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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.


"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.


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.


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.


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.


Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Tucked Away

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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



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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