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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 12
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March 23: Dear Jean

Artists celebrate Jean Ritchie (1922-2015), singing the songs she taught them and passing along their wisdom.  Much of this week’s music comes from the commemorative CD which includes Robin and Linda Williams, Peggy Seeger, Kathy Mattea, John McCutcheon and many friends of Jean Ritchie.

Week 13
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March 30: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Hear music from the National Theatre of Scotland show that has won acclaim over the past five years, including during its recent run in the U.S.  A non-traditional production playing in bars, pubs and civic spaces, it celebrates Scottish traditional poetry, storytelling and music woven through a supernatural tale.

Week 14
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April 06: The Great Tapestry

Follow the great musical migration from Scotland, through Ulster to Appalachia. Maggie MacInnes, Tim O’Brien, Cara Dillon, Jean Ritchie, Sheila Kay Adams and others share songs that tell the story of a remarkable musical Diaspora.

Week 15
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April 13: Common Currency

Follow the instrumental links and song streams that connect musical traditions across miles and oceans.

Week 16
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April 20: Spring Sounds

The new spring shoots of music from Celtic roots are ready for broadcast!

Week 17
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April 27: Singer Songwriters

An abundance of songwriting talent on this week’s show takes us on a tour around the landscapes that inspire their music.

Week 18
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May 04: Bridges

Music marks the landmarks that span our landscapes and is its own bridge across time and place. Cross all forms of bridges this week.

Week 19
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May 11: Celtic Piano

In the right hands, the driving rhythms of fiddle music and the ornamentation of Celtic pipes and harp will all dance freely on piano keys. Join us for a trip to the heart of the Celtic piano music.