Beat The Drum is a professional tribute band, playing homage to the Scottish Celtic Rock band ‘Runrig’.

It’s time to ‘Dance Again’ and relive countless Runrig Anthems including Loch Lomond, Rocket To The Moon, Every River, Greatest Flame, Hearts of Olden Glory and more as part of the brand new ‘Runrig Experience’.

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“The Runrig songs come to life when they’re played live. This show will mean that they live on and that’s a great thing”.

Alistair Commons

“An authentic, tasteful & respectful tribute to the best Scottish band of all time”

Ben Marshall

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28th May 2024

Corby, The Clubhouse Music Venue

30th May 2024

Sunderland, The Fire Station

31st May 2024

Manchester/Bury, The Met

2nd June 2024

Glasgow, The Garage

3rd June 2024

Isle of Arran, Lochranza

30th August 2024

(Featuring '1-Rig')

Gretna Day Centre Hall

31st August 2024

Dunnet Head, Scotland - 'Part of Dunes by The Dunes Festival'

1st September 2024

(Featuring '1-Rig')

Victoria Hall, Dunblane

Hear the story behind
Beat The Drum

Hear Richie (Lead Vocals) and Ben (Keyboards & Manager) chatting about the band, it’s roots and of course Runrig on the Working Musicians Podcast with Artist Management Services’ Adam Cable.

What they’re saying…

“Respectful, appropriate but above all, absolute quality! This is exactly what a tribute band should be. Not a cheesy look-a-like, a show that’s committed to keeping the music alive. 10/10”


“They know they’re not Runrig. They’re not trying to be. What this is is a chance to celebrate Runrig’s incredible songs and experience them in a live environment again with an incredible band. Highly Recommended”


“This was a special night. We never thought we’d get to hear these songs live again. Beat The Drum are incredible musicians in their own rights but paying tribute to Runrig was never going to be an easy task. The reality is that they’ve smashed it out the park. A very fitting and respectful homage to living Scottish legends. The lads would be proud of them and delighted to hear their music living on.” – Jon Owen



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