From the Library… Yuletide Approaches

As the Win­ter Sol­stice approach­es, this week’s From The Library con­sists of a fair­ly broad col­lec­tion of gen­er­al­ly Celtic music, inter­spersed with items hav­ing a Christ­mas, Sol­stice or Yule­tide flavour. The mate­r­i­al ranges from con­tem­po­rary choral works by artists such as Lib­era; to clas­sic and mod­ern Celtic songs, moods and themes; to NW Euro­pean Christ­mas car­ols and music.

Of par­tic­u­lar inter­est is Paul Win­ter’s Celtic Sol­stice, a col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal works per­formed by some of the world’s lead­ing Celtic musi­cians in the world’s largest Goth­ic space, New York’s Cathe­dral of St. John the Divine. We will con­ve­nient­ly over­look the fact that the Sol­stice being cel­e­brat­ed is actu­al­ly the… ah… oth­er one.

This pro­gramme fea­tures a great­ly expand­ed playlist that will take sev­er­al days to play com­plete­ly. The pro­gramme will run until Wednes­day evening (GMT) and will be fol­lowed on Thurs­day by a spe­cial From The Library pro­gramme in hon­our of the Nordic cel­e­bra­tion of St Lucy’s Day, Sank­ta Lucia, Decem­ber 13th.

From The Library is pre­sent­ed by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life, and 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 to the pro­gram now at http://music.radioriel.org, or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

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