Caledon — Eleven Years

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Gabrielle Riel on Sunday, 26 February, 2017

Caledon – Ten Years

On February 26, 2006 a new community appeared on the grid in the virtual world of Second Life. It was called The Independent State of Caledon.

Eleven years later there are thousands of friendships and memories, many actual marriages, a virtual university and an actual internet radio station named Radio Riel that all began in Caledon.

Please join today’s musical celebration as we provide a program on Radio Riel’s Main stream that is a mix of mostly classical music, with some dashes of folk and bagpipes, from the United Kingdom. You will also hear a variety of recordings of dramatic readings, poetry and broadcasts that were all produced for events in the Independent State of Caledon at some point in the last decade.

Vivat Caledon!


Saturday At The Movies

by Elrik Merlin 25 February 2017 Daily Programme
The Windsor Theater in Hampton, IA. Photo by Pete Zarria

If it’s pouring with rain or blowing up a storm where you are, what better thing to do than enjoy a movie – or in this case, a movie or television soundtrack or two? Well, that’s just what we have for you today.

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A Tribute to Peter Skellern

by Elrik Merlin 22 February 2017 Daily Programme
A Tribute to Peter Skellern

Late last week we heard of the death of a great musician and songwriter, Peter Skellern. He was responsible for some magnificent pieces of music — many will recall his early 1970s hit, You’re A Lady for example, with its expansive arrangement including brass band and choir. He also specialised in marvellous renditions of classic period songs.

To celebrate his life, we are featuring a selection of his songs taken from several of his albums. In addition we have a very special tribute to Skellern recorded by our friend Mike Brown, a presenter on CHBN Radio in Truro, Cornwall — not far from Skellern’s home in Fowey. Mike presents the story of Peter Skellern’s life in music and he plays several of his songs — including material from his band Oasis with Julian Lloyd-Webber, Mitch Dalton and Mary Hopkin. We are most grateful to Mike and to CHBN for making this programme available. It runs for about 30 minutes and will be broadcast at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time (19:00 and 03:00 in the UK).

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