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Music of Ireland

Tomor­row is March 17, St Patrick­’s Day, and in antic­i­pa­tion of that, 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 reg­u­lar 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

Music of Scotland

As Hog­manay approach­es, today on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio — Weds Decem­ber 29th — we are fea­tur­ing the music of Scot­land: from tra­di­tion­al pipers and Scot­tish Coun­try Dance bands to mod­ern pop­u­lar music from some of the nation’s lead­ing artistes.

“Where Have You Been” is cur­rent­ly on hia­tus until Jan­u­ary 5th, but you can catch “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic Time.

“The Piper” — shot aside the A82 by dig­i­cla — is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Folk Music from the British Isles: Spell Songs II

Today, Weds Decem­ber 15, we present a pro­gramme of folk music from the British Isles (well near­ly — there are a cou­ple of North Amer­i­can artists in there if truth be told), cov­er­ing the last 50 years or so.

In par­tic­u­lar, we are cel­e­brat­ing the new album from Spell Songs, “Spell Songs II — Let The Light In” by play­ing a track every hour.

Spell Songs is a musi­cal evo­lu­tion of both The Lost Words and The Lost Spells books by acclaimed author Robert Mac­far­lane and award-win­ning illus­tra­tor Jack­ie Mor­ris; cre­at­ing a lis­ten­ing expe­ri­ence that inter­sects music, lit­er­a­ture, lan­guage and art, as a call to reawak­en our love of the wild.

Celtic Moods

Today’s pro­gramme takes a look at the expan­sion of Celtic music and themes into sev­er­al dif­fer­ent gen­res of music.

Here we are fea­tur­ing musi­cians and music that start from the Celtic tra­di­tion and take it for­ward into oth­er realms, from Joanie Mad­den to Mendelssohn to Ger­al­do and his Orches­tra; from thun­der­ous­ly spec­tac­u­lar orches­tral arrange­ments (you’ll hear sev­er­al of those today) in the wake of River­dance, to inspir­ing music for a small Celtic ensem­ble and organ, played in the largest Goth­ic space in the world.

Celtic Moods

Today’s pro­gramme takes anoth­er look at the expan­sion of Celtic music and themes into sev­er­al dif­fer­ent gen­res of music.

Here we are fea­tur­ing musi­cians and music that start from the Celtic tra­di­tion and take it for­ward into oth­er realms, from Joanie Mad­den to Mendelssohn to Ger­al­do and his Orches­tra; from thun­der­ous­ly spec­tac­u­lar orches­tral arrange­ments (you’ll hear sev­er­al of those today) in the wake of River­dance, to inspir­ing music for a small Celtic ensem­ble and organ, played in the largest Goth­ic space in the world.

Celtic Moods

Today’s pro­gramme takes anoth­er look at the expan­sion of Celtic music and themes into sev­er­al dif­fer­ent gen­res of music.

Here we are fea­tur­ing musi­cians and music that start from the Celtic tra­di­tion and take it for­ward into oth­er realms, from Joanie Mad­den to Mendelssohn to Ger­al­do and his Orches­tra; from thun­der­ous­ly spec­tac­u­lar orches­tral arrange­ments (you’ll hear sev­er­al of those today) in the wake of River­dance, to inspir­ing music for a small Celtic ensem­ble and organ, played in the largest Goth­ic space in the world.

Anthems In Eden: The Journey from Folk into Rock

Today we  look at the pro­gres­sion from folk into rock in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. In addi­tion, we pre­miere the lat­est edi­tion of Where’ve You Been?, where we dis­cov­er things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid. For more details of the lat­ter, click here.

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

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.