Ritual Passages — The Vernal Equinox

by Elrik Merlin 18 March 2017 Daily Programme
Ritual Passages – The Vernal Equinox

No sooner is St Patrick’s Day behind us than the Vernal Equinox — Ostara — is upon us, actually on March 20th this year.

We’ll be taking the theme of St Patrick’s Day (and March 17 is also the date of the Roman festival of Liberalia, a feast celebrating boys reaching manhood) and broadening it out with a more general Celtic theme and the hint of approaching Spring.






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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day: The Music of Ireland

by Gabrielle Riel 17 March 2017 Daily Programme
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day: The Music of Ireland

Radio Riel is pleased to provide you with your “soundtrack” for the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday today! In the program, you will hear traditional Irish folk music with a dash of contemporary artists in the mix.






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Between the Wars

by Elrik Merlin 15 March 2017 Daily Programme
Between the Wars

In today’s programme, we’re playing music from the period between the First and Second World Wars – from big bands to ballads and movie soundtracks – featuring restored original recordings alongside modern recreations.






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