The Thistle And Shamrock: Soundtracks The Chieftains created an Oscar award-winning soundtrack to the 1975 movie Barry Lyndon. In the decades since, the film industry has provided a platform for many commissions of new music drawn from Celtic roots and traditions. We listen to some memorable contributions for the cinema and small screen.
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The Chieftains created an Oscar award-winning soundtrack to the 1975 movie Barry Lyndon. In the decades since, the film industry has provided a platform for many commissions of new music drawn from Celtic roots and traditions. We listen to some memorable contributions for the cinema and small screen.

This program originally aired the week of July 15, 2010.

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