From the Library: A Celebration of Robert Burns

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by Elrik Merlin on Monday, 26 January, 2009

Today, Elrik Merlin presents a programme of Scottish music in celebration of Robert Burns as part of our series From the Library, produced in conjunction with the Caledon Library.

Wikipedia notes: "Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard) was a poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a 'light' Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these pieces, his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt."

25 January 2009 marked the 250th birthday of Scotland's famous bard, and throughout the programme today – which features the music of Scotland in its many forms – we will be including extracts from the traditional Burns Supper.

This programme has transferred to the Main Stream after having started on Secondary earlier in the day.

From the Library is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Caledon Library in Second Life, to inform, educate and entertain. Today's programme is presented by Elrik Merlin.

You can listen to the programme now at http://music.radioriel.org - the ideal URL to plug into 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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