The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 19 January 2014

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    Hear Columbian harp player, composer and musical genius Edmar Casteneda recorded in the Triskel, Cork on 27th October during a recent Music Network tour of Ireland.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Cantus Articus, Concerto For Birds And Orchestra - Swans Migrati
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Duration: 6:45
    • 22:12
      Title: In Here
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Duration: 4:31
    • 22:16
      Title: Years Of Regret
      Performer(s): Harper, Colin
      Performer(s): Harper, Colin
      Duration: 4:29
    • 22:21
      Title: Adagio In G Minor
      Performer(s): Albinoni, Tomaso
      Performer(s): Albinoni, Tomaso
      Duration: 9:41
    • 22:32
      Title: Don't Smoke In Bed
      Performer(s): Robison, Carson
      Performer(s): Robison, Carson
      Duration: 5:47
    • 22:46
      Title: Song Of Hope
      Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar
      Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar
      Duration: 7:26
    • 22:53
      Title: Grapefruit Moon
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Duration: 5:05
    • 22:59
      Title: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 18 - Movement Ii - Adagio So
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 11:13
    • 23:11
      Title: Blue Motel Room
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Duration: 5:19
    • 23:16
      Title: Only Child
      Performer(s): Evans, Bill
      Performer(s): Evans, Bill
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:20
      Title: Cutting The Chord
      Performer(s): Stevenson
      Performer(s): Stevenson
      Duration: 4:56
    • 23:25
      Title: Moon River
      Performer(s): Mancini, Henry
      Performer(s): Mancini, Henry
      Duration: 3:51
    • 23:36
      Title: Piece From The Year 1981
      Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo
      Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo
      Duration: 7:20
    • 23:44
      Title: January Song
      Performer(s): Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Bragg, Billy
      Duration: 2:34
    • 23:46
      Title: Poem Of Strings
      Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar
      Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:56
      Title: Find The Cost Of Freedom
      Performer(s): Stills, Stephen
      Performer(s): Stills, Stephen
      Duration: 2:16
    • 23:58
      Title: Estate
      Performer(s): Martino, Bruno
      Performer(s): Martino, Bruno
      Duration: 10:54
    • 00:10
      Title: Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Duration: 6:18
    • 00:16
      Title: Nocturnes - I
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Duration: 3:42
    • 00:19
      Title: String Quartet No. 5 (I)
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:21
      Title: Parting Thoughts
      Performer(s): Mackenzie
      Performer(s): Mackenzie
      Duration: 4:12
    • 00:25
      Title: I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 6:03
    • 00:31
      Title: Amen / Fac Ut Portem
      Performer(s): Couturier / Pergolesi
      Performer(s): Couturier / Pergolesi
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:43
      Title: El Dia Que Me Quieras / Oblivion
      Performer(s): Gardel / Piazzolla
      Performer(s): Gardel / Piazzolla
      Duration: 8:05
    • 00:50
      Title: The Dreamer
      Performer(s): Lapthorn, Tim
      Performer(s): Lapthorn, Tim
      Duration: 4:34

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