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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:thistleradio.com/index.php?opti SomaFM:somafm.com/player/#/now-p 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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Jul 21, 2016

This week on The Thistle & Shamrock: "Clear Sounds" We enjoy the pure beauty of the unaccompanied voice, along...  http://fb.me/yizdX9Sy 

Jul 19, 2016

Yup. Something like: Swing your partner 'round and 'round, Dosey doe, Put your foot in your mouth πŸ™„  https://twitter.com/magtimmag/status/755428986423955456 

Jul 19, 2016

US Sec of State Kerry, UK Foreign Sec Johnson at 1st joint press conf dancing around the many earlier embarrassing remarks made by Boris J.

Jul 18, 2016

Thanks Andye. So grateful for the time radio stations will commit to airing real music. Keep coming back! ;-)  https://twitter.com/andyeisthenews/status/754133053325336576 

Jul 18, 2016

RT @CodyEdrington: @fiona_ritchie Fiona, I've been listening to Swannanoa memories 1&2 on repeat now for almost 2 months. My favorite T&S…

Jul 14, 2016

This week on The Thistle & Shamrock: "Essential Celtic" We feature music that reflects past and present, honors...  http://fb.me/2lrjDm1OB 

Jul 11, 2016

RT @cmrainey: Oh man, how could I have forgotten Afro Celt Sound System? Thank you @fiona_ritchie @wunc

Jul 10, 2016

@redhaircrow @andy_murray Yes Raonic played so well but Andy was supreme. Wonderfully victory. So happy for him. πŸŽΎπŸ†πŸŽ‰

Jul 10, 2016

Well @andy_murray I think you have just made my life! πŸŽΎπŸ†πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ #Wimbledon2016 #CmonAndy #champion #proudofAndy


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