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Here’s what’s just ahead on Thistle. Remember that broadcast dates vary depending on where you’re listening, so just check our broadcast schedule and list of streaming stations for dates, times and frequencies.

Week 42
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October 19: Live from Ireland

Re-live some great sets of Irish music, including years of live performances presented by Fiona with The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, and more.

 
Week 43
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October 26: Real Hallowe’en

As the leaves in the Northern Hemisphere woodlands turn crimson, orange and gold, Hallowe’en celebrations are held in many communities.  Rediscover the true essence of Hallowe’en with Fiona and enjoy music for the season that taps into ancient festivals and the turning of the seasons.

 
Week 44
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November 02: Seasons of Mist

An ode to autumn in traditional and contemporary music from Celtic roots.

 
Week 45
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November 09: Chansons

From “chant de marin” or sea shanties of Brittany to the songs of the “voyageurs” of the Canadian fur trade, enjoy the French songs that extend branches of the Celtic music tree from the old world to the new.

 
Week 46
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November 16: Hometown Song

From Ewan MacColl’s “Dirty Old Town” to “Festival Lights” by the McCalmans, hear how artists from both sides of the Atlantic are inspired to commemorate their homes.

 
Week 47
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November 23: Dougie MacLean: A New Tomorrow

Fiona meets the Scottish singer and songwriter Dougie MacLean to hear about his collection of new songs, inspired by family and nature. From his worldwide travels, he brings choruses from Scottish and Australian audiences together on this much-anticipated album.

 
Week 48
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November 30: Music Migration

Fiona recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first travelled in the U.S. in the early 1980s by exploring what ties her world to the music of the Southern Mountains.

 
Week 49
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December 07: Gifts

Old, new and from both sides of the Atlantic, Fiona handpicks and hour’s worth of recordings as gift suggestions for music-loving friends and family. Get a few ideas for your holiday shopping!

 
Week 50
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November 14: The Gathering

From cottage hearthsides in the pre-broadcasting age to the pubs and back porches of today’s session scene, enjoy music that celebrates the gathering of families and friends.

 
Week 51
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December 21: Fiona’s Holiday Celebration

A blend of festive songs, carols, stories and season’s greetings will bring the spirit of the holidays to the hearth of your home.

 
Week 52
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December 28: American Original: The Wisdom of Pete Seeger

"There is hope for the world." Pete Seeger: The Power of Song.

At the turn of the New Year, another chance to be inspired by the reflections of one of the great figures of American folksong, along with music from a remarkable life, recorded during Fiona’s visit with Pete Seeger.