Ricky on Radio 4

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ImageRicky Ross will be presenting a documentary on Radio 4 all about the life and work of famous Glasgow photographer, Oscar Marzaroli. The show which is aired at 11.30am on Thursday 18th December, celebrates the life of The Man Who captured Glasgow, and features interviews with people who new him.

Deacon Blue fans will be familiar with Marzaoli's work as he was the man responsible for the covers of Raintown, Walking Back home and other Deacon Blue Singles. Although it's been 20 years since his death, Oscar Marzaroli's legacy lives on through his images which are recoginesd world-wide. Deacon Blue contributed the track 'Christmas and Glasgow' to the 1991 Oscar Marzaroli tribute album, 'The Tree and the Bird and the Fish and the Bell'.

Exclusive – new Ricky Ross track for download coming soon!

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From December 1st we will have a brand new Ricky Ross track available for download exclusively on this site. The track is called 'Don’t Give Up on Ordinary Days' and was recorded for Pale Rider and produced by David Scott.

There will be no set price to download the Track, however, Ricky and Lorraine have asked that you decide how much you would like to donate for the track with proceeds going to the Andrea Kearney fund. Following Andrea’s death earlier this year, this fund has been set up to support woman like Andrea that have been diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy.

Ricky and Lorraine took part in a benefit night ‘ A Life remembered’ for the fund in Glasgow last Sunday – 9th November - along with actor and broadcaster Johnny Beattie, singer songwriter Lou Hickey.

'Live' CD & DVD

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Following the release of the Deacon Blue 'Live' DVD earlier in the year P3 Music will be releasing in the UK a limited edition dual disc set which includes the 'Live' DVD and accompanying CD in one box.

To order just go to:
 

www.play.com

www.amazon.co.uk

Hogmanay Show in Stirling

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Deacon Blue have been confirmed to headline this years Hogmanay celebrations at Stirling Castle.  Tickets go on sale on the 1st November via www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 08333 999990.  See you there.....

Ricky’s new Radio Scotland show

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Ricky will be back on Radio Scotland next Friday presenting a new six-week series. “Another Country With Ricky Ross” starts at 8.05pm on Friday 22nd August and will be repeated on Sunday nights at 10.05pm. You can also listen to the show again on the BBC i-player for up to 7 days after the broadcast.

Here’s the blurb…

Another Country With Ricky Ross
Friday 22 August 2008
BBC Radio Scotland, 8.05 – 10.00pm
bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Ricky Ross presents a brand new series for Radio Scotland, entering the landscape of Americana and Alternative Country. Playing both classic and future classics, Ricky takes a close look at the stories behind the songs and the names who have recorded them.

As one of Scotland's leading musicians, Ricky has been heavily influenced by this genre within his own work, and will talk about some of the artists and songwriters he has worked with and been inspired by. Much of the music played by Ricky will relate to his own personal experience.

He will also look at how the styles of Country and Americana differ across each individual State, exploring the traditions and heritage it shares with Scottish music.