Monthly Archives: February 2023

English & Scottish Country Dance

Our pro­gramme today, 25th Feb­ru­ary, focus­es, rather broad­ly, on Eng­lish Coun­try Dance – and in par­tic­u­lar on the work of John Play­ford (1623–1686/7) — and its cousin, Scot­tish Coun­try Dance, along with a range of oth­er tra­di­tion­al dance music such as Mor­ris dancing.

In addi­tion, tune in at noon or 4pm Pacific/SLT as “Where Have You Been?” re-vis­its the his­toric Sec­ond Life envi­ron­ment of Svar­ga. To learn more about Svar­ga, check out this arti­cle from last year. Plus “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am SLT/Pacific.

The Magic of The Musical: The Tony Awards

Our new sea­son of The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal with Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er begins in April, but in the run-up to that time, we’re repeat­ing some of last sea­son’s pro­grammes, so today, Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 18th at 2pm slt/pacific you can hear our show on the Tony Awards, orig­i­nal­ly broad­cast live from SL19B last year.

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal explores the blend­ing of music and dra­ma — fea­tur­ing the songs, his­to­ry, and lore that make up the musi­cal the­ater canon. Learn more about some of your favorite shows and com­posers as we cue the orches­tra, and the over­ture begins.

In this, Episode 03: “Count­down to The Tony Awards” your host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er talks to guest Mor­rie Enders, the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Lin­coln Com­mu­ni­ty Play­house in Nebras­ka. Togeth­er they explore some “what ifs” and “might have been“s from var­i­ous Best Musi­cal races from the Amer­i­can The­ater Wing’s Tony Awards past.

In keep­ing with the show, “On Broad­way!” is our Fea­tured Music theme through the day. And don’t miss the episode of Where Have You Been? where we vis­it Svar­ga, and Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Sounding Brass

Today’s pro­gramme — Wednes­day Feb­ru­ary 15th — focus­es on brass instru­ments, with gen­res that range from Ear­ly Music to con­tem­po­rary pieces.

Thus the pieces you’ll hear today range from ancient and ear­ly music, through Baroque and clas­si­cal, to Vic­to­ri­an brass bands, to rag­time, trad jazz, a touch of big band, right up to mod­ern works includ­ing a mar­vel­lous suite of pieces for wind band inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

This will all lead to some remark­able jux­ta­po­si­tions — and a few sur­pris­es. Plus “Where Have You Been?” re-vis­its Svar­ga, and more!

Jack Flanders in Return to Inverness

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of anoth­er excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: Return to Inver­ness - a 12-part sequel to the orig­i­nal Jack Flan­ders adven­ture, The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness.

This adven­ture con­sists  of 12 half-hour episodes, broad­cast at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT on Fridays.

Music for Brigid’s Day and Imbolc

St Brigid’s feast day is Feb­ru­ary 1st, and today we’ll be play­ing a col­lec­tion of Celtic music in her hon­our. The Gael­ic fes­ti­val coin­cides with Imbolc, the first day of Spring in Irish tra­di­tion, and because St Brigid has been linked to the god­dess Brigid, the fes­ti­val of Imbolc is asso­ci­at­ed with the goddess.

In addi­tion you can tune in at 12 noon or 4pm SLT for an edi­tion of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we vis­it The Nature Col­lec­tive.