The Thistle & Shamrock Award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America.
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The Thistle & Shamrock

Host Fiona Ritchie explores Celtic roots music on her weekly radio program

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Anglo-Celtic

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Earth Day

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Pianist Antoni O'Breskey is featured in this week's episode. Milena Giacomazzi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Spring Sounds

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Classic Counterpoint

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Americana singer and guitarist Sarah McQuaid is featured in this week's episode. Jörg Detering/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mountains

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Wintersong

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Cellist Ofra Harnoy is featured in this week's episode. Denise Grant/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year Sounds

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 'These Are The Hands'

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Christmas

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Gifts

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Scottish composer, tutor and fiddle player Marie Fielding is featured on this week's episode. Marie Fielding/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: All In Good Time

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Scottish songwriter and musician Karine Polwart is featured on this week's episode. Sandy Butler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Karine Polwart Live

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Vintage

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Instrumental acoustic ensemble, Hawktail, is featured on this week's episode. Tilt at Windmills Photography/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Harvest

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Award-winning guitarist, songwriter and singer Sarah McQuaid is featured on this week's episode. Phil Nicholls/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: All Hallows' Eve

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by John Doyle. Keith Wright/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Biomimicry

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Late Summer Sounds

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Our Native Daughters is featured on this week's The Thistle & Shamrock. Terri Fensel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Banjo Roots And Branches

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The music of Rhiannon Giddens is featured on this week's The Thistle & Shamrock. Michael Weinthrob/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Now On ThistleRadio

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