Kris MacFarlane

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Kris MacFarlane
Born (1975-10-24) October 24, 1975 (age 43)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
GenresFolk, Rock, Blues, Pop, Country
Occupation(s)Musician, Producer
InstrumentsDrums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Associated actsGreat Big Sea, Alan Doyle, Denny Doherty, The Paperboys, Dustin Bentall, Dave Gunning

Kris MacFarlane (born October 24, 1975 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian freelance drummer. He is best known for his work as the touring and recording drummer for Canadian folk band Great Big Sea. In addition to playing the drums, MacFarlane is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He currently lives in Westville, Nova Scotia. MacFarlane is the brother of Canadian Bassist Scott MacFarlane (Sandbox, Crush, Kilt) and the grandson of the late Canadian poet and songwriter Walter Scott MacFarlane.


Additional artists MacFarlane has worked with include: Dustin Bentall, Barry Canning, George Canyon, Dave Carroll, Patricia Conroy, Crush, Denny Doherty, Luke Doucet, Lennie Gallant, Dave Gunning, Garth Hudson, Paul Lamb, the Cozmik Polar Bears, Shanneyganock, Slainte Mhath, Sons of Maxwell, The Paperboys, Nathan Wiley and Hawksley Workman. In 2012 he recorded and toured North America with Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea on his first solo album.

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