From the Library: Celtic Moods

Today’s pro­gramme looks at the expan­sion of Celtic music and themes into sev­er­al dif­fer­ent gen­res of mod­ern music.

We’re fea­tur­ing musi­cians and music that start from the Celtic tra­di­tion and take it for­ward into oth­er realms, from Joanie Mad­den to Mendelssohn to Ger­al­do and his Orches­tra; from thun­der­ous­ly spec­tac­u­lar orches­tral arrange­ments (you’ll hear sev­er­al of those today) in the wake of River­dance, to inspir­ing music for a small Celtic ensem­ble and organ, played in the largest Goth­ic space in the world.

Yes, you will find quite a num­ber of tra­di­tion­al tunes in today’s pro­gramme, but they may not be arranged quite as you might expect. And yes, there are quite a few tra­di­tion­al musi­cians here too – but they are not always per­form­ing tra­di­tion­al­ly (although there are quite a num­ber of tra­di­tion­al per­for­mances in today’s pro­gramme too).

Today, rev­el in the lush orches­tra­tions of Erich Kun­zel and Phil Coul­ter, for exam­ple; lis­ten to Celtic Thun­der and Celtic Woman; and enjoy an exten­sive col­lec­tion of exact­ly what it says on the tin: Celtic Moods.

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 http://main.radioriel.org — or click here to link straight to your play­er if your brows­er is set up to do so. 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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