This is a DVD rip of the award-winning STV programme originally broadcast in 1990 and featuring Runrig at the Barrowlands in Glasgow at one of the high points of their career.
The film was seen at the time as groundbreaking for Gaelic language broadcasting, and went on to win the Best Documentary category at the Celtic Television Awards later that year.
The documentary was hugely instrumental in bringing the band to a wider audience in Scotland. When first aired, at peak time on Scottish Television, it attracted an unprecedented viewing audience of one million people (around 20% of the entire country). In the 12 months that followed Runrig played their legendary concert on the banks of Loch Lomond to more than 50,000 people, had their first top 20 single and top 10 album in the UK charts and their first sell-out tours of England and Europe.
Interviews with the then lead singer, Donnie Munro, and songwriters, Calum and Rory Macdonald, intersperse the songs.
The performance is absolutely tremendous but beware the mullets!!
Track listing is:
1. Air A'Chuan
2. City of Lights
3. Dance called America
4. Cnoc Na Feille
5. Siol Ghoraidh
6. Precious Years
7. The Wire (intro only)
8. Rocket to the Moon
9. An Ubhal As Airde
10. The Cutter
11. Harvest Moon
12. Stepping Down the Glory Road
14. Hearts of Olden Glory
15. News from Heaven
17. Every River
19. Only the Brave
20. Loch Lomond
21. An Ataireachd Ard (outro)
Name.........: Runrig - City of Lights (STV, May 1990) [DVDRip DivX]
Runtime......: 1 hour 31 minutes
Video Codec..: DivX
Video Bitrate: 1309 kb/s
Audio Codec..: 0x0055 MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 48000Hz 128 kb/s
frame Size...: 720x576
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