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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Appalachian musical duo Anna & Elizabeth. Brett Winter Lemon/Courtesy of Anna & Elizabeth hide caption

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New Year, New Music

Lift your winter spirits and warm your heart with the New Year's brand new releases, with artists including Anna & Elizabeth, Open the Door for Three, and Matthew Byrne.

The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music

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At The Edge

This week we explore the evolving sounds of Celtic music inspired by jazz and classical music, with artists including Solas, Kila and Shooglenifty.

The Thistle & Shamrock: At The Edge

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American Original: The Wisdom Of Pete Seeger

This special radio hour features Pete Seeger's music throughout his career, plus an interview during a visit to his home, where he shared his anecdotes, spirit and zest for life with Fiona Ritchie.

Listen Now

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Fiona's Holiday Celebration

Join us for a warm blend of festive songs, carols, stories and season's greetings featuring Rhiannon Giddens with The Gathering, Maddy Prior, Little Windows and Cherish the Ladies.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Fiona's Holiday Celebration

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The Gathering

We feature family torchbearers for tradition — and forces for innovation in vocal and instrumental music — the Brennans, the Fishers, the Cunninghams and the O'Domhnaills.

The Thistle & Shamrock: The Gathering

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti is featured in this episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Simon Fowler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gifts

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or simply looking for an hour of fine music, we have the perfect blend, featuring Cherish the Ladies, Nicola Benedetti and Pete Clark.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Gifts

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Music Migration

Join host Fiona Ritchie as she uncovers the deep roots across several generations that run under a family tree of songs from the British Isles and Ireland to the Southern Appalachians.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Music Migration

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This episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features Scottish songwriting legend Dougie MacLean. Rob McDougall/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dougie MacLean: 'New Tomorrow'

Fiona Ritchie catches up with Scottish legend Dougie MacLean to chat about his latest album. Hear songs from this much-anticipated collection New Tomorrow, the live album Caledonia Cantata and more.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Dougie MacLean: 'New Tomorrow'

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Hometown Song

This week, artists from both sides of the Atlantic commemorate personal connections to their hometowns, including Ewan MacColl's "Dirty Old Town" and "Festival Lights" by the McCalmans.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Hometown Song

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Chansons

From the sea shanties of Brittany to the songs of the voyageurs of the Canadian fur trade, enjoy French songs that extend branches of the Celtic music tree from the old world to the new.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Chansons

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