The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Of The Border Possession over the borderlands between Scotland and England echo in ballads that trove a sound of untouched, forbidden beauty.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Of The Border

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Of The Border

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Karine Polwart is featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Sandy Butler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Karine Polwart is featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock.

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Cattle raids, battles, betrayals and family loyalties are all commemorated in the ballads of the borderlands between Scotland and England, sometimes referred to as "the debatable lands."