From the Library – Songs of the Sea and Seafaring

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by Elrik Merlin on Monday, 28 July, 2008

Picking up yesterday’s theme – which tied in with the Caledon Library’s discussion of Moby Dick – Radio Riel continues today with a selection of seafaring songs: from traditional sea chanteys (as they are properly called), some quite ancient, to classical and Celtic pieces which evoke the sea, ships and those who sail in them. Today you’ll hear a wide selection of items, from the whimsical to the deadly serious.

The programme today is produced in conjunction with the Caledon Library, which is co-sponsoring a Story Session tonight at the Falling Anvil, Caledon Tamrannoch, entitled Jack Tars and Commodores: Tales of the Sea and Seafaring, from 5 – 8pm SLT. The event is sponsored by the Caledon Library, the Clan of Seafarers and Storytellers, and the Storytelling Guild.

• From the Library is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Caledon Library in Second Life. Today’s programme was produced by Elrik Merlin.

For more information on the Caledon Library, current exhibits and the work of Second Life reference libraries in general, please visit the Caledon Library Web site, or one of their locations in-world.

You can listen now at http://music.radioriel.org — the ideal URL for you to use in your home parcel media address in-world — or simply visit any Caledon Library branch in-world and press Play on your embedded music player. (If you want to listen off-world, eg in Winamp or iTunes, and the above address doesn’t work for you, click here.)

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