The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Friday's programme...

    Dec 19. Tonight, we'll hear "Jingle Bells" played on the banjo; the music of Ravel, performed on piano by Louis Lortie; 2 x Larry Goldings (including a seasonal recording with Brad Mehldau); Iva Bittova, singing a "Magnificat"; Joni Mitchell material realised by jazzers John Scofield and Pablo Held; movie music by Pascal Gaigne; a high-spirited number from New Orleans boys Donald Harrison and Dr. John; Peadar Ó Riada with Martin Hayes and Caoimhín O Raghallaigh; new Hilliard Ensemble (see BLUE TUNES, below); Clint's son, Kyle Eastwood (pictured); Carducci String Quartet; and a Northumbrian exchange. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 12 January 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Though Alexander Scriabin died at the age of 43, he wrote much of the 20th century's finest music for piano. Hear a selection of his preludes and études each night this week.
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    Eamonn talks to Ahmad Jamal

    Ahmad Jamal makes his first appearance in Dublin since 2002 at Vicar Street on January 24th. In advance of this visit by his 4-piece "small ensemble", the 83-year-old pianist/composer chatted to Eamonn Lenihan about making music, Miles Davis, the current state of jazz and... the weather.

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    Hilliard Ensemble: December 15th - 21st

    The Hilliard Ensemble has released more than 30 albums on the ECM label including the latest recording "Transeamus".  It hang ups its music stands at year’s end after four remarkable decades. This week Blue recalls some of the Hilliards' masterful performances as well as the new release - a suitable pre-Christmas Blue Tunes recommendation.

     

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