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

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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Singer-songwriter James Ritchie at the 2017 Umbria Jazz Festival, Italy. Copyright 2017 James Ritchie hide caption

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The Thistle And Shamrock: New Fall Sounds

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Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser appears on this episode of The Thistle And Shamrock. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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The Thistle And Shamrock: The Atlantic Bridge

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This episode features recordings of Kentucky-born folk singer Jean Ritchie. State Library and Archives of Florida hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 2

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The American Folklife Center's collections include recordings of Woody Guthrie, taken at the Library of Congress. Al Aumuller/Library of Congress hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 1

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This week's show is a tribute to Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (right), seen here with Kevin Burke, whom he recorded with. Courtesy of Compass Records hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

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Indie trad band Calan, whose music is featured in this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Sounds For Summer

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Guitar

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Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac. Riley Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio

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Kathryn Tickell, accomplished player of the Northumbrian pipes, is featured in this week's show. Tony McAnaney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Of The Border

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Irish trio Socks in the Frying Pan, whose music is featured in this week's show. Kevin Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thistle & Shamrock

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Jazz

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Mike Katz and Alasdair White of Battlefield Band, whose music is included in this week's show. John Slavin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Best Of The Best

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American fiddler Liz Carroll is part of the U.S.'s evolving Irish traditional music scene. Suzanne Plunkett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Made In America

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