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: 'A Child's Christmas'

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Folk Meets Jazz

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Carrying Stream

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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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