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: New Spring Sounds

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Season Of Light

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Great Tapestry

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Atlantic Bridge

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Song Links

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Made In America

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The Thistle & Shamrock: World Beat

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Migrations With Karine Polwart

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Welsh Roots

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 'Migrations' With Chris Thile

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Of The Border

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Love Songs

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Singer-Songwriters

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Debuts

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Corrina Hewat, Scottish singer, harpist and composer, is one of the artists featured in this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Dougie Cunningham/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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