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: Ones and Twos

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New for spring

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Irish songs at Swannanoa

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Cymru

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Angels' Share

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The Thistle & Shamrock: In Flight

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 'A Child's Christmas In Wales'

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Windfall, flat-picking with Chris Newman and more

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San Jose de Gracia, Mexico — July 30, 2021: San Jose de Gracia is nestled in the middle of the Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico. The community claims that it was founded 200 years ago but today only 12 members are living there. While water first brought the settlement, the rainy season has shifted. This left the community without a waterfall going into the canyon. Sofia Aldinio hide caption

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58-Minute Listen

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Composer, harpist and singer Corrina Hewat is featured in this week's episode. Dougie Cunningham/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 2000 Hours Later

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Radio Day

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Voices

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Carry The Torch

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From Vinyl To MP3: 50 Classic Celtic Songs That Shaped The Thistle & Shamrock, Part 2

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Summer Sounds

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Hearing Alan Stivell, the celebrated Breton harper and multi-instrumentalist, first inspired The Thistle & Shamrock® host Fiona Ritchie to investigate Celtic musical traditions and bring them to radio. Ralph Gatti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From Vinyl To MP3: 50 Classic Celtic Songs That Shaped The Thistle & Shamrock

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The Thistle & Shamrock: What's Changed

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More Time To Play

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Small Matters

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Anglo-Celtic

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