The Thistle & Shamrock: Kickstarters In the 1970s, a handful of globe-trotting bands helped create an international following for Celtic-roots music.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Kickstarters

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Kickstarters

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In the 1970s, a handful of globe-trotting bands kicked off the international following for music from Celtic roots. Hear vintage sounds from some of the trailblazers — including The Chieftains, Battlefield Band, Clannad, Boys of the Lough, Planxty, Silly Wizard, De Dannan, Ossian and Tannahill Weavers — and learn how they all combined to feed a growing worldwide interest.