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Host and Music Producer — NPR
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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.

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

waterstones.com — Wayfaring Strangers: the Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia (Book) by Fiona Ritchie (2014)

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.
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Nov 21, 2014

Hear Fiona and Doug Orr on @WFAE with Mike Collins, live music by Little Windows and the Wayfaring Strangers story fb.me/1TPmmYlD0

Nov 21, 2014

Hear Fiona and Doug Orr on WFAE with Mike Collins, live music by Little Windows and the Wayfaring Strangers story. fb.me/1TPmmYlD0

Nov 21, 2014

@NualaKennedy Needed to cool down! Headed to Earl of Sandwich for margarita on the rocks. Looked like @momaura had a wee cocktail on the go.

Nov 21, 2014

Great music round the clock on our ThistleRadio music channel. 1,000 tracks by year's end. Tune in! fb.me/7sbEbnzet

Nov 21, 2014

RT @uncpressblog: Podcast: @fiona_ritchie & Doug Orr talk abt #WayfaringStrangers, with music from Little Windows @WFAE http://t.co/5x778mT…

Nov 21, 2014

"Gifts for Asheville book lovers" provides nice excuse (who needs one?!) for a trip to @Malaprops avlne.ws/1vtMEhp via @asheville

Nov 19, 2014

This week on The Thistle & Shamrock: "Dance Time" Put on your dancing shoes and kick up your heels! We feature... fb.me/3rfCMLyxc

Nov 15, 2014

Mike Collins wouldn't let me have this lovely thing as a souvie for being on his @WFAE Charlotte Talks show ;-) instagram.com/p/vbARRJLOk9/



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