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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 ...

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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.

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.

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

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 — 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.
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Apr 17, 2015

"Hi Fiona, thought you might like to see the video we've made for our song 'Rubble' which you played youtu.be/_OfGkXLmuhM"> Ta! Love it :)

Apr 17, 2015

Who remembers The Thistle & Shamrock Concert Tour 1990, visiting a dozen cities in the US? Were you there? Or... fb.me/3MaXkea2U

Apr 16, 2015

RT @andy_murray: To celebrate reaching 3m followers (thank you), I'm giving away 1 personalised signed racket. All you have to do is RT this! #treatyourself

Apr 15, 2015

This week on The Thistle & Shamrock: "Heading South" Fiona celebrates the musical connections that captured her... fb.me/1Hs5j5TDU

Apr 15, 2015

The lovely Jean Redpath singing w Garrison Keillor on our #weewidget right now! Tune in at thistleradio.com

Apr 12, 2015

@MHalenar @simonthoumire Glad you enjoyed all the Philly info in book. The port plays such a pivotal role in the saga of the Scots-Irish!



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