Thistle and Shamrock http://wunc.org en 'The Thistle & Shamrock' Host ProFile, Straight From The Scottish Highlands http://wunc.org/post/thistle-shamrock-host-profile-straight-scottish-highlands <em>We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in true public radio form - a conversation with the award-winning host of NPR's </em><a href="http://www.thistleradio.com/" target="_blank">The Thistle & Shamrock</a>. <em>Fiona Ritchie</em> <em>has</em><em><em> spent more than 30 years digging into the evolving <em><em>Celtic</em></em> music tradition, bringing public radio listeners well-established and newly emerging recording artists in Europe and North America.Today, we got her to dish on the Irish, her children and NPR, too.</em></em><p><em><em></em></em><strong>My name... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:30:17 +0000 Fiona Ritchie 12161 at http://wunc.org 'The Thistle & Shamrock' Host ProFile, Straight From The Scottish Highlands Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/martin-hayes-dennis-cahill-tiny-desk-concert You're about to watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic. For too many of us, Irish music is something that merely gets trotted out around this time of year, associated with St. Patrick's Day and the coming of spring — and made a cliche by commercialism and whatever other shallow notions make cliches what they are.<p>But for a moment, stop, put aside your notion of jigs and reels, and just listen. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 11831 at http://wunc.org Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert Thistle And Shamrock: Sheila Kay Adams - 7th Generation Ballad Singer From North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/thistle-and-shamrock-sheila-kay-adams-7th-generation-ballad-singer-north-carolina For seven generations her family has passed down English, Scottish and Irish ballads that crossed the Atlantic with their ancestors in the 1700s. Join Fiona and an intimate audience at the Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week to enjoy Appalachian ballads and stories of a unique singer, author, tradition bearer and cultural treasure: Sheila Kay Adams. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:03:00 +0000 editor 10386 at http://wunc.org Thistle And Shamrock: Sheila Kay Adams - 7th Generation Ballad Singer From North Carolina