THURSDAY March 21st at 7pm: THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH pt2

"A joyous, bouncing Irish hellion"
THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH

Though time and legend have told the tale of Isolde, neither these nor any Jute-twanging minstrel ever did her justice . She was a joyous, bouncing Irish hellion who died at nineteen, a bundle of brogue and bad manners, all heart and no head; a thoroughly medieval urchin whose first utterance in Glory was that she had been abducted from the world against her will and demanded immediate return. Her claim was not considered.

Book: Anthologized
Author: Parke Godwin

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WEDNESDAY, March 20th at 7PM: More from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!

― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, author Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, camaraderie; and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley

This Week:  Oh my!  What will Toad be up to THIS week?  Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Selections from Grahame's classic, live in voice.

TUESDAY, March 19th AT 7PM: THE SHADOW BY THE GATE

"Pookah" by Jack Butler Yeats
It was six years ago that Caledonia began self-publishing her short stories, beginning with her first publication A TRIO OF IRISH TALES.

The Shadow by the Gate is the first tale featuring young Liam, a 21st C teenager transplanted from metropolitan Chicago to very rural Ireland - it is the story that started it all. As Liam arrives in the strange world of his grandmother, filled with legends and folklore, he's not prepared to trip over one of his grandmother's tales come very much to life.

Caledonia Skytower reading her own tale, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen,

MONDAY March 18th at 7pm: WORLD OF PTAVVS by Larry Niven

by Larry Niven -
WORLD OF PTAVVS

 statue of indeterminate age found on the sea floor turns out to be a time stasis field containing a space traveller from the far past.  An attempt to break that field results in disaster.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, March 17th at 4pm slt: THE QUIET MAN ~ A Seanchai Tradition

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!  Put down the green beer, silly!  We are celebrating with a favorite story and you are invited.


"Shawn Kelvin, a blithe young lad of 20, went to the States to seek his fortune. And 15 years thereafter he returned to his native Kerry, his blitheness sobered and his youth dried to the core, and whether he had made his fortune or whether he had not no one could be knowing for certain. For he was a quiet man, not given to talking about himself and the things he had done. A quiet man, under middle size, with strong shoulders and deep-set blue eyes below brows darker than his dark hair - that was Shawn Kelvin."

Thus begins Maurice Walsh's original short story as it was published in the Saturday Evening Post in February of 1933.  It was subsequently revised and published with other Walsh stories of the same era, the characters and contents of which were molded by Director John Ford and Screenwriter Frank S. Nugent over more than a decade into the 1952 Academy Award-winning motion picture starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, and Victor McLaglen.

Caledonia Skytower presents The Quiet Man for St. Patrick's Day, live on stream in Ceiliuradh Glen, and broadcast on Radio Riel Main Stream

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

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All times Pacific Time, 
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*SUNDAY, March 17th, at 4pm:  THE QUIET MAN ~ a Seanchai Library St Patrick's Day Tradition. "Shawn Kelvin, a blithe young lad of 20, went to the States to seek his fortune. And 15 years thereafter he returned to his native Kerry, his blitheness sobered and his youth dried to the core, . . .” Caledonia Skytower presents the story live on stream in Ceiliuradh Glen, and broadcast in cooperation with our friends at Radio Riel on their Main Stream.
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*MONDAY, March 18th, at 7pm:  Larry Niven's WORLD OF PTAVVS continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, March 19th at 7pm: THE SHADOW BY THE GATE, one of Caledonia's original Irish tales from her first publication, A Trio of Irish Tales, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, March 20th at 7pm:  Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, March 21st at 7pm: THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH Part 2, with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

 COMING NEXT WEEKEND March 24th: Seanchai Library's "Steel" Anniversary! And we'll be celebrating with stories and music from 12:30pm - 5pm slt. (The broadcast on Radio Riel begins at 1pm, but we have a few goodies to share in advance of that.)





All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY March 14th at 7pm: THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH pt1

"A joyous, bouncing Irish hellion"
THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH

Though time and legend have told the tale of Isolde, neither these nor any Jute-twanging minstrel ever did her justice . She was a joyous, bouncing Irish hellion who died at nineteen, a bundle of brogue and bad manners, all heart and no head; a thoroughly medieval urchin whose first utterance in Glory was that she had been abducted from the world against her will and demanded immediate return. Her claim was not considered.

Book: Anthologized
Author: Parke Godwin

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WEDNESDAY, March 13th at 7PM: More from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

“Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wild World," said the Rat. "And that's something that doesn't matter, either to you or to me. I've never been there, and I'm never going, nor you either, if you've got any sense at all.”

― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, author Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, camaraderie; and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley

This Week:  Will Toad be disgraced?  Undone by his own passions? Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Selections from Grahame's classic, live in voice.

TUESDAY, March 12th at 7PM: POETS & BARDS with Caledonia

Whether singing or reciting, the bardic tradition of the celts is one of truth to power, and lyric
preservation of history. Whether stanza or song, it is storytelling in one of its earliest expansive forms.

Caledonia shares two stories around the fire in Ceiliuradh Glen tonight:

THE POET'S CURSE is the story of a bard who let his great power go to his head, as he threatens a King and Queen, and the security of their kingdom.  The shade of an ancient warrior emerges from the mists to save the day.

THE BARD: selections from a greater work by author Morgan Llewellyn.  An young bard takes his first steps towards becoming master of his art, and comes to understand in a very real and dramatic way, the power of poetry.

Presented live on stream.
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MONDAY March 11th at 7pm: FEAR OF FALLING

"Between Two Worlds"
FEAR OF FALLING
by Shawntelle Madison

Cast from her griffin's nest, Ireti is forced into the cruel world of the ground-walkers below. Before she can fly, Ireti must find the strength to walk, and the key to acceptance lies in an undiscovered place - between two worlds.

Presented By Shandon Loring

Book: Once Upon A Quest


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TEA TIME: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Hits!

The votes are in, and today we present the first of the top four Sherlock Holmes' Adventures from our recent poll: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DYING DETECTIVE from "His Last Bow" (1917).

Dr. Watson is called to tend Holmes, who is apparently dying of a rare tropical disease, Tapanuli fever, contracted while he was on a case. Watson is shocked, not having heard about his friend’s illness. Mrs. Hudson says that Holmes has neither eaten nor drunk anything in three days. Although Watson wishes to examine Holmes himself or send for a specialist, Holmes demands that Watson wait several hours before seeking help. So, Watson is forced to wait, in extreme worry as Holmes mutters nonsense.

Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Savanah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room. 

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

_____________________________________


All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

NOTE TO ALL OUR NORTH AMERICAN FRIENDS - Don't forget that clocks "Spring Forward" in much of the Continental U.S. at 2am on 3.10.19. That includes SLT.


*SUNDAY, March 10th: 

   ~ 1:30pm:  TEA TIME ~ Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Hits. The votes are in, and today we present the first of the top four Sherlock Holmes' Adventures from our recent poll: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DYING DETECTIVE from "His Last Bow" (1917)  with Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Savanah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

   ~ 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Begins. Have you heard? Wonka is releasing five golden tickets in candy bars! Charlie Bucket may have a chance to find one as Caledonia present Roald Dahl's classic, live on stream!
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*MONDAY, March 11th, at 7pm:  Shawntelle Madison's FEAR OF FALLING with Shandon Loring, from the anthology Once Upon A Quest.(Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

*TUESDAY, March 12th at 7pm: POETS & BARDS: The Legacy of Storytelling, short stories presented by Caledonia Skytower.

*WEDNESDAY, March 13th at 7pm:  Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, March 14th at 7pm: THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH Part 1, with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

 COMING NEXT WEEKEND: A Seanchai Tradition ~"The Quiet Man" on St Patrick's Day!

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY March 7th at 7pm: BEYOND THE VEIL

"Romance, Portents, and Magic"
BEYOND THE VEIL

Join Us for pre-show Dance @ 6:15pm to Celtic Violin Music
from Lindsey Stirling!

For A Special Treat Listen To and Watch Lindsey Stirling's 'Beyond The Veil' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg7L0OQiN78

Ireland is a land of romance. Pure and simple. Tumultuous, battle-rife history of clans, territories and kingdoms; A Pantheon of heroes, goddesses, saints and magic to rival Rome's; Legends of the most fantastical beasts and magical creatures ever recorded; The Tuatha De Danann, ancient gods of Eire with their beauty, immense strength, and immortality. Irish legend and mythology are full of the ultimate heroes and the most romantic of stories. Tales and myths and romance - full of heroes, chivalry, courtly love and adventure! Today's Story: "Beyond the Veil" Mortally wounded Finn makes a plea to a goddess to spare his newborn son.



Book: The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance
Author: Patricia Rice


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WEDNESDAY, March 6th at 7:00pm: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Continues

“Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!”

― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, author Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, camaraderie; and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley

This Week:  The motorcar craze. Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Selections from Grahame's classic, live in voice.

TUESDAY, March 5th at 7pm: THE STORYTELLER'S PATH *plus* Yeats!

Caledonia Skytower shares her original short story of a young Irishman who is adrift in the world, until he discovers he has a gift for sharing stories.  

The tale includes sections of several poems by W.B. Yeats, Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright whose work formed a clear link between the Romantic and Modern eras. His strong nationalism appeared in his poetry through the recurrent themes of Irish mythology and folklore. 

Cale presents both the story, and more of Yeats' poetry, live on Stream.
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MONDAY March 4th at 7pm: WORLD OF PTAVVS by Larry Niven

by Larry Niven -
WORLD OF PTAVVS

 statue of indeterminate age found on the sea floor turns out to be a time stasis field containing a space traveller from the far past.  An attempt to break that field results in disaster.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, March 3rd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes

The Marriage of Mary Russell, concludes.

So it's fixes: Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes are to wed in a church-conducted ceremony, in the family chapel. There’s just the small issue of ownership: the house (and chapel) is not exactly his, and he is most definitely not welcome there. Of course, such obstacles have never deterred Sherlock Holmes before, and they certainly won’t keep him from concocting an elaborate scheme to evade angry dogs and armed butlers—all in the name of wedded bliss.

TODAY: Part Two.  This week with Da5id Abbot, Savannah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

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THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

_____________________________________


All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, March 3rd, 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes. the conclusion of Laurie R. King's short story "The Marriage of Mary Russell" with Da5id Abbot, Savanah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

*MONDAY, March 4th, at 7pm:  Larry Niven's WORLD OF PTAVVS begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, March 5th at 7pm: THE STORYTELLER'S PATH. an original story presented by Caledonia Skytower (Plus a bonus: a few poems by W.B. Yeats, time permitting.)

*WEDNESDAY, March 6th at 7pm:  Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, March 7th:

   ~ at 7pm: BEYOND THE VEIL, a story from Ancient Ireland with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore.

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT:  We'll be presenting Sherlock Holmes Greatest Hits at Sunday Tea Times in March and April. YOU can help us decide which four out of fifty six stories we'll present (we've made it easier, we've already narrowed it down to a list of ten).  Let your voice be heard - vote today!  https://goo.gl/forms/wg352iqmZ7Gc3Wgm1



OUR THANKS For all the support, the "pluses" and the comments over the years on Google+. Our last posting was on February 28th, in anticipation of Google ratcheting down the service to its closing in April. As of March 1, we will no longer be posting in Google+ or maintaining either the Seanchai Library Community, or Hypergrid Events. 

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY February 28th at 7pm: THE CALL OF THE WILD pt2

"The Whole Realm Was His"
THE CALL OF THE WILD pt1

A gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature

The year 1890 brought the great Klondike Gold Rush. Strong sled dogs were in high demand to drag thousands of people across the frozen arctic in search of the yellow metal. It didn’t much matter to people where the dogs came from, just so long as they came. Buck was a large powerful St. Bernard-Scotch Shepherd. He lived a happy, pampered life on a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California until he was stolen, shoved in a crate, and shipped off. He is sold to a pair of French-Canadian dispatchers from the Canadian government, who take him with them to the Klondike, and train him as a sled dog. Buck quickly learns to survive cold winter nights and the pack society. Buck wins a fight with the vicious lead dog of the team, and becomes the team lead himself. The team is then sold to a mail and shipping company and must carry heavy loads to the mining areas. The journeys they make are tiresome and long and the team is worked ragged. One of the team, a big husky named Dave, becomes sick and is eventually shot. Tonight we join the story now at the end of the teams last run from the mines.


Book: The Call of the Wild Author: Jack London
abridged version


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WEDNESDAY, February 27th at 7pm: THE SEA, in Music and Poetry

"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by . . ."


You thought Ktadhn and Caledonia were stopping with Love.  No such thing!

Ktahdn and Cale spin an hour of music and poetry of the Sea, including oceanic poems by John Masefield, Nathaniel Hawthorne, D.H. Lawrence, Carl Sandburg, Lucy Maud Montgomery and more.

Music on stream, poetry in Voice.

TUESDAY, February 26th at 7PM: Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS



Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, author Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, camaraderie; and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley

It all begins with the arrival of spring and Mole making the acquaintance of a certain distinguished Rat. Inevitably someone from Toad Hall will come along, "messing about in boats" before long.

Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Selections from Grahame's classic, live in voice.

MONDAY February 25th at 7pm: HANTA YO by Ruth Beebe Hill

by Ruth Beebe Hill -
HANTA YO

Realistically fictional history of the Teton Sioux as they lived in the 1800's. Partially based on fact, this multi-generational saga follows the lives of two Indian families, members of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux, before the arrival of the white man.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, February 24th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes

The Marriage of Mary Russell, a short story by author Laurie R. King.

 Though she cannot entirely discount the effects of the head injuries they were both suffering at the time, Mary Russell is delighted by Sherlock Holmes’s proposal of marriage. After all, they have become partners-in-crime, and she has recently come into her inheritance: what remains but to confirm the union with her mentor-turned-partner through a piece of paper? Russell’s pragmatic side tells her to head straight to the registry office—until Holmes surprises her with a sentimental wish to be married in the chapel of his ancestral manor. There’s just the small issue of ownership: the house is not exactly his, and he is most definitely not welcome there. Of course, such obstacles have never deterred Sherlock Holmes before, and they certainly won’t keep him from concocting an elaborate scheme to evade angry dogs and armed butlers—all in the name of wedded bliss.

TODAY: Part one of Two.  This week with Savannah Blindside, Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

_____________________________________


All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, February 24th, 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes.  Part 1 of Laurie R. King's short story "The Marriage of Mary Russell" with Savanah Blindside, Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

*MONDAY, February 25th at 7pm:  Ruth Beebe Hill's HANTA YO concludes with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, February 26th at 7pm:  Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*WEDNESDAY, February 27th at 7pm: WINTER SEA in Poetry & Music with Ktahdn Vesuvino (on stream) and Caledonia Skytower (in Voice)

*THURSDAY, February 28th at 7pm: Jack London's THE CALL OF THE WILD - Part 2 with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT:  We'll be presenting Sherlock Holmes Greatest Hits at Sunday Tea Times in March and April. YOU can help us decide which four out of fifty six stories we'll present (we've made it easier, we've already narrowed it down to a list of ten).  Let your voice be heard - vote today!  https://goo.gl/forms/wg352iqmZ7Gc3Wgm1



OUR THANKS For all the support, the "pluses" and the comments over the years on Google+. Our last posting will be on February 28th, in anticipation of Google ratcheting down the service to its closing in April.  

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower