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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 3
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January 18: New Year, New Music 2

Tune into 2018 with more new music from recent deliveries to the Thistle mailboxes in Scotland and the U.S.

 
Week 4
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January 25: Songs of the Bard

Join us in marking the annual celebrations of the birth of Robert Burns with an hour of musical innovation and tradition inspired by his legacy.

 
Week 5
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February 01: The Long View

Fiona selects a few extended arrangements of traditional tunes, including  groundbreaking recordings by Kevin Burke and Alan Stivell.

 
Week 6
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February 08: ThistleRadio Classics

An hour of some well-loved classic tracks from our ThistleRadio music channel,  winner of ‘Best Music Show: Country/Folk/Blues’ in the 2017 Online Radio Awards.

 
Week 7
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February 15: Clear Sounds

Enjoy the pure beauty of the unaccompanied voice - solo and layered – along with virtuoso solo instrumentalists, featuring Jean Redpath, Little Windows, and  Maura O’Connell.

 
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February 22: Songs of the Times

Old ballads offer fascinating glimpses into the past but what do today’s  songwriters say about our contemporary concerns? Find out this week with Karan  Casey, Karine Polwart, Battlefield band and more.

 
Week 9
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March 01: Swannanoa Memories - part 1

Join Fiona at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina mountains, for  highlights from her many musical encounters at Traditional Song Week, including  Brian McNeill, Sheila Kay Adams, and Cathy Ryan.

 
Week 10
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March 08: Swannanoa Memories - part 2

Join Fiona at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina mountains, for more  highlights from her many musical encounters at Traditional Song Week, including  Julee Glaub Weems, Claudine Langille, and Jean Ritchie.

 
Week 11
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March 15: Singing the Land

This week features music from Karine Polwart's theatrical event Wind Resistance,  originally presented in association with the Edinburgh International Festival,  and from fiddler Duncan Chisholm’s Sandwood Bay, named for the finest and least  accessible beach in Scotland.

 
Week 12
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March 22: Harlaw

Music and song have carried the story of the Battle of Harlaw across six centuries. Fiddler Bonnie Rideout and a gathering of musical friends recorded  ancient music that commemorates this battle. Historian John Purser guides us  through the story of the legendary conflict in the age-old struggle between war and peace.

 
Week 13
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March 29: Spring is in the Airs

For Joe McKenna, Kim Robertson, Liz Carroll and Jacqui McShee, spring is  certainly in the airs, and also the jigs, reels and songs. Join us for a musical  scene of the season.