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Welcome to Scotland

Live from Glasgow, Deacon Blue's lead singer traces the roots, influences and origins of Scottish pop music and song-writing.

Live from Glasgow, Deacon Blue’s lead singer Ricky Ross explores the origins of today's music. Discover some of the brilliant records he's found on his song writing and performance travels, and see the common themes which have influenced songs and music making over the last 100 years.

It's a big summer for Scotland with the Edinburgh Fringe in full swing, the European Championships in Glasgow, the build up to the opening of the V&A museum in Dundee and the opening of the Rip It Up exhibition which documents the history of Scottish pop music. This week Ricky celebrates the country's musical heritage with his favourite new and old songs.

57 minutes

Last on

Wed 22 Aug 2018 21:00

Music Played

  • Orange Juice

    Rip It Up

    • Rip It Up (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Jimmy Cliff

    The Harder They Come

    • Jimmy Cliff - The Singles.
    • BR Music.
  • Kathryn Joseph

    The Want

    • Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I've Spilled.
    • Hits The Fan Records.
  • Cocteau Twins

    Cherry-Coloured Funk

    • Heaven Or Las Vegas.
    • 4A.D. Ltd.
    • 1.
  • Tim Buckley

    Song To The Siren

    • Rhino.
  • The Proclaimers


    • Angry Cyclist.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Big Country


    • Music of the Year 1983.
    • Spectrum.
    • 5.
  • Karine Polwart

    King Of Birds

    • Traces.
    • Hegri.
    • 2.
  • Be Charlotte

    Machines That Breathe

    • Walk Tall Recordings.
  • Michael Marra

    All Will Be Well

    • Posted Sober.
    • Inner City Sound Records.
  • Danny Wilson


    • Meet Danny Wilson.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • The Blue Nile

    Saturday Night

    • Hats.
    • Linn Records.
    • 7.


  • Wed 22 Aug 2018 21:00