If you haven’t already heard, The Thistle & Shamrock is returning to the WHRV schedule in January. One of NPR's most popular music programs, it is created in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When you turn your radio on, you're there too.

On The Thistle & Shamrock, award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America. You'll hear well-established and newly emerging recording artists along with in-studio guests, all surveying familiar territory and leading you to more distant landscapes and genres.

Thistle is your weekly bridge between the established architects of Celtic roots music and the rising generation of musicians. Fiona is fascinated by the place where this music meets the world, so you can expect to hear her investigate its influences in World and contemporary music too. Beyond that, have no expectations in particular. Just wait and see where the music takes you.

So are you ready to step into the heart of ancient Celtic tradition? Then tune in Sunday evenings at 6 on WHRV 89.5 FM. We're expecting you!

Here a sample:

You can also listen online or through our app.