Not run of the mill

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WHILE the rest of Runrig are celebrating their 40th anniversary year, former frontman Donnie Munro is continuing to go it alone.

After almost 25 years, in 1997, Donnie left the band to pursue a political career and his place was taken by Canadian Bruce Guthro.

However, while the current incarnation are busy planning their 40th anniversary summer showcase in Inverness, Donnie Munro is coming to Eastwood Park Theatre.

After years of playing to more than 50,000 people, the Scottish singer will bring his more intimate acoustic show to the stage this month.

Since leaving Runrig, Munro has enjoyed considerable further success as a solo artist and writer.

Now with his latest show, he revisiting a wide range of material spanning both his Runrig career and his years with his own band.

This acoustic project has already been a major sell-out success in Denmark and now Munro is bringing the hit performance closer to home.

He will be joined on stage by guitarist Eric Cloughley, who has worked as engineer on a series of the singer’s recent studio albums.

Munro said of his new acoustic show: “Coming at the material from an acoustic perspective has been really exciting.

“It just leads to a different way of looking at the songs – everything is much more exposed and leads to a more intimate and direct delivery and engagement with the audience.”

Munro is currently making plans for a new acoustic album in the style of a musical anthology.

His Heart of America album was recently voted Album of the Year in the Scottish Trad Awards and his concept album and live show An Turas – The Journey was greeted with great critical acclaim.

Tickets for the show, on Thursday 14 March, cost £17, concession £15. It starts at 7pm.

To book, see the theatre’s website at www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk, call the box office on 0141 577 4956 or visit in person.