For more than three decades, Fiona Ritchie has taken public radio audiences on a weekly journey through the world of Celtic music.
The Scottish-born host of NPR’s Thistle & Shamrock, began her radio career in North Carolina at WFAE in Charlotte. She recently collaborated with Doug Orr, president emeritus of Warren Wilson College, on a new book: Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia (UNC Press/2014)
The book and accompanying CD document the evolution of Celtic melodies from Scotland to Appalachia. Host Frank Stasio talks with Ritchie about her life and career.
Fiona Ritchie hosts Thistle & Shamrock on Sundays at 7pm on WUNC. Ritchie and Orr will appear at the following readings in North Carolina:
Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM
At Motorco with Regulator Bookshop
Friday, October 3 at 6:30 PM
At Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, October 4 at 3:00 PM
Quail Ridge Books
Saturday, November 15 at 4:00 PM
Warren Wilson Friends of the Library
Sunday, November 16 at 6:00 PM