long-time engineer/producer Gal (Chvrches, ULTRAS, Mogwai); drummer-extraordinaire Audrey Tait (Hector Bizerk, Birds of Paradise Theatre); and an entire studio in a Transit van. They spent ten days putting together the bones of an album in Gort na Luchóg, nestled on a remote peninsula sticking into the Atlantic. The record was finished at Glenwood Studio in Castlemilk in Glasgow with Gav Prentice (Over the Wall, ULTRAS, National Theatre of Scotland), Jill O’Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop, bdy_prts), Hannah Shepherd (eagleowl, Withered Hand) Emma Kupa (Standard Fare, Mammoth Penguins, Hayman-Kupa Band) and Kim Carnie (BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 Finalist), all lending their talents to bring it to life.
A light-hearted raconteur and heavy-hearted singer when accompanied by just a guitar, and a whirling dervish of noise and melody when fully electric, MacGregor will be joined by a number of the player listed above to present songs from the forthcoming Broken Chanter LP, a record which paints an emotional and expansive soundscape with a distinct sense of place that showcases MacGregor's ear for melody and dexterity at tugging heart-strings.
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