The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 15 December 2013

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    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 -

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    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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