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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 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.

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January 05, 2017: Underneath the Stars

Drawing meaning, guidance and solace from the sun moon and stars, our music looks to the Northern and Western skies this week.

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January 12: The Long View

Fiona picks a few favorite extended arrangements of traditional tunes, including classic recordings from Kevin Burke and Alan Stivell.

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January 17: New Year Sounds

Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover artists whose careers are destined to gather momentum in the coming months.

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January 26: Songs of the Bard

Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the timeless songs of Robert Burns ~ Scotland’s National Bard.

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February 02: Debuts

Look to the next era for this music with the sounds of first time artists on Thistle with recordings from both sides of the Atlantic.

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February 09: Love Songs

Move beyond the traditional notion of romantic love this week to hear of a bond with landscape, language, and the natural world – all in the finest music from Celtic roots.

Week 7
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February 16: ThistleRadio

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


Week 8
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February 23: Brian McNeill at Swannanoa

Join Fiona and the multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/singer Brian McNeill as they share conversation and music at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina Mountains.

Week 9
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March 02: Welsh Roots

Explore some well-loved and emerging roots music from Wales.

Week 10
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March 09: ThistleRadio

Hear some of the recently added tracks that have grown our playlist to more than 1,000 tracks on ThistleRadio, our popular round-the-clock music channel.


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March 16: Live from Ireland

Re-live some great sets of Irish music, including years of live performances presented by Fiona with The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, and more.