This Week

Fiona spins the vinyl






Just check your local station for broadcast day and time and join us for this week's Thistle.

Week 12

March 22


Music and song have carried the story of the Battle of Harlaw across six centuries. Fiddler Bonnie Rideout and a gathering of musical friends recorded  ancient music that commemorates this battle. Historian John Purser guides us  through the story of the legendary conflict in the age-old struggle between war and peace.

Week 11

March 15

Singing the Land

This week features music from Karine Polwart's theatrical event Wind Resistance,  originally presented in association with the Edinburgh International Festival,  and from fiddler Duncan Chisholm’s Sandwood, named for the finest and least  accessible beach in Scotland.