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Coming Up
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 8
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February 21: Ballads of the Border

Hear music inspired by rolling hills and moorland in the border country between Scotland and England, scenes of a turbulent history of feuds, raids and conflict.

 
Week 9
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February 28:  Migrations - The Making of America
Chris Thile


Fiona Ritchie celebrates Carnegie Hall’s citywide Migrations festival with Chris Thile. The American mandolinist, singer-songwriter and Live From Here host performs as part of the festival on March 9 at Carnegie Hall. We enjoy music from Nickel Creek to the Punch Brothers as Chris talks to Fiona about the evolution of Scots, Irish, and American folk music, and more. (Fiona Ritchie Productions is a partner organization of the Migrations festival.)

 
Week 10
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March 7:  Welsh Roots

We feature traditional and newly emerging music from the towns, hills and valleys of Wales.

 
Week 11
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March 14: Best of the Best

We explore some of the finest “best of” compilations from artists whose collected works will enhance any music library.

 
Week 12
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March 21: Migrations - The Making of America
Karine Polwart


Fiona Ritchie celebrates Carnegie Hall’s citywide Migrations festival with Karine Polwart. The Scottish songwriter, spoken-word performer, and essayist performs as part of the festival on March 23 at Carnegie Hall. We enjoy music from Karine’s new album Laws of Motion as Karine talks to Fiona about the lasting impact of 18th-and 19th-century Scots and Irish migrations in North America, and more. (Fiona Ritchie Productions is a partner organization of the Migrations festival.)

 
Week 13
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March 28: World Beat

Circumnavigate the globe with the sounds of Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion from Eileen Ivers and other master blenders!