Runrig tickets on sale tomorrow

Tickets to see legendary Celtic rockers Runrig at Edinburgh Castle’s famous Esplanade next summer go on sale tomorrow (Friday 27).

The veteran band, who will also headline the 2016 Hebridean Celtic Festival as part of a nationwide tour in support of 14th studio album The Story, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.

Runrig frontman Bruce Guthro said, “There are few better backdrops for any band, on any stage, anywhere in the world than at Edinburgh Castle.

There are few better backdrops for any band, on any stage, anywhere. It is an amazing venue and is always a special gig.”

Keyboard player Brian Hurren added, “I can’t wait to get the sounds and the emotion of the studio recordings transposed into the context of the live show. It was a very special album for us all and the live tour will be no exception.”

Barry Wright, director of the Castle Concerts, announced the July 23 event – which is part of the 2016 Castle Concerts series  – earlier this week

“Runrig are Scottish ­legends,” said Wright. “Over the years we have taken them from Stirling Castle to the banks of Loch Lomond, from Orkney to Hawick, from Benbecula to Dumfries. There is no part of Scotland that Runrig don’t reach. We are delighted to be welcoming them back for a record breaking sixth appearance.

“This will be sure to be another special evening at Edinburgh Castle for all fans of Runrig.”

Edinburgh Castle’s executive manager Nick Finnigan said, “It’s wonderful that we will have the opportunity to welcome back Scotland’s renowned rock band, Runrig, to Edinburgh Castle, as they perform on stage as part of next year’s Castle Concerts.”