Monthly Archives: May 2021

Music of the Baroque

Today, Wednes­day May 5th, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, join us for Episode 6 of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode we vis­it ‘once upon a time’ — a curi­ous world where things appear very dif­fer­ent — and you can find the details here. And every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 5

Sun­day May 2nd sees a sec­ond chance to hear the fifth episode in our twice-month­ly series on the Tarot, Tarot @ Teatime, with Wil­low Moon­fire and Hon­ey Heart. The show airs on Thurs­days and Sun­days at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time (8pm or mid­night in the UK), and a new episode pre­mieres every two weeks.

Episode 5 cov­ers Part One of the sig­nif­i­cance of num­bers in the Minor Arcana.  We present qual­i­ties and key­words asso­ci­at­ed with the num­bers one through five.

The pri­ma­ry resource men­tioned is the Rid­er Waite Smith Tarot deck.  It is avail­able from the pub­lish­er, US Games Sys­tems, Inc. and numer­ous book­stores and online book sellers.


Music for Beltane

Today we present a pro­gramme of a wide vari­ety of music for Beltane.

Beltane or Beltain is the Gael­ic May Day fes­ti­val. Most com­mon­ly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and sum­mer sol­stice. His­tor­i­cal­ly, it was wide­ly observed through­out Ire­land, Scot­land, and the Isle of Man. In Irish the name for the fes­ti­val day is Lá Beal­taine, in Scot­tish Gael­ic Là Beall­tainn and in Manx Gael­ic Laa Boaltinn/Boaldyn. It is one of the four Gael­ic sea­son­al fes­ti­vals — along with Samhain, Imbolc and Lugh­nasadh — and is sim­i­lar to the Welsh Calan Mai.

And tune in at noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time / 8pm or mid­night in the UK — for the lat­est edi­tion of our Sec­ond Life trav­el show, Where’ve You Been? — where we vis­it ‘once upon a time’. Details here. In addi­tion, we are broad­cast­ing Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.