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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 25
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June 23:  New Summer Sounds

The flow of music is never ending and an early summer crop of new releases always yields some fine music.  Fiona handpicks some new sounds recently released by rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

Week 26
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June 30:  More New Summer Sounds

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

Week 27
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July 7: World Beat

Circumnavigate the worlds of Celtic music with an hour of Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion.

Week 28
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July 14:  Essential Celtic

Learn how to inject a Celtic core into your music library that reflects past and present, honors tradition, and celebrates the spirit of innovation. Fiona Ritchie has some suggestions to enhance any personal music collection.

Week 29
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July 21: Clear Sounds

Enjoy the pure beauty of the unaccompanied voice - solo and layered – along with virtuoso solo instrumentalists.

Week 30
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July 28: Hot Picks

Some music is a perfect match for the hot days, warm evenings and cool sea breezes of summertime. Enjoy an eclectic hour of summer sounds.

Week 31
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August 04: Combos

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

Week 32
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August 11:  Brittany

Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the airwaves, with classic Breton bands Kornog and Skolvan, vocalist Annie Ebrel, and the father of pan-Celtic music, Alan Stivell.

Week 33
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August 18:  Islanders

It may have originated in sea swept island communities to the North, West and South of the Atlantic archipelago, but this week’s choice of music is far from insular.

Week 34
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August 25:  Music Migration

Fiona Ritchie recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first travelled in the U.S. by exploring what ties her native landscape to the music of the Southern Appalachians.

Week 35
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September 01:   Kickstarters

In the 1970s a handful of globetrotting bands kicked off the international following for music from Celtic roots. Hear vintage sounds from some of the trailblazers including The Chieftains, Battlefield Band, Clannad, Boys of the Lough, Planxty, Silly Wizard, De Dannan, Ossian, Tannahill Weavers and hear how they all combined to feed a growing worldwide interest.

Week 36
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September 08: The Long View

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

Week 37
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September 15:  Made in America

Travel from the 1920s with legendary fiddlers Michael Coleman and James Morrison, to the thriving 1970s session scene and hear the evolving sound of Irish traditional music embedded in the United States.

Week 38
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September 22:  New Sounds

The flow of new music continues through the summer months.  Sample some recent releases from favorite artists and rising names.

Week 39
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September 29:  More New Sounds

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from the summer crop of new releases by rising and well-established artists.