Fiona Ritchie on Muck Rack

Fiona Ritchie Verified

Scotland
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 ...

Read Full Bio →

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.

Holiday Gift Sale 2014

uncpress.unc.edu — Books make great gifts! Now you can save 40 percent on ALL UNC PRESS BOOKS for the holidays. And, if your order totals $75.00 or more, the shipping is FREE. Enter code 01HOLIDAY at checkout to receive your discount. Below are some great gift ideas.
Nov 25, 2014

Wayfaring Strangers" included in special UNC Press Holiday Gift Book Sale with lots of other great titles! Save 40% fb.me/6VBGIT5pw

Nov 10, 2014

RT @uncpressblog: UPDATE: Revised Schedule for @fiona_ritchie and Doug Orr WAYFARING STRANGERS tour in NC conta.cc/1yqr3nB

the Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia (Book) by Fiona Ritchie (2014): Waterstones.com

Nov 04, 2014

Fiona Ritchie & Doug Orr are on tour in NC next wk feat WAYFARING STRANGERS, live music, images. conta.cc/1qnjKZw via #constantcontact

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.
May 31, 2014

Our book "Wayfaring Strangers" out Sept 29 BUT you can save 40% on pre-orders before end of June! (quote 01DAH40) :) uncpress.unc.edu/books/12005.ht…

Jun 05, 2014

RT @ginamahalek: True! A WAYFARING STRANGERS reviewer "got chills" when they heard about this book. @fiona_ritchie bit.ly/ScJ3SU

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.
May 09, 2014

'Wayfaring Strangers' by Fiona Ritchie & Doug Orr is due for publication this Fall. Features a beautiful Foreword... fb.me/2TsOkt5hp

May 09, 2014

So v. honoured to have Dolly Parton write Foreword to "Wayfaring Strangers". As Dolly says, this music is in her DNA. uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_de…

Aug 19, 2014

Great review of "Wayfaring Strangers" in Music News Scotland: "This enchanting and important book tells the story of…lnkd.in/dtdrmDE

Sep 12, 2014

Celebrating with new profile pic: was a centuries-long round trip but our Wayfaring Strangers arr back home today! :) uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_de…

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.
Jan 29, 2014

"Well you can use all of it or none of it. Your creative editing now takes over," Pete Seeger said at the end of... fb.me/6FftlIFka

5 Songs That Will Shoogle Your Hurdies

npr.org — Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images 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.
Oct 24, 2013

From Eileen Ivers to Capercaillie, these 5 tracks are guaranteed hurdie shooglers... fb.me/1SD7dgbSd

Oct 25, 2013

@BrianCCrouch: If your foot isn't tappin' or your head noddin' listening to these, check your pulse!”> True! Listen: fb.me/1SD7dgbSd

Oct 25, 2013

RT @nprmusic: From @fiona_ritchie and The Thistle & Shamrock: 5 Songs That Will Shoogle Your Hurdies n.pr/GR5M1g

Mar 17, 2015

Shoogle Yer Hurdies* for St. Patrick's Day! (*shake your booty) fb.me/3q8j9vtrI

More Articles →
Aug 27, 2015

This week on The Thistle & Shamrock: "New Again For Summer" We feature more new releases for your summer... fb.me/5lpfF6JSl

Aug 26, 2015

Nice save with the macaron fest @florashedden It looked wonderful and bet the elderflower was de-lish.#ourstarbaker twitter.com/florashedden/s…

Aug 25, 2015

Looking forward to seeing everyone who can make it along to Linen Hall Library on the 4th. twitter.com/Maria20267977/…

Aug 25, 2015

We're really looking forward to bringing Wayfaring Strangers to one of its spiritual homelands on Sept 4th! twitter.com/una_music/stat…

Aug 23, 2015

"A display of immense focus and fortitude" > Ennis-Hill secures heptathlon gold bbc.in/1I40U0N


Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.