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Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Viking Invasion

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

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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.

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Rua.

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Common Currency

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

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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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Arty McGlynn

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: A Case For Guitar

October 24, 2012 – Virtuoso players in Scotland, Ireland and Brittany are raising the bar for acoustic guitar music.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Skolvan

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Show Bands

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

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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.

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Jean Redpath

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Jean Redpath

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

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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.

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The McCalmans

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: ...And Three

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

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