Rory Macdonald

Rory Macdonald

Real Name:
Roderick Macdonald
Profile:
Roderick (Rory) Macdonald (born 26 July 1949, Dornoch, Sutherland[1]) is the bassist of the Scottish Celtic rock band Runrig, as well as their primary songwriter with his younger brother, Calum Macdonald. Rory tends to write the melody, and Calum the lyrics. Since former lead singer Donnie Munro left the band in 1997, Rory has taken lead vocal duties on songs in the band's catalogue written in the Scots Gaelic language, as the band's new lead singer, Bruce Guthro, is not a Gaelic speaker.

In the mid to the late sixties, Rory was a part of a band called The Skyvers.

Rory previously attended the Glasgow School Of Art and had a promising career as a graphic designer until Runrig went 'professional'. Later putting these skills into practise, he designed the sleeve notes for Runrig's Recovery and Heartland albums.
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Rory Macdonald Discography

Vocals

NA 105 Runrig Runrig - Play Gaelic (Album) Neptune (5) NA 105 UK 1978 Sell This Version
RR001, Ridge RR001 Run Rig* Run Rig* - The Highland Connection(LP, Album) Ridge Records, Ridge Records RR001, Ridge RR001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
RR002 Runrig 'Ic Iain 'Ic Sheumais and 8 more… Runrig - Recovery (Album) Ridge Records RR002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
RR005 Runrig Runrig - Heartland (Album) Ridge Records RR005 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZCHR 1669 Runrig Runrig - The Cutter & The Clan (Album) Chrysalis ZCHR 1669 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 32 1695 2, 0946 321695 2 5 Runrig Runrig - Once In A Lifetime (Live) (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CDP 32 1695 2, 0946 321695 2 5 UK 1988 Sell This Version
260 190 Runrig Runrig - Searchlight (Album) Chrysalis 260 190 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21858 1 Runrig Runrig - The Big Wheel (Album) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21858 1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
TOCP-7667 Runrig Runrig - Amazing Things (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis TOCP-7667 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 3161416 Runrig Runrig - Transmitting Live (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 7243 8 3161416 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 36267 1 7, 7243 8 36267-1-7, CHR 6111 Runrig Runrig - Mara (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 7243 8 36267 1 7, 7243 8 36267-1-7, CHR 6111 UK 1995 Sell This Version
5202322 Runrig Runrig - In Search Of Angels (Album) Ridge Records 5202322 Denmark 1999 Sell This Version
7243 4 92415 9 6 Runrig Runrig - Wheel In Motion(DVD) EMI 7243 4 92415 9 6 UK 2000 Sell This Version
499826 2, COL 499826 2, 4998262004 Runrig Runrig - Live At Celtic Connections 2000 (Album) Ridge Records 499826 2, COL 499826 2, 4998262004 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
COL 503029 2, 503029 2, 5030292000 Runrig Runrig - The Stamping Ground (Album) Ridge Records COL 503029 2, 503029 2, 5030292000 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
COL 513315 9 Runrig With Paul Mounsey Runrig With Paul Mounsey - Proterra (Album) Columbia, Ridge Records, Columbia, Ridge Records COL 513315 9 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
COL 516008 2, 5160082000 Runrig Runrig - Day Of Days - The 30th Anniversary Concert (Album) Ridge Records COL 516008 2, 5160082000 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
R 60095-2 Runrig Runrig - Everything You See (Album) Ridge Records R 60095-2 Denmark 2007 Sell This Version
88697 37233 2 Runrig Runrig - Year Of The Flood(CD, Album, Enh) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 37233 2 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
R 60175-0 Runrig Runrig - 50 Great Songs(3xCD, Comp + DVD, Comp + Box, Ltd, Dig) RecArt Music R 60175-0 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
RR068 The Band From Rockall The Band From Rockall - The Band From Rockall(CD, Album) Ridge Records RR068 UK 2012 Sell This Version
50999 984230 2 6 Runrig Runrig - Stepping Down The Glory Road (The Chrysalis Years 1988-1996)(6xCD, Comp) Chrysalis 50999 984230 2 6 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

NA 105 Runrig Runrig - Play Gaelic (Album) Neptune (5) NA 105 UK 1978 Sell This Version
RR001, Ridge RR001 Run Rig* Run Rig* - The Highland Connection(LP, Album) Ridge Records, Ridge Records RR001, Ridge RR001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
RR002 Runrig 'Ic Iain 'Ic Sheumais and 5 more… Runrig - Recovery (Album) Ridge Records RR002 UK 1981 Sell This Version