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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 2017 United Kingdom

Runrig has 2 concerts concerts scheduled in United Kingdom in 2017, 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.

Past Runrig gigs

13 Aug 2017 ESPACE MARINE Lorient
04 Aug 2017 Freilichtbühne Stadtpark Hamburg Hamburg
03 Aug 2017 Schlossgarten Schwetzingen Schwetzingen
02 Aug 2017 Schlossplatz Meersburg Meersburg
24 Jun 2017 Freilichtbühne Loreley Saint Goarshausen
23 Jun 2017 SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach
12 Nov 2016 Palladium Köln
11 Nov 2016 König Pilsener Arena Oberhausen
09 Nov 2016 Großmarkt Hamburg
08 Nov 2016 Berlin Tempodrom Berlin
07 Nov 2016 Haus Auensee Leipzig
05 Nov 2016 Porsche Arena Stuttgart
04 Nov 2016 Zenith - die Kulturhalle Munich
01 Nov 2016 Zäpfle Club in der Rothaus Arena Freiburg
31 Oct 2016 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt am Main
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