Today on Radio Riel we present a programme of music from Scotland and the nearby islands that together have been both the source and the inspiration of great traditional and other music for centuries. You’ll hear both instrumental and vocal
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Highlands & Islands

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by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011

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Today on Radio Riel we present a programme of music from Scotland and the nearby islands that together have been both the source and the inspiration of great traditional and other music for centuries.

You’ll hear both instrumental and vocal music today – plenty of bagpipes and fiddles of course; songs in both Gaelic and English; and both traditional and modern material. (To be fair, the programme includes music from all over Scotland, lowlands as well as highlands). The music today is broadly Celtic, but there are also artists in today’s show who, while drawing on Celtic music traditions are not particularly characteristically Celtic in their sound. The programme is diverse and varied and should provide a day of enjoyable listening for all those with Scottish heritage or affinities.

This programme is dedicated to friend and colleague Soliel Snook, who has lived in the Scottish Highlands for many years and has introduced me to a great deal of magnificent music from the region. —EM

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme now at http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in; outside the US, tune to http://main.radioriel.org in-world, or simply click here if your browser is configured to launch a player automatically.

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.

Image: The Cuillins (Skye) by Kenneth Barker

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