Is This Normal Water? – Withered Hand live

Withered Hand / Broken Chanter – Summerhall, Edinburgh – Friday 12th August 2022 For the sole benefit of my own record-keeping, here’s a brief report and some camera pics on the recent Withered Hand show at Summerhall. I wasn’t really in a receptive frame of mind to stray beyond objective facts. The Withered Hand live…

Edwardian Farm Hand – Broken Chanter live

Broken Chanter / Man of Minch (solo) – The Studio, Cumbernauld Theatre @ Lanternhouse – Friday 29th July 2022 Our last outing 10 days ago was to see two of the most accessible acts currently doing the rounds in Scotland at the moment. I’m going to keep this relatively brief since I’ve seen the Broken…

The Other One – Broken Chanter live

Broken Chanter / M. John Henry / Raveloe – The Hunter S Thompson, Dundee – Saturday 11th June 2022 This was my first visit to the basement formerly known as Drouthy’s in its new guise as the Hunter S Thompson. Certainly, as a venue, things have improved as the booths/couches have been removed (with one…

Dramatic Seat Taking Music – Broken Chanter live

Broken Chanter (solo)/ Linzi Clark – Futtle, St Monans – Saturday 2nd April We eased ourselves back into live shows with an intimate show at Futtle just outside St Monans last weekend. Futtle is an interesting place – a micro-brewery/record shop attached to the redevelopment of a farm steading at Bowhouse which hosts regular local…

2021 Albums

Putting last year’s indecision behind, here’s a list of my favourite albums of 2021, with the usual disclaimer that the list is valid today and could be different tomorrow. What won’t change is the number 1 album – ‘Hey What’ is a remarkable piece of work from a band going for as long as Low…

A Ridiculously Late Broken Chanter album review

Broken Chanter – Catastrophe Hits (Olive Grove/Last Night From Glasgow) How do you follow up a successful, but reflective, debut? Well, if you’re David MacGregor then you bring out the big pop guns. And make no mistake the second Broken Chanter album ‘Catastrophe Hits’ has some very big guns indeed. First off, for the first…