The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Hear Sarah McQuaid, Karen Matheson, Jean Redpath and Planxty on this week's episode.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads

The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads

The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads

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When it comes to traditional and contemporary ballads, it's not an exaggeration to say that the characters and events built in these narrative songs matches any on-screen drama. Fiona Ritchie invites you to lose yourself in the timeless world of the ballad. This week's episode features Sarah McQuaid, Karen Matheson, Jean Redpath and Planxty.