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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 18
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May 05:  Tales of the Riverbank

Sources of life and timeless inspirations to song-makers, rivers run through many of our well-loved and best-known landscapes.  Their quiet country banks and neglected docksides are now often the focus of rural rediscovery, urban regeneration, and seaside redevelopment.  Hear songs about grand city quays and unspoiled country streams.

 
Week 19
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May 12: 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.

 
Week 20
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May 19:  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.

 
Week 21
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May 26:  Song Beat

Hebridean tweed workers’ songs, rowing songs, hiking songs, mouth music – their lyrics take a back seat to their integral rhythms that lighten the work. Get into the rhythm of the song this week with Catherine-Anne MacPhee, Ossian, Christy Moore and many more.

 
Week 22
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June 02: 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.

 
Week 23
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June 09:  Raise Your Voice

While solo singing is revered in traditional singing circles, layers of harmony and massed voices create stunning arrangements of traditional folk song.

 
Week 24
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June 16: The Longest Day

Ancient holidays, festivals and fertility rituals marked the time when the sun reaches its greatest height in the northern hemisphere.  Fiona joins in with music and song handpicked to celebrate the longest period of daylight.

 
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.