From its inception, the band's line-up included songwriters Rory Macdonald and Calum Macdonald. The line-up during most of the s and s the band's most successful period also included Donnie MunroMalcolm Jones, Iain Bayne, and Pete Wishart. Munro left the band in to pursue a career in politics and was replaced by Bruce Guthro. Wishart left in and was replaced by Brian Hurren. The band released fourteen studio albumswith a number of their songs sung in Scottish Gaelic.
Initially formed as a three-piece dance band known as 'The Run Rig Dance Band', the band played several low key events, and has previously cited a ceilidh at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow as their first concert. Songs also make references to agricultureland conservation and religion. Sincethe band has gained attention in Canadafollowing Nova Scotian singer Bruce Guthro's entry to the band.
Inthe band announced that it would retire from studio recording after the release of its 14th studio album, The Story  and announced their final tour The Last Mile in Gloria, Can You Waddle - Boney M.
- Новая Фонотека в Кармане On 17 and 18 AugustRunrig performed the final shows of their farewell tour, entitled The Last Dancein Stirling City Park beneath the castle ramparts. Donnie Munro joined the following year and they started to expand outside their native Isle of Skye.
Douglas left the band in late and was replaced by Robert Macdonald. This line-up continued untilwhen Douglas re-joined and Malcolm Jones became guitaristboth displacing Robert Macdonald.
In the same year, Runrig's first album, entitled Play Gaelicwas released. All the songs were in Gaelic. It was re-released in as Play Gaelic, the first legendary recording. InBlair Douglas left Runrig again to pursue a solo career. A somewhat transitional album, it features wailing electric guitars and ballads. The album also included the original version of " Loch Lomond ". The third Runrig album, Recovery released inwas a thematic record dealing with the rise and politics of Scotland's Gaelic community.
InRunrig re-recorded "Loch Lomond" as their first single. They signed to a small label called Simple Records inRunrig - Flower Of The West two singles were released. The first was "Dance Called America". The band then engaged the services of producer Chris Harley who brought to their recordings the benefit of his experience as a solo artist and a singer with The Alan Parsons Project and Camel.
Runrig's fourth independent studio album, Heartland released incombined Gaelic sounds with anthemic rock music. The period from — marked Runrig's most successful run, during which they achieved placings in both the UK albums and singles charts, and toured extensively.
With for the first time major-label support from ChrysalisRunrig's fifth studio album, The Cutter And The Clanwhich had originally been released on the independent Ridge Records label before being re-released on Chrysalis, brought the band wider audiences in the United Runrig - Flower Of The Westas well as in other parts of Europe.
From toRunrig released a total of five studio albums through Chrysalis Records. On 22 Junethe band attracted around 50, people to an outdoor concert held in Balloch Country Parknear Loch Lomond.
This was the largest number of people to attend a Runrig concert. Following the release of Maralead singer Donnie Munro grew more involved in politics. However, he was not elected. Runrig began searching for a new frontman, and in they announced their selection of Bruce Guthro, a singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia.
Runrig's tenth album, In Search Of Angelswas released amidst some uncertainty about the band's future. As a result, the record received much less promotion than the previous five, and sales were considerably smaller. Runrig was also faced with the challenge of acclimatising their fans to a new lead vocalist.
The band toured extensively in support of the record, and inthey also released a live album called Live At Celtic Connectionsallowing fans to hear older Heartbreak Hotel #2 - The Clash - D.O.A. Demos. Outtakes. Alternate Mixes. songs sung by their new frontman. The book included lyrics, sheet music, photographs, and background information for of Runrig's songs - nearly every album track and single from the band's first ten studio albums.
Having established that they could continue without Donnie Munro, Runrig set to work on their eleventh Runrig - Flower Of The West album. Among their independently-released studio albums, The Stamping Ground was Runrig's most successful. The band continued to enjoy support in the UK, Germany, and Denmark. InPete Wishartthe band's keyboard player, left after being elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of Tayside North for the Scottish National Party.
Isnt It Strange (Extended) - Parralox - Megamix 2015 (File) of March[update] Wishart has been re-elected in each subsequent general election, albeit with a very slim majority in The album The Stamping Ground was seen very much as a return to form after the lacklustre In Search Guess Who - Bob Crosby And His Orchestra - Guess Who / Mary Had A Little Lamb (Shellac) Angelsbut 's Proterra   divided opinion.
In AugustRunrig played their 30th Anniversary concert on the esplanade at Stirling Runrig - Flower Of The West , celebrating 30 years since the band's formation, and including visitors from previous line-ups, as well as guest artists including the Glasgow Islay Choir and Paul Mounsey. Runrig played their first U. Founding Runrig - Flower Of The West Blair Douglas joined the band onstage, playing accordion on several numbers.
It was staged at Borlum Farm, Drumnadrochit and attended by 18, people in heavy rain. Because of the unusually large number of support acts, it had been likened to an all-day music festival, Runrig being the headline act.
It reached 9 in the UK Singles Chart. The band were presented the award by Lulu. On 29 AugustRunrig Runrig - Flower Of The West at Scone Palace Runrig - Flower Of The West their third annual outdoor Runrig - Flower Of The West show the second being at Edinburgh Castle in The show was part of Scotland's Year of Homecoming Its keepers, each holding it for a week before passing it on, are expected to undertake a good deed.
Its first keeper was the Reverend Neil Galbraith, Runrig - Flower Of The West was presented with the stone on the same day. In Marchguitarist Malcolm Jones suffered a heart attack in Edinburgh whilst running to catch a train.
After undergoing minor surgery, he took to the stage with Runrig again in May of the same year. During a routine check up with his doctors in Junehe was strongly advised to have heart bypass surgery, which forced the band to cancel a tour of Denmark. They also emphatically stated that "All other concerts planned for will go ahead. The final date for was in the Barrowland BallroomGlasgow which is traditionally Peloton - Bis Ich Dich Finde the band finishes their Scottish tours.
In a statement released by the office, they promised it to be "quite a party". On 1 Novemberthe band released a four-disc compilation, entitled 50 Great Songs. The release includes both studio and live performances, focusing primarily upon Runrig - Flower Of The West Guthro's time within the band.
After the end of the tour the band collectively made the decision to take a year off. Calum and Rory had been concentrating on a long gestating project outside of Runrig. The duo call themselves The Band from Rockall and released their debut album outside of Runrig at the end of April Keyboardist Brian Hurren also released his debut solo album, which he Runrig - Flower Of The West , performed and produced himself, under the name A Hundred Thousand Welcomes the inspiration for the name coming from Bruce Guthro shouting the Gaelic equivalent of the phrase during "Beat the Drum" at Loch Ness.
Guthro released another solo album, while drummer Iain Bayne was appointed manager of English folk-rock band Coast. The band re-united as a six-piece again in the summer of for the Rewired Tour, with the big Scottish outdoor show held in August at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness.
On 28 April to mark Runrig's first ever concert 40 years earlier Runrig released their first single in 5 years entitled "And We'll Sing". At Party On The Moor former members Donnie Munro and Pete Wishart performed onstage alongside the current lineup and Blair Douglas made an appearance via a short video highlighting the changes in the band's lineup since The gig was hailed as a success by fans and critics many calling it one of the best concerts Runrig have ever staged.
Bassist, Rory Macdonald said that "in many ways, it was the perfect Runrig gig" whilst drummer, Iain Bayne called it "the culmination of a lifetime's work". In late it was announced that Runrig would embark on a Spring tour of England to continue the 40th Anniversary celebrations.
Entitled "Party on the Tour" it would "draw inspiration" from the Party on the Deep Blue - Dan Potthast - Eat The Planet show. Alongside the English dates, several European music festivals were announced for In January further details for the DVD were released. The band announced in issue 74 of The Wire magazine and on their official Twitter feed that they had begun work on their 14th studio album.
In the summer issue of The Wire it was revealed that the album would be called The Storyand would be released in spring During an interview with the show's host Derek Murray, Calum Macdonald said that the upcoming album would likely be the last studio album that the band would release, also confirming the album's release date as the 29th of January On 13 Novemberthe single was released in both CD and digital download form accompanied by a music video.
On 26 September Runrig announced that after 45 years they would be "pulling the curtain down" on their music careers. Tickets for The Last Dance sold out in minutes and, after a few days of behind the scenes planning, Runrig announced Wings Of Heaven - Tiamat - Prey concert in the same location the night before.
Tickets for this night sold out in less than six hours. It was a very emotional farewell, and the uncertain Scottish weather held out for their final rendition of "Loch Lomond. Many of the band's songs include references to Scottish history or culture. These include the band's name itself - which is a reference to a Pre-Agricultural Revolution farming practice, run rig. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For the cultivation method, see Run rig. Main article: Runrig discography. Time flies". Retrieved 2 September Daily Record. Retrieved 20 January Retrieved 21 October BBC News. The Scotsman. Runrig - Flower Of The West 6 December Archived from the original on 31 December
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