The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of " A nightingale Sang In Berkley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 3 May 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    French guitarist Roland Dyens is under the spotlight ahead of his Guitar Festival of Ireland appearances. Carl and Eamonn play his music nightly on Blue

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:09
      Title: Banks Of The Nile
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 8:23
    • 22:35
      Title: As She Fell
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Duration: 5:25
    • 22:43
      Title: Farewell To Mccarthy's
      Performer(s): Vallely
      Performer(s): Vallely
      Duration: 4:58
    • 23:11
      Title: Blue Daughter Tattoo
      Performer(s): Phelps, Kelly Joe
      Performer(s): Phelps, Kelly Joe
      Duration: 5:02
    • 23:23
      Title: Gymnopedie
      Performer(s): Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Satie, Erik
      Duration: 4:05
    • 23:39
      Title: Reiseslatt - Til Hans W Brimi
      Performer(s): Okland
      Performer(s): Okland
      Duration: 4:20
    • 00:14
      Title: Leaf And Rock
      Performer(s): Henriksen, Arve
      Performer(s): Henriksen, Arve
      Duration: 2:35
    • 00:22
      Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra
      Performer(s): Francisco Tarrega
      Performer(s): Francisco Tarrega
      Duration: 6:14
    • 00:56
      Title: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
      Performer(s): Benjamin / Marcus / Caldwell
      Performer(s): Benjamin / Marcus / Caldwell
      Duration: 4:38
    • 01:01
      Title: Summer Day
      Performer(s): Metheny, Pat
      Performer(s): Metheny, Pat
      Duration: 6:40

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