The Thistle And Shamrock: Connemara Best known for the Grammy-winning Riverdance, Bill Whelan has played with legendary band Planxty and produced records for U2. His Connemara Suite was written for traditional musicians in a chamber orchestra setting. Hear excerpts from Whelan's music along with other sounds from Ireland's wild west.
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The Thistle And Shamrock: Connemara

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Best known for the Grammy-winning Riverdance, Bill Whelan has played with legendary band Planxty and produced records for U2. His Connemara Suite was written for traditional musicians in a chamber orchestra setting. Hear excerpts from Whelan's music along with other sounds from Ireland's wild west.

This episode originally aired the week of Nov. 11, 2010.

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