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

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Nollaig

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Alan Reid

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Dance Time

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Fall Sounds 1

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Lowlands

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Canada

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Irish Pairs

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Julie Fowlis

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Combos

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Clear Sounds

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Scottish musician Jim Malcolm is featured in this week's Thistle & Shamrock. Genie Dee hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Live & Kicking

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Every year, 4,500 artists and bands from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Asturias, Galicia and Brittany come to Lorient in early August to take part in a music festival. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: A Broader Canvas

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts, Part 2

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