Tag Archives: Scotland

A Burns Supper

Yes­ter­day, 25th Jan­u­ary, was the anniver­sary of the birth of Robert Burns, and today we’re bring­ing you a pro­gramme of tra­di­tion­al and mod­ern music from Scot­land (with plen­ty of bag­pipes of course), and then, at 12:30pm and 4:30pm Pacif­ic Time (8:30pm and 00:30 GMT) we are pre­sent­ing a com­plete Burns Sup­per, cour­tesy of the late-lament­ed Scots Inde­pen­dent News­pa­per. Yes, we’re a day late, but in fact a Burns Sup­per only needs to be more or less around the 25th — the Dundee branch of the Scot­tish Nation­al Par­ty, for exam­ple, is hav­ing theirs on-line on Feb­ru­ary 5th!

In addi­tion, today sees a new edi­tion of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we dis­cuss things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic, 8pm and mid­night in the UK. In this episode, the sec­ond of our sec­ond series, we vis­it the Janus Gal­leries.

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

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.