Runrig

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Runrig is a six-piece folk rock band from Scotland. The group was founded in 1973, and as of 2008, Runrig has released 13 studio albums.Musically, Runrig is rock-oriented. The band's lyrics, however, tend to be folk-oriented. Typical Runrig songs will mention locations or events that are unique to Scotland. The history and politics of Scotland (as-well-as its position within the United Kingdom) are also discussed in many songs. Another recurring theme involves an awareness of the natural world, along with many references to agriculture and land conservation.In keeping with its cultural roots, Runrig sings about one-quarter of its songs in Scottish Gaelic, a native language of Scotland.In 1973, Runrig began as a three-piece dance band, playing wedding receptions. The founding members were two brothers, Rory and Calum MacDonald, along with their friend Blair Douglas. The trio's first performance occurred at Kelvin Hall, in Glasgow.Runrig soon evolved from its origin as a cover band, and in 1978, released its first studio album. Runrig's fifth album, released in 1987, marked the band's debut on a major label.Since its inception, Runrig has endured many changes in its line-up, although brothers Rory and Calum MacDonald (the band's primary songwriters) have always been active members.At present, Runrig's largest fan bases can be found in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany. Since 1999, the band has gained attention in Canada, after Runrig hired Nova Scotia singer Bruce Guthro, as a replacement for their previous lead vocalist, Donnie Munro.
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Runrig tour dates 2016 United Kingdom

Runrig has 2 concerts concerts scheduled in United Kingdom in 2016, playing cities like Edinburgh, London. The last time Runrig played a show in United Kingdom was 2016, in Cambridge. Overall, Runrig have played a total of 66 gigs in the country. If you’re a Runrig fan, there are similar bands with concerts coming up like Dougie MacLean, The Saw Doctors, Oysterband, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Peatbog Faeries, Christy Moore.

Other Runrig concerts

27 Oct 2016 Pier 2 Bremen, DE Tickets
28 Oct 2016 Stadthalle Bielefeld Bielefeld, DE Tickets
29 Oct 2016 Swiss Life Hall Hannover, DE Tickets
31 Oct 2016 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt am Main, DE Tickets
01 Nov 2016 Zäpfle Club in der Rothaus Arena Freiburg, DE Tickets
04 Nov 2016 Zenith - die Kulturhalle Munich, DE Tickets
05 Nov 2016 Porsche Arena Stuttgart, DE Tickets
07 Nov 2016 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE Tickets
08 Nov 2016 Berlin Tempodrom Berlin, DE Tickets
09 Nov 2016 Großmarkt Hamburg, DE Tickets
11 Nov 2016 König Pilsener Arena Oberhausen, DE Tickets
12 Nov 2016 Palladium Köln, DE Tickets

Past Runrig gigs

23 Jul 2016 Edinburgh Castle Esplanade Edinburgh
21 Jul 2016 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London
27 Feb 2016 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge
25 Feb 2016 Sheffield City Hall Sheffield
24 Feb 2016 Colston Hall Bristol
23 Feb 2016 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester
20 Feb 2016 Ipswich Regent Theatre Ipswich
19 Feb 2016 Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
18 Feb 2016 Symphony Hall Birmingham
17 Feb 2016 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead
16 Feb 2016 The Royal Centre Nottingham Nottingham
13 Feb 2016 Usher Hall Edinburgh
12 Feb 2016 Caird Hall Dundee
11 Feb 2016 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
10 Feb 2016 Aberdeen Music Hall Aberdeen
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