Thistle and Shamrock
1:25 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: One, Two...

Scottish folk singer Julie Fowlis
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 10:49 am

Enjoy an hour dedicated to some great solo artists and duos that deliver uncluttered, pure acoustic arrangements.

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Deceptive Cadence
11:57 am
Wed August 15, 2012

We Asked For Six Songs, We Got Thousands

Music by the Beatles appeared on many "Six Songs of Me" lists.

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 10:00 am

Last week we asked you to do some musical soul-searching — and boy, did we get responses. In the first day, 250 people commented on the blog post "You Are What You Hear: What Your Favorite Music Says About You." Several thousand more comments have since rolled in via social media.

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10:38 am
Wed August 15, 2012

NPR's Quist-Arcton Dusts To Ray Charles

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 11:03 am

For Tell Me More's occasional series, "In Your Ear," guests talk about the songs that they turn to for inspiration. NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton shares the tracks she plays on repeat when she's on assignment or when she's at home in Dakar.

Mountain Stage
10:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Karan Casey And John Doyle On Mountain Stage

Karan Casey (front) and John Doyle perform on Mountain Stage, recorded at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Fred C. Tom Mountain Stage

Celtic musicians Karan Casey and John Doyle appear on Mountain Stage, recorded on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. Natives of Ireland, both Casey and Doyle were living in America when they helped found the traditional supergroup Solas, which was lauded by The Boston Herald as "the first truly great Irish band to arise from America."

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8:13 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Lyle Lovett In Concert

David Andrako for NPR

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 9:53 am

Seeing a concert at the Prospect Park Bandshell is a surefire way to spend a summer night. Seeing Lyle Lovett close out the 2012 Celebrate Brooklyn season was something special — and we were there to record the Aug. 11 show.

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