The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Apr 20. On Easter Sunday, Eamonn presents old chestnuts and a number of new recordings, including a Chopin nocturne by Stephen Hough (pictured); Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez performing slow movements from violin sonatas by Pizzetti and Castelnuovo-Tedesco; a selection from Patrick Hawes' "Angel"; the voice of Sue Rynhart, from a duet recording with bassist Dan Bodwell; another duet with a difference (piano plus guitar) by Gary Husband and Alex Machachek; music for strings by Joonas Kokkonen; Irish guitarist Pat Coldrick; young Irish jazz singer Emilie Conway; and the last of the week's samples from the recently-issued "Fixin' To Die" (see BLUE TUNES, below). Join Eamonn at 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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    Jackson C. Frank: April 14th - 20th

    The American singer/songwriter Jackson C. Frank was seriously injured as a child, in a school fire that claimed the lives of most of his classmates. He is best known for writing "Blues Run The Game", a song that's been covered by Simon & Garfunkel, Bert Jansch, Eddi Reader, John Renbourn and Frank's one-time girlfriend, Sandy Denny. He, himself, recorded just one album in his lifetime, the eponymous "Jackson C. Frank", produced by Frank's friend Paul Simon, in London. This week, we feature rarities from the newly-issued “Fixin’ To Die”: home and reel-to-reel recordings made during the 1960s and 1970s. Join Ellen and Eamonn to hear a selection each night this week, from 10pm...

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