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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 21 February 2014

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    Hear the soulful singing of Nina Simone all this week on The Blue of the Night.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:03
      Title: Indigenous
      Performer(s): Cary, Marc
      Performer(s): Cary, Marc
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:08
      Title: Celebration Of Our Land
      Performer(s): Pérez, Danilo
      Performer(s): Pérez, Danilo
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:09
      Title: Lumen Valossa
      Performer(s): Alakotila, Timo
      Performer(s): Alakotila, Timo
      Duration: 5:14
    • 22:14
      Title: Andante Cantabile
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Duration: 8:45
    • 22:23
      Title: Feeling Good
      Performer(s): Newley/Bricusse
      Performer(s): Newley/Bricusse
      Duration: 3:12
    • 22:26
      Title: White Oak Mountain
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:30
    • 22:31
      Title: Satin Doll
      Performer(s): Ellington / Strayhorn / Mercer
      Performer(s): Ellington / Strayhorn / Mercer
      Duration: 5:19
    • 22:36
      Title: The Smart Set
      Performer(s): Brooks, Ray
      Performer(s): Brooks, Ray
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:40
      Title: Romantic Pieces For Violin And Piano - Vi. Larghetto
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 6:33
    • 22:49
      Title: War
      Performer(s): Shore, Howard
      Performer(s): Shore, Howard
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:52
      Title: Drive
      Performer(s): Nelson, Carole
      Performer(s): Nelson, Carole
      Duration: 9:26
    • 23:03
      Title: Hard Times
      Performer(s): Welch / Rawlings
      Performer(s): Welch / Rawlings
      Duration: 5:07
    • 23:07
      Title: Slumber My Darling
      Performer(s): Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Foster, Stephen
      Duration: 5:07
    • 23:14
      Title: Piano Concerto In G Major (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef
      Duration: 8:02
    • 23:22
      Title: Aldeburgh Variations
      Performer(s): Holloway, Robin
      Performer(s): Holloway, Robin
      Duration: 4:22
    • 23:27
      Title: Jazz Suite (Movement Iii) - Romance
      Performer(s): Holloway, Laurie
      Performer(s): Holloway, Laurie
      Duration: 2:04
    • 23:30
      Title: Cease The Bombing
      Performer(s): Creque
      Performer(s): Creque
      Duration: 9:07
    • 23:39
      Title: February Sun
      Performer(s): Jurjendal, Robert
      Performer(s): Jurjendal, Robert
      Duration: 5:24
    • 23:44
      Title: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:47
      Title: The Girl
      Performer(s): Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Performer(s): Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Duration: 4:02
    • 23:51
      Title: Follow, Follow
      Performer(s): Runswick, Daryl
      Performer(s): Runswick, Daryl
      Duration: 4:37
    • 23:57
      Title: The Front
      Composer: Walsh, Conor
      Performer(s): Walsh, Conor
      Performer(s): Walsh, Conor
      Duration: 4:57
    • 00:02
      Title: Wild Is The Wind
      Performer(s): Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
      Performer(s): Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
      Duration: 3:39
    • 00:06
      Title: Nocturne In G Op37/2
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 5:59
    • 00:12
      Title: Pastirska Elegija
      Performer(s): Trad Serbian
      Performer(s): Trad Serbian
      Duration: 4:08
    • 00:16
      Title: Remembranza (Estudio Ii)
      Performer(s): Segovia, Andres
      Performer(s): Segovia, Andres
      Duration: 3:09
    • 00:19
      Title: My Old Friend The Blues
      Composer: Steve Earle
      Performer(s): Earle, Steve
      Performer(s): Earle, Steve
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:22
      Title: Self-Portrait In Three Colours
      Performer(s): Mingus, Charles
      Performer(s): Mingus, Charles
      Duration: 3:25
    • 00:26
      Title: Speak Easy
      Performer(s): Burns / Macmillan
      Performer(s): Burns / Macmillan
      Duration: 6:14
    • 00:33
      Title: Moonchild / The Dream And The Illusion
      Performer(s): Fripp / Mcdonald / Lake / Giles / Sinfield
      Performer(s): Fripp / Mcdonald / Lake / Giles / Sinfield
      Duration: 9:17
    • 00:38
      Title: Return To Saturn
      Performer(s): Fripp / Travis
      Performer(s): Fripp / Travis
      Duration: 7:04
    • 00:45
      Title: Five Bagatelles - Ii. Lento
      Performer(s): Walton, William
      Performer(s): Walton, William
      Duration: 3:58
    • 00:49
      Title: Ogne Pena Cciu Spietata
      Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:55
      Title: The Thrill Is Gone
      Performer(s): Brown / Henderson
      Performer(s): Brown / Henderson
      Duration: 3:06

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