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: Wayfaring Strangers

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Spring Sounds

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Hear new music by Solas, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, in this week's show. Eric Legret/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Spring Sounds

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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Erin Baiano/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Irish Pairs

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Jamie Jauncey is the author of The Witness, a young-adult novel set in the Scottish Highlands. Ian Rutherford/Courtesy of the author hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 'The Witness'

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The Thistle & Shamrock: From Vinyl To MP3

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 'A Child's Christmas'

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