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Listen Thistle And Shamrock: New Sounds

January 30, 2013 – Hear some of the recent musical deliveries to the Thistle mailboxes in the U.S. and Scotland.


Antoni O'Breskey

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Piano

January 23, 2013 – Antoni O'Breskey, Micháel Ó Súilleabháin headline an hour of Celtic piano music.



Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Northern Highlights

January 16, 2013 – Music from Scandinavian artists this week and their mates in northerly reaches of the Celtic world.


Afro Celt Sound System

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: What In The World

January 9, 2013 – Circumnavigate the world of Celtic music with Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion.


Heidi Talbot

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: New Year Sounds

January 2, 2013 – Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover new artists.


Mary Ann Kennedy

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Nollaig

December 31, 2012 – Hear traditional carols, along with seasonal favorites and dance tunes.


Turtle Island String Quartet

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Solstice

December 19, 2012 – Travel into the traditions of midwinter through some spellbinding music of the season.


Alan Stivell

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Essential Celtic

December 12, 2012 – It's a tall order but we have some suggestions this week to enhance any collection.


Patty Seddon

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Patsy Seddon

December 5, 2012 – Harper and singer Patsy Seddon joins Fiona for a musical chat.


Wrigley Sisters

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Family Gathering

November 28, 2012 – Join our gathering of singers and musicians who have grown up surrounded by their music of families.



Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Viking Invasion

November 21, 2012 – What would the Norsemen raiders have made of our haul of Nordic music?


Scottish folk band Capercaillie is featured twice on Fiona Ritchie's list of essential Celtic songs.

Read The Mix: ThistleRadio's 100 Essential Celtic Songs

November 16, 2012 – Discover the 100 songs Fiona Ritchie considers the bedrock of any Celtic music collection.

Luka Bloom

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Tales Of The Riverbank

November 14, 2012 – Music celebrates our rivers as sources of life and of timeless inspiration to song-makers.



Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Common Currency

November 7, 2012 – Follow the instrumental links that connect musical traditions across miles and oceans.


Old Blind Dog

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Mythography

November 1, 2012 – Tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration lead us on an exploration of myth, legend and mystery.


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