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.