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: A Festive Celtic Celebration

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This week's episode features Christmas songs from the Irish-American band Cherish The Ladies. Marek Hajdasz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Midwinter Music

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Winter Gifts

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Singing Kettle

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Winter Heat

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This episode features music from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda, an album of recently rediscovered melodies from a remote archipelago off Scotland's western coast. YouTube hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Fall Sounds

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Nuala Kennedy is featured on this week's show. Louis Decarlo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Myth And Legend

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Sea Sound

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Listen Now

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Hear new music from Socks In The Frying Pan in this week's show. Kevin Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Sounds

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This week's show includes songs from Celtic Fiddle Festival's latest album, Storm In A Teapot. Ben Costello/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Sounds

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Islanders

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Brittany

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