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Runrig - Farewell after 45 years
« on: September 26, 2017, 02:17:38 PM »
Scottish Gaelic Rock band Runrig are to retire after 45 years, next year.  2 line up changes in that time.  The original frontman, Donnie Munro, persued a career in politics.  Original keyboard player, Pete Wishart, is an MP representing the SNP. 

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Although the name will live on and band members have new projects to pursue, they have decided to stop playing live as a band.  Really hoping this isn't going to happen with U2 too soon.



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Re: Runrig - Farewell after 45 years
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 09:45:53 AM »
Anyone who enjoys atmospheric Celtic music could do a lot worse than listen to Runrig. They have some real beautiful tunes

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Re: Runrig - Farewell after 45 years
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 09:48:08 AM »
PS, not sure how diehard fans feel, but i feel after Donnie Munro left the band, the bands star dimmed somewhat

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Re: Runrig - Farewell after 45 years
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 11:25:03 AM »
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PS, not sure how diehard fans feel, but i feel after Donnie Munro left the band, the bands star dimmed somewhat

Yes - and he had a distinctive nasal vocal delivery.  He was passionate about what he sang about.  As much as the replacement (Bruce Guthro) is good, he isn't Scottish and that makes a different when singing in Gaelic about Scottish things!