It’s been years since my local NPR station dropped one of my favorite shows, The Thistle and Shamrock, a weekly hour-long update on all things current in the world of Celtic music. Luckily, they’ve started keeping some podcasts and archives of recent shows on their web site. I listen to it a lot while grading papers at work.
Highly recommended for all fans of Celtic music. They always find a way to make each show full of variety and surprises, and I’ve never heard an episode without finding some new song I love. The last show I heard, from a few weeks ago, featured this track by a new, young folk guitarist; it’s pretty catchy.