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"I sort of became this cocktail party version of myself where I felt like I had to play the role of 'happy girl'," Maggie Rogers says. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Maggie Rogers Reintroduces Herself

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Carreg Lafar. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Underneath The Stars

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Dom Flemons' Black Cowboys retells the settling of America's West through a new lens. Timothy Duffy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dom Flemons Presents A New Image Of The American Cowboy

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Altan. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Here We Go 2019!

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Frederick "Toots" Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at Coachella in 2017. Katie Stratton/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Toots And The Maytals​, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Shakey Graves at the Newport Folk Festival 2018. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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Shakey Graves, Live In Concert: Newport 2018

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Glen Hansard performs at the Newport Folk Festival 2018. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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Glen Hansard, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Jon Batiste led a star-studded cast, including Mavis Staples, through the civil rights-themed set A Change Is Gonna Come. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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A Change Is Gonna Come, Live In Concert : Newport Folk 2018

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Pierre Bensusan. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Gifts

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Marcus King Band performing live for World Cafe Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Marcus King Band On World Cafe

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Robin Bullock. Stephen Houseworth/Isis Music Hall/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Roots And Branches

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River Whyless performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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River Whyless On Mountain Stage

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock includes music by Brass Lassie. Melissa Buss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Fall Sounds Part 2

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