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 24 August 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Tony McManus, the leading guitarist in Celtic music, will not be typecast. His latest release Mysterious Boundaries includes Bach, Couperin, Satie et al.

    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

    • 22:47
      Title: When You And I Were Young Maggie
      Performer(s): Johnson / Butterfield
      Performer(s): Johnson / Butterfield
      Duration: 2:57
    • 22:50
      Title: Wallflower
      Performer(s): Obel, Agnes
      Performer(s): Obel, Agnes
      Duration: 2:41
    • 22:53
      Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Minor (3rd Movement) Largo Sostenuto
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Duration: 8:29
    • 23:01
      Title: Renaissance
      Performer(s): Ponty, Jean-Luc
      Performer(s): Ponty, Jean-Luc
      Duration: 6:03
    • 23:07
      Title: Easy's Pocket
      Performer(s): Roberts, Hank
      Performer(s): Roberts, Hank
      Duration: 5:05
    • 23:13
      Title: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
      Performer(s): Sam Philips
      Performer(s): Sam Philips
      Duration: 3:40
    • 23:16
      Title: Signal
      Performer(s): Phillips
      Performer(s): Phillips
      Duration: 4:51
    • 23:21
      Title: Milonga
      Performer(s): Cardoso, Jorge
      Performer(s): Cardoso, Jorge
      Duration: 5:01
    • 23:27
      Title: What A Wonderful World/Charlie Hunter's/The Humours Of Tulla
      Performer(s): Weiss/Douglas
      Performer(s): Weiss/Douglas
      Duration: 4:46
    • 23:32
      Title: Nicolette
      Performer(s): Wheeler, Kenny
      Performer(s): Wheeler, Kenny
      Duration: 6:07
    • 23:38
      Title: Cavatina (From The Deer Hunter)
      Performer(s): Myers, Stanley
      Performer(s): Myers, Stanley
      Duration: 3:50
    • 23:42
      Title: Piano Sonata No.2 (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:48
      Title: Time Stands Still
      Performer(s): Dowland, John
      Performer(s): Dowland, John
      Duration: 4:58
    • 23:53
      Title: Our Last Moment In Song
      Performer(s): Mcbride, Brian
      Performer(s): Mcbride, Brian
      Duration: 6:18
    • 23:59
      Title: Runaround
      Performer(s): Cale, J.J.
      Performer(s): Cale, J.J.
      Duration: 2:57
    • 00:02
      Title: String Quartet No. 5 (Excerpt)
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 4:01
    • 00:06
      Title: Prelude No.6 In B Minor
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:09
      Title: Brownie Eyes
      Performer(s): Jones, Quincy
      Performer(s): Jones, Quincy
      Duration: 4:10
    • 00:13
      Title: What's New?
      Performer(s): Burke/ Haggart
      Performer(s): Burke/ Haggart
      Duration: 5:15
    • 00:20
      Title: Agnus Dei (Adagio For Strings)
      Performer(s): Barber, Samuel
      Performer(s): Barber, Samuel
      Duration: 11:13
    • 00:31
      Title: Everybody Cryin' Mercy
      Performer(s): Allison, Mose
      Performer(s): Allison, Mose
      Duration: 2:58
    • 00:34
      Title: The Fish And The Bird
      Performer(s): Knopfler, Mark
      Performer(s): Knopfler, Mark
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:37
      Title: Take Heart In Your Hope
      Performer(s): Arborise, Dan
      Performer(s): Arborise, Dan
      Duration: 3:38
    • 00:41
      Title: In A Landscape
      Performer(s): Cage, John
      Performer(s): Cage, John
      Duration: 10:25
    • 00:52
      Title: Make Someone Happy
      Performer(s): Comdon/Green/Styne
      Performer(s): Comdon/Green/Styne
      Duration: 4:08
    • 00:56
      Title: Your Story
      Performer(s): Evans, Bill
      Performer(s): Evans, Bill
      Duration: 3:07

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