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Alasdair Fraser is featured on this week's show.

Read The Thistle & Shamrock: Early Summer Sounds

June 27, 2014 – Hear Fiona Ritchie's refreshing, hand-picked hour-long mix for the beginning of summer.

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Karine Polwart appears on this week's show.

Read The Thistle & Shamrock: On The Road

June 18, 2014 – Hear music from Christy Moore, Ossian and others, as we honor the tradition of traveling artists.

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Loreena McKennitt appears on this week's show.

Read The Thistle & Shamrock: Words, Verses, Music

June 11, 2014 – Poetry tells the story this week, with an assortment of tunes inspired by poets' lives and works.

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A man painted green takes part in a Beltane May Day celebration on May 1, 2013 in Glastonbury, England.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: Beltane

May 7, 2014 – We celebrate Beltane with music that evokes natural elements: Air, Earth, Water and Fire.

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Len Graham.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: Len Graham

April 30, 2014 – Fiona Ritchie chats with the legendary singer and song collector from Northern Ireland.

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CRAN.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: ...And Three

April 23, 2014 – This hour features classic combinations and perfectly balanced musical trios.

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Alasdair Fraser (left) and Natalie Haas.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: One, Two ...

April 16, 2014 – Today's show features great soloists and duos in uncluttered acoustic arrangements.

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Carlos Núñez.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: Digital Imperfection

April 10, 2014 – Stay connected to music's roots with artists who resist the digital perfection of the studio.

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Archie Fisher.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: Archie Fisher

April 3, 2014 – Listen to music from the legendary Scottish musician's decades-long career in the folk scene.

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The Allan Kelly Gang.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: New Spring Sounds

March 26, 2014 – Rely on Fiona Ritchie to hand-pick new artists for your spring music collection.

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Cathie Ryan.

Listen The Thistle & Shamrock: Cathie Ryan

March 19, 2014 – Join us for a conversational and musical encounter with Irish American singer Cathie Ryan.

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