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

Runrig Runrig - Play Gaelic (Album) Neptune (5) 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
Runrig 'Ic Iain 'Ic Sheumais and 8 more… Runrig - Recovery (Album) Ridge Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - Heartland (Album) Ridge Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - The Cutter & The Clan (Album) Chrysalis UK 1987 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - Once In A Lifetime (Live) (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis UK 1988 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - Searchlight (Album) Chrysalis UK 1989 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - The Big Wheel (Album) Chrysalis Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - Amazing Things (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - Transmitting Live (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - Mara (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis UK 1995 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - In Search Of Angels (Album) Ridge Records 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
Runrig Runrig - Live At Celtic Connections 2000 (Album) Ridge Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - The Stamping Ground (Album) Ridge Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Runrig With Paul Mounsey Runrig With Paul Mounsey - Proterra (Album) Columbia, Ridge Records, Columbia, Ridge Records Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - Day Of Days - The 30th Anniversary Concert (Album) Ridge Records Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Runrig Runrig - Everything You See (Album) Ridge Records 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

Runrig Runrig - Play Gaelic (Album) Neptune (5) 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
Runrig 'Ic Iain 'Ic Sheumais and 5 more… Runrig - Recovery (Album) Ridge Records UK 1981 Sell This Version