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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 25
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June 21: The Songs of Robert Tannahill

Explore the legacy of the 17th century weaver poet whose work has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “Waltzing Matilda”.

Week 26
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June 28:  Dear Jean

We mark the 10th anniversary of the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week with a celebration of the ‘Mother of Folk” who helped start it all, as artists celebrate Jean Ritchie (1922-2015).

Week 27
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July 5: ThistleRadio Classic

Hear some of the classic tracks that are the bedrock of our playlist for ThistleRadio, our popular round-the-clock music channel.

Week 28
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July 12: New Summer Sounds

The flow of music is never ending and an early summer crop of new releases always yields some fine music.  Fiona handpicks some new sounds recently released by rising artists for you to discover.

Week 29
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July 19: Music Migration

Fiona recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first traveled in the U.S. by expiring what ties her native landscapes to the music of the Southern Appalachians.

Week 30
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July 26: Singer Songwriters

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