The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    April 26. Tonight, we'll hear Bjork, from "Post"; drummer Karl Latham, leading a combo on a new CD inspired by Bjork's music; German drummer Eva Klesse, and her acoustic quartet; solo piano music by Australian composer Kate Moore; Scottish singer/songwriter Robin Williamson; an MPS re-issue of a recording by former Miles Davis sideman Red Garland; Gorecki's "Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs"; Brazilian musician Ed Motta, in advance of his appearance at next weekend's Bray Jazz Festival; the voice of Elina Duni (pictured); Luiza Borac, performing Enescu for piano; plus the last selection of the week by Sinikka Langeland (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 26 April 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Sinikka Langeland is a Norwegian folk singer/kantele-player. This week, hear selections from her 2015 - mostly instrumental - release for ECM, The half-finished Heaven.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Sad Meeting
      Composer: Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Quarteto Afrocubano
      Album: Ilé, Otá Records, OTA1027
      Duration: 5:44
    • 22:14
      Title: Sonata In C# Minor
      Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Album: Ombre et lumiere - Scarlatti, Mirare, MIR 265
      Duration: 5:20
    • 22:20
      Title: Rain Forest
      Composer: Fahey, John
      Performer(s): John Fahey (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Fahey (Guitar)
      Album: Rain Forests, Oceans And Other Themes, Rounder / Varrick, CD 019
      Duration: 6:47
    • 22:27
      Title: Roads
      Composer: Williamson, Robin
      Performer(s): Robin Williamson (Vocal, Celtic Harp, Guitar, Hardanger Fiddle, Whistles)
      Performer(s): Mat Maneri (Viola), Ches Smith (Vibes, Percussion)
      Album: Trusting in The Rising Light, ECM Records, ECM 2393 378 0287
      Duration: 5:23
    • 22:33
      Title: Lost
      Composer: Eick, Mathias
      Performer(s): Mathias Eick (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Gjermund Larsen (Vilin), Jon Balke (Piano), Et Al
      Album: Midwest, ECM Records, ECM 2410 470 8910
      Duration: 5:46
    • 22:39
      Title: Dried Flowers
      Composer: Not Stated
      Performer(s): Ed Motta
      Performer(s): Ed Motta
      Album: AOR (English Version)
      Duration: 4:41
    • 22:45
      Title: Sonata In A Major For Violin And Piano (1st Movement) Allegretto Ben Moderato
      Composer: Franck, César
      Performer(s): Rachel Kolly D'Alba (Violin), Christian Chamorel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Rachel Kolly D'Alba (Violin), Christian Chamorel (Piano)
      Album: Fin de siecle - Chausson, Franck, Aparté, AP102
      Duration: 6:04
    • 22:51
      Title: String Quartet No.14 In C Minor (1st Movement) Adagio Ma Non Troppo E Molto Espressivo
      Composer: Beethoven Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Quartetto Di Cremona
      Performer(s): Cristiano Gualco, Paolo Andreoli (Violins), Simone Gramaglia (Viola), Giovanni Scaglione (Cello)
      Album: Beethoven - Complete String Quartets Vol. IV, audite, 92.683
      Duration: 7:14
    • 22:59
      Title: In You Come
      Composer: Roesy
      Performer(s): Roesy (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Roesy (Guitar/Vocals)
      Album: Wolf Counsel, Roesymusic 2015, Roesymusic
      Duration: 4:25
    • 23:05
      Title: Godhi
      Composer: Latham / Carniaux / Rolfe / Egan
      Performer(s): Karl Latham (Drums), Ryan Carniaux (Trumpet), Mark Egan (Bass), Nick Rolfe (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Karl Latham (Drums), Ryan Carniaux (Trumpet), Mark Egan (Bass), Nick Rolfe (Keyboards)
      Album: Constellations, Double Moon Records / Challenge Records, DMCHR 71140
      Duration: 3:11
    • 23:08
      Title: You've Been Flirting Again
      Composer: Bjork
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocals, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocals, Keyboards)
      Album: Post - Bjork, Mother Records, 527733-2
      Duration: 2:29
    • 23:11
      Title: Foliada
      Composer: Sabio, Alfonso
      Performer(s): Jordi Savall (Treble Viol)
      Performer(s): Pedro Estevan (Percussion)
      Album: La Lira D'Espéria II, Alia Vox, AVSA9907
      Duration: 5:59
    • 23:21
      Title: Into The Silence
      Composer: Copland, Marc
      Performer(s): Marc Copland (Piano)
      Performer(s): Marc Copland (Piano)
      Album: Alone, Verve, 833 801-2
      Duration: 7:14
    • 23:29
      Title: Hark!
      Composer: Velocity Trio
      Performer(s): Dennis Rollins (Trombone, Electronics)
      Performer(s): Ross Stanley (Hammond B3 Organ), Pedro Segundo (Drums, Percussion)
      Album: Symbiosis - Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio, Dennis Rollins, DRV0001
      Duration: 3:07
    • 23:33
      Title: Symphony No.3 'Sorrowful Songs' (2nd Movement)
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No.3 'Sorrowful Songs'
      Composer: Gorecki, Henryk
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), London Sinfonietta
      Album: Gorecki: Symphony No.3, Elektra Nonesuch, 7559-79282-2
      Duration: 9:25
    • 23:43
      Title: Bad, Bad Whiskey
      Composer: Davies, Adelia
      Performer(s): Amos Milburn (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Amos Milburn (Vocals)
      Album: Rhythm & Booze, Stateside / EMI, 7243 5 60638 2 8
      Duration: 2:57
    • 23:46
      Title: The Fair Haired Child
      Composer: Taylor, Martin
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Martin Taylor (Guitar)
      Album: The Colonel & the Governor, Mesa / Blue Moon, 2307
      Duration: 4:44
    • 23:51
      Title: Diamond Day
      Performer(s): Vashti Bunyan (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Vashti Bunyan (Vocals)
      Album: Tv Ad Songs, Emi, VTDCD914
      Duration: 1:42
    • 23:53
      Title: Une De Te Vete
      Composer: Traditional Albanian
      Performer(s): Elina Duni (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano), Patrice Moret (Dbl Bass), Norbert Pfammatter (Drums)
      Album: Dallendyshe - Elina Duni Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2401 470 9282
      Duration: 4:59
    • 23:58
      Title: Leise Wie Er
      Composer: Klesse, Eva
      Performer(s): Eva Klesse (Drums)
      Performer(s): Philip Frischkorn (Piano), Evgeny Ring (Sax), Robert Lucaciu (Bass)
      Album: Xenon, Enja Records, ENJ-9614 2
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:04
      Title: Glimmer
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: Storytone, Reprise, 9362-49317-0
      Duration: 4:56
    • 00:09
      Title: Spin Bird
      Composer: Moore, Kate
      Performer(s): Saskia Lankhoorn (Piano)
      Performer(s): Saskia Lankhoorn (Piano)
      Album: Kate Moore - Dances and Canons, ECM New Series, 2344 481 0963
      Duration: 3:38
    • 00:13
      Title: As She Went Down To The River
      Composer: Schwab, Claudia
      Performer(s): Claudia Schwab (Fiddles, Harmonium, Voice, Percussion)
      Performer(s): Cathy Jordan (Vocals):
      Album: Amber Sands, Self Release
      Duration: 6:43
    • 00:20
      Title: Bell Metal Lane
      Composer: Arguelles, Julian
      Performer(s): Julian Arguelles (Saxes)
      Performer(s): Julian Arguelles (Saxes), S Sulzmann (Flutes), H Lowther (Tpt & Flugelhorn), Et Al, Trinity College Of Music String Ensemble
      Album: As Above So Below, Provocateur, PVC 1033
      Duration: 5:41
    • 00:26
      Title: Hymn To The Fly
      Composer: Langeland, Sinikka
      Performer(s): Sinikka Langeland (Kantele)
      Performer(s): Lars Anders Tomter (Viola), Trygve Seim (Tenor Sax), Markku Ounaskari (Percussion)
      Album: The Half-Finished Heaven, ECM Records, ECM 2377 377 7155
      Duration: 3:30
    • 00:30
      Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 In D Major (2nd Movement) Andantino Cantabile
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)
      Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)
      Album: Enescu: Piano Music Volume 2 - Luiza Borac - Disk 2, Avie, AV25081
      Duration: 9:11
    • 00:39
      Title: Benedicti E Llaudati
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Trio Mediaeval
      Performer(s): Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Berit Opheim (Voices)
      Album: Aquilonis, ECM New Series, 2416 481 1160
      Duration: 4:40
    • 00:45
      Title: Jerusalem
      Composer: Wood, Chris/Blake, William
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals), Neil Harland (Bass); Justin Mitchel (Hammond/Glugal Horn); Martin Butler (Piano)
      Album: None The Wiser, RUF Records, RUFCD013
      Duration: 4:41
    • 00:49
      Title: Stella By Starlight
      Composer: Young, Victor
      Performer(s): Red Garland (Piano)
      Performer(s): Red Garland (Piano)
      Album: Auf Wiedersehn
      Duration: 4:57
    • 00:54
      Title: Where
      Composer: Weston / Hendricks
      Performer(s): Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
      Album: The Swingers!, EMI Manhattan, CDP 7 46849 2
      Duration: 2:57

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