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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 18: New Fall Sounds 1

Join Fiona to explore the latest batch of releases, hearing what’s new from established artists and uncovering the emerging talent.

 
Week 43
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October 25: Myth & Legend

This week, songs from Celtic music traditions telling of mythical places, people and creatures, along with tunes of enchantment.

 
Week 44
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November 01: Belonging

This week we hear excerpts from Mairi Campbell’s “Pulse” and Kathryn Tickell’s  “Northumbrian Voices” to hear how music can bring us home.

 
Week 45
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November 08: Islanders

It may have originated in sea swept island communities to the North West and south of the Atlantic archipelago, but this week’s choice of music is far from insular.

 
Week 46
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November 15: Bass Rock

Contributions by acoustic and eclectic bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.

 
Week 47
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November 22: Family Gathering

Mary Ann Kennedy joins Fiona Ritchie to talk about her family’s recording and book project “Fonn” (pron: Fown), a Scots Gaelic word meaning both “land” and “melody”. She’ll reveal the essence of rural community life that is reflected in their songs of work, worship, land, sea and love.

 
Week 48
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November 29: New Fall Sounds 2

Join Fiona to explore the latest batch of releases, hearing what’s new from established artists and uncovering the emerging talent.

 
Week 49
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December 06: At the Edge

Hear an evolving Celtic roots sound this week.  It’s inspired by jazz and classical arrangements and driven by contemporary and world rhythms.

 
Week 50
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December 13: Gifts

Fiona handpicks an hour’s worth of recordings as gift suggestions for music-loving friends and family.

 
Week 51
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December 20:  Celtic Christmas

This week our show offers music and words to commemorate the season.

 
Week 52
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December 27: Here we go 2019!

Let our music to lift you across the threshold of the New Year.