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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Robert Burns. Alexander Nasmyth hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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The Dustbowl Revival Talley Media/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Dustbowl Revival On World Cafe

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Gauthier's ninth studio album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, is the singer's first co-written project. She calls it her best. Laura E. Partain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Reworking Trauma: Mary Gauthier Tells Veteran Stories On 'Rifles & Rosary Beads'

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Jim and Susie Malcolm. Courtesy of Jim Malcolm hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music 2

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Brandi Carlile performs a live World Cafe Session at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Liz Waldie/WXPN hide caption

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Brandi Carlile On World Cafe

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Appalachian musical duo Anna & Elizabeth. Brett Winter Lemon/Courtesy of Anna & Elizabeth hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year, New Music 1

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Clockwise from upper left: Jupiter & Okwess, Iberi Choir, Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Ava Rocha Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2018

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