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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.


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.


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.


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