Exclusive Performance

Ricky Ross





Exclusive performances from Ricky Ross, one of Scotland finest songwriters and legendary frontman of Deacon Blue, including a brand-new unreleased track ‘Still Walking’ performed by Ricky Ross and special guest Aidan O’Rourke.

Burns&Beyond are hugely proud to present Ricky Ross to this year’s online festival programme. Ricky has performed as part of the Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern show, collaborating with show curator and fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke (Lau) and Rachel Sermanni.

EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE: ‘Still Walking’ is a brand new track from Ricky Ross, as of yet unreleased, performed for the very first time for Burns&Beyond and featuring Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke.


Ricky Ross formed Deacon Blue over 30 years ago, and 2017 saw the 30th anniversary of the release of their seminal debut album, Raintown. A string of best-sellers followed it: When the World Knows Your Name, Fellow Hoodlums, Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, and a double-platinum compilation Our Town – The Greatest Hits, which included Real Gone Kid, Fergus Sings the Blues, Dignity, Wages Day, Twist and Shout, and many others.

As one of Scotland’s most successful bands, Deacon Blue have amassed seven million album sales, two number one albums and 14 hit singles. Ricky has also written for or with artists including James Blunt, Ronan Keating, Jamie Cullum, Nanci Griffith, among many others, and presents a number of radio shows including BBC Radio Scotland’s Americana music show Another Country (for which he has won two Sony awards and a CMA International Trophy in 2015) and Sunday Morning With, as well as Ricky Ross’s New Tradition for BBC Radio 2.


Burns&Beyond is once again proud to support our official charity Tiny Changes, fundraising to help transform the mental health of children and young people across Scotland.

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