The Thistle & Shamrock: Best Vintage Recordings We travel back to the early recording era to hear legendary musical talents such as Michael Coleman, James Morrison, and James Scott Skinner.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Vintage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Vintage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Vintage

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Irish fiddler Michael Coleman is featured on this week's episode. /Courtesy of the Coleman Irish Music Centre hide caption

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/Courtesy of the Coleman Irish Music Centre

Irish fiddler Michael Coleman is featured on this week's episode.

/Courtesy of the Coleman Irish Music Centre

We travel back to the early recording era to hear digital re-masters of 10-inch shellac discs and even wax cylinders on which such legendary musical talents as Michael Coleman, James Morrison, and James Scott Skinner were captured for posterity. These pioneering recordings had a huge impact on the popularity of traditional music then, and they still inspire artists today.

"The Boys of the Lough" by Michael Coleman is included in The National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. Read Fiona Ritchie's blog piece on his inclusion here.