From the Library: A Celebration of Robert Burns

Today, Elrik Mer­lin presents a pro­gramme of Scot­tish music in cel­e­bra­tion of Robert Burns as part of our series From the Library, pro­duced in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library.

Wikipedia notes: “Robert Burns (25 Jan­u­ary 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rab­bie Burns, Scot­land’s favourite son, the Plough­man Poet, the Bard of Ayr­shire and in Scot­land as sim­ply The Bard) was a poet and a lyri­cist. He is wide­ly regard­ed as the nation­al poet of Scot­land, and is cel­e­brat­ed world­wide. He is the best known of the poets who have writ­ten in the Scots lan­guage, although much of his writ­ing is also in Eng­lish and a ‘light’ Scots dialect, acces­si­ble to an audi­ence beyond Scot­land. He also wrote in stan­dard Eng­lish, and in these pieces, his polit­i­cal or civ­il com­men­tary is often at its most blunt.”

25 Jan­u­ary 2009 marked the 250th birth­day of Scot­land’s famous bard, and through­out the pro­gramme today – which fea­tures the music of Scot­land in its many forms – we will be includ­ing extracts from the tra­di­tion­al Burns Sup­per.

This pro­gramme has trans­ferred to the Main Stream after hav­ing start­ed on Sec­ondary ear­li­er in the day.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life, to inform, edu­cate and enter­tain. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin.

You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now at http://music.radioriel.org — the ide­al URL to plug into your home par­cel media address in-world — or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er. (If you want to lis­ten off-world, eg in Winamp or iTunes, and the above address does­n’t work for you, click here.)

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