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. 

January 2015

3              Jean Redpath - Remembering Scotland’s International Voice of Song

10           New Year Sounds

17           Winter Heat - Hot instrumentals and passionate vocals from Kirsty MacColl, Salsa Celtica and Kila offer the perfect insulation against winter’s chill

24           Muir of Gormack - The area of wilderness known as the Muir of Gormack was first mentioned in 1776 by scholars who labeled it a “Caledonian Camp” for its prehistoric remains of hut-circles, cairns and decorated stones.  Dougie MacLean evokes the setting and imagines the ancient culture in “Muir of Gormack – a Pictish story.”

31           Songs of the Bard - Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the songs, timeless and thriving, of Robert Burns , Scotland’s National Bard.

December 2014 programs:

6              Music Migration -- Fiona recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first travelled in the U.S. in the early 1980s by exploring what ties her world to the music of the Southern Mountains.
13           Alan Reid
-- Three decades after her journey into national radio started, Fiona meets up with the man who was her very first interview: Alan Reid, known for his long career with the legendary Battlefield Band.
20           Nollaig -- Hear traditional carols, along with seasonal favorites, dance tunes and verses as Fiona celebrates the traditional Celtic Christmastide.
27           Midwinter Musing --Travel into the traditions of midwinter through some spellbinding music of the season.