The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    April 19. "Composing means finding something that I had absolutely no idea of when I started..." - Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. On tonight's BLUE, Eamonn presents a sample of Abrahamsen's music from a new release on the Winter & Winter label; also coming our way this Sunday night, a recent recording by jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu; violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba's reading of a work by Ernest Chausson; a traditional song from Kosovo; a Matt Dennis song, as well as the man himself, interpreting someone else's material; two more performances by The Unthanks (see BLUE TUNES, below); a sample from a recent CD of concertos for the organ (composed by Giuseppe Sammartini in the early 18th century); a medley of Paul Simon (pictured) material; and a jazz piano trio led by Giovanni Guidi. 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 -

    The Unthanks: April 13th - 19th

    They have interpreted songs by Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons, a rousing brass band collaboration and captured the folk history of their native Northumbria.  Now The Unthanks, led by sisters Rachel and Becky, release a studio album that is folk tinged yet contemporary. A recent Dublin appearance was hailed as "magnificent". "Mount The Air" is our featured album. Hear it, along with their back catalogue – nightly at 10.

    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.

    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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