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Thistle audio stream on NPR Music

Listeners often wish Thistle was longer than one hour a week. If that includes you, we hope you enjoy the four hour audio stream from our program archive exclusively on NPR Music, with features on brilliant artists including John Doyle, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill and Eleanor McEvoy.  Click here for NPR's "Irish Bonanza" with The Thistle & Shamrock.

Here's an overview of the programs and full playlists, detailing all the music in the stream. (We hope to do this with NPR Music more often. See our Latest News section for future announcements.)

John Doyle
Guitar master, singer, arranger, producer John Doyle is one of the most versatile artists in Irish music. Find out about his signature rhythmic guitar style, how he develops his irresistible arrangements and his life as a transplanted Dubliner in the mountains of North Carolina. With music from Solas, Tim O'Brien, and Liz Carroll along with tracks from John Doyle's critically acclaimed albums.  (Click here for a transcript of Fiona's interview with John Doyle.)

The Gallant Poacher...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
The Hungry Rock...by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Little Sadie...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
Pretty Saro...by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Jack Dolan...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
The Flower of the County Down/ He Thinks of His Past Greatness When Part of the Constellations of Heaven...by Sean Doyle from The Light and the Half-Light (Compass)
The Glad Eye/The Journeyman/The Wayward Son...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
[ID excerpt] Les Poules Houpees...by Solas from Reunion (Compass)
Tie the Bonnet...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass) First of the Snow...by Tim O'Brien and John Doyle with Dirk Powell and Casey Driessen ~ MP3 download (Tim O'Brien)
Newry Highwayman...by Solas from Reunion (Compass)
Hunter's Moon/Getting There/The Morris Minor...by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass)
Lost in the Loop...by Liz Carroll with John Doyle from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)
Nil Na La/ The Flowing Bowl...by Solas from Reunion (Compass)

Remembering Mícheál Ó Domhnaill
Everyone who has thrilled to The Bothy Band, Relativity and Nightnoise was touched by the music of Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. A native of County Meath, Ireland, the guitarist and singer was a seminal influence on acoustic music throughout Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S., where he made his home in the 1980s and 90s. We remember a great musical life through many of his remarkable recordings.

Casadh an tSugain…by The Bothy Band from After Hours (Green Linnet)
Fionnghuala…by The Bothy Band from The Best of the Bothy Band (Green Linnet)
An Cailín Gaelach…by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill from No Dowry (Gael Linn)
The Sailor Boy…by The Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Green Linnet)
The Green Groves of Erin/The Flowers of Red Hill…by The Bothy Band from The Best of the Bothy Band (Green Linnet)
Breton Gavottes…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from The Flight of the Green Linnet (Green Linnet)
Maudabawn Chapel/The Wild Irishman/The Moher Reel…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
Gile Mear…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
Leaving Brittany/The Pernod Waltz…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
One for the Lad…by Nightnoise from Something of Time (Windham Hill)
The March Air…by Nightnoise from Shadow of Time (Windham Hill)
The Cricket’s Wicket…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Siún Ni Dhuíbhir…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
 
Eleanor McEvoy
Meet the Irish musician who wrote and performed the title song for the best selling album in Irish history, A Woman’s Heart. Her journey as a classical violinist, rock musician and singer-songwriter has produced critically acclaimed recordings, including the album Yola where many of her influences come into focus.

Easy In Love…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion)
Sonny…by Mary Black from A Woman’s Heart (Dara)
Blackbird…by Sharon Shannon from A Woman’s Heart (Dara)
Summerfly…by Maura O’Connell from A Woman’s Heart (Dara)
Only A Woman’s Heart…by Eleanor McEvoy & Mary Black from A Woman’s Heart (Dara)
Did I Hurt You?…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion)
I Hear You Breathing In…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion)
Isn’t It A Little Late?…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion)
I’ve Got You to See Me Through…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion)
The Rain Falls…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion)
Music of it All…by Eleanor McEvoy from Special Edition (Market Square)

Irish Classics
Early Christy Moore, Paul Brady, Mary Black, and Moving Hearts: it’s all here in our nostalgic browse through Irish classics of the 1970s, ‘80s and '90s.

Jimmy Lyon’s/The Teelin/The Red Crow/The Broken Bridge…by Altan from The Red Crow (Green Linnet)
City of Chicago…by Christy Moore from Ride On (Green Linnet)
The Parting of Friends…by Matt Molloy from Stony Steps (Green Linnet)
Maudabawn Chapel/The Wild Irishman/The Moher Reel…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from Green Linnet 20th Anniv. Collection (Green Linnet)
Amhrán Pheadar Breathnach by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill from No Dowry (Shanachie)
The Lakes of Pontchartrain…by Paul Brady from The Missing Liberty Tapes (Compass)
ID Excerpt: Sligo Reel…by Flook from Flatfish (Flatfish Records)
The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Flower of the Flock/Famous Ballymote…by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
Song for Ireland…by Mary Black from The Collection (Telstar)
The Storm…by Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son)
On Horseback…by Eileen Ivers from Wild Blue (Green Linnet)
Blackwater…by Altan from Blackwater (Virgin)
Lois Na Banríona by Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn from Causeway (Tara)
Timedance ’92: The Ballymun Regatta…by Bill Whelan, Liam O’Flynn, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine from The Seville Suite (Tara)

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