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 Sunday 2 June 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Montserrat Figueras is synonymous with Spanish early music and the laments of Catalan folk-song. She is the Blue Tunes artist all this week.

    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

    • 21:55
      Title: Chertkov Waltz
      Performer(s): Yevtushenko, Sergey
      Performer(s): Yevtushenko, Sergey
      Duration: 2:20
    • 21:57
      Title: Sign O' The Times
      Performer(s): Prince
      Performer(s): Prince
      Duration: 4:44
    • 22:06
      Title: Catfish Blues
      Performer(s): Petway, Robert
      Performer(s): Petway, Robert
      Duration: 3:06
    • 22:09
      Title: Lan Hua Hua
      Performer(s): Traditional Chinese
      Performer(s): Traditional Chinese
      Duration: 3:10
    • 22:12
      Title: Cancao Verdes Anos (Song Of The Green Years)
      Performer(s): Paredes, Carlos
      Performer(s): Paredes, Carlos
      Duration: 3:19
    • 22:19
      Title: Limits
      Performer(s): Coughlan / Hastings / Sinclair / Sinclair
      Performer(s): Coughlan / Hastings / Sinclair / Sinclair
      Duration: 1:50
    • 22:21
      Title: It Didn't Matter Anyway
      Performer(s): Sinclair, Richard
      Performer(s): Sinclair, Richard
      Duration: 3:48
    • 22:26
      Title: Ben Somewhen
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Duration: 12:31
    • 22:39
      Title: Come On In My Kitchen
      Performer(s): Johnson, Robert
      Performer(s): Johnson, Robert
      Duration: 3:30
    • 22:42
      Title: Good Fortune
      Performer(s): Snider, Todd
      Performer(s): Snider, Todd
      Duration: 3:27
    • 22:45
      Title: East Of The Sun
      Performer(s): Harper, Roy
      Performer(s): Harper, Roy
      Duration: 3:18
    • 22:49
      Title: Cello Concerto In E Minor (3rd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 5:36
    • 22:55
      Title: Track 14
      Performer(s): Brubeck, Dave
      Performer(s): Brubeck, Dave
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:06
      Title: Track 09
      Performer(s): Warren / Dubin
      Performer(s): Warren / Dubin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:10
      Title: Requiem Aeternam
      Performer(s): Anon
      Performer(s): Anon
      Duration: 4:09
    • 23:13
      Title: Diferencias Sobre Las Folias
      Performer(s): Martin Y Coll
      Performer(s): Martin Y Coll
      Duration: 7:02
    • 23:30
      Title: Steal What We Can
      Performer(s): Drever / Mccusker / Woomble
      Performer(s): Drever / Mccusker / Woomble
      Duration: 4:54
    • 23:35
      Title: Winter Moon
      Performer(s): Drever/Greene/O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Drever/Greene/O'Rourke
      Duration: 3:37
    • 23:39
      Title: Zodiac Trio
      Performer(s): Mathias, William
      Performer(s): Mathias, William
      Duration: 3:37
    • 23:42
      Title: Partita For Solo Violin (2nd Movement) Lento Ma Non Troppo
      Performer(s): Watkins, Huw
      Performer(s): Watkins, Huw
      Duration: 1:23
    • 23:43
      Title: Berceuse
      Performer(s): Jarnfelt, Armas
      Performer(s): Jarnfelt, Armas
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:47
      Title: Tarkovsky (The Second Stop Is Jupiter)
      Performer(s): Smith / Kaye
      Performer(s): Smith / Kaye
      Duration: 5:04
    • 23:52
      Title: Swords
      Performer(s): Smith, John
      Performer(s): Smith, John
      Duration: 3:54
    • 23:57
      Title: Alexandra Leaving
      Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard
      Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard
      Duration: 5:40
    • 00:03
      Title: Nana: Duermete, Nino, Duerme
      Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De
      Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:07
      Title: Lavava Y Suspiraba
      Performer(s): Anonymous
      Performer(s): Anonymous
      Duration: 5:49
    • 00:13
      Title: No Se Yo Como Es
      Performer(s): Marin, Jose
      Performer(s): Marin, Jose
      Duration: 4:17
    • 00:26
      Title: Midnight Special
      Performer(s): Smith, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Smith, Jimmy
      Duration: 10:12
    • 00:36
      Title: Tango No.2 Opus 165
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Duration: 2:31
    • 00:38
      Title: String Quartet In F Major Op. 135 - Movement Iii - Lento Assai,
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 8:07
    • 00:46
      Title: Track 10
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:47
      Title: Nobody Does It Better
      Performer(s): Hamlisch / Sager
      Performer(s): Hamlisch / Sager
      Duration: 6:39

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