This is Halloween!

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by Gabrielle Riel on Sunday, 31 October, 2010

Radio Riel wishes you all a Happy All Hallow’s Eve and Samhain by playing a special holiday program today. This morning, afternoon and early evening you will hear a variety of creepy Classical and Contemporary music to get you in the “spirit” of the day! As night falls, the program will transition to a celebration of Samhain.

Samhain (1 Nov.), the first day of winter and one of the four traditional ‘quarter days’, important in the calender customs of Goidelic?speaking areas up to the present century. The eve of Samhain was believed to be a time of supernatural occurrences: according to medieval sources the dwellings of the fairies were revealed, and modern folklore associates the night with divination and the dead. The name appears to contain the element sam? ‘summer’, perhaps alluding to a belief in the inversion of other?worldly time.

(“Samhain.” The Oxford Companion to Irish History. 2007. (October 31, 2010).

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.

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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