The Thistle & Shamrock Award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America.

This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock includes music from Salsa Celtica. Salsa Celtica hide caption

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Salsa Celtica

The Thistle & Shamrock: Combos

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart

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Noel Duggan, Ciaran Brennan, Moya Brennan, Padraig Duggan and Paul Brennan of Clannad on November 24, 1982. H. McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Kickstarters

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Musicians Nicolas Quemener, Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaître and Charlie McKerron at The Celtic Fiddle Festival. Ben Costello/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Brittany

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Battlefield Band. John Slavin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Road Of Tears

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Writing

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Liz Carroll. Marianne Mangan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Spring Is In The Airs

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Harlaw

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This week's episode features music by Karine Polwart. Sandy Butler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Singing The Land

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Jean Ritchie. George Picknow/American Folklife Center Jean Ritchie and George Picknow Collection hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Swannanoa Memories - Part 2

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Swannanoa Memories - Part 1

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Times

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Maura O'Connell. Gwendolen Cates/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Clear Sounds

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This weeks' episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Kris Drever. Genevieve Stevenson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio Classics

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Alan Stivell. FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Long View

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Robert Burns. Alexander Nasmyth hide caption

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Alexander Nasmyth

The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music 2

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