Alison DelRe

Community Relations Coordinator

Alison has been a fan of WDIY since the station went on the air in 1995 and  joined the staff in 1998. She loves many things about her job, including its wide-range of duties. She coordinates volunteer activities, manages events and partnerships, assist with development, arranges ticket give-aways and "other duties as needed." 

In her free time, Alison enjoys gardening, music festivals and spending time with her family.

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1:59 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Douglas Ovens: Love Songs and Other Wonders - Part 2

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Douglas Ovens, Muhlenberg College, Music Department Chair about the Love Songs and Other Wonders concert celebrating his 60th Birthday and his composed works on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8pm in the Empie Theatre of the Baker Center for the Arts on the Muhlenberg College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Arts
2:50 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Sinfonia Birthday Bash - Celebrating 30 Years

Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Allan Birney, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra about the Sinfonia's special Birthday Bash Concert - Celebrating 30 years on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30pm at the Christ Lutheran Church in Allentown. 

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Arts
3:16 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

The Great Kilt

The Great Kilt is also known as the "breacan an fheilidh" or "feile mor". The first known reference to this mode of dress was made in 1594 in The Life of Red Hugh O’Donnell in a description of a corps of Hebrideans who had come to The O’Donnell’s assistance: “They were recognised among the Irish soldiers by the distinction of their arms and clothing, their habits and language, for their exterior dress was mottled cloaks of many colours with a fringe to their shins and calves, their belts were over their loins outside their cloaks."

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Arts
3:10 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Imbolc / Bridget's Day

In the Irish Neolithic period, the significance of the date of Imbolc has been based on the arrangement of a number of Megalithic monuments, such as the Mound of the Hostages at the Hill of Tara. At this site in County Meath the inner chamber of the passage tomb is aligned with the rising sun on the dates of Imbolc and Samhain.

Today, Imbolc is usually called Brighid's Day or Saint Brighid's Day. Brigid (also known as Brighid, Bríde, Brìd) is the Gaelic goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft.

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Arts
3:05 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Haggis; a delicacy

Haggis is a savory pudding containing sheep's pluck, which is the heart, liver and lungs of a mature sheep; minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours.

Most modern commercial haggis is prepared in a sausage casing rather than an actual stomach.

As the 2001 English edition of the Larousse Gastronomique puts it, "Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savory flavor".

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Arts
3:02 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Scots Guards

The Scots Guards are a band that was formed by British King Charles I in 1642.  It is known that in 1716 a small band of "hautbouys" existed; (otherwise known as Oboes) however, the precise origins of the Band of the Scots Guards are unknown.

The Scots Guard grew during the early part of the 19th century and by 1838 could boast some 32 performers. Throughout the 19th century the band expanded until, in 1888, there was an establishment of 44.

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Arts
11:18 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Douglas Ovens: Love Songs and Other Wonders

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Douglas Ovens, Muhlenberg College, Music Department Chair about the Love Songs and Other Wonders concert celebrating his 60th Birthday and his composed works on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8pm in the Empie Theatre of the Baker Center for the Arts on the Muhlenberg College campus.  The concert is free and open to the public.  

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