Rockers Runrig announce farewell concert

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Veteran Scottish rockers Runrig are to phase a farewell concert next year in order to mark their retirement after forty five years in the music business.

The band was founded in the Isle of Skye in 1973 and enjoyed UK chart achievement with Gaelic songs in the 1990s.

Their song A good Ubhal as Airde reached amount 18 in the charts in 1995. They have played hundreds of shows throughout Europe and in New York’s Instances Square.

Their particular final concert will be held within Stirling’s City Park on eighteen August 2018.

The particular band released their 14th plus final studio album, The Story, a year ago.


Five things on Runrig

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  • The music group takes its name from a system of gardening that was used for hundreds of years. It was finished amid agricultural change during the Highland Clearances
  • Over the years, two of its people left to pursue political professions – Donnie Munro with Work and Pete Wishart with the SNP
  • Astronaut Laurel Clark was a enthusiast. She died in 2003’s Columbia shuttle disaster and the Runrig COMPACT DISC she had brought with the girl into space was found in an area in Texas
  • Runrig’s 40th wedding anniversary bash, Party On The Moor, happened in Muir of Ord within 2013
  • Runrig have played assistance to U2, The Rolling Stones, Fishing rod Stewart and Genesis

Runrig’s members said they experienced it was the right time to wind up the particular band with their farewell gig, which is titled The Last Dance.

Calum Macdonald said: “This continues to be an enormous and difficult decision for us.

“But through the machinations associated with longevity and circumstance, we believe that the timing is now right for an optimistic and celebratory conclusion. ”

Iain Bayne said: “We want to make this a true celebration from the band’s career, and the special connection we have with so many people from all over the world, although it will be with heavy minds when we strike the last note. inch

Malcolm Jones additional: “Although the band as we know it is going to end, its iconic music may live on, as will the Runrig brand.

“Individual members will continue to write tracks, record and engage in live shows, whilst there are various exciting Runrig heritage projects in development. ”

The band consists of songwriters Rory and Calum Macdonald, together with Skye guitarist Jones and drummer Iain Bayne from St Andrews.

Lead singer, Nova Scotian Bruce Guthro, joined up with in 1998 followed by keyboard participant Brian Hurren from Falkirk.

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