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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 21
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May 24: More New Sounds

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

Week 22
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May 31: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Hear music from an acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production that celebrates traditional poetry, storytelling and music woven through a supernatural tale.

Week 23
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June 07: Sea Sounds

Images and moods of the sea emerge this week from traditional to new music, including the classical sounds of William Jackson’s compositions for fiddles, pipes, woodwinds and strings.

Week 24
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June 14: Combos

We revel in the joyous sounds of multi-instrumental line-ups and embrace the unconventional when considering “what-goes-with-what”.

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).