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Fiona guides you through some of the best local Celtic and acoustic roots radio. Turn your radio on if you live within range of these stations' signals. For the rest of the world, make the conversion to your own time zone and listen in when they stream these programs live via their websites. Come back to this page to discover more great radio soon, and
about your own unmissable local broadcasters.
Catch the best from the Bronx. Kathleen Biggins has hosted A Thousand Welcomes continuously since 1986, and in 2006 she earned The Irish Echo newspaper's top annual award in Irish traditional music, the first non-performer to be so honored.
Each week, Kathleen provides information about concerts and events, and she often invites a variety of guests into the studio. Listeners respond enthusiastically. "They seem to enjoy the eclectic nature of the show. One minute you may be hearing music from the Blasket Islands, the next it's from New York's Kips Bay Ceili Band. I'm often told that you never know what you're going to hear next!'
BACK PORCH MUSIC
Spend your weekend in North Carolina, a hotbed of American roots music. This unique mix of acoustic music has been at home on WUNC for over three decades, and is the station's longest-running locally produced program. Keith Weston and Freddy Jenkins present a Back Porch blend of deep-rooted folk, traditional and new music that transcends time. From contemporary singer-songwriters to Old Time musicians of the 20s and 30s, and from classic Celtic to blues and beyond, each week the program presents a wonderful range of acoustic-based folk music.
FOLK MUSIC & BEYOND