The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 31 May 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Noel Scott Engel was one of The Walker Brothers. His 1969 solo project "Scott Walker 3" initially sold well. Hear selections from the cult CD re-issue each night this week.

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    Johnny Fean (archive interview)

    Eamonn talks to Johnny Fean who recalls listening to Motown and early rock classics in the late 1950s in Shannon, Co. Clare, Phil Lynott and playing with The Horslips.

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    Coconut Grove (The Loving Spoonful)

    Johnny Fean plays Coconut Grove (The Loving Spoonful)

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    The Dingle Regatta jigs

    Johnny Fean plays The Dingle Regatta jigs

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    The Man Who Built America

    Johnny Fean plays The Man Who Built America

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    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.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:01
      Title: The Metro
      Performer(s): Jones, David
      Performer(s): Jones, David
      Duration: 8:55
    • 22:14
      Title: Hands On A Grain Of Sand
      Performer(s): Curran, Amelia
      Performer(s): Curran, Amelia
      Duration: 4:03
    • 22:17
      Title: Saudades Do Brazil:Corcovado
      Performer(s): Milhaud, Darius
      Performer(s): Milhaud, Darius
      Duration: 2:14
    • 22:19
      Title: Brazilian Portrait
      Performer(s): Baden-Powell, Roberto
      Performer(s): Baden-Powell, Roberto
      Duration: 3:52
    • 22:23
      Title: Alma Brasileria
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Duration: 5:20
    • 22:29
      Title: Blue Bossa
      Performer(s): Dorham, Kenny
      Performer(s): Dorham, Kenny
      Duration: 8:13
    • 22:37
      Title: Standing In The Need Of Prayer
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:44
    • 22:42
      Title: Two Ragged Soldiers
      Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott
      Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott
      Duration: 3:21
    • 22:45
      Title: A Place Called Home
      Performer(s): Hansdottir / Hejgaard
      Performer(s): Hansdottir / Hejgaard
      Duration: 4:13
    • 22:49
      Title: Courting Is A Pleasure
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 5:38
    • 22:55
      Title: Farewell To Stromness
      Performer(s): Maxwell Davies, Peter
      Performer(s): Maxwell Davies, Peter
      Duration: 4:32
    • 23:00
      Title: Cherry Blossom
      Performer(s): Bright, Ronnell
      Performer(s): Bright, Ronnell
      Duration: 6:26
    • 23:09
      Title: That Ain't Right
      Performer(s): Cole / Mills
      Performer(s): Cole / Mills
      Duration: 3:32
    • 23:12
      Title: Do Unto Others
      Performer(s): Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Bragg, Billy
      Duration: 4:23
    • 23:17
      Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano No. 3: Andante (2nd Movt)
      Performer(s): Martinu, Bohuslav
      Performer(s): Martinu, Bohuslav
      Duration: 6:39
    • 23:23
      Title: Cello Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 4:48
    • 23:29
      Title: Venice
      Performer(s): Lewis, John
      Performer(s): Lewis, John
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:33
      Title: For Milt
      Performer(s): Wolf, Warren
      Performer(s): Wolf, Warren
      Duration: 4:32
    • 23:38
      Title: Just Because I Can
      Performer(s): Wold, Steve
      Performer(s): Wold, Steve
      Duration: 3:55
    • 23:42
      Title: The Cuckoo's Return
      Performer(s): Hope, David
      Performer(s): Hope, David
      Duration: 2:45
    • 23:45
      Title: Find The Cost Of Freedom
      Performer(s): Stills, Stephen
      Performer(s): Stills, Stephen
      Duration: 2:16
    • 00:00
      Title: God Don't Never Change
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Duration: 3:14
    • 00:09
      Title: Glad To See You've Got Religion
      Performer(s): Wainwright, Loudon
      Performer(s): Wainwright, Loudon
      Duration: 4:11
    • 00:13
      Title: Spacewalk Part 1
      Performer(s): Shepherd/ Benita/ Rochford
      Performer(s): Shepherd/ Benita/ Rochford
      Duration: 3:28
    • 00:17
      Title: Remember
      Performer(s): Siffling, Thomas
      Performer(s): Siffling, Thomas
      Duration: 6:38
    • 00:23
      Title: Nocturne In D Minor Op.19 No.4
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Duration: 4:56
    • 00:28
      Title: Largo From Concerto No 5 In F Minor
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 3:12
    • 00:31
      Title: Somewhere Near Cluj
      Performer(s): Anderson, Julian
      Performer(s): Anderson, Julian
      Duration: 1:50
    • 00:33
      Title: The Sweetness Game
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Duration: 4:04
    • 00:37
      Title: Dawn Music
      Performer(s): Cockburn, Bruce
      Performer(s): Cockburn, Bruce
      Duration: 4:45
    • 00:42
      Title: Sunset Sunrise
      Performer(s): Qvenild, Morten
      Performer(s): Qvenild, Morten
      Duration: 11:10

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