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Host and Music Producer — NPR
As seen in:  NPR
Covers:  Streaming Music Services, Music, Media, Podcast, Radio, Music Festivals, Radio Reviews, Radio Trends

Producer/Host music radio, 24/7 music channel, podcasts, web streams from NPR

Fiona Ritchie's Biography

I have worked in radio since 1981, both at local station and network settings, producing and presenting live and recorded programs for NPR and BBC. Other experience includes concert and event production, concert and event MC-ing, varied voice over work, fundraising (both on and off-air), workshop/panel participation, teaching, and many writing projects including articles, CD liner notes and books.

Skills include: Radio program production and presentation from concept to ...

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New York Festivals (International Radio Program Awards)

2011 - Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program
Silver Medal for "The Wisdom of Pete Seeger" (which also won a 2011 Bronze Medal in the category: Information/Documentary: Culture & The Arts)

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes - both manual and electric. Am actually thinking of buying a vintage one.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Rita Skeeter! Got to admire that savage Quick-Quotes Quill.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

I liked the #FirstWorldProblems tweets. Some news stories/concerns are so trivial they deserve to be lampooned.

Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr "Wayfaring Strangers" at Motorco Music Hall

Wayfaring Strangers

uncpress.unc.edu — By Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region.

Wayfaring Strangers

uncpress.unc.edu — ISBN 978-1-4696-1822-7 The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia By Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr Foreword by Dolly Parton; Includes a CD with 20 Tracks Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States.

Wayfaring Strangers

uncpress.unc.edu — ISBN 978-1-4696-1822-7 The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia By Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr Foreword by Dolly Parton; Includes a CD with 20 Tracks Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States.

Pete Seeger

thistleradio.com — Share the reflections of one of the great figures of American folksong. Fiona : So Doug (Orr) and I are working on a book we're calling "Wayfaring Strangers" and we want to make a journey through music, but we'll digress into lots of different other areas and lots of different places, where we trace the movement of songs and tunes from Scotland to the Appalachians, and on the way we'll travel through Ulster and see what influences are picked up along there.

5 Songs That Will Shoogle Your Hurdies

npr.org — If music makes you shake your booty, you're sure to shoogle your hurdies to these tracks. Before you go looking for an online Scots dictionary, enjoy Fiona Ritchie's handpicked set of irresistible tracks with Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul from the U.S., Scotland's Capercaillie and The Chair, and from Ireland T with the Maggies and Arty McGlynn.

5 Songs That Will Shoogle Your Hurdies

npr.org — If music makes you shake your booty, you're sure to shoogle your hurdies to these tracks. Before you go looking for an online Scots dictionary, enjoy Fiona Ritchie's handpicked set of irresistible tracks with Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul from the U.S., Scotland's Capercaillie and The Chair, and from Ireland T with the Maggies and Arty McGlynn.

Thistle and Shamrock

wunc.org — Each week listeners join award-winning host Fiona Ritchie to explore the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America. In addition to

ThistleRadio From NPR Music

npr.org — Welcome to ThistleRadio, our 24/7 channel devoted to music from Celtic roots. During almost 30 years hosting The Thistle & Shamrock, I've been privileged to hear thousands of albums. For ThistleRadio, I hand-pick songs and instrumentals by passionate performers from across the decades and introduce artists from the rising tide of new talent.
Oct 29, 2014

This week on The Thistle & Shamrock: "Brittany." We hear intoxicating melodies from Brittany from Kornog,... fb.me/3ABOk6sp2

Oct 28, 2014

RT @uncpressblog: Q&A: @fiona_ritchie and Doug Orr talk about the transcontinental journey of music to Appalachia uncpressblog.com/2014/10/27/int… #W…

Oct 27, 2014

@momaura @BrianCCrouch The packaging is very candy corn and inside... well the M&M traditionalist will be outraged.

Oct 27, 2014

'@BrianCCrouch Yes, indeed. Other candies are commonplace throughout the year, but candy corn reigns supreme on Samhain.'>All hail King Corn

Oct 27, 2014

@EPMcNeil Can I call you tomorrow between 5 and 6pm your time (Eastern Time?). Would that work ok for you?

Oct 27, 2014

'@annie1509 What is your favorite Halloween candy?' > In Scotland: tablet. In the US, it can only be candy corn. Accept no imitations :)

Oct 27, 2014

RT @mizzelle: ... I feel like this Pandora station knows my love of @fiona_ritchie's Thistle & Shamrock. Not a bad thing, but also not what…



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