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Your Letters

Over the years we have learned that listeners to NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock are neither shy nor retiring, if the sheer volume of mail is anything to go by. Sharing a little about themselves and giving us insight into the role music plays in their lives, they have created a real listening community. The importance of radio to individuals everywhere resonates through these selected excerpts, and this obviously endures even in our downloadable, podcastable, multi-channel age. Thanks to everyone who has ever taken the time to write to us.

We'll excerpt one special e-mail or letter each month and send a CD of an artist heard on our radio program to say thanks for every one we feature. We're always pleased to hear from you at: The Thistle & Shamrock, PO Box 518, Matthews, NC 28106 USA or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



H.D., Los Angeles, CA
"Please forgive paper. I am old, injured and confined to quarters. To hear you is this passing year’s most wonderful present."
 
M.G., Madison, WI
"It’s one of the best things ever to hit the public airwaves!"
 
P. Anderson, Spokane, WA

"I heard the first ‘issue’ of ‘Thistle & Shamrock’ aired in Spokane. I was happy to find that my skepticism was unnecessary. Your program was great! I was glad to find that you play the more contemporary groups and individuals performing Celtic music."

 
P. Escher, San Mateo, CA
"I don’t mean to start this out on such an explosive note, but I was ‘blown away’ (enthralled) by the latest airing of ‘Thistle & Shamrock‘! It was MARVELOUS to the nth degree. The program featured interviews with the Battlefield Band and examples of their revolutionary renditions of traditional Scots tunes. Let me say right now that innovations - new instrumentations for older tunes - are an indispensable element of musical evolution."
 
Letter of the Month

We'll excerpt one special e-mail or letter each month and send a cd of an artist heard on our radio programs to say thanks for every one we feature. We're always pleased to hear from you at: The Thistle & Shamrock, PO Box 518, Matthews, NC 28106 USA or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This Month's Letter

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support you have given me. Many other radio presenters have heard my music on your show and have requested copies of "The Love Token." I appreciate the very positive chain reaction you have started for me in America.
MacDara, Inisheer, Aran Isles, Ireland
 
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