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: Live & Kicking

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Every year, 4,500 artists and bands from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Asturias, Galicia and Brittany come to Lorient in early August to take part in a music festival. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: A Broader Canvas

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts, Part 2

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts, Part 1

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Scottish musician Dick Gaughan is featured on this week's show. Markus Großmann/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Essential Celtic

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Global Gathering

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Family Gathering

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Show Bands

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Early Summer Sounds

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The Thistle & Shamrock: On The Road

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Words, Verses, Music

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Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's collaborative album is titled Child Ballads. Jay Sansone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Carrying Stream

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Annbjorg Lien appears on this week's show. Morten Lindberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Viking Invasion

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