May Day has begun in England, and to celebrate the Maying we are playing a selection of music for the time of year. May Day has many associations and both of the main ones are celebrated in this programme: on the
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From the Library: Music for May Day

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by Elrik Merlin on Thursday, 30 April, 2009

May Day has begun in England, and to celebrate the Maying we are playing a selection of music for the time of year.

May Day has many associations and both of the main ones are celebrated in this programme: on the one hand the Celtic and neo-pagan festival of Beltane, and at the same time International Workers’ Day. So you’ll hear Celtic folk from Loreena McKennitt, neo-pagan songs from the Mediaeval Baebes and their members, and folk artists like Chumbawamba, Ron Copper, Ewan MacColl and Martin Carthy. And there’s some music for Morris Dancing in there too.

From the Library is produced in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life, and today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen now at http://music.radioriel.org. (To listen off-world, eg in Winamp or iTunes, and if the above address doesn’t work for you, click here.)

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world. 

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