May Day… and much more!

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by Gabrielle Riel on Sunday, 1 May, 2011

The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May.
~ Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur 

Today’s Programs on Radio Riel

All Day: Radio Riel Main — The Music of May Day by Gabrielle Riel. Early Music.

12:00pm — 1:30pm (North American) Pacific Daylight Time: Radio Riel Reverie — The Beltane Ball by Soliel Snook. Celtic music.

The Ladies Bauerhoff, Amber and Abigail Raymaker‐Palowakski, invite you on behalf of the Aether Chrononauts Relay for Life Team to join us for the New Toulouse RFL Beltane Formal Ball at La Maison Bauerhoff ( in New Toulouse Algiers. Formal attire required.

1:00pm PDT: Radio Riel Main — Off the Shelf with Kghia Gherardi and Simeon Beresford.

Michael A. Stackpole has conquered galaxies both near and far, writing such notable books as I, JediTalion: Revenant, and the Battletech novel Assumption of Risk. One of Mike’s latest works, In Hero Years… I’m Dead, plays with genres with entertaining results. He is also a generous contributor to the writer community, with his series The Secrets and the office hours he hosts in Second Life. Please join Kghia and Simeon as they talk to Mike about his works, his career, and even his experiences with e‐publishing. It will be a thought‐provoking and entertaining interview.

7:00pm PDT: Radio Riel Main — Tales from New Babbage: The Brownie of the Black Haggs by James Hogg. Performed by Victor1st Mornington.

From Wikipedia:
James Hogg wrote in both English and Scots. He had little formal education, and became a shepherd, living in grinding poverty, hence his nickname, ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’. His employer, James Laidlaw of Blackhouse in the Yarrow valley, seeing how hard he was working to improve himself, offered to help by making books available. Hogg used these to essentially teach himself to read and write (something he had achieved by the age of 14). In 1796 Robert Burns died, and Hogg, who had only just come to hear of him, was devastated by the loss. He struggled to produce poetry of his own, and Laidlaw introduced him to Sir Walter Scott, who asked him to help with a publication entitled The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

Second Life Listening Party at The Bucket of Blood Public House in New Babbage. (

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.


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