Monthly Archives: March 2021

Music of Ireland

It’s March 17, St Patrick­’s Day, and today we have a pro­gramme of pri­mar­i­ly (but not exclu­sive­ly) tra­di­tion­al music for you from the Emer­ald Isle.

It’s also the pre­miere of the lat­est edi­tion of Where’ve You Been? — our twice-a-month fea­ture on things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid. Tune in at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time — this week, that’s 19:00 and 23:00 UTC. For details, see the arti­cle here.

You can also catch Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

“Ring of Ker­ry, Ire­land” by min­niemouse­aunt is licensed under CC BY 2.0

New Shows on Mixcloud

We’re pleased to announce the addi­tion of two new shows to our Mix­cloud “Lis­ten Again” archive, at

The lat­est shows to be added are Where’ve You Been? Episode 3, and the first episode of our new series on the Tarot, Tarot@Teatime.

If you missed these shows on the air, you can now hear them any time.

New shows in both series will begin to air lat­er this week.

The Black Mass Programme 4: Six Tales by Lord Dunsany

The Black Mass

Now at noon and 4pm Pacific!

Due to pop­u­lar demand we have added a broad­cast of The Black Mass at an ear­li­er time on Fri­days  — from now on, in addi­tion to 4pm Pacif­ic, there will be a broad­cast at noon Pacif­ic time too. This is in line with our oth­er spe­cial pro­gram­ming, which also goes out at noon and 4pm Pacific.

So… Join us on Fri­day at a lit­tle after 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic time (20:00 or mid­night Fri/Sat UTC), for anoth­er episode in the land­mark radio dra­ma series The Black Mass, cre­at­ed at the Paci­fi­ca radio sta­tion KPFA in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, over fifty years ago. In 30 chill­ing tales of mys­tery, imag­i­na­tion and the human mind, The Black Mass brings you some of literature’s most haunt­ing sto­ries, by mas­ters of the craft — many of whom are best-known in oth­er fields.

Today: Six Tales by Lord Dun­sany: Lob­ster Sal­ad, The Work­man, The Charm against Thirst, How the Ene­my Came to Thlun­rana, The Dream of King Kar­na-Vootra, Charon

Note that episodes will not start until the track play­ing at the top of the hour has fin­ished, so the actu­al start time of the episode will be a few min­utes after the hour.

Smooth Jazz

Hel­lo and wel­come to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio. Today, Weds 10 March, we are fea­tur­ing a col­lec­tion of Smooth Jazz pieces to relax with and enjoy in these dif­fi­cult times.

The major­i­ty of pieces are instru­men­tal and in gen­er­al the music is on the Jazz end of the New Age spectrum.

New Series: Tarot @ Teatime

We are very pleased to announce the first in a new series of pro­grammes look­ing at the Tarot.

In Tarot @ Teatime, we explore the his­to­ry and mean­ing of the Tarot, and dis­cuss a vari­ety of tech­niques for read­ing the cards.

Where’ve You Been? We visit Sinful Retreat — “It’s not what it sounds like!”

It’s Wednes­day March 3rd and time for a new episode of Where’ve You Been, our fort­night­ly fea­ture on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life grid. You can catch the show at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, that’s 20:00 and 00:00 UTC, on Wednes­days and Saturdays.

In this, Episode 3, we’re vis­it­ing Sin­ful Retreat and Angels’ Rest — “A mar­vel­lous col­lec­tion of art, sculp­ture and architecture”

Folk Music from the UK

Today we present a pro­gramme of folk music from the UK (well near­ly — there are a cou­ple of North Amer­i­can artists in there if truth be told), cov­er­ing the last 50 years or so.

This time we are also fea­tur­ing a clas­sic album from 1979, The Pea­cock Par­ty, by vir­tu­oso gui­tarist Gor­don Giltrap. Amongst a tal­ent­ed group of musi­cians, it fea­tures Gryphon’s Richard Har­vey on recorders and crumhorn. The tunes are inspired by char­ac­ters from the book The Pea­cock Par­ty writ­ten by George E Ryder and illus­trat­ed by Alan Aldridge — a sequel to the some­what bet­ter known The But­ter­fly Ball and the Grasshop­per’s Feast.

Coming March 4th — Tarot @ Teatime

Mark your cal­en­dars and join us for our fas­ci­nat­ing new series Tarot @ Teatime, where hosts Wil­low Moon­fire and Hon­ey Heart explore the his­to­ry and mean­ing of the cards, and the dif­fer­ent ways they can be read.

Tune in on Thurs­days, repeat­ed Sun­days, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic (20:00 and 00:00 UTC). Episodes will run for two weeks and will there­after be avi­l­able on our Mix­cloud chan­nel.