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 one concert concerts scheduled in United Kingdom in 2015, playing cities like Portsmouth. The last time Runrig played a show in United Kingdom was 2014, in Portsmouth. Overall, Runrig have played a total of 53 gigs in the country. If you’re a Runrig fan, there are similar bands with concerts coming up like Karen Matheson, Dougie MacLean, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Peatbog Faeries.

Past Runrig gigs

02 Apr 2014 Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
01 Apr 2014 The Royal Centre Nottingham Nottingham
31 Mar 2014 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead
29 Mar 2014 Symphony Hall Birmingham
28 Mar 2014 Reading Hexagon Reading
27 Mar 2014 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester
26 Mar 2014 Sheffield City Hall Sheffield
25 Mar 2014 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge
10 Aug 2013 Black Isle Showground Inverness
10 Aug 2013 Black Isle Show Ground Muir of Ord
09 Aug 2013 Black Isle Show Ground Muir of Ord
27 Jul 2013 Freilichtbühne Stadtpark Hamburg Hamburg
26 Jul 2013 Freilichtbühne Loreley Saint Goarshausen
20 Jul 2013 Edinburgh Castle Esplanade Edinburgh
08 Dec 2012 Usher Hall Edinburgh
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