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All-Ireland fiddle champion and National Heritage Award winner Liz Carroll. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Scottish musician Jim Malcolm is featured in this week's Thistle & Shamrock. Genie Dee hide caption

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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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Hanneke Cassel is featured on this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nuala Kennedy is featured on this week's show. Louis Decarlo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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Afro Celt Sound System is featured on this week's show. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Mary Ann Kennedy is featured on this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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