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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 15 November 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Time has confirmed Johnny Mercer's status as an American popular music giant. Hear his songs - sung by the greats including Mercer himself this week on Blue.

    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

    • 22:00
      Title: Kismet
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:02
      Title: Out Of This World
      Performer(s): Arlen / Mercer
      Performer(s): Arlen / Mercer
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:09
      Title: Superhero
      Performer(s): Brooke, Jonathan, Peyroux, Madeleine
      Performer(s): Brooke, Jonathan, Peyroux, Madeleine
      Duration: 3:36
    • 22:13
      Title: Double Concerto In B Minor (2nd Movement) Poco Lento
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 7:09
    • 22:20
      Title: Skywriter
      Performer(s): Webb, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Webb, Jimmy
      Duration: 4:30
    • 22:24
      Title: A Place Called Home
      Performer(s): Hansdottir / Hejgaard
      Performer(s): Hansdottir / Hejgaard
      Duration: 4:13
    • 22:28
      Title: The Game Of Cards
      Duration: 3:34
    • 22:33
      Title: I
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:41
      Title: Poeme Tragique Op. 34
      Performer(s): Scriabin, Alexander
      Performer(s): Scriabin, Alexander
      Duration: 3:28
    • 22:44
      Title: It Ain't Necessarily So From Porgy And Bess
      Performer(s): Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Gershwin, George
      Duration: 5:09
    • 22:49
      Title: For You Blue
      Performer(s): Harrison, George
      Performer(s): Harrison, George
      Duration: 2:37
    • 22:52
      Title: So Long: Go
      Performer(s): Cohen / Patterson
      Performer(s): Cohen / Patterson
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:56
      Title: You Compare Her To A Rose
      Performer(s): Blunnie, Ailie
      Performer(s): Blunnie, Ailie
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:01
      Title: Ashokan Farewell
      Performer(s): Ungar, Jay
      Performer(s): Ungar, Jay
      Duration: 6:09
    • 23:06
      Title: Pno Concerto No.5 "Emperor" (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 6:02
    • 23:12
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano No. 5 In F Major Op. 24 - Movement I
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 6:42
    • 23:19
      Title: Zill Bell
      Performer(s): Lund Quartet
      Performer(s): Lund Quartet
      Album: Lund Quartet
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:29
      Title: Hand To Hold
      Duration: 3:26
    • 23:32
      Title: God Don't Never Change
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Duration: 3:14
    • 23:35
      Title: Michelle
      Performer(s): Woods, Chris
      Performer(s): Woods, Chris
      Duration: 4:56
    • 23:40
      Title: Notturno Op. 12
      Performer(s): Joachim, Joseph
      Performer(s): Joachim, Joseph
      Duration: 9:38
    • 23:50
      Title: Mama, You Been On My Mind
      Performer(s): Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Dylan, Bob
      Duration: 3:41
    • 23:53
      Title: Aba
      Performer(s): Kornstad, Hakon
      Performer(s): Kornstad, Hakon
      Duration: 4:12
    • 23:57
      Title: Lo And Behold
      Performer(s): Taylor, James
      Performer(s): Taylor, James
      Duration: 2:51
    • 00:00
      Title: Trav'lin Light
      Performer(s): Trombie Young, John Mercer, James Mundy
      Performer(s): Trombie Young, John Mercer, James Mundy
      Duration: 3:24
    • 00:04
      Title: When The World Was Young
      Performer(s): Philippe-Gerard / Mercer
      Performer(s): Philippe-Gerard / Mercer
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:08
      Title: Trois Gymnopedies - 1
      Performer(s): Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Satie, Erik
      Duration: 4:15
    • 00:12
      Title: Plainte Calme (Calm Lamentation)
      Performer(s): Messiaen, Olivier
      Performer(s): Messiaen, Olivier
      Duration: 3:18
    • 00:16
      Title: Liden Sol
      Performer(s): Blum, Helene
      Performer(s): Blum, Helene
      Duration: 2:29
    • 00:18
      Title: Running On Fumes
      Performer(s): Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon
      Performer(s): Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon
      Duration: 6:51
    • 00:25
      Title: Ingrid Bergman
      Performer(s): Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Duration: 2:05
    • 00:27
      Title: The World Is Water
      Performer(s): Detor, Krista
      Performer(s): Detor, Krista
      Duration: 5:35
    • 00:32
      Title: Lonely Woman
      Performer(s): Silver, Horace
      Performer(s): Silver, Horace
      Duration: 7:01
    • 00:41
      Title: Concerto For Viola And Orchestra - Adagio
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Christian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Christian
      Duration: 5:57
    • 00:47
      Title: Suite No.3 In D Major (2nd Movement) Air
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Duration: 4:32
    • 00:52
      Title: Fotheringay
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Duration: 3:21
    • 00:55
      Title: Sweet Rosemary (Demo Version)
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Duration: 3:16

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