The Thistle & Shamrock Award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America.
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The Thistle & Shamrock

Host Fiona Ritchie explores Celtic roots music on her weekly radio program

This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Robert Burns. Alexander Nasmyth hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music 2

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Appalachian musical duo Anna & Elizabeth. Brett Winter Lemon/Courtesy of Anna & Elizabeth hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music 1

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The Thistle & Shamrock: At The Edge

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fiona's Holiday Celebration

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Gathering

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti is featured in this episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Simon Fowler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Gifts

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Music Migration

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This episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features Scottish songwriting legend Dougie MacLean. Rob McDougall/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Dougie MacLean: 'New Tomorrow'

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Hometown Song

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Chansons

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This 2010 episode of The Thistle & Shamrock includes music by Dougie MacLean. Rob McDougall hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Real Hallowe'en

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Fiona Ritchie presents a set by traditional Irish band The Chieftains on this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Live From Ireland

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