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

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts

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The Battle of Harlaw is memorialized by a monument north of Inverurie, Scotland — and in song. Rethought/Flickr hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Harlaw

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Brian McNeill At Swannanoa

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Hear music from Joan Shelley's new album, Over And Even, on this week's show. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Again For Summer

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Hear new music by traditional Irish ensemble Danú on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. John D. Kelly/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New For Summer

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Remembering Jean Ritchie

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Thistle & Shamrock: Musical Breizh

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Claudine Langille

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Scent Of Summer

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Julee Glaub (right), pictured here with her Little Windows bandmate Mark Weems, performs at the Swannanoa Gathering on this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Brian And Julee

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Irish singer and flute player Nuala Kennedy is featured on this week's show. Her most recent album is Noble Stranger. Louis Decarlo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Releases And Debuts

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Debuts

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