Donnie Munro embarks on an acoustic tour of Scotland this spring and will play the Eden Court on Wednesday 27th March and the Spa Pavillion in Strathpeffer on Friday the 12th April.

After leaving Runrig in the mid nineties and spending time as a politician (he stood for Labour against Charles Kennedy in the 1997 General Election) and broadcaster he returned to the studio in 1999 and embarked on a solo career that has so far spanned 4 studio albums and 3 live albums.

Whilst he didn’t return to the same heights he reached with Runrig he remains a respected and much liked musician. 2006’s ‘Heart of America’ won the Album of The Year award at the Trad Music Awards in Fort William that same year. An unashamed proponent of Scottish culture he’s been heavily involved at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye and he’s currently chair of the Gaelic and Scots digitisation project ‘Tobar an Dualchais/Kist O’ Riches’

The tour dates for the Highlands and Islands are:

Thursday 21st March : Macphail Centre, Ullapool – www.macphailcentre.co.uk – 01854 613336
Friday 22nd March : An Lanntair, Stornoway – www.lanntair.com – 01851 703307
Wednesday 27th March : Eden Court, Inverness – www.eden-court.co.uk – 01463 239841
Friday 29th March : Mareel, Lerwick – www.mareel.org.uk – 01595 745555
Thursday 11th April : Universal Hall, Findhorn – www.findhorn.org/universal-hall – 01309 690110
Friday 12th April: Strathpeffer Pavilion, Strathpeffer – www.strathpefferpavilion.org – 01997 420124

Full details can be found on the website and tickets can be bought direct from the venues.

Of course his former band mates Runrig can be seen playing in August.

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