The Thistle & Shamrock Award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America.

This episode features recordings of Kentucky-born folk singer Jean Ritchie. State Library and Archives of Florida hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 2

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The American Folklife Center's collections include recordings of Woody Guthrie, taken at the Library of Congress. Al Aumuller/Library of Congress hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 1

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This week's show is a tribute to Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (right), seen here with Kevin Burke, whom he recorded with. Courtesy of Compass Records hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

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Indie trad band Calan, whose music is featured in this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Sounds For Summer

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Sarah McQuaid. Phil Nicholls/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Guitar

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Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac. Riley Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio

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Kathryn Tickell, accomplished player of the Northumbrian pipes, is featured in this week's show. Tony McAnaney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Of The Border

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Irish trio Socks in the Frying Pan, whose music is featured in this week's show. Kevin Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thistle & Shamrock

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Jazz

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Mike Katz and Alasdair White of Battlefield Band, whose music is included in this week's show. John Slavin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Best Of The Best

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American fiddler Liz Carroll is part of the U.S.'s evolving Irish traditional music scene. Suzanne Plunkett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Made In America

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Dream Time

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Archie Fisher

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The critically acclaimed Irish group Beoga (which means "lively" in Gaelic) is featured in this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thistle & Shamrock

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The Tannahill Weavers, who are named for poet Robert Tannahill, are featured in this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thistle - Robert Tannahill

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Compositions by Maggie MacInnes are featured in this week's show. John Slavin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Writing

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A man painted green takes part in a Beltane May Day celebration on May 1, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Season Of Light

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Piano

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Hear Altan's "Gweebarra Bridge" in this week's Thistle & Shamrock. Colm Hogan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Bridges

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Hear music from Battlefield Band in this week's episode. John Slavin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Singer-Songwriters

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Hear new music by Molly's Revenge in this week's episode. Rick Ahern/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Spring Sounds

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