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March 28, 2007 - Episode 21

We'll start where we Finnish in a sparkling selection of previews and debuts, taking us from Finland to the US, the Aran Isle of Inishere, and the Scottish Borders, introducing MacDara, an exciting new voice from Ireland, and re-visiting the masterful picking of perennial favorite Robin Bullock.

Jokijenkka... by Frigg from Oasis (
If I Were a Blackbird... by Amy White from Celtic Tapestry: Contemporary and Traditional Celtic Music (
Salmon Nets of Cowie... by Ray Moore from Best of Both Worlds (
An Dún Aengus... by MacDara from The Love Token (
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk/Miss Monaghan... by Robin Bullock from Celtic Tapestry: Contemporary and Traditional Celtic Music (
Contorting... by Borders Young Fiddles from Borders Young Fiddles (

March 14, 2007 - Episode 20

From reels to a waltz and contemporary contradance, keep moving with rootsy new dance bands from Scotland, Ireland and the U.S. There's also the chance to hear an excerpt from the brand-new release of Burns songs by Scots singer Jim Malcolm.

Crehan's Reels... by North Cregg from The Roseland Barndance (
Highland Mary... by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (
Saint Anne's Reel... by Mawkin from Extended Procrastination (
Louise's Waltz... by James Riley from James Riley (
The Steampacket... by Jane Hunt from Rebirth (
Walking Home... by Contranella from Contranella (
Go Your Way... by North Cregg from The Roseland Barndance (

Peacetime Debuts
February 28, 2007 - Episode 19

Hear great new artists and the latest from a great favorite, as another brilliant album comes to us from the well-loved singer Eddi Reader. Her Peacetime release launches a Thistlepod stocked full of new names and debut albums.

The Calton Weaver... by Eddi Reader from Peacetime (
The Wrong House... by Niall Vallely, Paul Meehan, Caoímhín Vallely from The Wrong House (
Song of the Hammers... by Jeff Moore from The Dove's Perch (
Caoineadh Uí Neill... by Aoife Granville from Sráid Eoin Shuffle (
Lover's Ghost... by Oisín McAuley from Far From the Hills of Donegal (
Use It Up and Wear It Out... by Junction Pool from Junction Pool (

Back to School
February 14, 2007 - Episode 18

Exciting new sounds are escaping from the classrooms of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Hear the latest from the traditional music stars of tomorrow and enjoy debuts from Irish flute player Marcas Ó Murchú, and Dublin trio Envelope.

The Grunge... by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from We're a Case the Bunch of Us (
Fhir a Chin Duibh... by Ishbel Munro and various artists from No. 1 Scottish - Trad Music from the RSAMD (
The Game of Love... by Marcas Ó Murchú from Turas Ceoil (
Di Sathairne a Gabh Mi Mulad... by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from We're a Case the Bunch of Us (
Da Burn o' Cousta... by Jenna Reid from No. 1 Scottish - Trad Music from the RSAMD (
Poltis... Envelope from State & Nature (

Balance and Swing
January 31, 2007 - Episode 17

With 3 vocals and 3 instrumentals, 3 women and 3 men, and artists from Scotland, Ireland, and the U.S. all in equal parts, this Thistlepod is guaranteed to bring balance to your life! (Great music too.)

Do Mhàiri a Nighean... by Maggie MacInnes from Òran na Mnà - A Woman's Song (
The Golden Keyboard... by Brian Hughes from Whirlwind (
Castle Grant... by Rachel Hair from Hubcaps & Potholes (
Lullaby... by Wendy Spiro from Interweave (
The Mooncoin Jig... by Dan Beimborn from Torch and Fire (
P Stands for Paddy... Mat Walklate from Cold In April (

From Bagels to Banjos
January 17, 2007 - Episode 16

It's a typically eclectic Thistlepod blend: artists from Scotland, Ireland, and the U.S. make lasting first impressions with music from as far afield as Orkney and Serbia.

Roscommon Reels... by Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever from Honk Toot Suite (
I Used To Be a Sailor... by Liz Simmons from The Whole World Round (
The Steampacket... by Flynn Cohen from Dead String Rhythm (
Ajde Jano... by Moishe's Bagel from Don't Spare the Horses (
The Viking's Bride... by Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever from Honk Toot Suite (
The Fallen Bridge... by Eliot Grasso from North-by-NorthWest (
Bright House... by All Jigged Out from Wish Hill (

January 3, 2007 - Episode 15

More previews than debuts this time as we take the first podcast of the new year to hear what's ahead on a new season's worth of radio from Celtic roots on The Thistle & Shamrock: a visit from one of the world's leading artists on wooden flute, new voices, Breton and Galician dance rhythms, and roots music with styles and influences from deep in the Celtic heartlands and across the globe.

Meg Merriless... by Chris Norman Ensemble from The Caledonian Flute (
I've Always Been a Rambler... by Nate Leath from I've Always Been a Rambler (
Hòrò hu-ò mo Nigh'n Donn... by Bodega from Bodega (
Les Maux de Ventre... by Maëlstrom from Quartet à Cordes de Bretagne (
What Put the Blood... by Pauline Scanlon from Red Colour Sun (
Agoran... by Jose Angel Irigaray and Antoni ÓBreskey from Zeharbidetan (