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 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.