Tag Archives: Scotland

Still hip after all these years: Deacon Blue – Preston Guild Hall

THERE’S something about seated gigs that unnerves me, and I instinctively felt uneasy pulling up a pew at Deacon Blue’s official tour opener at Preston Guild Hall. Granted, this was a more senior audience than when Ricky Ross and co … Continue reading

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Dignity still key for Ricky’s Raintown collective

WHEN I finally moved in with my better half in 1994, there were very few LPs we had doubles of, but one was Deacon Blue’s Raintown. It was quietly acknowledged as part of our personal soundtrack by then – five … Continue reading

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More books about chocolate and girls – the Cathy Cassidy feature

WHEN best-selling children’s author Cathy Cassidy called at the University of Central Lancashire recently, writewyattuk’s chief blogger was there to meet her – albeit hiding behind his eldest daughter (who adds her own footnote). I FELT a bit of an … Continue reading

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