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Fiona Ritchie

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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

NPR:http://thistleradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=572&Itemid=109 SomaFM:http://somafm.com/player/#/now-playing/thistle Talking, writing.

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

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.

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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Sep 30, 2016

This week on The Thistle & Shamrock: "More New Sounds." We feature more of the best new sounds from the summer...  http://fb.me/4fSyQpK9C 

Sep 25, 2016

RT @BBCRadio4: Extraordinary piece of radio from 1968 as the legendary Lillian Gish talks about her film career:… https://t.co/IV4pNdsLo1

Sep 25, 2016

For your throat dear @cerysmatthews Dr Fiona prescribes: hot water, blob of honey, squeeze of lemon juice, nip o' whisky❤️ #toddy @BBC6Music

Sep 25, 2016

For anyone in Edinburgh: today is the last chance to see this stunning exhibition at National Museum of Scotland...  http://fb.me/8o39ICh8G 

Sep 23, 2016

RT @BBCFOUR: Anyone who thinks Keith Richards is trending because he's died should a) know better, b) tune to @BBCFOUR now for #BBCKeef's TV hijack.


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