Monthly Archives: February 2024

Jack Flanders in Steam Dreamers of Inverness — Series 3

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of anoth­er excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: “Steam Dream­ers of Inver­ness — Series Three” - in which Jack Flan­ders and his friends con­tin­ue their excit­ing Steam­punk adventure!

The com­plete adven­ture con­sists of 16 half-hour episodes, in four series of four episodes each, broad­cast at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT on Fri­days.

Cur­rent­ly we are broad­cast­ing the four episodes of the third series.

Now read on…

Anthems In Eden: The Journey from Folk into Rock

Today in our Fea­tured Music we  look at the pro­gres­sion from folk into rock in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. In addi­tion, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, we present anoth­er edi­tion of “Where Have You” Been?, where we dis­cov­er things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid. Plus “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Mardi Gras on VCRadio

It’s Mar­di Gras time here on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio, and our Fea­tured Genre will be the music of Car­ni­val and Mar­di Gras, from New Orleans to Latin Amer­i­ca and beyond, plus some old-time R&B and Trad Jazz.

In addi­tion, you can hear an episode of our orig­i­nal series, Where Have You Been? where we dis­cuss things to do and places to vis­it across the SL Grid: 12 noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific.

And don’t miss  The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity from The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton’s Col­lege of Engi­neer­ing — a series about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run, and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them — every four hours from 4am SLT/Pacific.

Main image: “Mar­di Gras on Canal post­card by Hirschwitz” by Infrog­ma­tion is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Early Music on Virtual Community Radio

Today,   tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio via the link — or sim­ply “Play Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio” on your Alexa smart speak­er — for a pro­gramme of Ear­ly Music.

We’re fea­tur­ing music of the High Renais­sance, with con­tri­bu­tions from France, Spain, Eng­land and Ger­many. There are also some mod­ern inter­pre­ta­tions thrown in for good measure.

Where Have You Been?”, our orig­i­nal series on things to do and places to vis­it around the Sec­ond Life Grid,  airs at 12 noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time — and don’t miss Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity every 4 hours from 4am Pacific.

Celtic Music for Imbolc

Wel­come to a Celtic Music (and more!) Fes­ti­val fea­tur­ing (among many oth­er things) music from around the Celtic Lands, along­side music inspired by or express­ing Celtic themes, in cel­e­bra­tion of Imbolc.

Today you’ll hear a wide vari­ety of Celtic and Celtic-influ­enced mate­r­i­al, with orches­tral works like Shaun Dav­ey’s Bren­dan Voy­age; a wide range of per­for­mances by tra­di­tion­al Celtic artists; and music inspired by the Celtic her­itage. There are also some large-scale per­for­mances from artists like Celtic Woman, Celtic Thun­der and even the Cincin­nati Pops! And lis­ten out for some of the Celtic/Goddess themed pieces from Nashville-based artist Lau­ra Pow­ers’ Leg­ends of the God­dess tril­o­gy, along with Rut­land Boughton’s sel­­dom-heard clas­sic, first per­formed in Glas­ton­bury between the wars, The Immor­tal Hour.

Then tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time/SLT, 8pm or mid­night in the UK, for episodes from our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we dis­cuss things to do and places to vis­it across the Sec­ond Life Grid. And catch “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton every four hours from 4am Pacific.