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This week's episode features music by Emily Smith. Laura Sparrow/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: A Celtic Holiday Tradition

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"I think the hardest things for a person to hear are best delivered in quiet and loving tones," Joan Shelley says. "They might not be nice and loving sentiments, but they're best whispered." Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Joan Shelley On World Cafe

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Fiddler and singer Lissa Schneckenburger is featured on this week's episode. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fall Compilation

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The Wood Brothers performs live at the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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The Wood Brothers On World Cafe

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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage/West Virginia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams On Mountain Stage

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After a semi-nomadic life growing up, Bedouine has called LA's Echo Park home for a decade. Her beautiful folk tunes fit squarely in that neighborhood's musical tradition. Moises Galvan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bedouine On World Cafe

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"I was quite literally tasked with completing it," Leonard Cohen's son, Adam, says about his father's wish for him to finish this album. Kezban Özcan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'He'd Asked Me To Complete These Works': Adam Cohen On 'Thanks For The Dance'

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Jade Jackson performs live from the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage. Cal Hoeppner/WXPN hide caption

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Jade Jackson On World Cafe

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Della Mae performs on the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Della Mae On World Cafe

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Kris Kristofferson's publicist, Tamara Saviano, offered Kelsey Waldon an internship after listening to her cover Townes Van Zandt. Laura E. Partain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kelsey Waldon on World Cafe

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