The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard By editor • Jan 31, 2018 TweetShareGoogle+Email View Slideshow 1 of 2 This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Robert Burns. Alexander Nasmyth View Slideshow 2 of 2 This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Robert Burns. Hulton Archive / Getty Images Discover and embrace the contemporary appeal of the verses and timeless music written more than 200 years ago by Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Tags: NPR Music & ConcertsTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.