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Elisapie's latest album, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, is out now. Le Pigeon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elisapie Revisits Her Inuit Roots In 'The Ballad Of The Runaway Girl'

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American Trappist (left), Soul Glo (middle) and Kayleigh Goldsworthy bring captivating emotional perspectives to their songwriting. Photos by Kara Donnelly and John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Karine Polwart at Fala Flow, Midlothian, Scotland. Suzanne Heffron hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Migrations With Karine Polwart

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Edie Brickell On World Cafe

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Greensky Bluegrass On Mountain Stage

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The Bothy Band, active 1974-1979, is featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Val Wilmer/Redferns hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Best Of The Best

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Erick Alejandro Iglesias (right) of Cimafunk performs onstage at the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival March 13, 2019 in Austin, Tx. JEALEX Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino's New Music Discoveries At SXSW 2019

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Chieftains peforming for World Cafe at Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Dublin, Ireland Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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The Chieftains On World Cafe

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Woody Guthrie circa 1940. Al Aumuller/Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. hide caption

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How 'This Land Is Your Land' Roamed And Rambled Into American Life

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Ember is one of the featured artists this week on The Thistle & Shamrock. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Welsh Roots

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