The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Carl, Eamonn and the backroom team would like to wish all our listeners and contributors (musicians, composers, etc) a very Happy Christmas... and a prosperous 2015!!

    Coming up over the Christmas period...

    Dec 24. Our Christmas Eve edition includes a tango by Isaac Albéniz; the late Charlie Haden from a 2014 duet with old sparring partner Keith Jarrett; Charles Brown’s perennial favourite; the slow movement from a string quartet by Adrian Williams; Laurence Hobgood’s reading of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” (in all 12 keys); more ambient collaborations by Theo Travis and Robert Fripp; samples from 3 newly re-mastered Howard Shore movie soundtracks; and Catriona O’Leary (see BLUE TUNES, below) with Donal Lunny. Note a start-time of 10:20pm (approx)...

    Dec 25. Christmas Day shall draw to a gentle close with the slow movement of Schumann’s String Quartet in F Major; some Corsican chant; singers Ane Brun, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sandra O’Neill, Kate McGarry and Jimmy Webb; more recent offerings by Caitriona O’Leary and Chamber Choir Ireland (see BLUE TUNES, below); guitarist Antoine Berthiaume (pictured, right); Irish guitarist John O’Shea; an interpretation of Poulenc’s music by cellist Anne Gastinel; new Danish folk from Trio Mio; Danish jazz pianist Thomas Clausen, playing a melody which dates from the late 18th century; Francois Couturier’s re-invention of a Pergolesi piece from the early 18th century; and Elgar’s “Serenade For Strings”. Join Eamonn just after 10:30pm...

    Dec 26. Eamonn is back live in studio to present a wind-down to the festivities and the mayhem of the St Stephen's Day sales, viz. a piano miniature by Howard Skempton; Billie Holiday with Benny Carter; fado singer Antonio Zambujo; the voice of Marina Rossell; virtuoso classical pianist Nikolai Lugansky (pictured, left); Finnish harmonica quartet Svang; a work by Armenian composer, arranger, singer, choirmaster, musicologist and priest, Komitas; Brian Eno, from "Music For Airports"; guitarist Preston Reed; Glam Sam & His Combo (a.k.a. Stockholm-based journalist Mats Samuelsson); soundtrack music by Jon Hopkins; a version of "Black Is the Colour" for cello; Chamber Choir Ireland, directed by Paul Hillier, and Caitriona O'Leary with Donal Lunny (see BLUE TUNES, below); as well as tasteful ukelele-playing by Jon Sanders. 10:05pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 17 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 -

    "The Wexord Carols" - Caitriona O'Leary et al, and Chamber Choir Ireland: December 22nd - 28th

    Two new Irish releases are under the Christmas Week spotlight; Traditional Carols from the Old and New World by Chamber Choir Ireland directed by Paul Hillier; and Heresy Record's "The Wexford Carols" - Dulra's Caitriona O'Leary is joined by Tom Jones, Roseanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens for this Joe Henry production. Blue guarantees an eclectic, cool Yule...

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:00
      Title: Laura
      Performer(s): Raskin, David
      Performer(s): Raskin, David
      Duration: 7:53
    • 22:08
      Title: Symphony No. 22 (2nd Movement) Largo
      Performer(s): Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): Hovhaness, Alan
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:12
      Title: Vii: Molto Adagio E Tranquillo; Sereno
      Performer(s): Rochberg, George
      Performer(s): Rochberg, George
      Duration: 4:16
    • 22:17
      Title: Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
      Performer(s): Allen / Gallop
      Performer(s): Allen / Gallop
      Duration: 4:04
    • 22:21
      Title: Willie Fugal's Blues
      Performer(s): Byrd, H.R.
      Performer(s): Byrd, H.R.
      Duration: 2:21
    • 22:23
      Title: Funky Butt
      Performer(s): Hurt, John 'Mississipi'
      Performer(s): Hurt, John 'Mississipi'
      Duration: 2:14
    • 22:25
      Title: Mood For A Day
      Performer(s): Howe, Steve
      Performer(s): Howe, Steve
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:30
      Title: Variations On An Original Theme Op. 36 Enigma - *** Variation Xi
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 3:00
    • 22:32
      Title: I Remember When
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Duration: 2:55
    • 22:35
      Title: Five Bagatelles - Ii. Lento
      Performer(s): Walton, William
      Performer(s): Walton, William
      Duration: 3:58
    • 22:40
      Title: Sawing On The Strings
      Performer(s): Compton, Lewis
      Performer(s): Compton, Lewis
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:43
      Title: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
      Performer(s): Sam Philips
      Performer(s): Sam Philips
      Duration: 3:40
    • 22:46
      Title: The Summer Wind
      Performer(s): Mercer/Mayer/Bradtke
      Performer(s): Mercer/Mayer/Bradtke
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:50
      Title: Moon River
      Performer(s): Mancini / Mercer
      Performer(s): Mancini / Mercer
      Duration: 7:45
    • 23:00
      Title: Violin Sonata In B Major - Movement Ii - Andante Molto Tranquill
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Duration: 9:49
    • 23:10
      Title: The Grand Correction
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Duration: 4:23
    • 23:14
      Title: Les Annees Folles
      Performer(s): Repac, Nicolas
      Performer(s): Repac, Nicolas
      Duration: 1:42
    • 23:15
      Title: Two Year Winter
      Performer(s): Hills, Annie/ Jones, Belinda
      Performer(s): Hills, Annie/ Jones, Belinda
      Duration: 3:51
    • 23:20
      Title: April In Paris
      Performer(s): Duke / Harburg
      Performer(s): Duke / Harburg
      Duration: 4:11
    • 23:24
      Title: Silent Partner
      Performer(s): Barber, Patricia
      Performer(s): Barber, Patricia
      Duration: 5:23
    • 23:30
      Title: Romance Op28 No.2
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:34
      Title: Track 04
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:38
      Title: Pattern D (Euphlsia Puella Parva Est)
      Performer(s): Fujieda, Mamoru
      Performer(s): Fujieda, Mamoru
      Duration: 3:10
    • 23:41
      Title: Autumn Leaves
      Performer(s): Kosma/Prevert/Mercer
      Performer(s): Kosma/Prevert/Mercer
      Duration: 5:55
    • 23:47
      Title: Baby, Don't You Quit Now
      Performer(s): Rowles / Mercer
      Performer(s): Rowles / Mercer
      Duration: 4:53
    • 23:52
      Title: For No One
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 7:46
    • 00:02
      Title: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor Op. 115 (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Duration: 11:25
    • 00:13
      Title: Downside Up
      Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter
      Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter
      Duration: 4:07
    • 00:17
      Title: Street Spirit (Fade Out)
      Performer(s): Yorke/O'Brien/Greenwood
      Performer(s): Yorke/O'Brien/Greenwood
      Duration: 5:06
    • 00:23
      Title: Come Rain Or Shine
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold
      Duration: 5:40
    • 00:28
      Title: Come Rain Or Come Shine
      Performer(s): Arlen / Mercer
      Performer(s): Arlen / Mercer
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:31
      Title: Concerto For Lute, 2 Violins And Continuo In D Major, Rv93 (Ii)
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 5:34
    • 00:36
      Title: Norsk Suite (4th Movement)
      Performer(s): Brustad, Bjarne
      Performer(s): Brustad, Bjarne
      Duration: 3:23
    • 00:42
      Title: So Long Michael
      Performer(s): Bensusan, Pierre
      Performer(s): Bensusan, Pierre
      Duration: 3:28
    • 00:45
      Title: Made By Maid
      Performer(s): Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Marling, Laura
      Duration: 3:06
    • 00:48
      Title: 2/2
      Performer(s): Eno, Brian
      Performer(s): Eno, Brian
      Duration: 9:53

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