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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 16
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April 20: Spring Sounds

The new spring shoots of music from Celtic roots are ready for broadcast!

Week 17
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April 27: Singer Songwriters

An abundance of songwriting talent on this week’s show takes us on a tour around the landscapes that inspire their music.

Week 18
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May 04: Bridges

Music marks the landmarks that span our landscapes and is its own bridge across time and place. Cross all forms of bridges this week.

Week 19
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May 11: Celtic Piano

In the right hands, the driving rhythms of fiddle music and the ornamentation of Celtic pipes and harp will all dance freely on piano keys. Join us for a trip to the heart of the Celtic piano music.

Week 20
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May 18:  Season of Light

Marked in early May, Beltane is one of four quarter-day festivals in the old year. Join our celebration of the natural elements –Air, Earth, Water and Fire – in a Beltane-themed hour of music.

Week 21
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May 25: New Writing

From festival commissions for traditional instruments to new songs from emerging singer-songwriter talent, we enjoy the wealth of new writing that enriches the acoustic music scene.

Week 22
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June 01: The Songs of Robert Tannahill

Explore songs of the 17th century “weaver poet” who wrote verses in the style of Burns. His work is still widely sung and has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “Waltzing Matilda”.

Week 23
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June 08: New for Summer

Tune into the great new sounds, from both sides of the Atlantic, that artists and their record labels are launching for this year’s music festival season.

Week 24
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June 15: Archie Fisher

We re-visit our rendezvous with the legendary Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and broadcaster, hearing music from across the decades of his remarkable career.

Week 25
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June 22: Dream Time

Kick back with some soothing voices and free spirited instrumentals, featuring Dougie MacLean, Maire Brenan, Karen Matheson and Davy Spillane.

Week 26
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June 29: Summer Sounds

Breeze into the heart of summer with music from Eddi Reader, William Jackson, Nightnoise and more.