The Thistle & Shamrock: Westward Hear a collection of wild fiddle music and Gaelic songs from western Ireland and Scotland.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Westward

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Westward

The Thistle & Shamrock: Westward

The Thistle & Shamrock: Westward

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This week's show includes music from Capercaillie, a traditional folk band from western Scotland. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This week's show includes music from Capercaillie, a traditional folk band from western Scotland.

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On this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock, hear wild fiddle music and singing in the language of the Gael. Music from western places in Ireland and Scotland is the music of lonely, rugged mountainsides and sea-swept coastlines.

Click the audio link to hear music from Capercaillie, Flook, Niamh Parsons, Peatbog Faeries and more.