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: Fiona's Holiday Celebration

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Gathering

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti is featured in this episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Simon Fowler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Gifts

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Music Migration

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This episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features Scottish songwriting legend Dougie MacLean. Rob McDougall/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Dougie MacLean: 'New Tomorrow'

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Hometown Song

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Chansons

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Real Hallowe'en

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Live From Ireland

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The Thistle And Shamrock: New Fall Sounds

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

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