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Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Solas

June 27, 2012 – The music of Solas is always exciting perhaps because it's constantly evolving.


Alain Genty and Patrick Molard.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Bass Rock

June 20, 2012 – Hear acoustic and electric bass contributions to Celtic music.


Archie Fisher

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Archie Fisher

June 13, 2012 – Hear music from decades of Fisher's remarkable career in the Celtic and American folk scene.


Pierre Bensusan in 1975.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Classically Celtic

June 6, 2012 – Hear music that draws upon traditional roots whilst oozing classical style.



Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Underneath The Stars

May 30, 2012 – As the days grow longer our music looks to the Northern and Western skies for inspiration.


Kevin Burke

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Irish Classics

May 23, 2012 – Hear our nostalgic browse through Irish classics of the '70s and '80s.


Celtic band Solas.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Romance

May 16, 2012 – Lose yourself in the sound of soulful ballads and traditional Celtic music of the heart.


A member of the Beltane Fire Society is seen celebrating the coming of summer on April 30, 2006, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The procession is a revival of the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Beltane Bash

May 9, 2012 – Join in our celebration with a Beltane-themed hour of music.


Mandolin banjo.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Mando Banjo Magic

May 2, 2012 – This week we feature two instruments that have become central to Celtic sound.


Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Horizons

April 25, 2012 – Tune into sounds that have turned a new generation onto Celtic music.


Members of Ferintosh.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Ferintosh

April 18, 2012 – We explore a distinctive blend of Celtic and Baroque music this week.


All-Ireland fiddle champion and National Heritage Award winner Liz Carroll is from Chicago.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Roots Run Deep

April 11, 2012 – Musical communities coast-to-coast in the U.S. and Canada show their Celtic roots.


The Chieftains.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: New Releases

April 4, 2012 – Delve with host Fiona Ritchie into a batch of new releases from Celtic roots and beyond.



Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Continental Celtic

March 28, 2012 – Savor the essence of continental Celtic music.


Mark Weems and Julee Glaub of Little Windows.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Brían Ó hAirt And Julee Glaub

March 28, 2012 – Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina.


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