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 Saturday 22 June 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Brazilian inspired music on The Blue of the Night with the spotlight on Antonio Carlos Jobim's music; bossa-nova sounds to inspire summer sunshine.

    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: Humdrum Blues
      Performer(s): Brown, Oscar
      Performer(s): Brown, Oscar
      Duration: 2:18
    • 22:11
      Title: Glory Box
      Performer(s): Barrow / Gibbons / Utley
      Performer(s): Barrow / Gibbons / Utley
      Duration: 4:32
    • 22:28
      Title: Arrived At Upside Down
      Performer(s): Elsenburg, Tim
      Performer(s): Elsenburg, Tim
      Duration: 6:26
    • 22:34
      Title: Bye Bye Idi
      Performer(s): Cockburn, Bruce
      Performer(s): Cockburn, Bruce
      Duration: 3:56
    • 22:38
      Title: Bats In The Attic
      Performer(s): Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon
      Performer(s): Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon
      Duration: 3:58
    • 22:42
      Title: The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)
      Performer(s): Jobim/Demoraes/Gimbel
      Performer(s): Jobim/Demoraes/Gimbel
      Duration: 3:31
    • 22:47
      Title: Track 06
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:56
      Title: Another Winter
      Performer(s): Bowness, Tim
      Performer(s): Bowness, Tim
      Duration: 5:17
    • 23:01
      Title: And Springtime Followed Summer
      Performer(s): Coughlan, Cathal
      Performer(s): Coughlan, Cathal
      Duration: 4:18
    • 23:05
      Title: I See Your Face Before Me
      Performer(s): Dietz/Schwartz
      Performer(s): Dietz/Schwartz
      Duration: 5:15
    • 23:11
      Title: Track 02
      Performer(s): Rihm, Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Rihm, Wolfgang
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:15
      Title: Sakura
      Performer(s): Yuquijiro Yocoh
      Performer(s): Yuquijiro Yocoh
      Duration: 5:23
    • 23:20
      Title: Waiting In Vain
      Performer(s): Marley, Bob
      Performer(s): Marley, Bob
      Duration: 4:52
    • 23:26
      Title: Karyon
      Performer(s): Balke, Jon
      Performer(s): Balke, Jon
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:29
      Title: Lullaby For Isobel
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Album: 3epkano, Smiling Politely Records, Spr012
      Duration: 0:00
    • 23:33
      Title: Interlude
      Performer(s): Emerson, Keith
      Performer(s): Emerson, Keith
      Duration: 1:51
    • 23:36
      Title: Track 06
      Performer(s): Hindemith, Paul
      Performer(s): Hindemith, Paul
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:44
      Title: Track 23
      Performer(s): Takemitsu, Toru
      Performer(s): Takemitsu, Toru
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:48
      Title: Desafinado
      Performer(s): Jobim, Antonio Carlos
      Performer(s): Jobim, Antonio Carlos
      Duration: 6:06
    • 23:54
      Title: Insensatez (How Insensitive)
      Performer(s): Jobim
      Performer(s): Jobim
      Duration: 3:38
    • 23:58
      Title: At The End Of The Day
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Duration: 4:17
    • 00:02
      Title: No End
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Duration: 7:50
    • 00:10
      Title: Summa For Strings
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:18
      Title: A La Maniere De Chabrier
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Duration: 2:45
    • 00:22
      Title: Here There And Everywhere
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 2:49
    • 00:27
      Title: Across The Universe
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 3:43
    • 00:31
      Title: From Above
      Performer(s): Danielsson / Holknekt
      Performer(s): Danielsson / Holknekt
      Duration: 4:41
    • 00:36
      Title: Coming Down
      Performer(s): Blake, Seamus
      Performer(s): Blake, Seamus
      Duration: 4:28
    • 00:40
      Title: I Hear A Rhapsody
      Performer(s): Fargos / Baker / Gasparre
      Performer(s): Fargos / Baker / Gasparre
      Duration: 2:47
    • 00:43
      Title: Nocturnes - I
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Duration: 3:42
    • 00:48
      Title: A La Grace De Toi
      Performer(s): Birkin
      Performer(s): Birkin
      Duration: 3:42
    • 00:51
      Title: Close (Variation 1)
      Performer(s): Aarset, Eivind
      Performer(s): Aarset, Eivind
      Duration: 2:58
    • 00:54
      Title: Water Music Ii
      Performer(s): Fripp, Robert
      Performer(s): Fripp, Robert
      Duration: 4:43

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