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Hear folk guitarist Al Petteway on this week's The Thistle & Shamrock. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Song Links

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Dervish's latest album Irish Songbook is out now. Colin Gillen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dervish Finds New Ways To Celebrate Tradition With 'The Great Irish Songbook'

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American fiddler Eileen Ivers is featured on this week's The Thistle & Shamrock. James Fraher/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Made In America

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Steve Earle performing live for World Cafe Still from video/WXPN hide caption

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Steve Earle on World Cafe

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Anaïs Mitchell On Mountain Stage

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The Suitcase Junket On World Cafe

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Hear Afro Celt Sound System on this edition of The Thistle & Shamrock. Mark Bennett/Riotsquad Publicity hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: World Beat

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Tedeschi Trucks Band On World Cafe

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Elisapie's latest album, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, is out now. Le Pigeon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elisapie Revisits Her Inuit Roots In 'The Ballad Of The Runaway Girl'

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American Trappist (left), Soul Glo (middle) and Kayleigh Goldsworthy bring captivating emotional perspectives to their songwriting. Photos by Kara Donnelly and John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Karine Polwart at Fala Flow, Midlothian, Scotland. Suzanne Heffron hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Migrations With Karine Polwart

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Edie Brickell Todd Crusham/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Edie Brickell On World Cafe

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