Runrig performed a farewell concert(s) at Stirling Castle. This is a 3CD and DVD release to commemorate their last ever concert.
Just when you thought it was safe, The Scottish Band are back!
Well, not back exactly so much as celebrating their farewell. A three disc release, which (bar one or two tracks) is their last concert at Stirling Castle. As such, it’s a three disc release that has everything you loved and hated about Runrig.
As a quick disclaimer of impartiality, I got in to ‘The Rig’ in the very late 80s. I generally really like them. I understand that my entirely reasonable position isn’t always shared by others.
Where do you start with Runrig? Earnest. That’s where you start. U2 without the humor. Steely eyed SNP MPs who used to play keyboards. (See: earnest.) Bouffant hair. Rolled up sleeves on leather jackets. But an album that got to No2 in the UK album chart; another that got to No4. Good musicians – you may not have liked WHAT they played, but you could never argue that it wasn’t well played. And yes, it was Celt rock to the power of 10, with a large part of the oeuvre » Continue Reading.