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

Ross Ainslie's "Wedding Waltzes" is featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Clear Sounds

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Karen Matheson's song "Puirt a beul" is featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Essential Celtic

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Baka Beyond's song "Braighe Locheil" is featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: World Beat

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Summer Sounds

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In this episode of The Thistle & Shamrock, hear music from Yo-Yo Ma's new album with The Silk Road Ensemble, Sing Me Home. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Summer Sounds

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Longest Day

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Raise Your Voice

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Times

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Among this week's featured artists is folk quartet The Poozies. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Song Beat

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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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Listen Now

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Alan Reid

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Wayfaring Strangers

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