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: Harlaw

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Singing The Land

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Jean Ritchie. George Picknow/American Folklife Center Jean Ritchie and George Picknow Collection hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Swannanoa Memories - Part 2

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Swannanoa Memories - Part 1

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Times

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Maura O'Connell. Gwendolen Cates/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Clear Sounds

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This weeks' episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Kris Drever. Genevieve Stevenson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio Classics

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Alan Stivell. FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Long View

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Robert Burns. Alexander Nasmyth hide caption

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Alexander Nasmyth

The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music 2

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Appalachian musical duo Anna & Elizabeth. Brett Winter Lemon/Courtesy of Anna & Elizabeth hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music 1

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The Thistle & Shamrock: At The Edge

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Listen Now

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fiona's Holiday Celebration

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Gathering

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