From the Library: A Victorian Entertainment

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 17 October, 2009

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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