The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    June 27. On tonight's BLUE, pianist Antti Siirala plays a waltz by Brahms; guitarist Grant Green performs original material; Vashti Bunyan sings one of her own songs; we hear celebrated Romanian pianist Dinu Lipatti with conductor Herbert von Karajan; a self-portrait by Charles Mingus (pictured); Joshua Bell "at home" with a sitar-player; Beady Belle, from a career retrospective; a new live recording of a Mendelssohn overture; and the last of the week's recordings by June Christy including her low-key reading of a Hoagy Carmichael song (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

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


    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.

    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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    June 22nd - 28th: June Christy

    Something cool on the BLUE this week, as we remember a singer on the 25th anniversary of her passing. June Christy (who replaced Anita O’Day in the Stan Kenton Orchestra during the mid-1950s) enjoyed considerable solo success in the following decade. A four-time Downbeat winner, she also recorded with her husband, arranger/saxophonist Bob Cooper.

    June 29th - July 5th: Iva Bittova sings Janácek

    Czech composer Leoš Janácek was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music. This week we honour his birthdate by featuring an album in which Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Skampa Quartet present a personal interpretation of Janácek’s collection of Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs. Masterful accompaniment to Bittova’s stunning vocals every night this week...

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