Former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro will be Back on stage in 2015 back on stage in 2015 to support his release “Sweet Surrender – Live Acoustic”
In March 2014 he played a series of highly successful acoustic shows in which he took the opportunity to revisit a wide range of material spanning his entire musical career.
This acoustic project was warmly received by his audiences, with sell-out shows in Denmark, Germany and his native Scotland. With his German Record label, he decided to record some of these shows for this acoustic double live album, very much as a musical anthology. He stripped the presentation of the material to a minimum, achieving a direct intensity of performance throughout from the musically strong acoustic trio, featuring, his producer/engineer, Eric Cloughley on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, and Scottish Traditional Music sensation, Maggie Adamson from Shetland, on fiddle. This compelling collection of songs has great range, depth and intensity and features a mix of traditional material, RUNRIG classics and songs written by Munro, all accompanied by the exquisite playing of Cloughley and Adamson.
In describing the project Munro said,
‘The idea of recording a fully acoustic live album really appealed and takes me back to where it all began for me, as a very young musician on the Isle of Skye, prior to my early Runrig days. For me, performance has always ultimately been about delivering ‘the song’ and, with acoustic performance in particular, there is that opportunity to strip everything back to its most basic and most direct communicative elements, and for the narrative to take hold. I have always felt that good songs kind of sing themselves and, as a performer, you have to just not get in the way.At best, when you find that deepest connection with the song, in a sense, you ‘give yourself up’ to it, in essence, a ‘Sweet Surrender’.
Donnie Munro Trio on Tour
Donnie Munro Acoustic Guitar / Vocals
Eric Cloughley Acoustic Guitar / Backing vocals
Maggie Adamson Fiddle
|20. Oct||Aschaffenburg||Colos Saal||Tickets|