From the Library: Music for May Day

May Day has begun in Eng­land, and to cel­e­brate the May­ing we are play­ing a selec­tion of music for the time of year.

May Day has many asso­ci­a­tions and both of the main ones are cel­e­brat­ed in this pro­gramme: on the one hand the Celtic and neo-pagan fes­ti­val of Beltane, and at the same time Inter­na­tion­al Work­ers’ Day. So you’ll hear Celtic folk from Loreena McKen­nitt, neo-pagan songs from the Medi­ae­val Baebes and their mem­bers, and folk artists like Chum­bawam­ba, Ron Cop­per, Ewan Mac­Coll and Mar­tin Carthy. And there’s some music for Mor­ris Danc­ing in there too.

From the Library is pro­duced in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life, and today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. You can lis­ten now at http://music.radioriel.org. (To lis­ten off-world, eg in Winamp or iTunes, and if the above address does­n’t work for you, click here.)

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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