From the Library: A Victorian Entertainment

Today on Radio Riel, please join us for a day of music from the Vic­to­ri­an and Edwar­dian eras. The pro­gramme will include pop­u­lar songs and bal­lads famil­iar to those of us who fre­quent the music-halls, includ­ing both orig­i­nal Mechan­i­cal and mod­ern Elec­tri­cal Record­ings. We shall also bring you a selec­tion of Dances from the Band­stand in the gar­dens of the majes­tic Crys­tal Palace, now removed to South Lon­don.

In addi­tion, from time to time, we shall regale you with the sounds of the lat­est in Mechan­i­cal Instru­men­ta­tion, includ­ing the famous Carousel Steam-Organ and the mag­nif­i­cent Three-Disc Sym­pho­nion.

We guar­an­tee that a most enjoy­able time is to be had by all.

Then please join us at 11am and 7pm Sec­ond Life Time (7pm and 3am in the Unit­ed King­dom) for the fourth install­ments of our two Excit­ing Radio Seri­als: first a Mys­tery in which Mr Jack Flan­ders dis­cov­ers the hid­den secrets of his aun­t’s exten­sive man­sion — The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness — and the sec­ond a Sci­en­tif­ic Romance con­cern­ing a Detec­tive who trav­els the Heav­ens with the curi­ous title of Ruby — Adven­tures of a Galac­tic Gumshoe. Both these excit­ing con­fec­tions are brought to you by our friends at the ZBS Foun­da­tion, and many more of their won­drous offer­ings can be found at their Aether­ic Infor­ma­tion Post, You can either lis­ten to these on the stream at home or, in pref­er­ence, come and enjoy a cup of tea as we lis­ten in the beau­ti­ful Claren­don Con­ser­va­to­ry in New Bab­bage (

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now at Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin.

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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