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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 16
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April 19: From Vinyl to mp3

Music collections have migrated from record shelves to disc drives and up into the cloud but a great performance is there for posterity regardless of the means of storage and sharing. Enjoy an hour of Celtic masterpieces from across a quarter century.

Week 17
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April 26: New Sounds

The flow of music is never ending and a spring tide of new recordings has brought some great music into the Thistle library. Fiona handpicks some of the best new sounds.

Week 18
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May 03: Brittany

Hear intoxicating melodies from the father of the pan-Celtic sound, Alan Stivell, along with guitarists, flute players and singers that have shaped the contemporary Breton sound.

Week 19
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May 10: 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.

Week 20
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May 17: A Gentle Revolution

Experience the massive international impact of the small harp, building momentum since the 1970s in music from Celtic roots.

Week 21
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May 24: More New Sounds

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

Week 22
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May 31: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Hear music from an acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production that celebrates traditional poetry, storytelling and music woven through a supernatural tale.

Week 23
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June 07: Sea Sounds

Images and moods of the sea emerge this week from traditional to new music, including the classical sounds of William Jackson’s compositions for fiddles, pipes, woodwinds and strings.

Week 24
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June 14: Combos

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

Week 25
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June 21: The Songs of Robert Tannahill

Explore the legacy of the 17th century weaver poet whose work has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “Waltzing Matilda”.

Week 26
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June 28:  Dear Jean

We mark the 10th anniversary of the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week with a celebration of the ‘Mother of Folk” who helped start it all, as artists celebrate Jean Ritchie (1922-2015).