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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 38
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September 22:  New Sounds

The flow of new music continues through the summer months.  Sample some recent releases from favorite artists and rising names.

 
Week 39
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September 29:  More New Sounds

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from the summer crop of new releases by rising and well-established artists.

 
Week 40
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October 06: Gaelic Voices

This week, explore the branches of contemporary song sprouting from the roots of some very old vocal traditions.

 
Week 41
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October 13: Fiddle Styles

Sample a variety of fiddle flavors across this hour of tunes from the wide world of Celtic music.

 
Week 42
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October 20: Sea Sound

Images and moods of the sea emerge this week from traditional to new music, including the classical sounds of William Jackson’s work for fiddles, pipes, woodwind and strings: A Scottish Island.

 
Week 43
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October 27: Myth and Legend

Delve into myth, legend and mystery this week in ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration.

 
Week 44
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November 03: New Fall Sounds

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

 
Week 45
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November 10: Winter Heat

This week’s hot instrumentals and passionate vocals offer the perfect insulation against the winter chill.

 
Week 46
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November 17:   The American Folklife Center at Forty – part 1

In 1976, the American Folklife Center was created at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Charged with preserving and presenting American folklife, its collections and events also embrace cultures from every corner of the globe, and include about 6 million sound recordings. We join in with the AFC 40th anniversary celebrations as folklorists Nancy Groce and Steve Winick guide us through some of the Center’s remarkable recordings of iconic songs.

 
Week 47
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November 24: The American Folklife Center at Forty – part 2

In 1976, the American Folklife Center was created at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Charged with preserving and presenting American folklife, its collections and events also embrace cultures from every corner of the globe. In our second program marking the AFC 40th anniversary, folklorists Nancy Groce and Steve Winick guide us through the lifework of some dedicated individuals who contributed their song collections to the Center’s extraordinary archives.

 
Week 48
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December 01: The Singing Kettle

As we enter the festive season, many parties, concerts and carol singing events are geared toward children for whom this time of year is especially magical. Fiona reaches back into the archives to remember her visit with children’s entertainers Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise. For many years the duo performed as “The Singing Kettle” and their shows often evoked the playful traditions of pantomime, so popular in the UK at this time of year.

 
Week 49
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December 08: Winter Gifts

Fiona has as sackful of new releases to share with you that may help you resolve your holiday shopping challenges!

 
Week 50
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December 15: Midwinter Music

Travel into the magical traditions of midwinter through some spellbinding music of the season.

 
Week 51
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December 22: A Festive Celtic Celebration

Join Fiona Ritchie and celebrate the season by unwrapping festive gifts of songs, dances and carols from traditions old and new.

 
Week 52
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December 29: New Year’s Resolution: Keep Music Live!

From the pubs and clubs of home to international festival stages, some great live performances electrify this hour of music as we turn the page on yet another music-filled year.