Thistle And Shamrock: Song Beat Hebridean tweed workers' songs, rowing songs, hiking songs, mouth music--their lyrics take a back seat to their integral rhythms, lightening the work and keeping the singer going. Get into the rhythm of the song this week, with Catherine-Anne MacPhee, Ossian, Christy Moore and many more.
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Hebridean tweed workers' songs, rowing songs, hiking songs, mouth music--their lyrics take a back seat to their integral rhythms, lightening the work and keeping the singer going. Get into the rhythm of the song this week, with Catherine-Anne MacPhee, Ossian, Christy Moore and many more.

This episode originally aired the week of Aug. 17.

For more information on this program, visit www.thistleradio.com.