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    Sept 3: Thursday’s Blue continues to shine the spotlight on Memphis Slim (see Blue Tunes below); Bach for Harpsichord and Viola da Gamba; Arianna Savall plays harp; so too does Laoise Kelly (pictured); a Faure Nocturne; a Sorrowful Song from Gorecki – from his Symphony No.3; Nick Drake’s River Man twice – once from the man himself followed by Brad Mehldau’s version; American brothers Chris and Oliver Wood; jazz bassist George Mraz teams up with reedman Zoot Sims; two acts that visited Sligo this year – The Impossible Gentlemen and Dhafer Youssef Quartet; Alan Stivell plays Celtic Harp while Bill Frisell plays a Hank Williams tune; a Romance from Saint-Saens; Mozart twice – a Piano Concerto and an aria – Soave Sia Il Vento; Cara Dillon sings trad; more from the new Anais Mitchell; and new from Discovery Gospel Choir; For these and lots more join Carl at 10….

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 8 January 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Though Alexander Scriabin died at the age of 43, he wrote much of the 20th century's finest music for piano. Hear a selection of his preludes and études each night this week.

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    August 31th - Sept 6: Memphis Slim

    Peter “Memphis Slim” Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963. He's our Blue Tunes feature

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