12 Songs, 57 Minutes


About Runrig

Scotland's Runrig were formed in 1973 as a trio by Rory MacDonald, Calum MacDonald, and Blair Douglas, adding Donnie Munro the next year. Douglas quit and was replaced by Robert MacDonald, who died of cancer in 1986. The band went through a number of lineup changes before settling on the MacDonalds, Munro, Peter Wishart, Iain Bayne, and Malcolm Jones -- Canadian singer Bruce Guthro replaced Munro in 1999. Runrig play a version of traditional Scottish folk music with a more anthemic rock sound; they are known for pride in their heritage and their spirited energy. The band has released over a dozen studio albums, including Play Gaelic (1978), Heartland (1985), The Cutter and the Clan (1987), Amazing Things (1993), The Stamping Ground (2001), and Everything You See (2007). While extremely popular in Britain, they remain largely a cult band in America, with followers in the Celtic and folk arenas. ~ Steve Huey

April, 1973