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: New Releases

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Scottish folk singer Ed Miller is featured on this week's show. Brenda Ladd Photography/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Gathering With Ed Miller

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Roots And Branches

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Gathering: Song Connections

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This week's episode features music by Emily Smith. Laura Sparrow/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: A Celtic Holiday Tradition

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Gifts

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fall Compilation

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Award-winning author Alexander McCall Smith penned the lyrics to These Are The Hands. Chris Watt/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 'These Are The Hands'

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The title track of Irish singer-songwriter Gerry O'Beirne's latest album, Swimming The Horses, is featured on this week's episode. Nadia Sablin/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Myth And Legend

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Irish Folk band Altan. Richard McKenna/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fall Compilation 1

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Celtic artist Liz Carroll poses with her fiddle. Tom Pich/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Hometown Song

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Peggy Seeger performs live at the 2018 Birnam Book Festival. Alice Hadden/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Song Journeys With Peggy Seeger And Alan Reid

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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio New

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Len Graham is featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. R.L. Geyer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Len Graham

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Lost Songs Of St. Kilda

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

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Donal Lunny playing an Irish bouzouki on January 23, 2008. Ross Gilmore/Redferns hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio Classics

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Cathie Ryan is one of the artists featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Joe Sinnott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: From The Archives, Part 1

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