New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

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Why did you decide to join this Forum?

I was an old MB user
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I am an old fan but just found the forum
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New fan and found the forum from the Official website
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New fan - joined after hearing the Loch Lomond single
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Decided to join after Loch Ness
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Decided to join after going to a gig this Autumn
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New fan - friend suggested I join
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roadtrip
Posts: 2253
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:51 pm
Your favourite Runrig song: Too many to list
Favourite Album: Stamping Ground
Favourite Gig: New York, 2004
Location: Colorado, USA

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby roadtrip » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:12 pm

Welcome Slackitude. (Interesting username there.)
I too count Maymorning as my first favorite, it has special meaning for me. You'll have many favorites as you hear more material.
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usrunrigfan
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby usrunrigfan » Sun May 01, 2011 9:36 pm

flippygirl wrote:Have been a fan for years since living in Germany but since my young daughters spend every moment singing Runrig songs and attended their first concert last year (first ever I might add) decided they could visit the website and stumbled across the forum x :twisted:



Welcome, Flippygirl. Is it your girls on youtube , singing it at the table? Adorable if it is!
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sundaydriver
Posts: 76
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:10 am
Your favourite Runrig song: Big Sky
Favourite Album: All of them
Favourite Gig: the NEXT one!
Location: USA

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby sundaydriver » Sun May 08, 2011 10:32 pm

LOVED THAT VIDEO - whoever's kids they are! Had forgotten it, have to look it up again.
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Aussie fan
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 9:17 am
Your favourite Runrig song: Rhythm of my heart
Favourite Gig: never been

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Aussie fan » Mon May 23, 2011 9:32 am

just found the site, wanted to see if there were any concerts later this year when I will be visiting UK/Europe - unfortunately no.
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Owen
Posts: 363
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:13 pm
Your favourite Runrig song: Somethings Got To Give
Favourite Album: Big Wheel
Favourite Gig: Inverness 2012

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Owen » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:21 pm

Hi Riggies :)

I thought that I would pop in here before I start posting on the Runrig message board and let you all know a little bit about myself. My name is Owen. I am from the Borders in Scotland and my hobbies include RUNRIG YAAYYY!! LOL. I like playing guitar, singing, performing and writing my own songs. If there is anything you want to know about me, then give me a wee tinkle. lol.

Owen
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Crunchie » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:40 pm

Hi there Owen welcome to the forum! :D
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Owen
Posts: 363
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:13 pm
Your favourite Runrig song: Somethings Got To Give
Favourite Album: Big Wheel
Favourite Gig: Inverness 2012

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Owen » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:55 pm

Hi Crunchie.

Thanks for the warm welcome. Good to be in amongst my own kind lol ;)
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usrunrigfan
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby usrunrigfan » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:11 am

Hi Owen,

Welcome to the group! It is nice to be able to talk with other Riggies. Non-Riggies just don't get it.
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gaelwildflower
Posts: 623
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:20 pm
Your favourite Runrig song: Amazing Things
Favourite Album: Mara, The Big Wheel

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby gaelwildflower » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:30 am

I stumbled upon Runrig while listening to Highlander Radio on the internet. They were playing Loch Lomond. When they first started playing, I thought to myself "Wow. This sounds different." And then Donnie started singing. I was hooked. So, thus began my obsession with Runrig and Scotland. So, I googled Runrig, and found this forum. And upon registration, it took an eternity and a half for them to finally get back to me so I could post on here. lol

Hey, off topic, but doesn't "lol" look like a person drowning in water? :lol:
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drum beater
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Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:03 am
Your favourite Runrig song: The Cutter
Favourite Album: Cutter and the Clan
Favourite Gig: Scone Palace 2009
Location: Saxony

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby drum beater » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:17 am

Hi Riggies!

After a long time of reading the old and new website for a monthly update on Runrig issues, i decided to come along and join the party. I call myself a fan for about 10 years now. I first stumbled over them as I began to learn more about scotland. Very quickly I became a fan of scotland, its history, its culture, its beautiful landscapes, of course the lovely people and the most important: RUNRIG. I heard Runrig for the first time in radio in Germany. As I visited the first Runrig consert in Leipzig it was great, but the best ever was the "Year of Homecomming" event at Scone Palace.
I am waiting, like the rest of you, for the next events. Let's hope it isn't that far away.

Greatings
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mclennan123
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:22 pm
Your favourite Runrig song: siol ghoraidh
Favourite Album: heartland
Favourite Gig: Rock City in Nottingham

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby mclennan123 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:36 pm

Hello everyone just joined the forum and thought I would say hello. First saw Runrig in the eighties at the first Ilse of Skye music festival at Broadford, had gone to see John Martyn who was supporting and had never heard of Runrig, but really enjoyed their performance. Saw them next at Caol community centre near Fort William one Easter when I was visiting relatives.
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Crunchie » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:28 pm

Hi there mclennan welcome to the forum. :D
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usrunrigfan
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby usrunrigfan » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:29 am

Mclennan123, welcome to the group!
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Porcupined
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:17 am
Your favourite Runrig song: Don't know yet
Favourite Album: Don't know yet
Favourite Gig: none only on dvd
Location: Enkhuizen, the Netherlands

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Porcupined » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:43 am

Hi there,

This year we travelled to Ireland on our Holidays. Back home I started to look for some Irish music and found some great Irish pub songs cd's. Then I remembered we'd been to Scotland in 2002 with a friend. He brought a cd with him with Scottish music on it.I particularly remembered one song on it called Loch Lomond. I started to google it and stumbled upon Runrig. I read in the wikipedia they are a Scottish Rock Band, as I love Rock, I started listening to the music and immediately loved the sound. So now I own almost all studio albums, have the Day of days and Year of the Flood dvd.

We really would have loved to go to Edinburgh next year and see them live. Sadly we are on Holiday in Italy at that time.
Does anyone know if Runrig plays gigs in other countries then Denmark and Germany. Could they be convinced to perform in Amsterdam? Or is the fan base in Holland to little to make this happen?
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Leodhasach
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Leodhasach » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:29 pm

Madainn/feasgar/oidhche mhath!

New poster here, you may deduce from my username I am from Lewis, a Niseach to be precise, who first bought "The Cutter and the Clan" on cassette (!) from a wee shop in Stornoway during my dinner hour once upon a time when I was a pupil at the Nicolson. Anyway I left the Western Isles to go to Uni in England in 1988 and never went back, but I did manage to introduce a few fellow students to Runrig when they heard me blasting out "Searchlight" from my room in the halls!

My routine is every time I head back north of the border, I cue up "Solus na Madainn" on the CD in the car and play it full blast as I cross over on the M74 at Gretna... fair makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up every time...
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby rig » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:58 pm

Fàilte air a' bhòrd, a Leòdhasaich!

'S toil leam Eilean Leòdhais - nach eil thu ga ionndrainn is thu cho fada air falbh ann an Sasainn? ;)

Let's hope you can combine a visit north with a Runrig gig this year - Inbhir Nis, 's dòcha? :music:
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby usrunrigfan » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:39 am

Welcome to the group, Leodhasach!
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Porcupined
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Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:17 am
Your favourite Runrig song: Don't know yet
Favourite Album: Don't know yet
Favourite Gig: none only on dvd
Location: Enkhuizen, the Netherlands

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Porcupined » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:41 pm

@ usrunrigfan

usrunrigfan wrote:Welcome to the group, Leodhasach!


and I'm not welcome :?
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Crunchie » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:43 pm

Porcupined wrote:@ usrunrigfan

usrunrigfan wrote:Welcome to the group, Leodhasach!


and I'm not welcome :?


I think sometimes people just look at the last post in the thread, you're very welcome on the forum. :)

Afriad I can't answer your question on whether the band could visit Holland though there's a few Dutch riggies on the forum so there's a few folk there at least. Have you seen the band before at all?
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Porcupined
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Your favourite Runrig song: Don't know yet
Favourite Album: Don't know yet
Favourite Gig: none only on dvd
Location: Enkhuizen, the Netherlands

Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Porcupined » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:50 pm

Crunchie wrote:
Porcupined wrote:@ usrunrigfan

usrunrigfan wrote:Welcome to the group, Leodhasach!


and I'm not welcome :?


I think sometimes people just look at the last post in the thread, you're very welcome on the forum. :)

Afriad I can't answer your question on whether the band could visit Holland though there's a few Dutch riggies on the forum so there's a few folk there at least. Have you seen the band before at all?


haven't seen them live only on two dvd's and that was great.
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