The Thistle & Shamrock: Roots And Branches Hear the evolving sounds of Celtic music, from jazz and classical-inspired performances to those driven by contemporary and world rhythms.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Roots And Branches

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Roots And Branches

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Welsh singer and songwriter Cerys Matthews is featured on this week's show. Courtesy of BBC 6 Music hide caption

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Welsh singer and songwriter Cerys Matthews is featured on this week's show.

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Fiona Ritchie explores the evolving sounds of traditional melodies and lyrics that contribute to a new Celtic music. Some of this is inspired by jazz and classical arrangements, while other new sounds are driven by contemporary and world rhythms. Artists include We Banjo 3, Le Vent du Nord and Cerys Matthews.