The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Jan 25. Tonight, Eamonn links a little bit of Corsican chant; accordionist Frode Haltli; a solo jazz piano performance from 1973 that's been made available on the recent SteepleChase release "An Evening With Joe Albany"; a choir from Estonia, singing traditional fare; bluesman "T-Bone" Walker (pictured); award-winning vocalist Lauren Kinsella, guesting on a new CD by young trumpeter Laura Jurd; more from Ewan MacColl (see BLUE TUNES, below); movie music by Howard Shore; 2 x Bacharach/David; Robert Fripp with Theo Travis;  and harmonica-player Brendan Power. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 26 April 2013


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Vivaldi's Four Seasons reinvented by genre-hopping Max Richter. Like it or hate it - you be the judge all this week as the Blue Team compare back to back.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Ewan MacColl: January 19th - 25th

    Ewan MacColl – born Jimmy Miller in Salford – was a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, record producer, collector of folk music, political activist, newspaper editor, playwright and actor. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll listen to MacColl material interpreted by himself and others (including Christy Moore and the Unthanks).

    Click here to listen to a documentary on Ewan MacColl first broadcast on RTÉ in 1975.

    Tom Jobim Tribute: January 26th - February 1st

    The cellist/arranger Jacques Morelenbaum and his singer/wife, Paula, were a big part of the life of Antonio Carlos Jobim (pictured), shaping the music of his last recordings. They paid a fitting tribute to “Tom” by recording an album in his Rio de Janeiro home studio - suitably titled "Casa".  We mark Tom Jobim’s birthday this week by shining the spotlight on this moving tribute with Ryucihi Sakamoto on piano and Jobim’s son Paulo on guitar.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:59
      Title: Rain And Snow
      Performer(s): Public Domain
      Performer(s): Public Domain
      Duration: 2:30
    • 23:35
      Title: Beeswing
      Performer(s): Thompson, Richard
      Performer(s): Thompson, Richard
      Duration: 5:46
    • 23:54
      Title: A Case Of You
      Performer(s): Mitchell
      Performer(s): Mitchell
      Duration: 4:38
    • 00:02
      Title: Claudy Banks
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 7:04
    • 00:09
      Title: Berceuse
      Performer(s): Jarnfelt, Armas
      Performer(s): Jarnfelt, Armas
      Duration: 3:22

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