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 Friday 27 December 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    The Blue of the Night features the beautiful singing of the Tallis Scholars as their celebratory 40th aniversary year draws to a close

    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: Travelling Song
      Performer(s): Jansch/ Mcshee/ Thompson
      Performer(s): Jansch/ Mcshee/ Thompson
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:03
      Title: Diamond Heart
      Performer(s): Nadler, Marissa
      Performer(s): Nadler, Marissa
      Duration: 4:02
    • 22:07
      Title: Slides And Polkas In The Malian Style
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Cooney
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Cooney
      Duration: 5:10
    • 22:12
      Title: Somebody Buy Me A Drink
      Performer(s): Brown, Oscar
      Performer(s): Brown, Oscar
      Duration: 3:22
    • 22:16
      Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor (1st Movement) Andante Sostenuto
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:29
      Title: Kate's Journey
      Performer(s): Gilchrist, Maeve
      Performer(s): Gilchrist, Maeve
      Duration: 3:00
    • 22:32
      Title: Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
      Performer(s): Trad Arr. Plant/ Miller
      Performer(s): Trad Arr. Plant/ Miller
      Duration: 4:27
    • 22:36
      Title: The Fox And The Leopard
      Performer(s): Jeffes, Arthur
      Performer(s): Jeffes, Arthur
      Duration: 3:16
    • 22:40
      Title: Aquarium
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 3:51
    • 22:43
      Title: Littoral
      Performer(s): Shannon, Stephen
      Performer(s): Shannon, Stephen
      Duration: 5:50
    • 22:55
      Title: Audivi Vocem A 4
      Performer(s): Tallis, Thomas
      Performer(s): Tallis, Thomas
      Duration: 3:57
    • 23:00
      Title: Across The Universe
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 3:43
    • 23:03
      Title: It's Raining Today
      Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott
      Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott
      Duration: 4:16
    • 23:07
      Title: You Might Say
      Performer(s): Endresen, Sidsel
      Performer(s): Endresen, Sidsel
      Duration: 6:41
    • 23:20
      Title: In Here
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Duration: 4:31
    • 23:24
      Title: Ruby Tuesday
      Performer(s): Jagger/Richards
      Performer(s): Jagger/Richards
      Duration: 4:46
    • 23:30
      Title: Perception - 01
      Performer(s): Couture, Francois
      Performer(s): Couture, Francois
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:33
      Title: Candidi Facti Sunt A 5
      Performer(s): Tallis, Thomas
      Performer(s): Tallis, Thomas
      Duration: 5:10
    • 23:38
      Title: After The Rain - 8. Motet (Excerpt)
      Performer(s): Guy, Barry
      Performer(s): Guy, Barry
      Duration: 4:09
    • 23:43
      Title: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
      Performer(s): Mingus, Charles
      Performer(s): Mingus, Charles
      Duration: 5:59
    • 23:55
      Title: In A Sentimental Mood
      Performer(s): Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Ellington, Duke
      Duration: 4:30
    • 23:59
      Title: The Chase (Variations On Mussorgsky's Old Castle From Pictures A
      Performer(s): Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Amos, Tori
      Duration: 3:18
    • 00:04
      Title: Five Pieces In Folk Style - Ii. In F Major
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:08
      Title: Chasse-Neige
      Performer(s): Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Liszt, Franz
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:14
      Title: Ave Regina Caelorum
      Performer(s): Lassus, Orlando De
      Performer(s): Lassus, Orlando De
      Duration: 4:07
    • 00:19
      Title: At The Chime Of A City Clock
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Duration: 5:00
    • 00:24
      Title: Norma
      Performer(s): Samawatie, Cymin
      Performer(s): Samawatie, Cymin
      Duration: 6:38
    • 00:30
      Title: Delancey Waltz
      Performer(s): Ribot, Marc
      Performer(s): Ribot, Marc
      Duration: 3:32
    • 00:34
      Title: Los Secretos
      Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud
      Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud
      Duration: 2:27
    • 00:36
      Title: The Song Is You
      Performer(s): Kern & Hammerstein
      Performer(s): Kern & Hammerstein
      Album: 101 Essential Stan Getz Classics
      Duration: 4:48
    • 00:41
      Title: Five Bagatelles - Ii. Lento
      Performer(s): Walton, William
      Performer(s): Walton, William
      Duration: 3:58
    • 00:45
      Title: To Touch The Sky - V: At Castle Wood
      Performer(s): Puts, Kevin / Bronte, Emily
      Performer(s): Puts, Kevin / Bronte, Emily
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:51
      Title: Nocturne No. 4
      Performer(s): Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Satie, Erik
      Duration: 3:18
    • 00:54
      Title: After Dark
      Performer(s): Buchanan, Paul
      Performer(s): Buchanan, Paul
      Duration: 4:11

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