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Runrig

They are a Scottish folk/rock band. Musically they are more rock. Their lyrics however tend towards folk. They sing about 25% of their songs in Scottish Gaelic.






Gaelic: Chaneil an t-adhar os cionn
Lunnainn a nochd soileir no
dorch. Fada bho abhainn an
t-sluaigh. Gun sgial air coinneal
mor latha no reultan na
h-oidhche. Fada bho abhainn an
t-sluaigh. An sea s'am baile gun
chadal gun fhois is gun saorsa.
Fada bho abhainn an t-sluaigh.
Casan a' gluasad an abhainn an
tuil. Fada bho abhainn an
t-sluaigh. Na cuibhlichean's
cabhaig a tionndaidh gun sgur.
Fada bho abhainn an t-sluaigh.
Cus ag adhradh beairteas air
altair an tshaoghail. Fada bho
abhainn an t-sluaigh. Cach gun
dochas gun dachaidh air sraidean
gun ghaol. Fada bho abhainn an
t-sluaigh. Leis gach dath s'gach
creideamh gach cainnt as gach
cearn. Fada bho abhainn an
t-sluaigh. Gach ceist is gach
freagairt sios an abhainn gu
cuan. Fada bho abhainn an
t-sluaigh.

English:
The skies above London are
neither clear nor dark. The great
candle of daylight and the stars
of the night cannot be seen. In
this city that never sleeps there
is no quit no stillness.
Footsteps keep moving. The river
in full flood. The relentless
wheels keep turning without
pause. Many worshipping wealth at
the world's altar. Others without
hope or home on streets that hold
no love. With the various races
creeds and languages from all
corners of the globe. Each
question and answer rushing down
the river to the ocean. The need
to be far from the crowded river.

Comments

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cass1969
May. 15th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Love Runrig!!
twicet
May. 15th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yes. They are one of my favorites.
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twicet
May. 16th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Lol, going to edit now. Thank you:)
dinozzo111
May. 26th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
have loved runrig for years!!! Seen them live so many times and each time is like the first time!! ;p
twicet
May. 26th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
I have lived in Canada for many years so have never seen them live. I love their music.
Thank you for commenting.
dinozzo111
May. 26th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
I'm sure you'll get the chance one day...they really know how to work a crowd!! ;P
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