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 Sunday 15 December 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Waterson:Carthy - the first family of English folk are under the spotlight collectively and individually plus some of their seasonal tunes
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    Eamonn talks to Laurence Hobgood

    Dave Brubeck described Grammy-winner Laurence Hobgood as "one of the most incredible pianists". Best-known for his 20 years as Kurt Elling's pianist/arranger, Laurence has also enjoyed a solo career. And he's just released a Christmas album. All of the above were mentioned when Laurence popped into our Limerick studios during his most recent visit to these shores.

    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: Rock Bottom
      Performer(s): Phillips / Josea
      Performer(s): Phillips / Josea
      Duration: 2:49
    • 22:03
      Title: Partita No.3 In E Major
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 4:22
    • 22:07
      Title: Mazurka In F Sharp Min Op59
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 3:55
    • 22:11
      Title: A Beautiful Friendship
      Performer(s): S.Styme / D.Kahn
      Performer(s): S.Styme / D.Kahn
      Duration: 2:51
    • 22:14
      Title: It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 6:56
    • 22:21
      Title: Stranger Than Paradise (6th Movement) Improvisation 2
      Performer(s): Lurie, John
      Performer(s): Lurie, John
      Duration: 3:20
    • 22:24
      Title: Lullaby Dream
      Performer(s): Balanescu, Alexander
      Performer(s): Balanescu, Alexander
      Duration: 8:03
    • 22:33
      Title: The Captains And The Kings
      Performer(s): Behan, Brendan
      Performer(s): Behan, Brendan
      Duration: 4:04
    • 22:41
      Title: Blues For Alex
      Performer(s): Raknes, Steinar
      Performer(s): Raknes, Steinar
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:47
      Title: Xx
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:51
      Title: Track 02
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:03
      Title: New Year Carol- Residue
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Carthy, E/Carthy M/ Van Eyken, T
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Carthy, E/Carthy M/ Van Eyken, T
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:06
      Title: John Barleycorn
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Weller/Carthy
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Weller/Carthy
      Duration: 5:57
    • 23:12
      Title: Hello It's Me
      Performer(s): Reed/Cale
      Performer(s): Reed/Cale
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:15
      Title: Protecting Veil
      Performer(s): Tavener, John
      Performer(s): Tavener, John
      Duration: 8:57
    • 23:25
      Title: Kuus, Kuus Kallike
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Duration: 4:28
    • 23:30
      Title: Mandela
      Performer(s): Wakenius, Ulf
      Performer(s): Wakenius, Ulf
      Duration: 5:06
    • 23:38
      Title: Sofa No. 1
      Performer(s): Zappa, Frank
      Performer(s): Zappa, Frank
      Duration: 3:09
    • 23:42
      Title: Fruit Tree
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Duration: 5:04
    • 23:47
      Title: On The Sea
      Performer(s): Eriksen, Espen
      Performer(s): Eriksen, Espen
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:51
      Title: Mashena
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Duration: 4:39
    • 23:56
      Title: Ii. Andante Moderato
      Performer(s): Antheil, George
      Performer(s): Antheil, George
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:59
      Title: Sir Henry Umptons Funerall
      Performer(s): Dowland, John
      Performer(s): Dowland, John
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:07
      Title: What Sweeter Music
      Performer(s): Rutter, John
      Performer(s): Rutter, John
      Duration: 5:12
    • 00:11
      Title: Lamentate - Movement X - Fragile E Conciliate
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Duration: 7:11
    • 00:19
      Title: Mother's Lament
      Performer(s): Hamasyan, Tigran
      Performer(s): Hamasyan, Tigran
      Duration: 6:46
    • 00:25
      Title: Brown Ballad
      Performer(s): Ray Brown
      Performer(s): Ray Brown
      Duration: 4:39
    • 00:29
      Title: Nocturnal New York
      Performer(s): Barry, John
      Performer(s): Barry, John
      Duration: 4:50
    • 00:34
      Title: 2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo (Quartet Op 74 In E Flat Major 'Harp')
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 9:44
    • 00:45
      Title: I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
      Performer(s): Alan Jay Lerner/Frederic Loewe
      Performer(s): Alan Jay Lerner/Frederic Loewe
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:49
      Title: God Bless The Child
      Performer(s): Herzog/Holiday
      Performer(s): Herzog/Holiday
      Duration: 3:55
    • 00:53
      Title: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:57
      Title: To Earth Like Rain
      Performer(s): Hackett, Steve
      Performer(s): Hackett, Steve
      Duration: 1:47

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