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Listen The Thistle And Shamrock: The Road of Tears

October 23, 2013 – This week, we hear songs that have documented true-life emigrant experiences through time.

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"Shoogle your hurdies" is a Scottish phrase that essentially means "shake your booty."

Read 5 Songs That Will Shoogle Your Hurdie

October 18, 2013 – The Thistle & Shamrock's Fiona Ritchie picks Celtic cuts that will get you rockin' and reelin'.

Kevin Burke.

Listen The Thistle And Shamrock: Fiddle Styles

October 16, 2013 – Sample a variety of fiddle flavors from the wide world of Celtic music.

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Left to right: Martin Green, Kris Drever and Aidan O'Rourke of Lau.

Listen The Thistle And Shamrock: Gaelic Voices

October 9, 2013 – Explore the branches of contemporary song sprouting from the roots of ancient vocal traditions.

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A.J. Roach and Nuala Kennedy.

Listen The Thistle And Shamrock: Nuala Kennedy And A.J. Roach

October 2, 2013 – Hear how two musicians, raised over 4,000 miles apart, share a deep musical connection.

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Lucy Champion of Anuna.

Listen The Thistle And Shamrock: Wisdom In The Strings

September 25, 2013 – We explore contemporary and traditional music conveying wisdom from ancient times this week.

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Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Tucked Away

September 18, 2013 – Hear Celtic musicians that strive to preserve distinct regional voices.

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This monument was erected outside of Inverurie in 1911 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Harlaw.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Harlaw Scotland 1411

September 12, 2013 – Music and song have carried the story of the Battle of Harlaw through the centuries.

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Iarla O'Lionaird

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: New Summer Releases, Part 2

September 3, 2013 – More of the latest recordings from rising talent in the Celtic roots music scene.

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Karine Polwart

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: New Summer Releases, Part 1

August 22, 2013 – Catch up on the latest traditional and contemporary recordings from the Celtic roots music scene.

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Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Family Gathering

August 22, 2013 – Some of the finest Celtic music recorded has sprung from a few influential musical families.

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The Poozies

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Song Beat

August 14, 2013 – This week, hear Hebridean tweed workers' songs, rowing songs, hiking songs, mouth music and more.

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Mark Weems and Julee Glaub of Little Windows.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Brían Ó hAirt And Julee Glaub

August 7, 2013 – Join Fiona Ritchie for a conversational, musical encounter with Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub.

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Cathal McConnell

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Flute And Whistle

July 31, 2013 – Chris Norman, Cathal McConnell, Lunasa and others play Celtic flute and whistle for us this week

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Capercaillie

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Listening Westward

July 24, 2013 – The Ni Dhomhnaill sisters, Altan, Capercaillie and Martin Hayes take us westward.

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