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 Berkeley 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 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 -

    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

    • 22:01
      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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