The Thistle & Shamrock on WUOT
Saturdays from 8-9 p.m.
Created weekly in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, The Thistle and Shamrock is one of NPR's longest-running and most popular music offerings. This vibrant and engaging program is produced exclusively for public radio stations, and is the most listened-to Celtic music program in the world.
4 Welsh Roots - Explore some well-loved and emerging roots music from Wales
11 ThistleRadio New - Hear some of the recently added tracks that have grown our playlist to more than 1,000 tracks on ThistleRadio, our popular round-the-clock music channel.
18 Live from Ireland - Re-live some great sets of Irish music, including years of live performances presented by Fiona with The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, and more
25 Dear Jean - Artists celebrate Jean Ritchie (1922-2015), singing the songs she taught them and passing along their wisdom. Much of this week’s music comes from the commemorative CD which includes Robin and Linda Williams, Peggy Seeger, Kathy Mattea, John McCutcheon and many friends of Jean Ritchie
4 Debuts - Look to the next era for this music with the sounds of first time artists on Thistle with recordings from both sides of the Atlantic.
11 Love Songs - Move beyond the traditional notion of romantic love this week to hear of a bond with landscape, language, and the natural world – all in the finest music from Celtic roots.
18 ThistleRadio Classic - Hear some of the classic tracks that are the bedrock of our playlist for ThistleRadio, our popular round-the-clock music channel.
25 Brian McNeill at Swannanoa - Join Fiona and the multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/singer Brian McNeill as they share conversation and music at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina Mountains.
7 Underneath the Stars - Drawing meaning, guidance and solace from the sun moon and stars, our music looks to the Northern and Western skies this week.
14 The Long View - Fiona picks a few favorite extended arrangements of traditional tunes, including classic recordings from Kevin Burke and Alan Stivell.
21 New Year Sounds - Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover artists whose careers are destined to gather momentum in the coming months
28 Songs of the Bard - Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the timeless songs of Robert Burns ~ Scotland’s National Bard.