The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard Hear the decades-old songs of Scotland's National Bard, enlivened by the fresh voices of today's singers.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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This week's episode features music by Scottish singer and songwriter Eddi Reader. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Fiona Ritchie is not alone in her belief that the songs of Scotland's National Bard are as relevant and popular today as they were when they were first written. Interpreted by the fresh voices of today's singers, it's easy to forget that Robert Burns' songs have been sung around the world for generations. Artists include Eddi Reader, Chantan and Johnny Cunningham.