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    Oct 9. Once upon a time ago, the late Steve Martland recorded for Factory Records (see picture). The 2-CD anthology of his music that's just been issued by NMC Recordings contains the orchestral piece "Crossing The Border" - Martland's response to Bach's "Chaconne in D Minor" - and "Patrol", a work that was influenced by Scottish folk fiddling. Tonight, we'll hear Smith Quartet perform a couple of short movements from Martland's "Patrol". Also on Friday's BLUE, Earl Hines with Sidney Bechet; a sample from a new choral CD that uses texts by Peruvian poet Pablo Neruda; guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor, interpreting a tune by Don McLean; the latest offering from Julia Kent; András Schiff plays Bach x 2; the title track of the final Gil Scott-Heron studio album; low-key jazz performances by Nat King Cole and Enrico Rava; the opening movement of a concerto for viola and strings by Karol Beffa; more from Tigran Hamasyan's latest CD (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer-songwriter Krista Detor; and part of a violin sonata by Karol Szymanowksi. 10pm...

    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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    October 5th - 11th: Tigran Hamasyan

    Renowned Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan has just released his first ECM recording - a sublime re-imagining of Armenian sacred music from the 5th through to the 20th Century. It features piano improvisations alongside stunning choral performances by the Yerevan State Chamber Choir. "Luys i Luso" (Light from the Light) is in the spotlight this week ahead of their Dublin Christ Church Concert Saturday 17th presented by Walton's World Masters Series

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