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[NEW TIME] Saturday at 7:00 PM
WAMU's Bluegrass Country
Washington, DC 105.5 FM
Washington, DC HD 88.5 Channel 2
Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland 93.5 FM
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Wednesday at 5:00 PM
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Thursday at 2:00 AM (archived edition)
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Friday at 1:00 AM (7:00 AM Copenhagen, GMT+2)
Friday at 2:00 PM (8:00 PM Copenhagen, GMT+2)
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Friday at 2:30 AM
WESU 88.1 FM in Middletown, CT
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Saturday at 8:00 AM (2:00 PM local time, 1 PM GMT)
Mérida, Spain
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Saturday at 8:00 AM
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Sunday at 6:00 AM (archived edition)
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Monday at 7:00 PM (archived edition)
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Also listen to Cliff's (non-RootsWorld) live broadcast.
Thursday at 7:00 AM
on WPKN FM Bridgeport, CT on 89.5 FM
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What's Coming Up?
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The week of May 23rd On the 153rd edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll feature a major new work for throat singing, story telling and strings performed by Kronos Quartet and Tanya Tagaq. Also featured, new music from Greek singer Savina Yannatou and her ensemble Primavera en Salonico. We'll listen a Rumi poem and a Duke Ellington song by fiddler, dancer and singer Eden MacAdam-Somer, a song from Calabrian adventurers Re Niliu, a Finno-Balkan romp with Celenka and hear a preview of a new album by the trio of Lena Willemark, Anders Jormin & Karin Makagawa.

The week of May 16th
On the 152nd edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll start with Mediterranean songs from Lamia Bedioui and The Desert Fish. We feature songs and a review of new Occitan music from La Talvera. And premiere a new recording by the fiddling Finns of Kaustinen, JPP. Other artists on the show will include Řjeblikket (Denmark), Titi Robin & Medhdi Massouli (France/Morocco), The Sea Kings (Cornwall), Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys (US) and Kip Hanrahan with Jack Bruce, Allen Toussaint and Don Pullen. Find out more on our web site at


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