Thistle and Shamrock
Dec 4, 2013 — Follow the great musical migration from Scotland, through Ulster to Appalachia. Dougie MacLean, Tim O'Brien, Cara Dillon, Jean Ritchie, Sheila Kay Adams, Doc Watson and others share songs that tell the story of a remarkable musical diaspora.
Nov 27, 2013 — Musical communities coast-to-coast in the U.S. and Canada show their roots with great traditional fiddling, gorgeous sensing and ear-catching blends of American and Celtic music.
Nov 20, 2013 — Get a few ideas for your holiday gift shopping as Fiona Ritchie introduces new releases from debuting artists that have caught her ear, as well as favorite players who have helped to define the genre.
Nov 13, 2013 — Follow hypnotic dance rhythms to Brittany and Galicia, explore a panorama of songs in Breton, French and Spanish, and savor the essence of continental Celtic music.
Nov 6, 2013 — Join Fiona Ritchie at the Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer Brian McNeill.
Oct 30, 2013 — From Matt Molloy's pub in County Mayo, Ireland to Edinburgh's famous folk bar, Sandy Bell's, we celebrate the sound of communal music making.
Oct 23, 2013 — From broadsheet ballads to music hall choruses, songs have documented true-life emigrant experiences through time. This week, Battlefield Band, Mick Moloney, Mary Black and others continue in that tradition.
Oct 18, 2013 — Fiona Ritchie, host of The Thistle & Shamrock, picks a handful of Celtic songs that will get you rockin' and reelin' — from fiddler Eileen Ivers to Irish guitar master Arty McGlynn.
Oct 16, 2013 — Sample a variety of fiddle flavors from the wide world of Celtic music.
Oct 9, 2013 — Explore the branches of contemporary song sprouting from the roots of ancient vocal traditions.