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*Brand New* Thistleradio T-shirt

Our website, radio programs, podcasts and our 24/7 channel on NPR Music are all summed up by one word: Thistleradio! The concept has been whimsically captured by listener Krystine Kercher who won our competition to create an eye-catching new image.

Cost: $19.50 (plus shipping & handling)  Sizes: M, L, XLShirt: Ash Gray, heavy preshrunk cotton (99%), seamless rib at neck, double needle stitching throughout.




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Pewter Tankard

Hot ale for winter afternoons, or a cold drink on a summer's day, either way our classic pewter tankard will be just what you need to say: "cheers!"  Hand-crafted in Sheffield, England and decorated with a Pictish design, The Thistle & Shamrock® and NPR® logos. Glass-bottomed, it holds - how convenient - just over 1 pint of your favorite beverage. A gorgeous gift.

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The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Celtic Music

“Ritchie's writing is clear and her love for her subject is infectious”

This vigorously researched portrait of the Celtic music family explores the full spectrum of its passionate performers, their beloved instruments, and this timeless music. Learn about where it all comes from and how it has travelled, uncover the stories behind the most popular songs, and be guided through a list of recommendations to help you build your core music collection and direct your own journey deeper into the music. This paperback also includes a fascinating foreword by internationally renowned fiddler Eileen Ivers.

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The Best of The Thistle & Shamrock, Vol 1

“A shimmering collection”

This critically acclaimed anthology was compiled by Fiona Ritchie to mark her first decade and a half on the radio. It is still prized as a beautiful and transporting compilation that will complement any music library.

Booklet includes extensive notes.

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Scotland the Real: Music from Contemporary Caledonia

“An authentic celebration”

This disc features the very best of a vibrant generation of singers, songwriters, composers, and musicians who through their own voices, tunes, and interpretations are writing the next chapter in a tradition that stretches back centuries. Fiona Ritchie worked on this release in conjunction with Scotland’s year at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2003, and it has been a best seller ever since.

Booklet includes extensive notes and lyrics.

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A Celtic Tale: The Legend of Deirdre

“Prepare to be enthralled!”

Mychael and Jeff Danna have created a magnificently orchestrated score, based on the medieval Irish legend of Deirdre. Here is Fiona Ritchie’s narrated version. With her warm, familiar voice recounting the legend, the music sounds even more extraordinary.

Illustrated booklet includes John Stuart Dick's rendition of the tale.

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A Thistle & Shamrock Christmas Ceilidh

“A spectacular taste of Celtic talent to enjoy year ‘round”

In the tradition of a good old fashioned holiday party, Fiona Ritchie has gathered seventeen lively tunes by some of today's favorite Celtic musicians. This is an ideal accompaniment to your Celtic holiday festivities, and the perfect ceilidh soundtrack for all seasons.

Booklet includes festive story (and recipe!) by Fiona Ritchie.

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