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String Sisters

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Northsound

October 17, 2012 – Travel to northern places to hear the sound of unspoiled landscapes and rocky shorelines.


Loreena McKennitt

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Words, Verses, Music

October 10, 2012 – Poetry tells the story this week, with songs and tunes inspired by poets' lives and works.


Le Vent du Nord

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: New World Releases

October 3, 2012 – Hear tracks from North American artists who work to expand the reach of Celtic traditions.


The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: More New Releases And Debuts

September 26, 2012 – Fiona Ritchie handpicks more of the best new Celtic music.



Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Show Bands

September 19, 2012 – Hear big-band style brass sections and other instrumental combinations.


Battlefield Band

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: On The Road

September 12, 2012 – Today's working musicians offer us contemporary verses of the travelling artists' lifestyles.


Jean Redpath

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Jean Redpath

September 5, 2012 – The folk legend reminisces about five decades of sharing song.


Carreg Lafar

Listen Thistle and Shamrock: A Broader Canvas

August 29, 2012 – Follow the Celtic music trail to Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Wales and Brittany.


The McCalmans

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: ...And Three

August 22, 2012 – Hear classic and more recently formed musical threesomes weaving melodies and rhythms together.


Scottish folk singer Julie Fowlis

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: One, Two...

August 15, 2012 – Enjoy an hour dedicated to solo artists and duos that deliver uncluttered acoustic arrangements.


A 12-inch record tips onto the spindle at EKS Manufacturing.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Digital Imperfection

August 8, 2012 – Hear artists who resist the digital perfection of the studio and mix old vinyl into their tracks.


Loreena McKennitt

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts

August 1, 2012 – The best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from some of your favorite artists.


An Irish landscape

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Notes In The Wilderness

July 25, 2012 – Our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them.



Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Bridges

July 18, 2012 – Music is our bridge across time and place and our way to connect with one another.


Fiddler Laura McGhee

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: For Freedom Alone

July 11, 2012 – The Declaration of Arbroath, is remembered today in fiddler Laura McGhee's "Arbroath Suite."


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