Fiona Ritchie

Fiona Ritchie appears in the following:

The Thistle & Shamrock: Cymru

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock explores traditional Welsh music with Crasdant, Plethyn, Siân James and more.


The Thistle & Shamrock: Angels' Share

Thursday, February 03, 2022

This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock explores tunes written about whisky and spirits.


The Thistle & Shamrock: In Flight

Thursday, December 09, 2021

This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock explores how songs travel to new places and back again, just like the migration of birds.


Songs and Pictures For Climate Change: A Playlist for the Planet

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

As the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Summit winds down, NPR's Picture Show looks at work by photographers that highlight climate change.


From Vinyl To MP3: 50 Classic Celtic Songs That Shaped The Thistle & Shamrock

Friday, July 02, 2021

It reminds us to be tradition-bearers: talking to family members, friends and neighbors, so that treasured life experiences and cultural heritage is captured, preserved and shared.


The Thistle & Shamrock: Music Migration

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Join Fiona Ritchie to uncover the deep roots that run through a family tree of songs from Scotland and Ireland to the Southern Appalachians.


“The Boys of the Lough”

Thursday, January 07, 2016

In the 1920s, you had to know an Irish person to hear Irish music. Michael Coleman’s “The Boys of the Lough” came along, and we’re still hearing the reverberations.

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'The Thistle & Shamrock' Host ProFile, Straight From The Scottish Highlands

Friday, March 15, 2013

We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in true public radio form - a conversation with the award-winning host of NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock. Fiona Ritchie has spent more than 30 years digging into the evolving Celtic music tradition, bringing public radio listeners well-established and newly emerging recording artists ...