New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

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

Postby Crunchie » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:18 pm

The band are excellent live, I hope you manage to see them soon somehow. :D

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

Postby usrunrigfan » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 pm

Aw, of course you are! Crunchie is right, I admit sometimes I miss a post or two. :)
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby puffin » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:07 pm

Porcupined wrote:Hi there,

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?


There is a small Dutch fans group - I knew there was something about them somewhere on here so i had a look and found this:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6231

Hope you can get in touch with other like-minded fans in Holland now: I think they may organise trips as a group to some of the gigs?. :rose:
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Porcupined » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:41 am

@ puffin
Hi thanks. I found a fan club in Holland as well. I don't really like to go en group to concerts all organized and far away.
So I wished they would do a gig in Holland, but I already got a reply from the bands management that they're not interested in playing in Holland.

@ usrunrigfan

No harm done :love:
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby BigLog » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:33 am

Hi there everybody... i am a fan from Iran. i'm a Mountaineer and in love with runrig songs... we're living in a deep hole rubbish of dark ages but still trying to listen to great music. i'm telling you this to show that even in some places you dont expect, some people still got it. sorry for bad english.... here it's raining and someday i'll come to scotland. live long people!
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby rig » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:43 pm

Welcome to the forum, BigLog - great that you managed to discover Runrig and enjoy the band so much!
I think you're the first fan from your part of the world who has posted on here.

:rose: :rose: :rose:

I really hope one day you can come to Scotland and see all the wonderful places they sing about!

Thanks for posting! Long live the power of music! :music:
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby gillyp » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:36 pm

Hi, have been reading as a guest for ages and finally decided to join in! Have been a fan for many years and go to concerts when we can, although it's usually a long way from Cornwall! We are coming up to Scotland this summer though-it was my Christmas present from my husband. We both do our exercise to Runrig songs every day keeps them fresh!!
love all the songs and my favourite changes all the time, currently Proterra and Gabriel's sword!
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Your favourite Runrig song: The Greatest Flame
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Sheltie » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:38 pm

Hello gillyp and welcome. Silly isn't it how we have to get brave before we join :roll: You certainly have to be prepared to travel for Runrig but oooooh they are so worth it. Do you speak Cornish? (another Celtic language by the way) One of my Sheltie dogs - hence the name - is Cornish bred - Conorvean Scantleglaze. I know what it means and just wondered if you did.
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby gillyp » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:02 am

Hi, No unfortunately, just a few words. Am just writing this listening to Amazing Things CD in the background. Have been interested in all the discussions of changes in the band. As a non-Scottish person all I can say is that I love the band in all its incarnations and don't know why we have to compare rather than appreciate each one for what it gives us. I cannot say I prefer one line up to another and listening to different live versions keeps you fresh. Have visited Skye on a number of occasions and love it-you can see why it is so inspirational. Now we are both retired perhaps we can spend more time travelling to shows!!
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Sheltie » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:52 pm

You're so right gillyp, Donnie was then and Bruce is now, Haven't we been so lucky to have both of them :love: :love:
We too are retired now and spend as much time as we can up there. They have a lot to answer for, these guys :lol:
By the way it means 'small dog slate grey'. Clever for a blue merle sheltie. Enjoy the forum

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

Postby gaelwildflower » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:46 pm

gillyp wrote:Am just writing this listening to Amazing Things CD in the background.


One of my favorites! ♥♥♥ I can never get tired of Amazing Things.
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Zephyr » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:21 am

Well Gillyp, I am glad you decided to get on the bandwagon. Some of us travel from the U.S. to see this marvelous Band. I missed them this year - oh 2011 was a long year - ..... but I am looking forward to seeing them in Denmark in a month or so. Too bad they don't come closer to me, but then i have to come closer to them. It is so worth it. i am also retired so it is a bit easier to do this. But pricey. And priceless!! Can't wait until June 2 - in Fredericia.......
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Lancelot of Camelot » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:52 pm

Hi I joined because I have been a fan for years and wanted to get up to date with the band. I heard they took a year and a half off and was worried that they might have been gone forever.
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby usrunrigfan » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:52 am

Lancelot of Camelot wrote:Hi I joined because I have been a fan for years and wanted to get up to date with the band. I heard they took a year and a half off and was worried that they might have been gone forever.


What a bunch of sad Riggies we'd be if that happened!

Welcome to the group to all the recent new members!
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby gillyp » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:59 pm

Can't wait til August. Have what looks like a great apartment booked for 4 days so we should get around a bit. Have just finished a great work out to Once in a Lifetime CD! It's amazing how far people travel to see the band- not that I blame them I would travel anywhere if I had to and could afford it! They are unique and really stir something inside whenever I listen to them- which is every day I guess! The US makes Cornwall look quite paltry!
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Northsider » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:33 am

Good evening (it's not quite Midnight in the Midwestern USA). I joined because I just discovered the board via the official site.

I discovered Runrig via YouTube -- both BBC Alba's opening (Kirsteen MacDonald? Um, Damn!) and then the original video of "Alba" (Ah, '80s hair and mulletude) -- while researching things to do and see in Scotland just before my wife and I visited in July 2009. I watched every other Runrig vid I could find and then made sure to pick up The Cutter & The Clan when I found it while in Edinburgh.

Unfortunately we missed them that summer, but I maintain hopes that one day they'll make it here to Chicago.
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby rig » Tue May 22, 2012 9:23 pm

Welcome, northsider! :rose:

Always amazed and gratified by the power of Runrig to pull people of all backgrounds, nationalities and ages into their circle.
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby usrunrigfan » Thu May 24, 2012 10:48 am

Welcome, Northsider. I'm near Cleveland! (from Boston, though)
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby Evanna » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:08 pm

Hi, like to say Latha math (hello),
it`s me, I`m new here. hope I remember enough words in english ;)
I heard the fist time runrig music about 2 years ago, don`t know why so late, but now I heard it again and fell in love, amazing.
I love the gaelic songs, learning this beautiful language now, and how Rory sings them so magical and heart-touching :love:
hope to see them soon and you other fans too :)
Tschüs bis bald, that`s not Gaelic it`s German
means by see you soon
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Re: New members - what made you join the Stamping Ground?

Postby rig » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:21 pm

Fàilte agus Willkommen, Evanna! :rose:

Hope you continue to enjoy Runrig for many years to come. Usually, once you're 'bitten', that's it for life!

One of the nice things about coming late to the band is that you have so much to discover. :music:

Have you seen Runrig live? If not, really try to do so! They tour Germany a lot. Or try to get to one of the Scottish dates - always a great atmosphere!


Are you learning Gaelic? You can also do that in Germany: http://www.schottisch-gaelisch.de
and I can recommend the international Gaelic forum: http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram

Oh, and I'm Number 1 Rory fan! :twisted:


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