Donnie Munro

Genres: Folk
Decades: 2000s


Donald Munro, 2 August 1953, Uig, Isle Of Skye, Scotland. Munro made his name as vocalist and guitarist with the highly successful Scottish folk rockers Runrig, before opting to leave the band at the peak of their commercial success to pursue a career in politics. Munro was born on the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, and brought up in an English and Gaelic-speaking household. He initially resisted calls from his old friend Calum MacDonald to join Runrig, concentrating instead on his job teaching Art at Inverness Royal Academy. He eventually relented in 1974 and, after several years with the band on a part-time basis, joined as a full-time member in 1982. Runrig went on to enjoy great success in their native Scotland but were even more popular across the border in England, placing successive albums in the UK Top 10 and broaching the Top 20 with their single ‘An Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple)’.

At the height of Runrig’s...

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