From the Library: 60 Years of English Folk

Today Elrik Mer­lin sur­veys the world of clas­sic Eng­lish folk music from the last 60 years or so, with artists rang­ing from the Fair­ports, Pen­tan­gle, and the Incred­i­ble String Band to cur­rent artists like Kate Rus­by. How­ev­er the empha­sis is large­ly on ear­li­er and tra­di­tion­al mate­r­i­al. “You’ll hear a lot of music from the clas­sic days of the 1970s folk revival today,” he says. “There are even some sea­son­al ref­er­ences (no, I don’t mean 14 ver­sions of Tam Lin. There are only about five). And as usu­al I’ve thrown in a few antiques & curios, such as folk inter­pre­ta­tions of Bea­t­les songs.”

Then don’t for­get to tune in at 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic (6pm and 2am in the UK this week only as transat­lantic clocks are out of sync until tomor­row) for the ZBS Radio Hour. We’ll be air­ing the final episode of Ruby 3: The Invis­i­ble World and before that the lat­est instal­ment of Jack Flan­ders’ adven­ture Dreams of Rio.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin and pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with our friends at the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are asked to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

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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