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The Thistle & Shamrock
Sundays at 12 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Created weekly in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, "The Thistle & Shamrock" is one of NPR's longest-running and most popular music offerings. This vibrant and engaging program is hosted by award-winning host Fiona Ritchie, and is the most listened-to Celtic music program in the world. In addition to well-known artists and selections, Ritchie introduces curious listeners to Celtic influences in world and contemporary music, and investigates other distant landscapes and genres. These elements are all woven together with Ritchie's trademark enthusiasm, rich knowledge base, and passion for the music.