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Band Name Origins:

  • Gaelic description for a Scottish way of farming land - part of the fields called "rigs" were sectioned by trenches. "Running the rig" was/is a Scots expression of farming a field. In their beginnings back in 1973, the three laddies called themselves the "Run-Rig Dance Band". During the course of time, the "Dance Band" disappeared as well as the hyphen between Run and Rig, but while their first album released in 1978 spelled the band name without a space, the second album released in 1979 indeed displayed a space between Run and Rig. With the third album, the space disappeared for good. As the members of Runrig never fail to emphasize, their band name is a reference to Scotland, to their Scottish roots, the Scottish arts and crafts...everything Scottish. Submitted by: Nothing

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Hearthammer""Crypt Keeper"Ghost Rider

Misheard Lyrics:

"Thairis air an Ghleann (beyond the valley)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh ma wee sheep (oh my wee sheep)
Original Lyrics:
Oh mollaidh sinn (pronounced oh molly sheen)
"Pog aon Oidche Earraich"
Misheard Lyrics:
Poke in the eye and earache
Original Lyrics:
Pog aon oidche earraich

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Thairis air an Ghleann (beyond the valley)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh ma wee sheep (oh my wee sheep)
Original Lyrics:
Oh mollaidh sinn (pronounced oh molly sheen)

Story about this misheard lyric by: Anne Toye

A friend gave me fhesd alternative words whilst driving back from a Runrig gig in Glasgow, Scotland. Can't hear anything else now

There are additional Runrig misheard stories available.

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