Two days ago, Runrig celebrated their 40th birthday:
My all-time favourite band . . . depends what you like, of course, but I love these guys for a lot of reasons; the music, the lyrics; the music, the Gaelic; the lyrics, the music, the patriotism; the music, the all-around energy!
If you want to hear my favourite song by them, go here: Loch Lomond
listen to one of their Gaelic numbers here: An Sabhal aig Neill
and check out their website, too: www.runrig.co.uk/
Runrig released a new song “And We’ll Sing” in honour of their birthday. You can hear some of it here: http://www.runrig.co.uk/?discography=and-well-sing
I do wish I could be at the Party on the Moor this summer . . .
Runrig was started by brothers Rory and Calum MacDonald, who recently released their own record under the name “The Band From Rockall”. There are six members in the band, including Nova Scotia’s own Bruce Guthro (lead singer), who I understand spends half the year in Scotland recording and touring with Runrig.
You can check them out here: http://www.thebandfromrockall.co.uk/
I hope they had the best day ever! They certainly deserved it!!