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The Thistle & Shamrock on WUOT
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.
2 Brian McNeill at Swannanoa - 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. Brian chats about his globetrotting years with Battlefield Band, his song and novel writing, and his projects uncovering Scottish connections in North America and Europe. His travels always inspire new music and Brian shares songs and tunes with the audience
9 Continental Celtic - 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
16 New Fall Sounds - Get a few ideas for your holiday gift shopping as Fiona Ritchie introduces new releases from debuting artists that have caught her hear as well as favorite players who have helped to define the genre
23 Roots Run Deep - 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
30 Wayfaring Strangers - Follow the great musical migration from Scotland, through Ulster to Appalachia. Maggie MacInnes, Tim O’Brien, Cara Dillon, Jean Ritchie, Sheila Kay Adams and others share songs that tell the story of a remarkable musical diaspora.
5 Gaelic Voices - Explore the branches of contemporary song sprouting from the roots of ancient vocal traditions.
12 Fiddle Styles - Sample a variety of fiddle flavors from the wide world of Celtic music.
19 The Road of Tears - From broadsheet ballads to music hall choruses, songs have documented true-life emigrant experiences through time. Today, Battlefield Band, Mick Moloney, Mary Black and others continue in that tradition.
26 Heart of the Session - 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..