The Thistle & Shamrock

This engaging and entertaining program is produced there exclusively for NPR listeners, and is the most listened-to Celtic music program in the world. Join award-winning host Fiona Ritchie to explore the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America. You'll hear established and emerging artists and in-studio guests. As Thistle surveys traditional Celtic music it also leads you to explore more distant landscapes and genres, investigating Celtic influences in World and contemporary music. Fiona is your bridge between the established icons of Celtic music and the next generation of musicians. Each week, let her trademark enthusiasm, rich knowledge base, and passion transport you to the worlds of Celtic music: past, present, and future.

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