The Thistle & Shamrock: Best Of The Best

Mike Katz and Alasdair White of Battlefield Band, whose music is included in this week's show.John Slavin/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Best Of The Best

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Offa Rex's Olivia Chaney On The 'Dreamlike Nostalgia' Of English Folk

Offa Rex, a new group composed of The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney (center), reimagines traditional English folk music on The Queen Of Hearts.Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Offa Rex's Olivia Chaney On The 'Dreamlike Nostalgia' Of English Folk

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The Lords Of Liechtenstein On Mountain Stage

The New York-based sibling duo The Lords of Liechtenstein.Brian Blauser/Mountain Stagehide caption

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Lords of Liechtenstein on Mountain Stage

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Among Folk Musicians, Protest Music's Future Is Up For Debate

Folk Alliance International Conference attendees gathered in Kansas City in February.Jayne Toohey/Courtesy of Folk Alliance Internationalhide caption

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Among Folk Musicians, Protest Music's Future Is Up For Debate

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On Her Quiet Folk Debut, Bedouine Wanders And Wonders

Bedouine's self-titled debut album is out now.Polly Antonia Barrowman/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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On Her Quiet Folk Debut, Bedouine Wanders And Wonders

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Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton Of The Be Good Tanyas Reunite For New Album

Jolie Holland (left) and Samantha Parton of The Be Good Tanyas reunite for the new album, Wildflower Blues, due out Sep. 8.Marilyn Cvitanichide caption

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01You Are Not Needed Now

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn On Mountain Stage

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn perform bluegrass and Mandarin folk music for Mountain Stage.Brian Blauser/Mountain Stagehide caption

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Mountain Stage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New For Summer

The critically acclaimed Irish group Beoga (which means "lively" in Gaelic) is featured in this week's show.Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Thistle & Shamrock

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Rhiannon Giddens Gives Voice To History's Voiceless

Rhiannon Giddens' latest solo album is Freedom Highway.Tanya Rosen-Jones/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: Rhiannon Giddens

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In Birmingham, John Paul White Shares Songs And Stories

John Paul White performs live at the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, Ala.Beau Gustafson/WBHMhide caption

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In Birmingham, John Paul White Shares Songs And Stories

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Songs Of Robert Tannahill

The Tannahill Weavers, who are named for poet Robert Tannahill, are featured in this week's show.Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Thistle - Robert Tannahill

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