The Band from Rockall

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This page is about the band The Band from Rockall and about their same-titled debut album
The Band from Rockall
Origin Scotland
Genres Rock, Folk, Gaelic / traditional music
Years active 2012-present
Labels Universal Music
Associated acts Runrig
Website [1]
Members Calum Macdonald
Rory Macdonald

The Band from Rockall is a duo and solo project of Runrig songwriters Calum and Rory Macdonald. It is also the title of their debut self-titled bilingual album in English and Gaelic The Band from Rockall (long title being The Band from Rockall: The Solo Project from Calum and Rory Macdonald).

The duo's name comes from Rockall, a remote rocky uninhabited islet in the North Atlantic Ocean, lying 300 miles west of the Scottish mainland. This was chosen by the brothers as a point 'half-way' between their native North Uist and the United States, representing both the Gaelic tradition and the Rock and Roll influence on their music.

The Band from Rockall: The Solo Project from Calum and Rory Macdonald[edit]

The Band from Rockall:
The Solo Project from Calum and Rory Macdonald
Studio album by The Band from Rockall
Released 2012
(see release history)
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Rock, Gaelic music
Label Ridge Records

The Band from Rockall, full long title The Solo Project from Calum and Rory Macdonald was released in two formats: CD containing 12 tracks and Vinyl LP containing 9 tracks. The album is bilingual in English and in case of four tracks in Gaelic.

Tracklist[edit]

CD
  1. "The Band from Rockall"
  2. "Luaidh"
  3. "There's a Chain"
  4. "One Way Ticket"
  5. "The Days"
  6. "Mairi Bhàn"
  7. "Eval"
  8. "When I Walk Among the Hills"
  9. "Am Bàrd Deireannach"
  10. "Nighean Òg Nan Sùilean Ciùin"
  11. "For the Love of Alison"
  12. "Into The Aurora"
Vinyl LP

Side 1:

  1. "The Band from Rockall"
  2. "Eval"
  3. "One Way Ticket"
  4. "When I Walk Among the Hills" / "Reprise"

Side 2 ("Dàrna Taobh"):

  1. "Luaidh"
  2. "Mairi Bhàn"
  3. "Am Bàrd Deireannach"
  4. "Nighean Òg Nan Sùilean Ciùin"

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Denmark May 2012 Universal Music CD, Vinyl LP

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Danish Album Top-40[1] 13

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