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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.
April 2014 programs:
5 Digital Imperfection - Stay connected to the authentic roots of today’s music with artists who resist the digital perfection of the studio and mix archive vinyl into their tracks.
12 One, Two… - Enjoy an hour dedicated to some great solo artists and duos that deliver uncluttered pure acoustic arrangements.
19 …and Three - This hour features classic combinations of musical threesomes weaving melodies and rhythms together into an intoxicating and perfectly balanced blend.
26 Len Graham - Fiona Ritchie meets the legendary singer and song collector from Northern Ireland to chat about the connections between Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia, with plenty of time for a song or three.
March 2014 programs:
1 New World Releases - Hear tracks from recent albums by North American artists who work to expand the reach of music from Celtic roots.
8 Notes in the Wilderness - From traditional odes to the wilderness and contemporary songs of concern, our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them.
15 Cathie Ryan - Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with Irish American singer and songwriter Cathie Ryan, known for her work with Cherish the Ladies.
22 New Spring Sounds - The flow of music is never-ending. A mountain of new recordings doesn’t translate into the same volume of great music, though, so rely on Fiona to hand-pick the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from some of your favorite artists.
29 Archie Fisher - Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the legendary Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and broadcaster. Archie makes connections between Celtic and American song traditions and we hear music from across the decades of his remarkable career in the folk scene.