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Scotland
Host and Music Producer — NPR
As seen in:  NPR, 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 22, 2014

Wildlife Photography of the Year 2014 winners announced - in pictures home.bt.com/pictures/world…

Oct 21, 2014

V. chuffed our book is 2nd on current bestselling titles list @Malaprops, great indie bookshop/cafe in Ashevillle, NC malaprops.com/topten

Oct 19, 2014

Why not have a wee listen to some of our most recent radio shows. Fine music! fb.me/41eKgsy8Q

Oct 19, 2014

@EPMcNeil Hi Elisha. Saw your msg. Happy to work this out with you :) Will get back to you via Facebook. Hope you're having a nice wkend.

Oct 17, 2014

This week on The Thistle & Shamrock: "New Fall Sounds part 2" More new recordings reveal the latest from... fb.me/3gJWrcsVl

Oct 17, 2014

Ah - must be Friday. Just recd email offer of no-strings-attached cut of 35.5 mill that is "100% risk free". Tell you what... it's tempting.



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