The Stamping Ground

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The Stamping Ground
Studio album by Runrig
Released 6 May 2001 (UK)
Recorded CaVa Studios, Glasgow, Scotland / Lundgaard Studios, Denmark / Junk!, São Paulo, Brazil
Genre Celtic rock
Length 56:39
Label Ridge
Producer Runrig, Kristian Gislason, Paul Mounsey
Runrig chronology
In Search of Angels
(1999)
The Stamping Ground
(2001)
Proterra
(2003)

The Stamping Ground is the eleventh studio album by Scottish Celtic rock band Runrig, released on 6 May 2001 on Ridge Records. The album marks the final appearance of keyboardist Peter Wishart, who departed from the band to follow a career in politics.

A copy of the album was aboard STS-107, and it was among the personal effects that were recovered following the crash of Space Shuttle Columbia on 1 February 2003. The song "Running to the Light" had been used as an astronaut wake-up call during the mission.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Book of Golden Stories" - 3:52
  2. "The Stamping Ground" - 5:25
  3. "An Sabhal aig Nèill" (Neil's Barn) - 3:21
  4. "Wall of China" / "One Man" - 3:49
  5. "The Engine Room" - 3:23
  6. "One Thing" - 5:01
  7. "The Ship" - 6:05
  8. "The Summer Walkers" - 4:50
  9. "Running to the Light" - 5:00
  10. "Òran Ailein" (Alan's Song) / "Leaving Strathconon" - 6:00
  11. "Big Songs of Hope and Cheer" - 4:26
  12. "Òran" (Song) - 5:31

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jon Anderskou: cello
  • Michael Bannister: mellotron
  • Alyth MacCormack: vocals
  • Aidan O'Rourke: fiddle
  • Robin Rankin: keyboards
  • Betina Stegmann: fiddle