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Thistle Host Fiona Ritchie on KALW!

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Fiona Ritchie & Doug Orr

Thistle & Shamrock host Fiona Ritchie was our special guest on "Folk Music & Beyond".  Fiona and Doug Orr have co-authored the new book "Wayfaring Strangers:  The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to the Appalachias."  They traced the journey of Scots-Irish immigrants to the southern Appalachias and talked about the similarities between American old-time and traditional ballads and songs from Scotland, Ireland, and England.  The duo Little Windows (Julee Glaub & Mark Weems) performed musical excerpts during our conversation with Fiona and Doug.  If you missed the show, you can listen to it in its entirety  by going to KALW's Local Music Player, where the program is archived for one week after broadcast.  Click on the "Music" tab on the homepage and scroll down to "Folk Music & Beyond".  For the playlist, visit http://www.kalwfolk.org